Hallmark wants to give Abby’s and Evan’s relationship a little more time. The cable channel has renewed the Chesapeake Shores TV series for a sixth and final season. The fifth season finished airing in October.
A Canadian-American drama, the Chesapeake Shores TV series stars Meghan Ory, Treat Williams, Diane Ladd, Robert Buckley, Barbara Niven, Laci J. Mailey, Emilie Ullerup, Brendan Penny, and Andrew Francis. The story explores the lives of the O’Brien family, after the homecoming of eldest daughter Abby O’Brien (Ory), a high-powered career woman and divorced mother of two. Over the past few seasons, Abby has leaned on her family to strike a balance between her professional and personal lives. The fifth season saw her coming into her own as her father Mick’s (Williams) new business partner and facing a new challenge when successful and eccentric entrepreneur Evan McKenzie (Buckley) brings a new development project into town.
Airing on Sunday nights, the fifth season of Chesapeake Shores averaged a 0.10 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 1.46 million viewers. Compared to season four, that’s down by 46% in the demo and down by 14% in viewership in the live+same day ratings (including DVR playback through 3:00 AM). While these numbers don’t include further delayed or streaming viewing, they are a very good indicator of how a show is performing, especially when compared to others on the same channel. The series is the lowest-rated of Hallmark’s limited slate of original scripted shows.
Here’s the sixth season renewal announcement. Based on the cast listed, it appears that Ladd won’t be returning.
HALLMARK CHANNEL ANNOUNCES ITS HIT SERIES ‘CHESAPEAKE SHORES’ TO RETURN FOR SIXTH AND FINAL SEASON
Stars Including Robert Buckley, Meghan Ory, Treat Williams and Barbara Niven Set to Return
From the Executive Producers and Novelist of “Sweet Magnolias”
STUDIO CITY, CA – March 29, 2022 – Hallmark Channel announced today that hit, multi-generational family drama, “Chesapeake Shores” will return for its sixth and final season. Based on the New York Times bestselling series of books by Sherryl Woods (“Sweet Magnolias”), the ten episode season will premiere later this summer.
Series stars Robert Buckley (“The Christmas House,” “iZombie”), Meghan Ory (“Once Upon a Time”), Golden Globe® nominee Treat Williams (“Everwood,” Hair), Barbara Niven (“Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove”), Laci J. Mailey (“Falling Skies”), Emilie Ullerup (“Sanctuary”), Brendan Penny (“90210”) and Andrew Francis (“Final Destination 3”) are all set to return.
“With a top-notch ensemble cast and creative team, ‘Chesapeake Shores’ has shared stories that are relatable, poignant and unforgettable,” said Laurie Ferneau, SVP Programming, Series. “We look forward to honoring the journey viewers have been on with the O’Briens with one final, special season.”
“Chesapeake Shores” explores the lives and loves of four generations of the O’Brien family, after the homecoming of eldest daughter Abby (Ory) and – over the past five seasons – has seen the family reconcile following a painful chapter in their past.
“Chesapeake Shores” is a Chesapeake Shores production in association with Daniel L. Paulson Entertainment (Canada). Dan Paulson is executive producer. Phoef Sutton serves as executive producer and showrunner. Based on the bestselling series of books by Sherryl Woods, who also serves as executive producer. Matt Drake and Nancey Silvers are also executive producers.
“Chesapeake Shores” seasons one through five are currently available for streaming on Hallmark Movies Now.
Love Chesopeake Shores please keep it going
So Sad to hear this series is coming to an end – My family is spread out throughout the US and this series Chesapeake Shores , this year has brought us joy, entertainment and real life relatable drama! The settings, the characters and story lines are so real, relatable and has captured all our hearts and given us enjoyable family conversations that we include on our FaceTime chatter There’s so much further this could go …
Is this cancellation based only on ratings? I agree with another post, due to transition last year was ok but not great. This year it appears to picked back up and I love it! Give the ratings another year to reflect the positivity of the changes to story lines…..please…..
Please rethink the cancellation. This season the episodes have been so much better. Last year was a transitional year for the characters in the series, as well as most of us as well.
Love this show! Sorry it didnt make it…a real feelgood family show…needed in the world today!
Love this show !! Please renew it
Loved the show. Liked old Margaret better.
Enjoyed watching because I could laugh and cry watching same show:God bless.
Please continue on streaming service if not on Hallmark.
Loved the show. Please renew.
Been watching since the beginning. Will miss it terribly
Agreed. I feel like this show has always been pushed to the backburner, making it a challenge for some to follow from season to season. I love the cast and storylines. So sad to see it end.
Love the series and character development and story lines!
I have really enjoyed this series and will be sorry to see it ending.