On January 19, the Hallmark Channel is premiering their latest movie, "The Good Witch," starring Catherine Bell, formerly of JAG, as Cassandra Nightingale. Add in all your normal Hallmark hallmarks, such as a lonely widowed dad, a busybody neighbor, and a couple of cute kids, and you've got what looks like a not-too-bad couple of hours.
From the movie's website: Police Chief Jake Russell, a widowed father of two, is captivated by his new neighbor Cassandra ‘Cassie’ Nightingale (Bell), who has decided to move into the long-haunted Grey House for a spell. As if that weren’t odd enough to her new neighbors, she also opens Bell, Book and Candle, a wondrous shop full of unique items. For some, including the captivated Jake, Cassie is a breath of fresh air and a love potion that spreads through the neighborhood. But before she can truly become a part of her new town, she will need to win over some of the more skeptical neighbors who don’t approve of her unique ways. Is the town’s new ‘witch’ the real deal, or does her vibrant personality just have the neighborhood spellbound?
You can read more about "The Good Witch" at Hallmarkchannel.com, and if you click the bar on the left that says Videos, watch the trailer and see a brief interview with Bell, in which she says witches typically "have gotten a bad rap." To see when it's airing near you, check your local listings.