4:56pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Cedar Cove' Promotes Brennan Elliott to Regular (Exclusive)
Hallmark Channel has promoted Brennan Elliott to series regular on its first original scripted drama Cedar Cove.
Elliott plays wealthy home developer Warren Saget on the series in which Andie MacDowell stars as a small-town family court judge.
The drama ranks as the network's first-ever primetime scripted series and debuted as a movie of the week, delivering a 2.4 rating and more than 3.8 million total viewers. The drama marks the fourth of Debbie Macomber's romance novels to get the Hallmark treatment, following telefilms Mrs. Miracle, Call Me Mrs. Miracle and Trading Christmas; they went on to become the network's most-watched movies of the year in 2009, 2010 and 2011, respectively.
Elliott most recently starred in Universal's Curse of Chucky, which was just released on DVD. He's repped by Ellis Talent Group and Justice & Ponder.