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Doris Roberts to star in Hallmark Channel pic

Actress reprising 'Mrs. Miracle' role for sequel

Doris Roberts is set to star in the Hallmark Channel original movie "Debbie Macomber's Call Me Mrs. Miracle," a sequel to last year's top-rated "Mrs. Miracle."

The Christmas-themed movie, based on Macomber's novel due to be released in September, is in production in Vancouver for a Nov. 27 premiere.

Roberts will reprise her role as Emily Merkle -- Mrs. Miracle as she is known by some -- who is back to ensure that this Christmas is the most magical and meaningful of all. When Mrs. Miracle appears as a seasonal employee in the toy department at the financially troubled Finley's Department Store, neither the store's owners, nor the customers, have any idea of the saintly events that are about to unfold.

Michael M. Scott is directing from a script by Nancey Silvers.

"Miracle," from MRM Prods., is produced by Harvey Kahn.