Hallmark Channel has teamed up with author Karen Kingsbury to produce a TV movie based her bestselling novel The Bridge. The Bridge is a charming bookstore/coffee shop in Franklin, Tennessee where college students Molly Allen (Katie Findlay) and Ryan Kelly meet. They become close not just to each other but with the owners of The Bridge, Charlie and Donna Barton (Faith Ford). The young couple breaks up. But five years later, Molly and Ryan return to The Bridge when they hear that Charlie has been in an accident and the store might close.
Charlie is portrayed by Ted McGinley. He’s best known for his roles on Married with Children (next door neighbor Jefferson D’Arcy), Hope & Faith (Charlie, Faith Ford’s husband!), The West Wing (Mark Gottfried), Sports Night (Gordon), Dynasty (Clay Fallmont), The Love Boat (the ship’s photographer Ashley “Ace” Covington Evans), and Happy Days (Roger Phillips). Karen Kingsbury’s The Bridge will premiere on the Hallmark Channel on December 6 at 8pm.