Hallmark Channel and author Karen Kingsbury will premiere a TV movie based her bestselling novel The Bridge. The Bridge is the charming bookstore/coffee shop in Franklin, Tennessee where college students Molly Allen (Katie Findlay) and Ryan Kelly (Wyatt Nash) meet. They grow close to each other and to The Bridge owners, married couple Charlie and Donna Barton. Five years later and The Bridge is struggling to stay in business. When Molly and Ryan hear the news they reunite at The Bridge.
Donna is portrayed by Faith Ford. She’s best known for her roles on Murphy Brown (Corky Sherwood), Maggie Winters (Maggie), Norm (Shelly Kilmartin), and Hope & Faith (Hope). Fun fact: On Hope & Faith, Ted McGinley, who plays Charlie Barton in The Bridge, played her husband Charlie Shanowski. Karen Kingsbury’s The Bridge will premiere on the Hallmark Channel on December 6 at 8pm.