Antonio Cupo, Edward Ruttle and Alicia Josipovic Co-Star;
Based on the Novel For Better Or For Worse By Diann Hunt

“Facts of Life” alumnae Lisa Whelchel and Kim Fields reunite in “For Better Or For
Worse,” a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere Saturday, July 19, 2014 (9p.m.
ET/PT, 8C.) This heartwarming film is an adaptation of the bestselling novel For Better Or For
Worse by Diann Hunt. Antonio Cupo (“Hats Off To Christmas!”), Edward Ruttle (“Christmas
Rescue”) and Alicia Josipovic (“Degrassi: The Next Generation”) co-star in this romantic comedy
about a woman who learns that opening herself up to a second chance at love may allow her to
find true happiness again.

“To have Lisa Whelchel and Kim Fields reunite is a great TV event. Hallmark Channel is
the perfect place to see these iconic stars together again,” said Michelle Vicary, Executive Vice
President, Programming for Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel.

Opposites attract when Wendy (Whelchel) a wedding coordinator and Marco (Cupo) a
divorce attorney find their lives suddenly intertwined. Wendy is finally settling into the single
life after struggling with the death of her husband. After a difficult season of grief, she’s taken
over the family business of coordinating the town’s most beautiful and memorable weddings
with the help of her friend and co-worker Roseanne (Fields). Wendy’s business and values are
challenged, however, when the charming and incredibly irritating Marco opens shop as a di-
vorce attorney right next to her wedding chapel. Although Wendy will stop at nothing to pro-
mote her marriage business over Marco’s divorce business, she must form an alliance with
Marco after her son Collin (Ruttle) announces his unexpected engagement to Marco’s daughter
Sophia (Josipovic). As Wendy grows closer to Marco, she begins to realize that if she shields
herself from the pain of love lost, she may prevent herself from experiencing true love in the

“For Better Or For Worse” is a Better Productions Inc production. Tim Johnson and
Maura Dunbar are the executive producers. Oliver De Caigny is the producer. Marita Grabiak
directs from a script by Barbara Kymlicka. Based on the bestselling novel For Better Or For
written by Diann Hunt.

Hallmark Channel, owned and operated by Crown Media Holdings, Inc., is a 24-hour
basic cable network that provides a diverse slate of high-quality entertainment programming
available in high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) to a national audience of 86 mil-
lion subscribers. Hallmark Channel is the nation’s leading destination for quality family programming with an ambitious slate of TV movies; original scripted series, including Cedar Cove,

When Calls the Heart, and Signed, Sealed, Delivered; specials such as Kitten Bowl; as well as
some of television’s most beloved sitcoms and series, including The Golden Girls, The Waltons,
Little House on the Prairie, and Frasier. The channel is also home to Daytime Emmy-nominated
lifestyle program, Home & Family, a daily two-hour live show shot in a fully functional house
located on the Universal Studios lot. Hallmark Channel’s sibling network, Hallmark Movie Chan-
nel, available in HD and SD, focuses on family-friendly movies with a mix of original films, clas-
sic theatrical releases, and presentations from the acclaimed Hallmark Hall of Fame library.

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About The Author

Diann Hunt wrote romantic comedy and humorous women's fiction. She published three novellas and seventeen novels, and won ACFW’s prestigious Book of the Year award. In November of 2013, at the age of 58, Diann passed away following a long, heroically-fought battle with cancer.