‘Love On The Sidelines’: Hallmark Channel’s New Football Comedy Movie Is Sure To Warm Up Your Winter Nights, Stars Emily Kinney And John Reardon

Love On The Sidelines is a new, original comedy movie the Hallmark channel is offering up this Saturday. Love On The Sidelines comes just after another Hallmark flick, Love’s Complicated. Sidelines is directed by Terry Ingram and written by Judith Berg and Sandra Berg. The movie tells the story of a woman who has been hired to work as the personal assistant to a football star who has been placed on the sidelines due to an injury. And, you guess it. The assistant knows nothing about football. The cast for Love On The Sidelines, includes Emily Kinney as Laurel, John Reardon as Danny Holland, Joe Theismann as Owen Holland, Barbara Tyson as Julie Holland, Elise Gatien as Ava, Victor Zinck Jr., as Ron Lucas, and Hayley Sales as Gina, according AV Club.

Hallmark’s Love On The Sidelines Movie Synopsis

Laurel is an ambitious personal assistant. She has a challenging client named Danny Holland, a football player who has just been sidelined due to an injury. She’s pretty enough, but knowing nothing about football is a bit aggravating for Danny. In her defense, she loves a challenge and is determined to learn everything she can about football, in order to tackle the job. As these two begin working together on a daily basis, they become even closer, causing Danny to try to score the touchdown of his life — a romantic relationship with Laurel.

Love On The Sidelines Cast Biographies (via Hallmark Channel)

Actress Emily Kinney

“Emily Kinney can currently be seen on Steven Soderbergh’s acclaimed series The Knick opposite Clive Owen. She last appeared in a recurring role opposite Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan in Showtime’s Masters of Sex and as a series regular on AMC’s hit The Walking Dead. Kinney has also guest starred on shows such as Forever, The Flash and The Following. On the big screen she has appeared in Universal’s It’s Complicated, directed by Nancy Meyers, and in the independent film Concussion, directed by Stacie Passon.”

Actor John Reardon

“John Reardon has accomplished what most actors only dream of, a dynamic and extensive resume of coveted roles in film and television. Reardonʼs first break came in 2001 when he was cast in an episode of the Showtime series The Chris Isaak Show. A slew of recurring roles followed as he was cast on the FOX Family Channel series “Edgemont,” FOXʼs Tru Calling, SyFyʼs Eureka, Showtimeʼs The L Word, CWʼs Hellcats and leads in the hit miniseries Merlinʼs Apprentice as well as Son of the Dragon, which filmed in China.”

Personal Assistant as in Love On The Sidelines Movie?

Like in the movie Love On The Sidelines, the trend of football players hiring executive assistants is growing. And it’s a great opportunity for those who want experience working as celebrity personal assistants. The job pays well, and entails a long list of tasks that the assistant must execute well. Some of those tasks might include, booking spa treatment days, lavish family vacations, keeping the home stocked with the football player’s favorite foods. It might also include choosing clothing items, organizing social events, and acting as an entry-level public relations assistant. According to Daily Mail, football professional Jermaine Defoe was willing to pay his top assistant up to $60,000 for the job.

Hallmark Channel’s Love On The Sidelines is produced by Beth Grossbard Productions and Front Street Pictures, with Beth Grossbard and Andrea Baynes as executive producers. Escape the winter chill by tuning in to Hallmark Channel’s charming football movie, Love On The Sidelines, this Saturday January 16th at 9/8 central. After the movie, tell Hallmark what you thought about the film using hashtag #LoveOnTheSidelines.

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Here is Hallmark’s movie trailer for Love On The Sidelines, starring Emily Kinney and John Reardon.

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