“Candles On Bay Street,” a new "Hallmark Hall of Fame" presentation starring Alicia Silverstone
, Annabeth Gish
, Emmy Award winner and nominee Polly Bergen
and Eion Bailey
will be broadcast Sunday, Nov. 26, (9 p.m., ET/PT) on CBS. In this drama, a spirited young woman moves back to the small town of her youth with her son after a 13-year absence, creating a whirl of emotions for her formerly smitten childhood friend and his wife.
Sam Timmons' (Bailey) past and present worlds collide when Dee Dee Michaud (Silverstone), his childhood friend and secret first crush, who left town with another boy the day of their high school graduation, moves back home with her 11-year-old son, Trooper (Matthew Knight). Despite being in love with his wife and veterinary practice partner, Lydia (Gish), Sam finds himself confronted by his memories and feelings for Dee Dee.
A transplant to the town, Lydia first hears about Dee Dee and her return from Rosemary (Bergen), the salty receptionist at their veterinary practice. Lydia is curious about Sam's initial hesitance to discuss his history with Dee Dee and finds Dee Dee's familiarity with Sam unsettling. Yet, Lydia surprises herself by quickly growing to like Dee Dee and Trooper, who accepts Sam's offer to regularly help out at the clinic. Dee Dee tells Sam that she moved back into her late mother's home to expose Trooper to small-town kinship and family roots after her high school boyfriend-turned-husband abandoned them years before. However, Dee Dee has another reason which, once revealed, has a life-altering impact on Sam and Lydia.