'Morning Show Mysteries: Murder Ever After' Full Cast List: Meet Holly Robinson Peete, Colin Lawrence and other stars of Hallmark crime mystery
Everybody has secrets. The only difference is, that some are darker than others. Join Belinda "Billie" Blessing, a famed TV anchor with a knack for getting people to confess, as she embarks on a journey to help clear a friend's father's name after he is framed for a murder.
But for Billie, the deeper she dives into the case, the more secrets she unearths and soon finds out that the crime goes all the way to the top. She clashes with Detective Tyrell Price along the way, but he realizes that she might be the key to solving this case. Along with her aunt, Cassandra, the two soon uncover the secrets of the rich and powerful.
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As per the Hallmark synopsis -- 'TV host Billie Blessings finds bones in the basement of an old friend's house, unearthing a dark secret that threatens to unravel the lives of the most powerful people in her city.' Here's a look at the cast members.
Holly Robinson Peete
Holly Robinson Peete plays the role of Billie Blessings. Peete is an actress and a singer, best known for her roles in series such as '21 Jump Street', 'Hangin' with Mr. Cooper', 'For Your Love' and as the original co-host on the CBS Daytime talk show, 'The Talk.'
Born Holly Elizabeth Robinson in Mount Airy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Peete is the daughter of Dolores, a school teacher, and Matt Robinson, producer/writer and the original Gordon on 'Seasame Street.' Peete attended Greene Street Friends School in nearby Germantown until her family moved to California in 1974. She later graduated from Santa Monica High School in Santa Monica, California. She then went to Sarah Lawrence College and earned a degree in psychology and French. Peete is fluent in French and studied abroad for a year in Sorbonne, and is fluent in French. During her time there, she often sang in nightclubs and even performed with jazz musician Lionel Hampton at the Hotel Meridian Jazz Club.
Peete is also an author, having written the children's book, 'My Brother Charlie.' The book won her the 2011 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work and the 2021 Dolly Gray Children's Literature Award. Peete is married to former NFL quarterback Rodney Peete. The pair have four children together -- twins Ryan Elizabeth Peete and son Rodney Peete Jr, Robinson Peete and Roman Peete.
Colin Lawrence takes on the role of Detective Tyrell Price. Born on September 7, 1970, in London, The UK, Lawrence is of Jamaican descent. He grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and began acting in 1994.
A TV and film actor, Lawrence has acted in a number of shows, including 'Battlestar Galactica,' 'Blade,' 'Endgame,' 'The Killing,' 'iZombie,' 'Impastor' and 'Riverdale.' He played the lead role in Netflix's 'Virgin River' as John 'Preacher' Middleton. He's also acted in movies such as 'Afghan Knights' and 'Watchmen.'
Karen Robinson plays the role of Cassandra. A celebrated British-Canadian film, television and stage actress, Robinson won the Canadian Screen Award for Best Performance in 2019 for her performance in 'Mary Kills People.' She also won a Screen Actors Guild Award in 2021 as a part of 'Schitt's Creek' cast. Robinson has worked on multiple stage productions over her career. She received the Betty Mitchell Award nomination for Best Actress in 1998 for her role as Marie-Joseph Angélique in 'Angélique.'
She also started in 'Shadows,' 'Agamemnon,' 'Electra' and 'The Flies.' She was nominated for Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female in a Principal Role in a Play (Large Theatre) for her performance in 'Two Can Play,' and also won an Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Play for her performance as Mrs. Muller in 'Doubt.'
Robinson was worked in series such as 'Tiny Pretty Things,' 'Titans,' 'A Million Little Things' and 'Pretty Hard Cases.' Robinson has also been a part of previous 'Morning Show Mysteries' installments such as 'Morning Show Mysteries: Mortal Mishaps,' 'Morning Show Mysteries: Murder on the Menu,' 'Morning Show Mysteries: A Murder in Mind,' 'Morning Show Mysteries: A Countdown to Murder' and 'Morning Show Mysteries: Death by Design.'
'Morning Show Mysteries: Murder Ever After' premieres on Sunday, May 23, at 8 pm ET/PT on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.