In a Deadline Exclusive, Deadline.com posted about Good Witch being renewed for Season 6 and they also announced that Bailee Madison who has played Grace Russell for the last four years and past five seasons is leaving the show after season five ends.
Here’s the article posted from Deadline, in which you can also view on DEADLINE.COM:
Three weeks into its fifth-season run, Hallmark Channel has renewed top-rated series Good Witch, starring Catherine Bell, for a sixth season. Season 6 of the supernatural comedy-drama will be without Bailee Madison, who will be exiting after starring as Grace Russell since the series’ 2015 launch.
“Once again, being the No. 1 series in cable, we are thrilled to announce a Season 6 pickup of Good Witch,” Michelle Vicary, EVP Programming & Publicity at Crown Media Family Networks, said in a statement to Deadline. “Bailee Madison will always be a beloved member of the Hallmark family.”
Based on Hallmark’s successful movie franchise that marks its 11th anniversary this year, Good Witch is one of two popular, long-running scripted series on Hallmark Channel, along with flagship When Calls the Heart. With the latter recently wrapping its latest season, Good Witch is taking on the mantle of ad-supported cable’s No. 1 scripted series currently on the air in total viewers and women 25-54.
Good Witch, which also stars James Denton, has followed newly widowed Cassie Nightingale (Bell), the good-natured enchantress of the fictional town of Middleton, and her now-teenage daughter Grace (Madison), who shares her mother’s unique gifts of insight and intuition. Grace is set to graduate from high school in 2019, allowing for a natural wrap of her storyline as a regular character on the show.
Co-starring on Good Witch are Rhys Matthew Bond, Sarah Power, Catherine Disher, Kylee Evans, Peter MacNeill and Dan Jeannotte. The series is a Whizbang Films production in association with ITV Studios America. Executive producers are Darin Goldberg, Orly Adelson, Jonathan Eskenas, Frank Siracusa and Craig Pryce. Bell is co-executive producer and Janina Barrett serves as supervising producer. Colin Brunton is producer. Good Witch is distributed internationally by ITV Studios Global Entertainment.