Actress Della Reese guest stars in the third episode of "Signed, Sealed and Delivered" which premiered on Hallmark Channel on May 4, 2014. Ms. Reese appears in the rotating role of post office supervisor in the episode, titled "Soulmates," and in the episode that premieres next Sunday.
"Signed, Sealed and Delivered" stars Eric Mabius, Kristin Booth, Crystal Lowe and Geoff Gustafson as post office employees who take their jobs in the dead letter office to heart. The series, executive produced by "Touched By An Angel" producer Martha Williamson, features popular actors and guest stars in the rotating supervisor role. Valerie Harper guest starred in the first two episodes. In addition to Harper and Reese, the show will feature Dick Van Dyke, Marilu Henner and Carol Burnett.
“The role of supervisor is one that Ms. Reese has perfected,” said Michelle Vicary, EVP, Programming for Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel. “She was beloved as Tess, the angels' supervisor for nine years on the mega-hit, ‘Touched By An Angel,’ also Executive Produced by Martha Williamson, and we are so thrilled to have her once again team up with Martha on our network,” according to a media announcement from Hallmark Channel.
In "Soulmates" Supervisor Cora Brandt (Della Reese) shows she is much sterner than Theresa (Valerie Harper) by announcing that things will be changing in the Dead Letter Office. She sees a damaged letter and gives the postal detectives until the end of the day to deliver the letter or shred the missive.
The stern supervisor also spots a box that Rita (Crystal Lowe) has been pushing around and discovers a manuscript, written by Rita Haywith herself. It turns out that Rita is following the advise from Therese to follow her heart and pursue her dreams. Cora promptly sits down to read the manuscript and is transfixed.
The postal detectives start to investigate the love letter, written by a cowboy, Sam, to his childhood sweetheart Marie. He pleads with her not to marry on Saturday. The address and postmark are unreadable, so the postal detectives do not know which Saturday.
The Postables find the writer and the recipient, but is the letter too late? The detectives hesitate to deliver the letter, recognizing a domino effect that could cause harm.
The cast of "Signed, Sealed and Delivered: Soulmates" includes: Eric Mabius (Oliver), Kristin Booth (Shane), Crystal Lowe (Rita), Geoff Gustafson (Norman), Greyston Holt (Sam), Emilie Ullerup (Marie) and Della Reese (Cora Brandt).
Della Reese is most recognizable as Tess, who is the supervisor angel to Roma Downey and John Dye in "Touched By An Angel." The series, from Martha Williamson, ran for nine seasons and has been airing on Hallmark Channel.