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'Signed, Sealed and Delivered' premieres with Valerie Harper as guest star

Producer Martha Williamson and actress Valerie Harper on Signed, Sealed and Delivered series premiere on Hallmark Channel
Producer Martha Williamson and actress Valerie Harper on Signed, Sealed and Delivered series premiere on Hallmark Channel
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Actress Valerie Harper guest starred in the series premiere of "Signed, Sealed and Delivered" on Hallmark Channel on April 20, 2014. Hallmark's new feel-good series is from producer Martha Williamson, best known for "Touched by an Angel," the popular series about angels communicated God's love. "Signed, Sealed and Delivered" originally premiered as a movie and has been picked up as a series.

The cast of "Signed, Sealed and Delivered" includes Eric Mabius, Kristin Booth, Crystal Lowe and Geoff Gustafson as employees of the Post Office in the Dead Letter Department. The series will feature guest stars in the supervisor role, each appearing for two weeks. Valerie Harper stars as the visiting supervisor in the first two episodes. Additional guest stars this season include Dick Van Dyke ("The Dick Van Dyke Show"), Carol Burnett ("The Carol Burnett Show"), Marilu Henner, Valerie Bertenelli ("Touched by an Angel") and Della Reese ("Touched by an Angel").

The series premiere, "Time To Start Livin’," opens with Oliver (Eric Mabius) and his postal detective team; Shane (Kristin Booth), Rita (Crystal Lowe) and Norman (Geoff Gustafson) in the office. They are awating the arrival of visiting supervisor Therese Capodiamonte (Valerie Harper), a postal service legend.

The team of postal detectives is an ernest group, seeing delivering misdirected and lost mail as a mission and higher calling. Therese, equally enthusiastic about working in the mailroom, says that she has heard good things about them and challenges Oliver to demonstrate.

Oliver reaches into a pile of mail and picks a letter at random. The letter is addressed to Grandma and is undeiverable, so he opens the envelope and finds that it from a ten year old boy (Spencer Drever) to his grandmother. It is obvious that he is running away and needs intervention.

The four postal detectives get into a car and drive to a nursing home, looking for the unnamed grandmother. They use unique their gifts to unravel the mystery, learning that it is imperative to find the boy, as he is in danger.

Meanwhile, Theresa is at the office, merrily singing and dancing. When the others walk in on her, she confesses that she originally dreamed of being a performer but took a job the post office, one day realizing that she had become too old to start a career on Broadway.

The postal detectives go above and beyond to find the boy, but time is running out and it takes quick thinking to beat the bad guys. Can they reach the boy in time to save his family?

Valerie Harper returns for the second episode of "Signed, Sealed and Delivered" in the episode debuting on April 27, 2014.

Valerie Harper stars in Signed, Sealed and Delivered: To Whom It May Concern