Hallmark’s ‘Love in the Limelight’ (2022): Stars, premiere, dates, times, where to watch
As we head into August and cooler weather, we’re saying goodbye (for now) to summer and hopefully scorching heat waves as well. Hallmark Channel is kicking off its “Fall into Love” original movie series that will lead into its annual Christmas holiday movie countdown beginning in late October. Love in the limelight kicks off network’s fall lineup with adorable new movie starring real-life couple Alexa and Carlos PenaVega.
Here’s everything we know about Love in the limelight including an Parade.com exclusive preview!
What is Love in the limelight on?
Teenager, Summer (Alexa PenaVega) was a devoted fan of popular boy band Mendez Boyz, especially Nick (Carlos PenaVega), their lead singer. After receiving a sweet fan letter from Summer, Nick decides to respond with a phone call, sparking the start of a friendship that lasts to this day.
When Nick’s manager books her a gig at a small venue in Summer’s hometown of Salt Lake City, where she now works in human resources at a local university, the two finally meet face to face. It’s clear that their friendship paved the way for romance.
Summer Abuelita (Ivonne Coll) — a hip grandma followed by TikTok — encourages him to follow his heart.
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East Love in the limelight based on a true story?
Love in the limelight is inspired by the actor’s real-life love story Willie Aames (Eight is Enough, Picture Perfect Mysteries: Exit Stage Death) and his wife, actress Winnie Hung. For Winnie, Aames was her childhood crush! The two had been pen pals for more than three decades before meeting and getting married.
Who is in the Love in the limelight cast?
Alexa PenaVega (Summer)
Alexa PenaVega debuted as young Jo (Helen Hunt) in the hit movie, Tornado. She is probably best known for her role as Carmen in the spy on kids movies. Since then, she’s starred in several Hallmark Channel films, many of them opposite her real-life husband, Carlos PenaVega. She also participated in season 21 of Dancing with the Stars alongside her husband.
Follow her on Twitter @alexavega and on Instagram @vegaalexa.
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Carlos PenaVega (Nick)
After guest roles in Emergencies, Summerland, and Judging by Amy, Carlos PenaVega landed a role in Nickelodeon Big time Rush, a musical about four hockey players chosen to form a boy band. The show band has recorded several albums and is still on tour! In fact, PenaVega is currently touring nationally as a member of Big Time Rush.
Follow him on Twitter @TheCarlosPena and on Instagram @TheRealCarlosPena
Are there any original songs in Love in the limelight?
Yes! Love in the limelight will feature six original songs by Carlos PenaVega!
When Love in the limelight first?
Love in the limelight premieres Saturday, August 6 at 8 p.m. ET on Hallmark Channel.
when can i watch The love in the limelight Again?
Sunday, August 7 at 6 p.m. ET
Thursday, August 11 at 8 p.m. ET
Sunday, August 14 at 12 p.m. ET
Saturday, August 20 at 4 p.m. ET
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Of course we do! Check Parade.com exclusive first look at Love in the limelight below and check out the gallery for exclusive images!
Is there a trailer for Love in the limelight?