It's possible that the Kitten Bowl may have found a new home. We've learned that GAC Family, helmed by former Hallmark Channel president and CEO Bill Abbott, is planning to bring the annual Super Bowl alternative program to GAC in 2023, following rumors that Hallmark Channel had discontinued it.
“While we are not currently developing original animal-centric programming, Hallmark Channel is pleased to support partners like North Shore Animal League America as part of our commitment to social responsibility initiatives,” a Hallmark Channel spokesperson said in a statement.
“Kitten Bowl was a passion project that everyone involved will always be deeply proud to have been a part of,” Abbott wrote on Twitter. “Grateful we were able to find fur-ever homes for so many. Please continue to support Animal League in their mission to find all these animals loving homes. #GetYourRescueOn and #adopt a furry friend!”
Since the network's premiere in September 2021, several Hallmark Channel alumni have transferred to GAC Family. Former Hallmark Channel actors Danica McKellar and Trevor Donovan have both inked multi-picture deals with GAC Family. Lori Loughlin and Daniel Lissing, who starred in the film When Calls the Heart, reunited for the revival of the spinoff When Hope Calls on GAC Family, among other things.
On the Hallmark Channel, the Kitten Bowl ran from 2014 to 2021.
The news was initially reported by Variety.