The Real Reason Trevor Donovan Left The Hallmark Channel

Best known for his role as Teddy Montgomery in "90210," Trevor Donovan has become a regular face on the Hallmark Channel. The actor first appeared on the network following the music drama "Strawberry Summer" in 2012 starring opposite Julie Mond (via entertainment blog QC Approved), followed by "Love on a Limb" in 2016. He's since starred seven more movies, with his last being "Nantucket Noel" which aired in November 2021.

Outside of the Hallmark Channel, you'll have recognised Donovan in a variety of major shows including "NCIS" as Thomas Buckner, "Sun Records" as Eddy Arnold, "Melissa & Joey" as Austin/Alistair, and "Texas Rising" as Kit Acklin, per IMDb. But Donovan seemed most comfortable in his role as one of Hallmark's leading men, having told Wide Open Country that he enjoys the fact that each story is guaranteed to have a happy ending.

So, why has Donovan since parted ways with the Hallmark Channel?

Trevor Donovan moved to another cable network

According to Deadline, Trevor Donovan's move came after the actor accepted another deal with GAC Family. He signed the deal in October 2021 to star and executive produce films with GAC Media, with his first role coming in the form of "Jingle Bell Princess" in December. He's got two more films in production with the network, including "Aloha with Love" and "The Engagement Plot" (via IMDb).

Like Hallmark, GAC Family is a cable television network that specializes in original movies and has become somewhat of a competitor to Hallmark. As Us Weekly reports, former CEO of Crown Media Family Networks (the parent company of Hallmark) acquired GAC in June 2021. Since this acquisition, many Hallmark stars have made the move over to GAC Family including Donovan, Danica McKellar, and Jen Lilley. Lori Loughlin will return to television via the network following Hallmark's decision to disassociate themselves with the actress after she was embroiled in the 2019 college admissions scandal.