James Denton (“Desperate Housewives,” “A Kiss Before Christmas”) and Sherri Saum (“The Fosters”) star in “Perfect Harmony,” a new original premiering this fall on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. Sheppard Denton reunites with his father on-screen for the first time since his debut role in Hallmark Channel’s “For Love and Honor” in 2016. Denton performs the original song “Ooh Wee Ooh,” and Saum duets with him on “Perfect Harmony,” also written, especially for the movie.
When Jack Chandeller (Denton) and Barrett Woodward’s (Saum) mutual friends Naomi (Julia Benson, “Seasoned with Love”) and Simon (Peter Benson, “Big Sky River”) are ready to tie the knot, they ask the pair to be Best Man and Maid of Honor. Barrett is a buttoned-up college professor. Jack on the other hand, is a laid-back, former pop star. They have been like oil and water since they met 10 years prior but, to support Naomi and Simon, they agree to set aside their differences. At the engagement party, Barrett is horrified to learn Jack’s plan for party music was nothing more than a playlist. She guilts him into performing but he insists she joins him on stage, much to his son Teddy’s (Sheppard Denton) dismay as Barrett also happens to be his professor. Jack and Barrett bring down the house with their duet and with that, the frost between them begins to thaw. As Jack and Barrett continue to spend time together leading up to the wedding, they surprisingly find themselves getting along. Slowly, they begin to change their perceptions of each other and find they may be more in tune than either of them would have imagined.
“James Denton has long been an audience favorite and we can’t wait for viewers to see him showcase his musical talent in this role,” began Elizabeth Yost, Senior Vice President, Programming, Hallmark Media. “The story is fun and full of heart, and sharing the screen with his son Sheppard is an added bonus.”
“Perfect Harmony” is from Hallmark Media. Denton, Jonathan Eskenas and Kimberley Bradley are executive producers. Ian Dimerman produced. Stefan Scaini directed from a script by Alicia Lomas-Gross. Original music composed by Jack Lenz.