Has 'Aurora Teagarden Mysteries' Been Cancelled? The Sad Truth

Aurora Teagarden Mysteries Haunted by Murder Candace Cameron Bure Hallmark Movies and Mysteries
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It is the end of an era. The Aurora Teagarden era, to be precise. The long-running Hallmark Movies and Mysteries movie series “Aurora Teagarden Mysteries” has gotten cancelled. Why? Well, you might have heard the news that Candace Cameron Bure recently signed an exclusive deal with rising Hallmark Channel rival GAC.

What you may not have realized is that Bure signing on with GAC means Bure officially signing off as Aurora Teagarden. Thus, leading to the official cancellation of the “Aurora Teagarden Mysteries” movie series. Following Candace Cameron Bure’s departure from the network, Hallmark Channel confirmed to Variety that the “Aurora Teagarden Mysteries” had been cancelled.

While the mystery movie series did not leave much up in the air by way of unresolved intrigue in its final bow, it did leave without any sense of finality. Of course, who could imagine that Aurora Teagarden would get cancelled in the first place? A year ago, that prospect seemed inconceivable. Cut to GAC making a huge Christmas content push last holiday season, and a rivalry was set in motion.

GAC has steadily announced exclusive deals with actors, including Hallmark hotshots Jen Lilley, Danica McKellar, and “90210” star turned Hallmark hero Trevor Donavan. It has not been all bad news. Hallmark has kept Lacey Chabert, among others. While Hallmark has branched out into the murder mystery realm with “Aurora Teagarden Mysteries” and the magnificent “Mystery 101” series, GAC is currently focused on romantic comedy fare.

Candace Cameron Bure’s switch to GAC comes as the network has begun running re-runs of the phenomenal “Full House” and its Netflix sequel spinoff, “Fuller House.” Netflix cancelled the latter in 2019. The spinoff subsequently finished its run in June of 2020. Thus, ending Bure’s run as another long-running character.

Losing the “Aurora Teagarden Mysteries” marks the end of a fun character that Candace Cameron Bure has consistently played since the movie series premiered in April 2015. They are adaptations of “True Blood” author Charlaine Harris’ book series. As Hallmark Movies and Mysteries works to find its next super sleuth, it still has “Mystery 101” to continue the tradition as it tries to find a new addition. “Cut, Color, Murder” has been one such compelling excursion.

That said, “Aurora Teagarden Mysteries” has been a cornerstone in recent years. Fans witnessed Aurora develop her “Knives Out” worthy detective skills, enjoy her love-hate relationship with Lynn, grow a friendship with Lillian, and find lasting love with her eventual husband, Nick. The now-ending of the series saw Aurora and Nick’s love take them into the sunset while in the presence of a potential ghost. Talk about a haunting image!

Hallmark Movies and Mysteries’ decision to cancel the movie mystery series means there will presumably be nothing more from the couple. This fan would hope that Hallmark takes the opportunity to back Lexa Doig’s Sally for a spinoff. A reporter turned detective makes a whole lot of sense to fill the void left by Aurora.

For now, though, “Aurora Teagarden Mysteries” ends with “Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: Haunted by Murder.” Thus, ending the series with eighteen movies total. What do you think about the potential of a Sally spinoff? Would you watch it? How do you feel about the “Aurora Teagarden Mysteries” getting cancelled? Is it over too soon? Sound off in the comments section below!