Take a first look at David James Elliott in Hallmark’s new original movie, DAD’S HOME, which premieres on Saturday, June 19 (9p.m. ET/PT, 8c). The movie also stars Sharon Case, Madison Davenport, and Will Shadley.
Dad’s Home Synopsis: Widower Ben Westman (Elliott) barely knows his two kids, 12-year-old Lindsay (Madison Davenport, “Kitt Kittridge: An American Girl”) and eight-year-old Dylan (Will Shadley, “Dirty Sexy Money”). As a busy advertising executive, Ben hires housekeepers to keep things running smoothly at home. But suddenly, that all changes when he loses his job and must fire his help, take over the household chores and become a full-time father. Completely unprepared, Ben makes a mess of the cooking and cleaning in the house, and discovers his children have been growing up without him. When he finds out that Dylan has quit little league without telling him and Lindsay is becoming more consumed with fashion magazines and boys, Ben faces the challenge of reconnecting with his children while mourning the loss of both his wife and his career.
Eventually, Ben gets the hang of things with the help of his brother, Brian (Jay Huguley, “Brothers & Sisters”), and Dylan’s friendly, third-grade teacher, Hope (Case). But the kids are still getting used to Dad’s rules. Lindsay sneaks out with a boy, and Dylan gets in trouble for starting a fight at school. To deal with this, Ben turns to Hope, and there is an instant attraction between them. As Ben spends more time with his kids and gets to know Hope better, he finds out being a stay-at-home dad isn’t so bad. But then, a great interview lands Ben a job offer in Cleveland, and he must ultimately decide what is best not just for himself, but also for his family.
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