Years in Cable: 26
Education: College of the Holy Cross
Best Advice: Good is not good enough.

Abbott has been busy. Hallmark Channel’s first-ever original primetime scripted series “Cedar Cove” averaged a 2.0 HH rating over the course of its 13-week run. The second and third scripted series, “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” and “When Calls the Heart,” aim to build on that success. Meanwhile, Hallmark Movie Channel premiered its first original holiday movie this past season, “Christmas with Tucker,” and will revamp its name, logo and tagline in Q4 when it becomes Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. Abbott also created Hallmark’s Pet Project, which shines a light on pet homelessness.

John, Paul, George, or Ringo? Paul

I Watch the majority of programming on this device: A 50-inch plasma screen television (the operative word being “television”)

I wish Congress would … repeal retrans.

My favorite newfound hobby: jigsaw puzzles

Desert Island Album: Songs in the Attic by Billy Joel

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