Ahead of the Season 2 finale on June 19, Hallmark Channel has ordered a 12-episode third season of its original series Good Witch. Production on Season 3 is scheduled to begin in August in Toronto for a 2017 premiere, including a Halloween special to air in October.

Crown Media Family Networks LogoThrough the first seven episodes, Season 2 of Good Witch is averaging a solid 2.3 household rating and 2.5 million total viewers in Live+3.

Based on the network’s successful movie franchise, Good Witch is set in the fictional town of Middleton and centers on Cassie Nightingale (Catherine Bell) and her bright, teenage daughter Grace (Bailee Madison), who shares her mom’s special intuitive charm. Sam (James Denton), a doctor, and his teenage son (Rhys Matthew Bond) live next door and are charmed by the “magical” mother-daughter duo and wonder is it really magic, a lucky coincidence or just a special intuitive insight only this family possesses?

“Fans are enchanted by the magical adventures of Cassie, Sam and Grace – charming characters who have inspired our viewers to believe in the magic that can be found in our everyday lives. We’re excited to see the captivating adventure continue with a third season,” said Michelle Vicary, EVP Programming and Network Publicity at Crown Media Family Networks. “Our original series have performed outstandingly well on a very competitive night, and we will continue to bring quality entertainment to Sundays with the August debut of our newest series Chesapeake Shores.”

Whizbang Films is the producer. Orly Adelson, Jonathan Eskenas, Frank Siracusa, and Craig Pryce executive produce. Bell is co-executive producer. ITV Studios America controls distribution rights outside of North America.

Good Witch airs at 9 PM Sundays.