Bob Newhart by Kevin Parry/WireImage.com
will be returning to the tube this summer in
, a two-hour original movie for the Hallmark Channel. Newhart will play a detective who, with the help of his police-officer daughter, investigates the killing of a publisher.
is but one of Hallmark's 30 original movies planned for release this year. Among the other projects are
The Ride of Her Life
Ladies of the House
, which finds
working on a church-sponsored home-renovation project.
For those who just can't get enough of funny old ladies, Hallmark also announced that it will begin airing
The Golden Girls
in March 2009. I've already begun counting the days! -