Shifting Gears Starring Katherine Barrell & Tyler Hynes

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Author: Newsroom

Premieres Saturday, March 23rd at 8PM ET / PT on Hallmark Channel


Shifting Gears starring Katherine Barrell (Good Witch, A Tale of Two Christmases) and Tyler Hynes (Never Been Chris’d, Three Wise Men and a Baby) is set to premiere on Saturday, March 23, 8 pm ET/PT as it kick’s off Hallmark Channel’s annual Spring into Love programming event. Motor City mechanic Jess Barro (Barrell) and her father Ray (James Burke, “Plan B”) run their family-owned automotive garage but money’s getting tight thanks to competition from a big auto repair shop chain in town.  Her passion is auto restoration and when Jess gets the chance to compete on an auto restoration show, she reluctantly agrees as the prize money would go a long way toward keeping their shop afloat.  She’s shocked to discover one of the competitors is Luke (Hynes), her ex-boyfriend and the son of her dad’s former business partner who cut him out, leading Jess to break things off with Luke.  The show’s participants face off in a series of increasingly difficult challenges to showcase their personal style leading to the final round of repainting a classic car.  As the competition revs up, Jess and Luke’s personal rivalry becomes a big hit with the audience and producers alike.  After a few misfires, they work through their former relationship and start to bond again over their shared love of classic cars.  As they speed toward the finish line, Luke has a disastrous painting mishap that threatens to ruin Jess’ chances of winning.  And when she learns his dad plans to buy her family’s garage, she suspects the painting disaster was sabotage rather than an accident.  Will their relationship break down again and be beyond repair, or will they be able to restore it and jump start their romance once again?