*An unscripted lifestyle series with Maya Angelou is on deck for the Hallmark Channel as part of its programming slate for 2011-12.

In a lunch time upfront presentation Wednesday, the network announced that the new 13-episode series hosted by Angelou is called “The Spirit Table” and will feature “well-known guests.” Hallmark executives did not immediately announce names.

The network also confirmed the launch of “Emeril’s Table,” a new show featuring Emeril Lagasse, and “Jingle All the Way,” a half-hour animated Christmas special featuring bestselling Hallmark character Jingle the Husky Pup.