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[05/05/14 - 06:06 AM]
Hallmark Channel's Top Rated Original Primetime Series "When Calls the Heart" Earns a Second Season Renewal
Since its premiere on January 11, the series has consistently rated top five in its Saturday night timeslot and has been seen by more than 12.3 million unduplicated viewers.

[04/01/14 - 12:20 PM]
Season Finale for Hallmark Channel's Second Original Scripted Series, "When Calls the Heart," Finishes on Top
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, March 29.

[03/25/14 - 10:51 AM]
Hallmark Channel's "When Calls The Heart" Marks Series High, Garnering a 1.8 Household Rating
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, March 22.

[03/13/14 - 01:01 PM]
Hallmark Channel Greenlights Production on "Chesapeake Shores" the Network's Newest Primetime Original Scripted Series Set to Premiere in 2015
The series would be the fourth original primetime series for the network, following the network's other original series, "Cedar Cove," "When Calls the Heart" and "Signed, Sealed, Delivered."

[03/11/14 - 11:35 AM]
Original Programming Thrives at Hallmark Channel
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for the week of March 3-9.

[02/18/14 - 11:16 AM]
"When Calls the Heart" Adds Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R) Winning Actor James Brolin to the Cast
Brolin will play Judge Jedidiah Black in the season one finale of the primetime series airing Saturday, March 29 at 9:00/8:00c.

[02/11/14 - 01:54 PM]
Hallmark Channel Marks a Strong Weekend with Two Original Premieres
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, February 8.

[01/14/14 - 12:04 PM]
Hallmark Channel's Second Original Scripted Series, "When Calls the Heart," Off to a Strong Start with Season Premiere Earning a 1.5 HH RTG
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, January 11.

[01/11/14 - 08:09 PM]
Patricia Richardson Stars as a Housekeeper Who Plays Matchmaker for Erin Krakow in "Chance at Romance" a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere, February 8
Ryan McPartlin and Kaitlin Doubleday also star in the project.

[12/16/13 - 01:22 PM]
Hallmark Channel Moves Up "When Calls the Heart" Series Premiere to Saturday, January 11
Originally set for Sundays at 8:00/7:00c, the new series will now air Saturdays at 9:00/8:00c.

[11/18/13 - 06:08 AM]
Hallmark Channel Announces Premiere Date for Its Next Original Primetime Scripted Series, "When Calls the Heart," Begins Sunday, January 12
Erin Krakow, Daniel Lissing and Lori Loughlin star in this ensemble period piece set against the backdrop of the western frontier.

[09/06/13 - 02:48 PM]
Date Change for Two Upcoming Hallmark Channel October Premieres
"Signed, Sealed & Delivered" (formerly "Dead Letters") and "When Calls The Heart" will both move back a week to Saturday, October 12 and 19, respectively.

[07/24/13 - 11:01 AM]
"When Calls the Heart," Hallmark Channel's Newest Original Primetime Series Kicks Off with a 2-Hour Special Extended Pilot on October 5
Jean Smart, Lori Loughlin, Maggie Grace, Stephen Amell, Daniel Sharman and Poppy Drayton star in the project, which returns as a series in January 2014.

[06/18/13 - 02:09 PM]
Gov. Hickenlooper and Bill Abbott, President & CEO, Hallmark Channel & Hallmark Movie Channel Announce New TV Series to Be Shot in Colorado
"When Calls the Heart" will be shot in the gorgeous surroundings of Telluride, Colorado.

[03/21/13 - 11:43 AM]
Hallmark Channel Greenlights Second Primetime Series "When Calls the Heart", Kicking Off With 2-Hour Original Movie World Premiere Event on October 5
The debut film stars Jean Smart, Lori Loughlin, Maggie Grace, Stephen Amell, Daniel Sharman and newcomer Poppy Drayton.

[03/21/13 - 11:37 AM]
Hallmark Channel Redoubles Commitment to Building a Lineup of Quality Original Scripted Series for Primetime
On tap is the 10-episode serial "When Calls the Heart", based on the book series by best-selling author Janette Oke.

[03/21/13 - 11:35 AM]
Hallmark Channel, the Leading Destination for Original, Quality, Family Content, Unveils its 2013-14 Programming Schedule at Annual Upfront
Highlights include its second primetime series and three back-door pilots in development based on works from award-winning writers.

[03/14/12 - 11:09 AM]
Crown Media Unveils Bold, New Directions in Programming for Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel at the Annual Upfront Presentation to Advertisers
The cable channel gives an overview of today's various programming announcements.

[03/14/12 - 11:08 AM]
The Industry's Leading Producer of Original Movies for Television, Hallmark Channel, in Development on First-Ever Original Primetime Series
Movie pilots for these two series, "Cedar Cove" and "When Calls the Heart," will be produced in 2012 for broadcast during the 2012-2013 season.







WHEN CALLS THE HEART (HALLMARK)
Returns in TBA 2015 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
10/19/13 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2014/2015 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (??? episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2014-15 season (the show's second) on 5/5/14
DESCRIPTION:
(from Hallmark's press release, May 2014) On the heels of Jack Wagner and James Brolin starring in the final episodes of "When Calls the Heart," Hallmark Channel is proud to announce its Original Series has earned a renewal and promises many more surprises in season two. "When Calls the Heart," starring Lori Loughlin, Erin Krakow and Daniel Lissing, is based on the bestselling series of books of the same name by Janette Oke and tells the captivating story of a young woman who begins a new chapter in her life in a 19th century coal mining town and learns the lessons of life, love and loss. Since its premiere on January 11, the series has consistently rated top five in its Saturday night timeslot and has been seen by more than 12.3 million unduplicated viewers. After its first ten episodes, "When Calls The Heart" is averaging a 1.5 household rating. The original primetime drama is Hallmark Channel's second original scripted series. (Source: The Nielsen Company) "When Calls the Heart" follows the story of a young schoolteacher Elizabeth Thatcher (Krakow) who moves from her privileged high society life to a simpler one as a schoolteacher in the Western frontier. Elizabeth arrives in Coal Valley, a 19th century coal mining town, for her first classroom assignment. However, she arrives in the aftermath of a mine explosion that claimed the lives of most of Coal Valley's men, leaving behind their widows - including kind-hearted Abigail Stanton (Loughlin). Abigail and the newly widowed women face many challenges as they confront life alone in Coal Valley, and find their faith is tested when they are forced to work in the mines to make ends meet. As Elizabeth adapts to the frontier lifestyle, she also begins to fall for handsome Constable Jack Thornton (Lissing). The budding romance between Jack and Elizabeth comes to fruition, and is a core element to the series' successful storytelling.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Daniel Lissing as Jack Thornton
· Erin Krakow as Elizabeth Thatcher (Series)
· Lori Loughlin as Abigail Stanton
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Daniel Sharman as TBA
· Jean Smart as Frances Tunnecliffe
· Maggie Grace as Elizabeth
· Poppy Drayton as Elizabeth Thatcher (Pilot)
· Stephen Amell as TBA
CREW INFORMATION:
· Brad Krevoy as EP
· Brian Bird as EP
· David Kappes as PROD
· Francisco Gonzalez as EP
· Janette Oke as BOOK
· Jimmy Townsend as EP
· Laurette Bourassa as PROD
· Michael Landon, Jr. as CRTR/EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Roman Viaris as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Believe Pictures
· Brad Krevoy Television
· Jordan Films