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When Calls the Heart: Season Two for Hallmark Series

When Calls the Heart TV show on Hallmark: season twoHallmark Channel has picked up a second season of their original drama, When Calls the Heart. The first season of 13 episodes concluded on March 29th. No word on when season two will debut.

Here’s the official announcement for the renewal:

HALLMARK CHANNEL’S TOP RATED ORIGINAL PRIMETIME SERIES “WHEN CALLS THE HEART” EARNS A SECOND SEASON RENEWAL

Lori Loughlin, Erin Krakow, and Daniel Lissing Star In The Period Drama

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)

“The success of ‘When Calls The Heart’ proves the show fills the niche of quality, family-friendly entertainment that audiences want to see in today’s crowded television landscape,” said Michelle Vicary, Executive Vice President, Programming, Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel. “The overwhelming wave of support from the show’s legion of fans tells us that they have fallen in love with its great storytelling and we are thrilled to have it continue,” Vicary concluded.

“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.

“When Calls the Heart” is a Believe Pictures and Brad Krevoy Television production. Executive Producers are Brad Krevoy, Brian Bird and Michael Landon, Jr. Based on the novel, When Calls the Heart by Janette Oke.

Hallmark Channel, owned and operated by Crown Media Holdings, Inc., is a 24-hour basic cable network that provides a diverse slate of high-quality entertainment programming available in high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) to a national audience of 86 million subscribers. Hallmark Channel is the nation’s leading destination for quality family programming with an ambitious slate of TV movies; original scripted series, including Cedar Cove, Signed, Sealed, Delivered and When Calls the Heart; specials such as Kitten Bowl; as well as some of television’s most beloved sitcoms and series, including The Golden Girls, The Waltons, Little House on the Prairie, and Frasier. The channel is also home to Daytime Emmy-nominated lifestyle program, Home & Family, a daily two-hour live show shot in a fully functional house located on the Universal Studios lot. Hallmark Channel’s sibling network, Hallmark Movie Channel, available in HD and SD, focuses on family-friendly movies with a mix of original films, classic theatrical releases, and presentations from the acclaimed Hallmark Hall of Fame library.

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What do you think? Have you watched When Calls the Heart on Hallmark? Are you glad that it’s been renewed for a second season?

 

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Jim Strachan January 28, 2015 at 3:21 am

Initially watched the programme to fill in time as the weather was terrible. Love the story line and the cast are excellent, hope it continues for years.

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Carol January 26, 2015 at 11:49 pm

I loved the first series of “When Calls The Heart” and have been waiting for the 2nd. I did watch the 2 hour movie recently and that got me more excited about a 2nd series. Sure hope Hallmark comes thru for us. There are so few weekly shows I enjoy enough to watch any more.

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Anna Smith January 26, 2015 at 3:33 pm

I fell in love with the series. I am so glad that there will be a second season to watch. I enjoy the romance that passes between Erin Krakow and Daniel Lissing. It is beyond sweet and romantic. Season two…. can’t wait..

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Glenn January 26, 2015 at 11:36 am

I like David have really enjoyed the show. The six episodes finished with more questions than answers and would really like to see more episodes of the show. Its well staged with good strong characters. Well done toall so when do we see it again on British TV.

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David G Smith January 25, 2015 at 5:13 pm

We have thoroughly enjoyed this series, having watched all six episodes (one after the other) on 5 demand.
As I understand it, there were twelve episodes in the first series, screened in the States, does anyone know when we will see the balance of series one?

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Ann Morrison January 24, 2015 at 11:40 pm

Love the show When Calls The Heart. It is great to have a family friendly show. So different than all the other programs.

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Barbara January 24, 2015 at 10:49 am

Loved the series and cannot wait for another. Lovely, easy and enjoyable show without the usual bad language and violence. Hurry up and start arranging for next series to be made and shown

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Lorraine Smyth January 24, 2015 at 9:54 am

I absolutely love this series. It’s so heartwarming and lovely. I’m definitely hooked and can’t wait to see what happens next. Wish there were more shows like this .

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Trish January 23, 2015 at 9:49 pm

I think it is a WONDERFUL show and cant wait to see season 2!!!!!!!

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Laura Gray January 22, 2015 at 2:27 pm

I really love the show good clean entertainment that I can sit down with my boys and no I dot have to turn it over every 5 minutes can’t wait to see the second season in the uk on Chanel 5

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BlackInvader January 22, 2015 at 10:50 am

Fabulous mini series covers all those interesting subjects, love, adversity, death, accidents, bad people, outright villains, new businesses. So looking forward to the new season. Hope we find out soon who takes it up – Hallmark or Channel 5.

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FRANCIS January 21, 2015 at 12:12 pm

Brilliant .. old fashioned family entertainment that shows the way to the revival of solid TV viewing .. not all the violence and swearing that gets thrown at us most of the time
Proper people with proper manners in proper places

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Cathie January 20, 2015 at 9:56 am

Can’t wait for the second series. It is great to have a show that the entire family can watch and not worry about what the kids will view. Great job Hallmark! Hope it continues for many seasons.

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Jennifer January 18, 2015 at 9:08 pm

this show awesome, I really hope it comes on again this year for season 2. The plot and meaning behind the show is heart warming. Can t wait until season 2.

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Judy Clopp January 17, 2015 at 9:07 pm

my husband and I thoroughly enjoy “When Calls the Heart.” The storyline is so intriguing and wholesome, it is definitely written for family viewing. we were so disappointed when we did not think it was going to air again. Now that we know there will be a second season, we just can’t wait to see it again. thank you for such an excellent production, as always hallmark does your best Ron and Judy clopp

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