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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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marla August 29, 2014 at 8:38 am

LOVE THE SERIES “WHEN CALLS THE HEART” ITS
WHOLESOME AND ENTERTAINING.

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judy August 29, 2014 at 1:42 am

I am looking so forward for my favorite When Calls the Heart, to come back on. When does the new season start? I’ve got to know. Finally a very good family show, the best!!!!

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Caroline August 28, 2014 at 9:52 pm

I just love the romantic scenes between Jack and Elizabeth. Can’t wait for season 2. It makes the weekend TV viewing much more enjoyable!!

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JR August 28, 2014 at 12:30 pm

We love “When Calls the Heart” and can’t wait for the next series. When will it be on?

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Sharon Stokes August 27, 2014 at 6:18 pm

When is the second season going to air. My mom and I love this show. We have seen all of the first season and, all the love softly movies. Can’t wait to see new season of when calls.

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Sue August 26, 2014 at 7:13 pm

Thanks so much for bringing back Season 2 of When Calls the Heart. My husband and I watch it every Saturday night. I have also read the book by Janette Oke. Thanks to Hallmark for having high quality family programming!

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Sue Bart August 26, 2014 at 6:17 pm

The whole family is looking forward to the return of “When Calls The Heart”. Best show! Quality entertainment is enriching to all. The famly has past our love of the show on to other……they are waiting for season 2!

Keep doing a fine job.

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Robbie August 25, 2014 at 4:57 pm

I love this show! I am so elated that it is coming back!

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Tom O August 25, 2014 at 9:17 am

Very entertaining series. We watched it, every Saturday. There should be more of this kind of viewing, for Us to see! We are waiting for Season 2. Bring it on!!

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Helen Evans August 23, 2014 at 8:12 pm

I am looking forward to the next season of When Calls the Heart.

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Denise August 23, 2014 at 5:55 pm

Please keep this amazing show going. It brings back so many childhood memories of Mondays watching little house Michael Landon jr has done his father proud with his hand in this series please keep up the good work. Our world screams for more programs that will act as role models for our young people

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BB August 22, 2014 at 1:17 pm

Please keep this show it’s great family show with morale values and lessons and love. Please keep show on ….

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The Martins August 22, 2014 at 6:20 am

Please, Please, Please, keep this the show When Calls The Heart, there is not much out there to watch any more that’s decent and good to watch, especially for our younger generation, finally a show with morals, decency, a good plot, something a Christian can watch without worrying about sex and cussing and all of the other junk that’s on today’s TV. Please keep this on the air.
Thank You
Good Bless

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kim August 22, 2014 at 1:05 am

Keep this show!!!

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Barbara Shaw August 21, 2014 at 5:31 pm

I am thrilled that When Calls The Heart is coming back for Season 2. I love the show and hope there will be many more seasons. It is so nice to have a show with decent morals and I love the time setting. Hallmark Channel is my very favorite channel. I look forward to watching When Calls The Heart, Cedar Cove and all of the Hallmark movies. I record them and watch them over and over. Thank you to Hallmark for bringing us such wonderful clean entertainment.

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