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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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CAROL August 12, 2014 at 3:05 pm

ABSOLUTLY GREAT! Best series I have seen in a long time. Good clean entertainment, which is very unusual these days. So thrilled to hear there will be a second season. Hope there is a third and fourth.

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Alice August 11, 2014 at 7:25 pm

Absolutely LOVE this series! Can’t wait for the new season to begin. I hope the stories continue for a long time. It’s refreshing to see good, clean entertainment on TV.

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Jil August 10, 2014 at 3:43 pm

So glad to hear there will be a season two! I love the show and its characters. Anxious to hear the return date.

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Teresa Truett August 10, 2014 at 11:30 am

I really enjoy this series so much. It is clean, romantic and fun. I am eagerly awaiting for it to come on tv again.

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Patricia August 8, 2014 at 12:22 am

I truly enjoyed watching, When Calls the Heart. I can’t wait for the new season to begin.

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Juanita Ekstrom August 7, 2014 at 2:18 pm

Loved the series, When calls the heart – one of the best in any series I have watched besides Waltons !!! I’m so glad that a second series is coming. I cannot wait till then, so excited !!!!

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Roslyn August 6, 2014 at 8:26 am

Absolutely love this series!!! Please keep making more.

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tabby August 5, 2014 at 2:57 pm

I have thoroughly enjoyed the When Calls the Heart series. It is quality TV in a society of declining moral values and perverse ways. More young girls need to understand how to be a young lady with an interest in a man as opposed to waiting 30,60, or 9 days to get involved with a sexual relationship that can throw their lives into a whirlwind of turmoil. Young men can see how to respect a young lady and take a few lessons from Jack.

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Mary Frances Head August 4, 2014 at 9:43 pm

I can’t wait for it to come back on. I looked forward to it each week. One of the best movies or series I’ve ever seen. It has good morals that anyone especially children can follow and look up to. Please continue.

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Jan. Clark August 3, 2014 at 9:41 pm

Can’t wait for season2!!!! Don’t remember when a show kept me smiling during the whole thing!! It is such an innocent love story!

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Yvonne August 3, 2014 at 6:57 pm

Can’t wait for season 2. Totally addicted!!!

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Elisabeth August 3, 2014 at 12:43 pm

Addicted to the show! Can’t wait for for season 2!

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Carla August 3, 2014 at 1:19 am

One of the best shows out there. Love that I don’t have to worry about the content when by kids watch it. Refreshingly family friendly. PLEASE KEEP IT COMING!!! Can’t wait for season 2.

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Bonnie Mills August 2, 2014 at 8:31 pm

Love the show! Cant wait till the 2nd season starts. It was a very family friendly show that keep you waiting for the next week….

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Elaine August 2, 2014 at 12:08 am

Love the show!!! Cant wait for Season 2 to start.

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