Last night’s episode of When Calls the Heart may have been the end of the fourth season but it won’t be the end of the series. Hallmark has now renewed the Sunday night family drama for a fifth season.
When Calls the Heart follows Elizabeth Thatcher (Erin Krakow), a young teacher who’s been accustomed to the world of high society. Her life changes dramatically when she receives her first classroom assignment in a small coal mining town and, when she meets handsome Constable Jack Thornton (Daniel Lissing). The [su_hallmark] cast also includes Lori Loughlin, Jack Wagner, Pascale Hutton, and Kavan Smith.
Here’s the press release about the renewal:
HALLMARK CHANNEL ORDERS SEASON FIVE OF ORIGINAL, PRIMETIME DRAMA SERIES ‘WHEN CALLS THE HEART’
Series Earns Record Ratings in Season Four
STUDIO CITY, CA – April 24, 2017 – Hallmark Channel has ordered a fifth season of the network’s original, primetime drama series ”When Calls the Heart,” it was announced today by Michelle Vicary, Executive Vice President, Programming and Network Publicity, Crown Media Family Networks. Having just concluded its fourth season, “When Calls the Heart” has thrived on a highly competitive Sunday night, with the sweeping, frontier drama series enjoying double digit gains in HHs and key demos, year over year.*
“Viewers have fallen in love with ‘When Calls the Heart’ and have embraced the themes of faith, family and community,” began Michelle Vicary, Executive Vice President, Programming and Network Publicity, Crown Media Family Networks. “The talented writing staff and our amazing cast have created our best season yet and the record ratings reflect this. We’re thrilled to be able to bring our viewers more drama, romance and adventure next year as we continue the saga of Hope Valley.”
The series boasts a passionate fan base known as the #Hearties, who have become a social media phenomenon, making “When Calls the Heart” one of the network’s most social series. The #Hearties’ activity on social media has reached record levels, causing the show to trend consecutively during every new episode since season four premiered on Sunday, February 19. To date, “When Calls the Heart” has seen a 15% growth in social media impressions secured over season three.
Based on the book of the same name by Janette Oke, the series stars Erin Krakow (“Army Wives”), Lori Loughlin (“Fuller House,” “90210”), Daniel Lissing (“The Last Resort”), Jack Wagner (“The Bold and the Beautiful”), Pascale Hutton (“Sanctuary”) and Kavan Smith (“Supernatural”).
Hallmark Channel’s Original Primetime Series “When Calls the Heart” is a WCTH Season 4 Production in association with Brad Krevoy Television and Believe Pictures. Brad Krevoy, Robin Bernheim Burger, Brian Bird, Michael Landon, Jr., Susie Belzberg, Eric Jarboe, Michael Shepard and Jimmy Townsend are executive producers. Paul Jackson, Cynthia J. Cohen, Amanda Phillips Atkins, Lori Loughlin, Derek Thompson, Neill Fearnley, Peter DeLuise and Michael Rohl are co- executive producers. Vicki Sotheran and Greg Malcolm serve as producers. Richard Manning, Charles Lazer, Simon Richardson and Shelley Matheson serve as supervising producers. Doran S. Chandler and Vince Balzano are associate producers.
*Source: Nielsen Company. “When Calls The Heart” Season 4 vs. 3.
ABOUT HALLMARK CHANNEL
Hallmark Channel is Crown Media Family Networks’ flagship 24-hour cable television network, distributed nationwide in high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) to 88.5 million homes. As the country’s leading destination for quality family entertainment, Hallmark Channel delivers on the 100-year legacy of the Hallmark brand. In addition to its signature new, original movies, the network features an ambitious lineup of other new, original content, including scripted primetime series, such as “Good Witch,” “When Calls the Heart” and “Chesapeake Shores”; annual specials including “Kitten Bowl” and “Hero Dog Awards”; and a daily, two-hour lifestyle show, “Home & Family.” Additionally, Hallmark Channel is the exclusive home to world premiere presentations of the acclaimed Hallmark Hall of Fame franchise. Dedicated to helping viewers celebrate life’s special moments, Hallmark Channel also offers annual holiday programming franchises, including “Countdown to Christmas,” “Countdown to Valentine’s Day,” “Summer Nights,” “Fall Harvest” and “Winterfest.” Rounding out the network’s diverse slate are some of television’s most beloved comedies and series, including “The Golden Girls,” “The Middle,” “Last Man Standing” and “Frasier.”
We love When Calls the Heart, but we want Jack back, please bring him back and keep him there. This show is successful because of the relationship between Jack and Elizabeth. Please bring Daniel Lissing back to the show and give him more time with Erin Krakow and keep them together. They have a beautiful chemistry together that makes you love them. Please bring Jack (Daniel Lissing) back to Elizabeth and hopefully they can get married this season and build Jack’s house. Without Jack in it, you lose interest in the show. Jack and Elizabeth are the main characters that… Read more »
Hallmark you are fantastic. “When Call the Heart” is such a great show. Your dedication to entertain still dealing with all the issues of life but with integrity is hard to find these days. Keep up the good work.
So enjoy this show. Never in all my senior years of tv viewing have I enjoyed and was so grateful to view such a quality family program as WCTH. Everyone associated with the production of this series is to be commended for their superb and brilliant tv accomplishment that millions of fans have come to love. Never will there be a better and more family-approved series for tv than WCTH. Unlike many fans who say they will stop viewing Hallmark programs if Jack doesn’t return to the story, I cannot do so because Hallmark Channel has the most lovable, humorous,… Read more »
It sucks. I don’t like soap operas because they never end. Had I known that to begin with, I would have never watched it.
Enjoy this program very much! Please keep the series going.
Delighted. It’s a heart warming story with class and grace. It demonstrates how we should treat others.
Loved the series and have missed it.
Love this program. Please keep it running for a long time.
I LOVE When Calls the Heart! Was disappointed @ the end of last season when they didn’t bring Daniel Lissing back in. Was expecting it especially in last episode so that was a big let down. Still love the series!
Keep your show on the air. But sure you keep all the main characters especially Lori, Erin and Daniel. Love this show. How can I get it in Canada? I seem to be able to only get it on YouTube so I have to wait till It comes. On UTube. Thanks