Get ready to return to Hope Valley. Hallmark Channel has announced that season six of their When Calls the Heart TV show will return on Sunday, May 5th at 8 p.m. and a second episode will air the following evening, on Monday, May 6th.
Season six of the series was pulled from the schedule following co-star Lori Loughlin’s arrest so that the remaining new episodes could be “retooled” (to edit Loughlin out).
Here’s the press release and a preview of the return:
SEASON SIX OF HALLMARK CHANNEL‘S HIT SERIES
“WHEN CALLS THE HEART” RETURNS WITH A SPECIAL TWO NIGHT EVENT ON MAY 5Th AND MAY 6th
The Network’s Frontier Drama Makes Its Highly Anticipated Return
STUDIO CITY, CA – April 10, 2019 –– Season Six of “When Calls the Heart,” Hallmark Channel’s longest-running, most-watched primetime series to date, returns with two all-new episodes on Sunday May 5th and Monday May 6th at 8 p.m. ET/PT, series star Erin Krakow announced on-air today in a special video message.
Buoyed by a legion of devoted fans, the sixth season’s first episode was the highest-rated premiere in the series’ history, ranking as the #2 original scripted series of the week, only behind AMC’s “The Walking Dead”, and marks the #3 original scripted series on cable in 2019-to-date. On a Live +3 basis, the program delivered a 2.9 Household rating, 3.1 million Total Viewers, and 449,000 Women 25-54. The episode reached over 3.6 million unduplicated total viewers.
Source: Nielsen, February 18 – February 24, 2019
What do you think? Will you be watching the return of When Calls the Heart on Hallmark? Do you think that Loughlin should have been edited out of these episodes?