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[07/27/16 - 09:03 PM]
Hallmark Channel's Top-Rated Holiday Programming Extravaganza "Countdown to Christmas" Returns with Most Ambitious Round-the-Clock Schedule Ever, Beginning October 28
This year's non-stop holiday programming schedule includes a two-hour "When Calls the Heart" holiday special event based on the network's popular series premiering Christmas Day.

[04/15/16 - 01:10 PM]
The Season 3 Finale of Hallmark Channel's "When Calls the Heart" Becomes the Highest-Rated and Most-Watched Episode in the Series' History
As announced on Hallmark Channel's daily lifestyle series "Home & Family" earlier this week, the network has confirmed a fourth season for the frontier drama series.

[03/18/16 - 10:31 AM]
"When Calls the Heart" Breaks Hallmark Channel's Social Media Records for the 3rd Consecutive Week
The Hallmark Channel further spins the numbers for Sunday, March 13.

[03/11/16 - 11:01 AM]
"When Calls the Heart" Garners a 2.0 HH Rating and 2.3 Million Total Viewers on a Live+3 Basis
The Hallmark Channel further spins the numbers for Sunday, March 6.

[03/04/16 - 11:33 AM]
Hallmark Channel's "When Calls the Heart" Debuts the Third Episode of Season 3, Garnering a 2.1 Live+3 HH Rating
The Hallmark Channel further spins the numbers for Sunday, February 28.

[02/09/16 - 08:01 AM]
"When Calls the Heart" Season Three Premieres Sunday, February 21
In season three, Elizabeth (Erin Krakow) puts down roots in Hope Valley after spending extended time in Hamilton with her family.

[12/30/15 - 10:33 AM]
Hallmark Channel Celebrates a Successful New Year with the Premiere of "When Calls the Heart: New Year's Wish"
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, December 26.

[09/28/15 - 06:01 AM]
Hallmark Channel Announces Fan Favorite and Network's Most Social Original Series of All-Time, "When Calls the Heart," Starts Production on Season Three
Look for a special two-hour television event this December.

[07/30/15 - 06:01 AM]
Crown Media Family Networks, Home of Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, Celebrates Unprecedented Ratings Growth and Success with the Most Ambitious Family Entertainment Programming Slate in the Company's History
Highlights include: Treat Williams and Jesse Metcalfe have been cast in the new limited series "Chesapeake Shores," to premiere this fall.

[07/28/15 - 04:01 AM]
Hallmark Channel Announces Fan Favorite and Network's Most Social Original Series of All-Time, "When Calls the Heart," Is Renewed for Season Three
Hallmark Channel has ordered 10-hours of the season, with a special 2-hour sneak peek premiering Holiday 2015.

[06/19/15 - 08:31 AM]
"When Calls the Heart" Season 2 Strikes a Chord with Viewers On-Air and in Social
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for the season to date.

[04/30/15 - 01:26 PM]
"When Calls the Heart" Is Off to a Strong Start with a 2.1 HH Rating and 2.3 Million Total Viewers, Based on L+3 Data
The Hallmark Channel further spins the numbers for Saturday, April 25.

[03/05/15 - 04:06 AM]
Date and Time Change for Hallmark Channel's "When Calls the Heart" Season 2 Premiere
The show's sophomore run - originally set for Saturday, April 4 - will now kick off on Saturday, April 25.

[01/08/15 - 10:57 AM]
Sweeping Romance and Thrilling Adventure Return in a Special Two-Hour Season 2 Premiere on April 4 of Hallmark Channel's Original Primetime Series "When Calls the Heart"
Lori Loughlin, Erin Krakow, Daniel Lissing and Jack Wagner co-star in the series, which will also featured new cast member Kristina Wagner.

[11/13/14 - 11:24 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, November 13
Updates include: CBS gives "The McCarthys" two additional scripts; Netflix on track to revive "Longmire"; and VH1 is in talks to bring back MTV's "The Osbournes."

[05/05/14 - 06:06 AM]
Hallmark Channel's Top Rated Original Primetime Series "When Calls the Heart" Earns a Second Season Renewal
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.

[04/01/14 - 12:20 PM]
Season Finale for Hallmark Channel's Second Original Scripted Series, "When Calls the Heart," Finishes on Top
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, March 29.

[03/25/14 - 10:51 AM]
Hallmark Channel's "When Calls The Heart" Marks Series High, Garnering a 1.8 Household Rating
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, March 22.

[03/13/14 - 01:01 PM]
Hallmark Channel Greenlights Production on "Chesapeake Shores" the Network's Newest Primetime Original Scripted Series Set to Premiere in 2015
The series would be the fourth original primetime series for the network, following the network's other original series, "Cedar Cove," "When Calls the Heart" and "Signed, Sealed, Delivered."

[03/11/14 - 11:35 AM]
Original Programming Thrives at Hallmark Channel
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for the week of March 3-9.

[02/18/14 - 11:16 AM]
"When Calls the Heart" Adds Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R) Winning Actor James Brolin to the Cast
Brolin will play Judge Jedidiah Black in the season one finale of the primetime series airing Saturday, March 29 at 9:00/8:00c.

[02/11/14 - 01:54 PM]
Hallmark Channel Marks a Strong Weekend with Two Original Premieres
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, February 8.

[01/14/14 - 12:04 PM]
Hallmark Channel's Second Original Scripted Series, "When Calls the Heart," Off to a Strong Start with Season Premiere Earning a 1.5 HH RTG
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, January 11.

[01/11/14 - 08:09 PM]
Patricia Richardson Stars as a Housekeeper Who Plays Matchmaker for Erin Krakow in "Chance at Romance" a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere, February 8
Ryan McPartlin and Kaitlin Doubleday also star in the project.

[12/16/13 - 01:22 PM]
Hallmark Channel Moves Up "When Calls the Heart" Series Premiere to Saturday, January 11
Originally set for Sundays at 8:00/7:00c, the new series will now air Saturdays at 9:00/8:00c.

[11/18/13 - 06:08 AM]
Hallmark Channel Announces Premiere Date for Its Next Original Primetime Scripted Series, "When Calls the Heart," Begins Sunday, January 12
Erin Krakow, Daniel Lissing and Lori Loughlin star in this ensemble period piece set against the backdrop of the western frontier.

[09/06/13 - 02:48 PM]
Date Change for Two Upcoming Hallmark Channel October Premieres
"Signed, Sealed & Delivered" (formerly "Dead Letters") and "When Calls The Heart" will both move back a week to Saturday, October 12 and 19, respectively.

[07/24/13 - 11:01 AM]
"When Calls the Heart," Hallmark Channel's Newest Original Primetime Series Kicks Off with a 2-Hour Special Extended Pilot on October 5
Jean Smart, Lori Loughlin, Maggie Grace, Stephen Amell, Daniel Sharman and Poppy Drayton star in the project, which returns as a series in January 2014.

[06/18/13 - 02:09 PM]
Gov. Hickenlooper and Bill Abbott, President & CEO, Hallmark Channel & Hallmark Movie Channel Announce New TV Series to Be Shot in Colorado
"When Calls the Heart" will be shot in the gorgeous surroundings of Telluride, Colorado.

[03/21/13 - 11:43 AM]
Hallmark Channel Greenlights Second Primetime Series "When Calls the Heart", Kicking Off With 2-Hour Original Movie World Premiere Event on October 5
The debut film stars Jean Smart, Lori Loughlin, Maggie Grace, Stephen Amell, Daniel Sharman and newcomer Poppy Drayton.

[03/21/13 - 11:37 AM]
Hallmark Channel Redoubles Commitment to Building a Lineup of Quality Original Scripted Series for Primetime
On tap is the 10-episode serial "When Calls the Heart", based on the book series by best-selling author Janette Oke.

[03/21/13 - 11:35 AM]
Hallmark Channel, the Leading Destination for Original, Quality, Family Content, Unveils its 2013-14 Programming Schedule at Annual Upfront
Highlights include its second primetime series and three back-door pilots in development based on works from award-winning writers.

[03/14/12 - 11:09 AM]
Crown Media Unveils Bold, New Directions in Programming for Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel at the Annual Upfront Presentation to Advertisers
The cable channel gives an overview of today's various programming announcements.

[03/14/12 - 11:08 AM]
The Industry's Leading Producer of Original Movies for Television, Hallmark Channel, in Development on First-Ever Original Primetime Series
Movie pilots for these two series, "Cedar Cove" and "When Calls the Heart," will be produced in 2012 for broadcast during the 2012-2013 season.







WHEN CALLS THE HEART (HALLMARK)
Returns Sunday, December 25
BROADCAST HISTORY:
10/19/13 - ???
STATUS:
returning this winter (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
sundays from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
4 (??? episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2016-17 season (the show's fourth) on 4/15/16
DESCRIPTION:
(from Hallmark's press release, April 2016) Hallmark Channel's original primetime series, When Calls the Heart, capped off a successful third season with the finale episode garnering a 2.6 HH rating and 3 million total viewers on a Live+3 basis, becoming the highest rated episode in the series' history. The Sunday, April 10th debut also became the series' most-watched episode among all demographics. In its 9pm time period, the episode elevated Hallmark Channel to rank as the 2nd most-watched network on cable among HHs and Total Viewers. The third season averaged a 2.3 HH rating and 2.6 million Total Viewers with 3 day time shifting included, elevating the network to be the 2nd highest-rated cable network in the time period. Additionally, this season outperformed the season two L+3 delivery average by 23% among HHs, 46% among W25-54 and 30% among Total Viewers. As announced on Hallmark Channel's daily lifestyle series Home & Family earlier this week, the network has confirmed a fourth season for the frontier drama series. Production on the new season is scheduled to commence in Vancouver this summer for a 2017 premiere.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Daniel Lissing as Jack Thornton
· Erin Krakow as Elizabeth Thatcher (Series)
· Lori Loughlin as Abigail Stanton
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Daniel Sharman as TBA
· Jean Smart as Frances Tunnecliffe
· Maggie Grace as Elizabeth
· Poppy Drayton as Elizabeth Thatcher (Pilot)
· Stephen Amell as TBA
CREW INFORMATION:
· Brad Krevoy as EP
· Brian Bird as EP
· David Kappes as PROD
· Francisco Gonzalez as EP
· Janette Oke as BOOK
· Jimmy Townsend as EP
· Laurette Bourassa as PROD
· Michael Landon, Jr. as CRTR/EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Roman Viaris as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Believe Pictures
· Brad Krevoy Television
· Jordan Films