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When Calls the Heart Renewed for a 12th Season

Prepare yourselves for the most thrilling announcement this spring as more adventure awaits in Hope Valley! With Season 11 currently gripping viewers every Sunday night, Hallmark Channel announced today that their longest-running original series, When Calls the Heart, has been renewed for a twelfth season.

Along with the season 12 pick-up, there’s even more good news for Hearties. Hallmark has confirmed that the new season will consist of 12 episodes, with production beginning in July. With more stories to tell in Hope Valley, season 12 will continue with themes about family, community, and, of course, romance as we move further into the 1920s.

When Calls the Heart Renewed for a 12th Season

“When Calls the Heart continues to exceed our expectations and the number of fans and viewers continue to grow every year,” said Lisa Hamilton Daly, Executive Vice President of Programming.

“Bringing season 12 to life is a huge milestone and is a true testament to the cast and crew’s hard work and dedication throughout the last decade. We cannot wait for Hope Valley’s next chapter full of exciting characters and storytelling!”

When Calls the Heart

When Calls the Heart Season 11 is currently ranking as the #1 Most-Watched Entertainment Cable Program this year to date among households, total viewers, and women 18+. With four new episodes, Season 11 has delivered the #1 most-watched entertainment cable program every week for four straight weeks with women 18+, as well as the #1 most-watched program every Sunday for four straight weeks among households, total viewers, and women 18+.

To date, Season 11 has reached 4.7 million unduplicated total viewers. After four episodes, Season 11 of When Calls the Heart is averaging 2.1 million households, 2.5 million total viewers, and 1.8 million women 18+.

“I am overjoyed that When Calls the Heart is coming back for a 12th season!” said Erin Krakow, series star and executive producer. “Our fantastic writers, cast, and crew couldn’t be more excited to begin filming this next season! We are proud to tell stories that warm hearts in homes around the world and are so grateful to Hallmark for being such champions of that positivity.

“Having the Hearties’ support over the past decade has been a true testament to what this show is all about: community and love. We cannot wait for our fans to see what Hope Valley has in store!”

The series stars Erin Krakow, Pascale Hutton, Jack Wagner, Kavan Smith, Chris McNally, Kevin McGarry, Andrea Brooks, Martin Cummins, Loretta Walsh, Viv Leacock, Amanda Wong, Johannah Newmarch, Natasha Burnett, Ben Rosenbaum, and Hrothgar Mathews.

When Calls the Heart is from WCTH 11 Productions Inc. Erin Krakow, Susie Belzberg, Michael Shepard, Neill Fearnley, Jimmy Townsend, Lindsay Sturman, Brad Krevoy, Brian Bird, Michael Landon Jr., Vicki Sotheran, and Greg Malcolm are the executive producers. Lindsay Sturman serves as the showrunner.

Alfonso Moreno serves as a consultant. Elizabeth Stewart, Derek Thompson, Paul Redford, Peter DeLuise, and Amanda Phillips serve as co-executive producers. Heather Nevin, Shelley Matheson, Doran S. Chandler, Vince Balzano, and Tricia Leslie are associate producers.

Michael Magnusson serves as associate producer/production manager, and Sotheran and Malcom are producers. The Hallmark show is based on the novel by Janette Oke.