“Hearties,” rejoice! Hallmark Channel has renewed “When Calls the Heart” for a 12-episode eleventh season. The show last aired in May 2022. Season 10, containing 12 episodes, will premiere on Sunday, July 30.
Season 9 of the drama reached season-high ratings, with the finale reaching 3.1 million total viewers. For Season 10, Lindsay Sturman joined the series as showrunner.
“When Calls the Heart,” which is inspired by Janette Oke’s book of the same name, premiered in 2014. The original cast included Erin Krakow, Daniel Lissing, Lori Loughlin and Jack Wagner, among many supporting actors. Lissing was written off in Season 5 when he character was killed; in turn, Chris McNally joined the series as Lucas, a new love interest for Krakow’s Elizabeth.
Loughlin was written out of the show in Season 6 following the college admissions scandal.
“I am beyond excited for Season 10 of When Calls the Heart to premiere July 30,” Krakow said in a statement. “This season is full of beautiful moments and exciting twists and turns. I can’t wait for the Hearties to see what we’ve created for them! And I’m so thrilled, proud and grateful to Hallmark that the show has been renewed for Season 11. We have so many more stories to tell. With our amazing cast, crew, and brilliant writers, there will be no shortage of romance and new adventures for the residents of Hope Valley! Having the Hearties continue this journey with us has meant the world and we are thrilled to share what’s in store these next two seasons!”
Hallmark EVP of programming Lisa Hamilton Daly added, “When Calls the Heart has continued to be a standout amongst our Hallmark catalogue and we’re thrilled that we’re able to bring more stories of faith and community to the homes of millions of viewers. The uplifting nature of the show paired with the love and positivity in the storytelling makes for a very heartwarming television experience and it’s only going to get bigger and better in Season 11.”
“When Hope Calls,” the series’ spinoff, debuted in August 2019 and streamed on the Hallmark Movies Now service. The second season moved to Great American Family. Following the national scandal, Loughlin returned to TV with an appearance on Season 2.
Brian Bird, Brad Krevoy, Michael Landon Jr., Eric Jarboe, Jimmy Townsend, Susie Belzberg, Michael Shepard, Vicki Sotheran, Greg Malcolm and Krakow serve as executive producers, with Derek Thompson, Elizabeth Stewart, Peter DeLuise, Neill Fearnley and Amanda Phillips as co-executive producers.
Entertainment Tonight was the first to announce the news.