Status for season 9
The series is NOT cancelled. However, it has not yet been renewed or cancelled for season 9
Season 8 returns with more surprises for the residents of Hope Valley, on Sunday, February 21st, 2021 at 9pm/8c. There will be two additional all-new episodes this season for a total of 12.
“When Calls the Heart” tells the captivating story of Elizabeth Thatcher (Erin Krakow), a young teacher accustomed to her high society life, who receives her first classroom assignment in Coal Valley, a small coalmining town where life is simple, but often fraught with challenges. Lori Loughlin played Abigail Stanton, a wife and mother whose husband, the foreman of the mine, along with a dozen other miners, has just been killed in an explosion. The newly widowed women find their faith is tested when they must go to work in the mines to keep a roof over their heads. Elizabeth charms most everyone in Coal Valley, except Constable Jack Thornton (Daniel Lissing) who believes Thatcher’s wealthy father has doomed the lawman’s career by insisting he be assigned in town to protect the shipping magnate’s daughter. Living in a turn of the century coal town, Elizabeth will have to learn the ways of the frontier if she wishes to thrive in the rural west on her own.
The series is inspired by Janette Oke’s bestselling book series about the Canadian West.
Based on the book of the same name by Janette Oke, the series stars Erin Krakow ("Army Wives") Lori Loughlin ("Fuller House,"90210"), Jack Wagner ("The Bold and the Beautiful," "Melrose Place"), Pascale Hutton ("Sanctuary"), Kavan Smith ("Supernatural"), Paul Greene ("Bitten") and Martin Cummins ("Riverdale"). Chris McNally ("Altered Carbon") and Kevin McGarry ("Heartland") join the cast for the new season.
In season six of "When Calls the Heart," the town of Hope Valley adjusts to the changing times - while still maintaining the small-town bonds that connect them. Single mother Elizabeth (Krakow) leans on her friends for support as she balances motherhood with work. Romantic possibilities arise as Faith (Andrea Brooks) and Carson (Greene) assess their feelings, Jesse (Aren Buchholz) and Clara (Eva Bourne) take steps in securing their bond, and Abigail (Loughlin) confronts a visitor from her past. Lee (Smith) and Rosemary (Hutton) deal with an emotional issue that challenges their relationship. As for the rest of the town, Bill (Wagner) considers an opportunity that cements his place as Hope Valley's ultimate authority and Henry Gowen (Cummins) reclaims his position among Hope Valley's society. The community gains two new members when new Mountie Nathan Grant (Kevin McGarry) and secretive gambler Lucas Bouchard (Chris McNally) arrive on the scene. Finally, Elizabeth will continue to teach the children of Hope Valley - and although there may be potential suitors interested in her, the only relationship she is focused on is the one with her baby.
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.