‘When Calls the Heart’ Renewed for Season 12 at Hallmark, Production to Begin in July

Hearties, it’s time to celebrate. Hallmark Channel has renewed its longest-running original series, “When Calls the Heart,” for a 12th season. The season will consist of 12 episodes and will begin production in July.

“I am overjoyed that ‘When Calls the Heart’ is coming back for a 12th season,” says star and executive producer Erin Krakow. “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 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!”

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Season 11 is currently airing on Hallmark Channel, becoming the most-watched entertainment cable program every week for four straight weeks with women 18+. Season 11 has reached 4.7 million unduplicated total viewers and averages 2.1 million households, 2.5 million total viewers, and 1.8 million women 18+, according to Nielsen.

“When Calls the Heart continues to exceed our expectations and the number of fans and viewers continue to grow every year,” says EVP of programming Lisa Hamilton Daly. “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!”

In February, Variety spoke to Hamilton Daly about the upcoming programming, including whether they will expand the “When Calls the Heart” universe. (Their spinoff, “When Hope Calls,” moved to Great American Family and hasn’t aired since 2021.)

“We always have conversations about how to expand our IP. It’s a constant conversation, but for that one, it’s going so well still. It’s hard to think, who would you peel off?” she said at the time. “Erin is really central to the show, as many of the cast members are. It’s possible, were that show to reach a conclusion, then we might think about what to do, but at this point, we plan to keep going.”

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