"When Calls the Heart" (TV show) is an original movie and drama series on the Hallmark Channel that is based upon Janette Oke's best-selling Canadian West book series. The film stars three-time Emmy Award-winner Jean Smart ("Designing Women"), Lori Loughlin ("90210"), Maggie Grace ("Taken 2"), Stephen Amell ("Arrow"), Daniel Sharman ("Teen Wolf") and newcomer Poppy Drayton.

"When Calls the Heart" is the story of Elizabeth Thatcher (Drayton), a young teacher accustomed to her high society life, who receives her first classroom post in a prairie town in the Western Frontier lead by headstrong coalminer widows Abigail (Loughlin) and Frances (Smart). She is determined to prove to her family that she is brave enough to live on her own, but struggles with her own fears and doubts. When she discovers her late Aunt Elizabeth's (Grace) secret diary, Elizabeth learns she was a pioneer woman herself, a teacher in the frontier who struggled with prairie life and fell in love with a Royal Canadian Mountie (Amell). Inspired by her aunt's hopeful words and unfaltering determination, Elizabeth decides to embark on her own adventure, using the diary as her guide and family friend Edward, another Mountie (Sharman), as her support.

"When Calls the Heart" is a Believe Pictures, Jordan Films and Brad Krevoy Television production. Brad Krevoy, Brian Bird, Michael Landon, Jr., Roman Viaris, Francisco Gonzalez, and Jimmy Townsend are executive producers. Laurette Bourassa and David Kappes are producers. The film is based on the novel by Janette Oke, and written and directed by Michael Landon, Jr.

Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk Shows: 'When Calls the Heart'


Network: Hallmark
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: October 5, 2014
Seasons: 3
Production Companies:
Believe Pictures
Jordan Films
Brad Krevoy Television

'When Calls the Heart' Earns Season 2 Renewal — Since its premiere on January 11, the Hallmark Channel series has consistently rated in the top five in its Saturday night timeslot and has been seen by more than 12.3 million unduplicated viewers. Read more...
'When Calls the Heart' Delivers Hope, Love and Encouragement — Erin Krakow, Daniel Lissing and Lori Loughlin star in the new Hallmark Channel ensemble period series set against the backdrop of the western frontier. Read more...
Hallmark Channel Greenlights 'When Calls the Heart' — Kicking off with an original movie this fall, the new drama series, starring Jean Smart and Lori Loughlin, is based upon the best-selling book series by Janette Oke. Read more...

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