April 26, 2017

Hallmark Channel has announced that When Calls the Heart has been renewed for a fifth season. The veteran series is the cable channel's oldest original drama currently on the air, and still draws a healthy audience, with Season 4 garnering year-over-year ratings gains in key demographics.

Inspired by Janette Oke's book of the same name, When Calls the Heart takes place in the early 20th century and follows a young teacher from a wealthy eastern family who moves to a small western coal mining town for her first classroom assignment.

Look for Season 5 in 2018.