April 27, 2020

Hallmark Channel's When Calls the Heart has been picked up for an eighth season. The good news was delivered by star Erin Krakow, who took to social media during last night's season finale with the announcement.

The cable network's oldest original drama currently on the air, the long-running series has been keeping up its solid performance for the cable network, making today's renewal a no-brainer. Its viewership has not appeared to suffer, either, in the wake of Lori Loughlin's absence.

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 8 of When Calls the Heart in 2021.