May 9, 2021

Hallmark Channel's When Calls the Heart has been renewed for a ninth season. The good news arrived during tonight's season finale, with star Erin Krakow making the announcement.

Currently the network's oldest original drama on the air, the series has been enjoying an impressively-long run thanks to steady viewership that has continued to rank it as one of cable TV's top-rated shows.

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 9 of When Calls the Heart in 2022.