May 10, 2024

Hallmark Channel announced today that When Calls the Heart has been renewed for a 12th season. The news comes five episodes into the drama's Season 11 run, which is slated to continue through June 23.

"I am overjoyed that When Calls the Heart is coming back for a 12th season!" said Erin Krakow, series star and executive producer. "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!"

Serving as the network's longest-running original series on the air, the show has been enjoying steady viewership that has continued to rank it as one of cable TV's top-rated shows. The current season is the most-watched entertainment cable program this year to-date among households, total viewers, and women 18+.

"When Calls the Heart continues to exceed our expectations and the number of fans and viewers continue to grow every year," said Lisa Hamilton Daly, Executive Vice President, Programming. "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!"

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.