Hallmark Channel Renews the Network’s Longest-Running Original Series ‘When Calls the Heart’ for a Tenth Season
Lindsay Sturman, a television veteran with writing and producing credits spanning over 15 years in the industry, joins the series as the new showrunner.
Lindsay Sturman Joins the Series as New Showrunner
STUDIO CITY, CA – June 17, 2022 – Hallmark Channel announced today that it has renewed the network’s original, primetime drama series “When Calls the Heart” for a tenth season. Lindsay Sturman (“Supergirl”), a television veteran with writing and producing credits spanning over 15 years in the industry, joins the series as the new showrunner.
“‘When Calls the Heart’ continues to push the limits as to what we can achieve with this show,” said Lisa Hamilton Daly, Executive Vice President, Programming, Crown Media Family Networks. “There are many more stories still to be told about the lives of the beloved characters in this series and we cannot wait for everyone at home to tune in to see what unfolds.”
The ninth season of hit drama “When Calls the Heart’s” ratings culminated with a season high, with the final episode (9012) ranking as the most watched of the season in Households (2.6 million), and among Women 18+ (2.3 million) and Total Viewers (3.1 million) on a Live+3 basis. The program also ranked as this year’s #1 most-watched original scripted series on ad-supported cable in Households (2.4 million), and among Women 18+ (2.2 million) and Total Viewers (2.9 million). After 12 episodes, the season also reached over 8.6 million unduplicated/unique Total Viewers.
Source: Nielsen, L+3 Days, as dated. Unduplicated reach, 6-min qualifier. Scripted program ranker year-to-date: 12/27/21-5/22/22; M-Su 6a-6a; Program averages exclude News, Sports, Reality, Movies, Specials, Repeats, Programs with less than 3 TCs and under 15 min duration. WCTH S9 (3/6-5/22/22).
“We are also excited to welcome to the family our new showrunner, Lindsay Sturman, who brings her immense talent to the show,” remarked Laurie Ferneau, Senior Vice President, Development, Crown Media Family Networks.
“I am thrilled that ‘When Calls the Heart’ is coming back for a tenth season,” said Erin Krakow, series star and executive producer. “With our amazing cast, crew, and talented writers, we can look forward to more adventures, laughs, tears, and stories of romance throughout the community of Hope Valley. We are so excited for all the viewers, especially the Hearties, to continue this journey with us!”
Brad Krevoy, Brian Bird, Michael Landon Jr., Lindsay Sturman, Eric Jarboe, Jimmy Townsend, Erin Krakow, Susie Belzberg, Michael Shepard, Vicki Sotheran and Greg Malcolm are executive producers. Derek Thompson, Elizabeth Stewart, Peter DeLuise, Neill Fearnley and Amanda Phillips serve as co-executive producers. Vicki Sotheran and Greg Malcolm are producers.