When Calls the Heart is an American television drama series that was conceived by Michael Landon Jr. and was inspired by the novel of the same name written by Janette Oke and published as part of her Canadian West series.
The ninth season of the show ran from March 6 to May 22, 2022.
The first episode of the series was shown for the first time in the United States on the Hallmark Channel on January 11, 2014, and for the first time in Canada on Super Channel on April 16, 2014.
The series was first conceived as a two-hour television movie pilot that was shown in October 2013, starring Maggie Grace as the young teacher Elizabeth Thatcher and Stephen Amell as the officer Wynn Delaney for the Royal North-West Mounted Police.
Erin Krakow plays the primary character in the television series, which also has a cast of supporting actors.
Hallmark announced on March 21, 2018, that the show will be continued for a sixth season. The season began with a Christmas special that aired for two hours as part of Hallmark's Countdown to Christmas event, and it was scheduled to run for a total of ten episodes beginning in February 2019.
The debut of the season took place during this event. Nevertheless, because of the 2019 collegeadmissions bribery scandal that included Loughlin and the subsequent removal of her from all Hallmark properties, the season was placed on a "retooling" hold and began in May with the intention of concluding in June, with Loughlin's portions being cut out.
Hallmark Channel made the announcement that the series will return for a ninth season through a video broadcast from Krakow on May 9, 2021. The ninth season of the show ran from March 6 to May 22, 2022.
When Calls the Heart Season 9 Lead Cast
Elizabeth Thatcher arrived at Hope Valley (formerly Coal Valley) to teach. Unaccustomed to rural life, Jane became a pioneer lady while dating Jack Thornton.
Jack died in the line of duty soon after their wedding. Elizabeth had (Little) Jack after learning she was pregnant.
Elizabeth is ready to love again after Jack's death. Fortunately, she has two suitors.
Nathan Grant took up the Hope Valley job after Jack's death. After his niece Allie's parents died, he wants to settle down to offer stability for her.
He's been bashful about his interest in Elizabeth but later confessed. Too late?
McGarry is a regular on Heartland, Canada's longest-running scripted series.
Christmas Scavenger Hunt and Winter Love Story include him.
He's a gorgeous businessman and global traveler. Lucas Bouchard has everything—including secrets.
Will his apparent interest and amorous efforts win Elizabeth's heart?
McNally appears in Sailing into Love, A Winter Princess, and Snowkissed.
Henry Gowen is a villain.
Gowen was formerly viewed as a tough businessman who put money above people.
Always an entrepreneur, he started an oil company, but he sold it to Lucas last season.
Gowen's future is unknown.
Rosemary won over Hearties after falling for Lee Coulter, an entrepreneur, and businessman who fell for her when he arrived in Hope Valley.
They often provide humorous relief (with Lee almost always being the straight man).
Rosemary reminds everybody who'll listen that she's an actor or has a wonderful idea.
Bill Avery, a former forensic investigator, is the Hope Valley regional judge.
Wagner has appeared on B&B, Melrose Place, and General Hospital.
He's in Hallmark's Wedding March flicks.
Faith was originally loathed by fans because she met Mountie Jack and was considered Elizabeth's rival.
Last season, Faith departed for medical school in Chicago (Brooks was pregnant), but she'll return this season with a degree.
Nathan's niece Allie is precocious. Whether intended or not, she constantly causes issues.
After her parents died, her uncle became her legal guardian.
Goodrich replaces twins Lincoln and Gunnar Taylor as Baby Thornton.
Ned Yost owns the general store and telephone switchboard. Mr. Olson of Hope Valley.
Fiona helped the phone company create communication in Hope Valley.
She acquired a barbershop after being fired without warning.
Everyman Hickam is the next mayor.
He's worked for everyone in town.
Mike is a bachelor who would rather tumble through a vent than fall in love.
Florence is the town's gossip and part-time switchboard operator, but she'll likely be promoted now that Fiona is gone.
Redheaded coal mining widow Molly spends out with Florence.
Will Molly work the municipal switchboard now that Florence and Ned have two businesses?
Season 8 brings the Canfields to Hope Valley. Joseph (Viv Leacock), his wife Minnie (Natasha Burnett), and their kids Angela and Cooper arrive in town to acquire a petrol station.
Elizabeth's teaching approaches will irk Minnie.
Angela's vision-handicapped mother is overprotective, yet she's a piano genius.
Mei Suo rode a brown quarter horse into town, fascinating Mountie Nathan. Seeing her at the saloon piqued his interest.
Mei is the new pharmacist at Yost Pharmacy and Soda Fountain, but she seems to be fleeing.
After a contentious conclusion to the eighth season of When Calls the Heart, in which Elizabeth (Erin Krakow) chose Lucas (Chris McNally) over Nathan (Kevin McGarry), several viewers who have been following the program for a long time have pledged to never longer watch it.
But according to the most current rating statistics that Hallmark has disclosed, a significant number of viewers have continued to tune in.
According to Nielsen, there were a total of 2.9 million people watched each of the 12 episodes that comprised season 9 on an L+3 basis.
This program is the original written entertainment cable series that has received the most number of total viewers, as well as the highest number of homes, among women aged 18 and older.
It was also the show that was viewed the most by ladies aged 18 and older.
Nevertheless, as compared to season 8, the ratings for When Calls the Heart's ninth season were a little lower. On average, 3.3 million viewers watched each of the 12 episodes that were shown throughout that season.
The announcement of Hallmark's ratings comes at a time when fans of "Heartland" are eagerly awaiting word on whether or not the program will be renewed for a tenth season.
During the season finale broadcast of the popular historical drama in recent years, Hallmark has made the announcement that a new season of the drama would be produced.
When Calls The Heart Season 9 Elizabeth And Lucas Looking At Each other With Love
- According to Hallmark Channel, an average of 2.9 million people watched each episode of When Calls the Heart during its ninth season.
- The program has not been renewed for a tenth season by Hallmark as of yet.
- According to executive producer Brian Bird, the show will "carry on" regardless of the circumstances.
At this time, you are able to watch "When Calls the Heart - Season 9" streaming on fuboTV, DIRECTV, Hallmark Movies Now Amazon Channel, and Spectrum On Demand.
Alternatively, you can purchase it as a download from Apple iTunes, Amazon Video, Vudu, and Google Play Movies.
When Calls the Heart's season nine has a total of twelve episodes.
When the premiere date for the ninth season, March 6th, was first announced, Deadline provided confirmation of the episode count.
Fans who have followed the show from the beginning will be aware that season 9 is tied for the title of the longest installment of When Calls the Heart with seasons 1 and 8, all of which contained a total of 12 episodes.
When questioned about Loughlin's participation in the program beyond October 2021, a network spokeswoman said the following:
Hallmark Channel has not cast Lori Loughlin in any current projects, including When Calls the Heart, nor do we have any plans to cast her in the future.
The Ninth season took place without the network providing any indication that the show will be renewed.
This led many viewers to speculate that the network is taking into consideration withdrawing support for the show.
Many people have been tweeting their support for the program, and the hashtag #AllInForSeason10 has been used in many of those tweets.