TV, movie companies committed to the greater good

by Diane Howard, Ph.D. , Austin Movie Examiner . . . In an exclusive interview with Austin Movie Examiner, Brian Bird, executive producer “”When Calls the Heart” (as well as for the movie “Captive” and more) says redemptive media picturizes the current darkness of our world and how viewers can find their way into the light. He also says . . . See http://www.examiner.com/article/tv-movie-companies-committed-to-the-greater-good

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‘When Calls the Heart’ Renewed for A Fourth Season

Reposted with permission from author Dr. Diane Howard Consumer support makes a difference in what is produced for TV.  On April 12 TV Series Finale announces the cancellations and renewals of TV programs by network, along with updated TV news and ratings. It reports current data on Hallmark’s new scripted series and announces that When Calls the Heart has been renewed for a […]

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Who Is Jack’s Mom on ‘When Calls the Heart’? That’s Brooke Shields

by 2Paragraphs in Culture | February 20, 2016 On the Season 3 premiere of When Calls the Heart, Jack Thornton’s mother Charlotte surprises him with a visit. She’s in town to figure out what’s going on between her son (Daniel Lissing) and school teacher Elizabeth Thatcher (Erin Krakow). Charlotte is portrayed by Brooke Shields, who says her character is inspired […]

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‘When Calls the Heart’ resumes as top TV series with third season in February

February 15, 2016 On February 15, Forbes reports, ” ‘Hearties’ Mobilize To Drive Hallmark’s Top Rated Show.” Further, they write of the TV series “When Calls the Heart,” that followers are “…One of the most vibrant grass-roots fandoms of recent years – which has driven the object of its affection to the top of the basic cable rating charts – […]

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“Hearties” Mobilize To Drive Hallmark’s Top Rated Show

An unlikely community of fans has propelled Hallmark’s family-oriented period drama “When Calls the Heart” to ratings success. Photo courtesy Crown Media. Feb 15, 2016 Rob Salkowitz, CONTRIBUTOR – I write about comics and the business of pop culture. Fan culture is everywhere these days. But when you think about a fan culture with hordes of followers hanging on every turn of […]

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When Calls the Heart’s grassroots groundswell

Executive producer Michael Shepard on the organic growth of the show’s online fan base and keeping supporters engaged. by Julianne Cummins The producers behind the When Calls the Heart didn’t set out to cultivate a strong social following for the romantic period series. To the team’s surprise, however, fans of the show have found each other online, defining themselves as “Hearties” […]

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A fresh start on Hallmark’s ‘Heart’

What to Watch on Saturday: A fresh start on Hallmark’s ‘Heart’ By Brooke Cain bcain@newsobserver.com  When Calls the Heart (8 p.m., Hallmark) – In this special New Year’s episode, Jack and and Elizabeth get a fresh start and an unwanted visitor from Pastor Hogan’s past arrives in town. Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/entertainment/tv/article51314390.html#storylink=cpy Click here for full article.

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TV Highlights by the LA Times

by Matt Cooper SERIES When Calls the Heart This drama set in frontier-era Canada returns with a special two-hour New Year’s-themed episode; Lori Loughlin, Jack Wagner, Erin Krakow and Daniel Lissing star. 8 p.m. Hallmark Channel Da Vinci’s Demons This fantastical series, starring Tom Riley as a hunky, younger version of Renaissance man Leonardo da Vinci, ends its run after […]

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Pacific Mercantile Bank Provides Financing for WHEN CALLS THE HEART Season 3 on Hallmark Channel

08:50 ET from Pacific Mercantile Bank LOS ANGELES, Dec. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Pacific Mercantile Bank (“the Bank”), the wholly owned subsidiary of Pacific Mercantile Bancorp (NASDAQ: PMBC), announced today that its Entertainment Industries Division (EID) has recently committed $9.1 million in project financing for production of Season 3 of the popular television series WHEN CALLS THE HEART on Hallmark Channel. […]

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Hallmark Provides Television Movies of Reconciliation and Redemption

September 13 The following in an excerpt from  from The Examiner … Some of the best known and loved television series that Hallmark has distributed and aired have been “Little House on the Prairie” (TV Series), “The Waltons” (TV Series), and “When Calls the Heart” (TV Series). Michael Landon Jr. produces today, as did his father before him (“Little House […]

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“When Calls the Heart” Renewed for Third Season

By Riely Haven @RielyHaven   July 28, 2015 – 4:06 PM Hearties rejoice! Hallmark Channel announced today that the fan-favorite period drama, When Calls the Heart, has been renewed for its third season! The show follows Elizabeth Thatcher, a school teacher from the city as she braves the frontier to find love and adventure in the town of Hope Valley. It has become […]

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Hallmark Channel Renews “When Calls the Heart” for Third Season

July 28, 2015 Posted by Troy L. Foreman in News The sweeping frontier drama that captured the hearts of millions and became a network’s most social series of all-time, Hallmark Channel’s Original Primetime Series “When Calls the Heart,” returns for a third season. Hallmark Channel has ordered 10-hours of the season, with a special 2-hour sneak peek premiering Holiday 2015. Season […]

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