The CBC television series Heartland, which wrapped its fourth season on Thursday, has been renewed for an 18-episode 5th Season.
Season 5 will begin filming in the spring of 2011 in time to start broadcasting in the fall.
The 2-hour holiday movie, A Heartland Christmas, premiered December 12 and pulled in 1,402,800 million viewers. It repeats on Christmas Day at 9:00pm.
There are still 9 remaining episodes of the 4th Season of Heartland to premiere at its regular timeslot – Sundays at 7:00pm. The new episodes resume on January 2nd.
The news was revealed by a fan on the CBC Heartland website, by solving a puzzle posted this morning.