From a media release:
Super Channel,Â is pleased to announce to the delight of Canadian â€œheartiesâ€ across the country, that the sweeping frontier drama,Â When Calls the Heart, will return for a third season onÂ Wednesday, April 13 at 8 p.m. ETÂ (SC2). Each episode will also be available onÂ Super Channel On DemandÂ the day following its initial broadcast.
The enchanting Hallmark Channel original series is a Canadian co-production filmed on location in British Columbia and based on the bestselling book series by acclaimed Canadian author Janette Oke.
Returning cast this season includes Lori Loughlin (Fuller House, 90210) as Abigail Stanton, Erin Krakow (Army Wives) as Elizabeth Thatcher, Daniel Lissing (Last Resort) as Jack Thornton, Jack Wagner (The Bold and the Beautiful) as Bill Avery and Kristina Wagner (General Hospital) as Nora, Jackâ€™s estranged wife. Guest stars this season include Brooke Shields as Jackâ€™s mother, Charlotte.
Season three brings new challenges and opportunities to the tight-knit residents of Hope Valley. In the season three premiere episode, â€œNew Yearâ€™s Wishâ€, a fresh start for Jack and Elizabeth, a surprise guest for Abigail, an adventure for Rosemary (Pascale Hutton) and Lee (Kavan Smith), an unwanted visitor from Pastor Hogan’s (Mark Humphrey) past, and new beginnings for the town makes this the most unforgettable New Year’s celebration Hope Valley has ever seen.
When Calls the HeartÂ is produced by Canadians Vicki Sotheran and Greg Malcolm, and executive produced by Brad Krevoy, Brian Bird, Michael Landon Jr., and Michael Shepard. Eric Jarboe and Neill Fearnley are co-executive producers.