‘When Calls the Heart’ Season 8: Hearties Are Asking Hallmark for Even More Episodes

Hearties are getting organized. When Calls the Heart super-fans are asking Hallmark Channel to give them even more Hope Valley. They’re planning a virtual rally for May 3 in an attempt to convince the network to add additional episodes to the show’s next season

Hearties want more Hope Valley 

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❤️❤️❤️Hearties Rally for #MoreHopeValley!!!!!❤️❤️ . . Hearties! Did you catch the latest interviews with the cast? They’ve asked for our help to approach Hallmark Channel for MORE episodes per season! The past few seasons have been a Christmas episode plus ten hours of great television. We know that all Hearties are craving more WCTH, so this year we’ve worked up a campaign to approach Hallmark with our request. The rally is scheduled THIS Sunday, May 3rd, and it’s important that ALL of you participate if we want more. Here’s what to do: 1). Send an email on May 3, 2020 to morehopevalley@gmail.com with the subject “Hearties Rally for #MoreHopeValley” kindly asking Hallmark Channel for more episodes next season. 2). After you’ve sent your email, hop over to the Hallmark Channel USA Facebook page. Click on their “Posts” tab and post a message that includes the hashtags #MoreHopeValley and #Hearties asking for more episodes next season! We recommend including one of the photos provided in your post to increase visibility too! 3). Last but not least, join us on Twitter from 7pm-8pm ET THIS Sunday and TWEET your little #Hearties hearts out with the hashtags #MoreHopeValley and #Hearties asking for more episodes next season! Again, we recommend including one of the photos provided in your post to increase visibility too! Tag @hallmarkchannel and @michellevicary in your tweets. THE MOST IMPORTANT STEP HERE IS THE EMAIL! If you’re not comfortable with Facebook or Twitter, please send an email!!!! We are looking for an inbox FULL of Hearties heartfelt messages that we can share with Hallmark Channel! LET’S DO THIS! From Your Hearties Facebook & Instagram Admins ❤️

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An April 29 post from the official When Calls the Heart Instagram account announced the upcoming rally.

“Hearties! Did you catch the latest interviews with the cast?” the post asked. “They’ve asked for our help to approach Hallmark Channel for MORE episodes per season!” 

“The past few seasons have been a Christmas episode plus 10 hours of great television,” the post continued. “We know that all Hearties are craving more WCTH, so this year we’ve worked up a campaign to approach Hallmark with our request.”

When Calls the Heart fans are being urged to email morehopevalley@gmail.com and ask for more episodes in season 8. The messages will then be shared with Hallmark. They’re also being asked to use the #MoreHopeValley hashtag on social media. On May 3 between 7 and 8 p.m. ET, they’ll be making a special effort to coordinate their tweets and send a strong message in support of their beloved show. 

Erin Krakow will be tweeting along with fans 

Erin Krakow in the When Calls the Heart Christmas special
Erin Krakow in When Calls the Heart | ©2019 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Ricardo Hubbs

When Calls the Heart star Erin Krakow — who plays Elizabeth Thornton — confirmed that she’d be joining fans in tweeting for more episodes of the frontier drama. 

“Can’t wait to tweet with all of you this Sunday,” she commented on the post. Her co-star Paul Greene has also been retweeting message from fans with the #MoreHopeValley hashtag. 

WCTH executive producer Brian Bird also got in on the action. “Ahem #Hearties a new challenge for you. Rally for #MoreHopeValley,” he tweeted

‘When Calls the Heart’ once had a longer season

Kevin McGarry in When Calls the Heart
Kevin McGarry in When Calls the Heart | ©2020 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Ricardo Hubbs

Since season 2, every season of When Calls the Heart has come in at 10 episodes or fewer. The one exception was season 1, which had 12 episodes. In recent years, there has also been a feature-length Christmas special that airs in December.

But season 6 had just nine episodes. That was because of Lori Loughlin’s involvement in the college admissions scandal. After the actress was accused of bribing officials to admit her daughters to the University of Southern California, Hallmark fired her. It then pulled WCTH off the air temporarily so that she could be edited out of future episodes. The resulting edits meant one episode from the season was lost. 

Now, Hearties are arguing that there are plenty of stories to tell in Hope Valley, especially since the show was just renewed for another season. 

“Hey @hallmarkchannel Thank you for season 8 on @WCTH_TV!” tweeted a fan. “Us #Hearties really do appreciate it! Could we please have a few more episodes for these beloved characters in Hope Valley?”

“We would love to have more episodes per season,” read another tweet. “There are so many stories to tell, we need more episodes to do it the right way. Go ahead and renew season 9 & 10 now while you’re at it. We love our WCTH.”