“When Calls the Heart” Renewed for Season 7

When Calls the Heart will go on for a seventh season.

Since the show went on hiatus mid-March following series’ star Lori Loughlin’s involvement in the college admissions scandal, fans have been in limbo worrying about WCTH’s future. 

The good news was announced by series lead Erin Krakow only three days after fans received word that season 6 will resume on May 5. Krakow said in a video posted on Instagram, “I am thrilled to announce When Calls the Heart Season 7, coming next year! We can’t wait to get back to Hope Valley!”

On Wednesday, executive producer Brian Bird thanked the show’s fans on Instagram for “sticking with us through this challenging time. Life throws all of us painful curveballs, and the only way to survive is to walk right through them with courage, grace, a forgiving spirit, and most of all, hope. Many of you have wondered what the future holds for our cast and crew, and for the citizens of Hope Valley. Your care and concern mean the world to us, and the best way we can thank you is to encourage you the way you encourage us because… Hope always lives here.”

Entertainment Weekly also reports that the remaining episodes of Season 6 have been re-edited, so that Loughlin — who plays Abigail Stanton, the mayor of Hope Valley — has been removed.

When Calls the Heart will resume its regular airing schedule following its special two-night event on May 5 and 6.