Hallmark Announces Fate of When Calls the Heart

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Ever since Lori Loughlin was fired from Hallmark's When Calls the Heart, the future of the series has been uncertain. 

Despite the myriad of issues plaguing the series thanks to Lori Loughlin's alleged part in the college admissions scandal, the show will be returning to the cabler for a seventh season. 

Lori Laughlin When Calls the Heart

Series star, Erin Krakow made the announcement on the network on Saturday during the premiere of TV-movie Bottled With Love. 

"I am thrilled to announce When Calls the Heart Season 7, coming next year,” she said. “We can’t wait to get back to Hope Valley.”

Related: When Calls the Heart Sets Return Date at Hallmark

When Calls the Heart was placed on hiatus just three episodes into its sixth season when the news dropped about Loughlin. 

Lori Laughlin Camera Tall

Hallmark cut all ties with Loughlin, and that also paved the way for the cancellation of Garage Sales Mysteries.

When Calls the Heart is one of the biggest basic cable TV series, so it was expected that there would be a creative overhaul. 

Loughlin's alleged actions are the opposite of Hallmark's wholesome family values, so it made sense for the network to cut her out of any projects on the cable network. 

When Calls the Heart was originally placed on a creative hiatus as the producers worked out a game plan to continue the series. 

Lori Laughlin Unhappy

The show will return on Sunday, May 5, and will even air an additional episode on Monday, May 6 before returning to its regularly scheduled Sunday slot for the rest of the season. 

"#Hearties, we’re excited to announce When Calls the Heart returns with a special 2-night back-to-back premiere event beginning May 5 at 8pm/7c and continuing May 6 at 8pm/7c!," Erin shared on Twitter confirming the news.

Related: When Calls the Heart Producers Confirm Extended Hiatus

"Tune in during the premiere of #BottledWithLove Saturday at 8pm/7c for another BIG WCTH announcement! 

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