When Calls the Heart fans were crushed after Lori Loughlin’s arrest and firing left the Hallmark serial romance in the lurch. Although the network reassured Hearties that it wasn’t going away, it’s been weeks of wondering and worrying. Now, Erin Krakow (Elizabeth Thornton) featured in a new promo video that shares exactly when two new episodes will air. Yes, fans – WCTH is back in less than a month!
When Calls the Heart: New Episodes Next Month – Elizabeth Thornton and Others Return
Elizabeth Thornton portrayer Erin Krakow revealed on a special video from Hallmark that Season 6 will be back on Sunday, May 5 and Monday, May 6 with a new episode each night. Those both air at 8 pm and then the season of WCTH resumes its regular schedule on Sunday, May 12 at 8 pm.
Erin Krakow said “we can’t wait to welcome you back to Hope Valley” as she made the announcement about When Calls the Heart Season 6 resuming. The network also promised that during the May 5 episode, there would be a major announcement about the show.
WCTH Season 6: Who’s Back?
It is very clear that Lori Loughlin’s character Abigail Stanton will not be returning, but sources say the regular scheduled When Calls The Heart cast is back to filming. Jack Wagner, who plays Bill Avery, sent an Instagram message to fans on March 30 saying he was “Heading up North to work sending my Love”. The show films in Vancouver, British Columbia and that’s where his video showed he was flying.
Since the controversy with Lori Loughlin’s recent arrest made headlines, Hearties have worried their beloved show would not return. So, this is music to their ears. And, even better, the Hearties will get two WCTH episodes to make up for the shows that they missed while all this trouble was getting sorted. You can see a glimpse of the new episodes in the video below.
When Calls The Heart: How Will Abigail Stanton Leave?
There’s still no word on how Hallmark will deal with the sudden exit of Abigail Stanton. But, there are several scenarios they can use for the character’s departure from Hope Valley. The writers could kill Abigail off or have her pack up and leave town.
Maybe later down the road, fans would accept a new actress in a recast of the popular role. Maybe one day, they can bring Abigail Stanton back. But for now, it’ll likely be a simple exit to move things along. Be sure to tune in to Hallmark’s special back-to-back episodes Sunday and Monday, May 5 & 6.
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