Hallmark is extending the When Calls the Heart franchise with When Hope Calls, but don't expect to watch the new series on the cable network. 

Instead, the series will be an exclusive on Hallmark Movies Now and will launch wth two episodes Friday, August 30, before airing new episodes weekly through October 25. 

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"When Hope Calls tells the story of sisters Lillian (Morgan Kohan) and Grace (Jocelyn Hudon) who open an orphanage in the 1916 Western town of Brookfield," according to the official logline for the series. 

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"Caught between the traditions of cattle ranchers and the ambitions of a growing town, they strive to find romance and happiness while overcoming the challenges of helping the children in their care."

"Throughout their journey, they discover community, acceptance and love as they create the family they always longed to have."

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"'When Hope Calls' embodies the same heartfelt themes of community, family and faith that have resonated so strongly with 'When Calls the Heart' fans over the past six years. This is another series that viewers are sure to treasure," said Michelle Vicary, Executive Vice President, Programming and Network Publicity, Crown Media Family Networks.

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"The series rounds out the experience we are offering loyal viewers in 2019. Along with our linear networks, publishing and podcast platforms, our SVOD service is another way to enjoy the original content our brand is known for," Vicary concluded.

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When Hope Calls characters Lillian (Kohan) and Grace (Hudon) first appeared over in the 2018 ratings record-breaker, When Calls the Heart: The Greatest Christmas Blessing.

Joining them in this spin-off series will be Gabriel (Ryan-James Hatanka), the Brookfield Mountie who has caught Lillian's attention, and local ranch hand Chuck (Greg Hovanessian), who is vying for Grace's heart.

Rounding out the ensemble is Tess (Wendy Crewson), Chuck's mother and until recent events, a long-time family friend of Lillian's.

Watch the first teaser for When Hope Calls below. 



source https://www.tvfanatic.com/2019/07/when-calls-the-heart-spinoff-gets-premiere-date-first-look/

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