Giddy-Up!!! This is truly awesome, exciting news for all fans of the "Heartland" television series! (including myself!) UP released this press release (below) today with all the details on Heartland's return to their network - with All New Episodes!!!
UP PRESS RELEASE:
ATLANTA – August 10, 2016 – UP TV, the entertainment destination that showcases stories about modern American families and the relationships that define them, announced today that the network will premiere season nine of the multi-generational family drama Heartland for a limited time beginning Wednesday, Sept. 7. UP will air the 18 U.S. premiere episodes with three episodes every Wednesday at 8 p.m., 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET during the limited engagement before it starts airing weekly this fall on UP. Beginning in February 2017, UP’s subscription-on-demand offering, UP Faith & Family, will be the first service to make available all nine seasons of the series. Viewers can currently watch the first eight seasons on UP Faith & Family.
“UP has a passionate fan base of Heartland viewers,” said Amy Winter, evp and general manager, UP. “We are thrilled to be the first network to premiere the new season for those loyal fans, while also making the previous seasons available on UP Faith & Family for new and returning viewers who want to catch up on the series.”
Change is in the air for the Bartlett-Fleming family as new love interests, new career paths and new challenges threaten life as they know it. With familiar faces returning and new relationships forming, the family takes on intimidating challenges, grabs exciting opportunities and follows big dreams as they lean on each other for support.
“We last left Heartland with Ty and Amy’s much-anticipated wedding. This season we’ll get to see the couple adjusting to their new life together,” said Sophia Karteris Kelley, senior vice president, programming. “While they are building their happily ever after, elsewhere in the family, relationships are facing an uncertain future.”
Heartland is the longest running series in Canadian history, and UP has been the exclusive U.S. cable home of the series since 2011. Shot on location against the glorious backdrop and stunning vistas of the foothills of the Rockies, Heartland is a sprawling multi-generational saga about a family getting through life together in both happy and trying times. The series is based on Lauren Brooke’s best-selling novels, starring Amber Marshall as Amy, Michelle Morgan as her sister Lou, Shaun Johnston as Jack – Amy’s and Lou’s grandfather - and Chris Potter as Tim. Also in the cast are Graham Wardle as Ty Borden, Kerry James as Caleb Odell, Gabriel Hogan as Peter Morris, Nathaniel Arcand as Scott Cardinal, Jessica Steen as Lisa Stillman and Alisha Newton as Georgina (“Georgie”) Crawley. The executive producers are Michael Weinberg, Tom Cox and Jordy Randall. It is produced by SEVEN24 Films and Dynamo Film Inc.
At UP, We Get Family. UP is one of television’s most trusted entertainment brands with content the leaves viewers feeling UP. UP tells the stories of families of all shapes, sizes and complexities through authentic, unique and relevant storytelling. UP offers
hundreds of hours of original scripted and reality series, specials and movies as well as fan-favorite series on multiple platforms. In addition, UP’s pro-social initiative, “Uplift Someone,” inspires people to do simple, everyday acts of kindness. UP is widely available on cable systems and satellite providers across the United States. Furthermore, UP’s subscription-on-demand offering, UP Faith & Family, features the best content in family and faith-affirming entertainment. Based in Atlanta, UP is a division of UP Entertainment, LLC and partners with the ASPiRE network on sales, marketing and other operational services.
Thank you UP - for listening to your viewers! We loved watching the "Heartland" series on your network- and we will definitely be watching again when it returns in September!