Another Thursday - another blog entry! For those of you holding your breath, we are down to 24 days until October 4, when "Miracle" - the 3rd season premiere of Heartland - airs on the CBC at 7:00pm.
Don't think you are the only ones who are excited about this. Even everyone on the cast and crew is looking forward to watching the first of the 18 new episodes the show!
To answer a question from the past week, yes, all the major cast is returning, including Kerry James as Caleb and Nathaniel Arcand as Scott. And of course there will be a few surprises - a few new faces and a few that I bet you thought would not be returning. Hmmmn - now who could that be referring to?
And a bit of an update for our European friends - in Germany, where seasons 1 & 2 have aired on Pay TV, both seasons will begin airing on free television beginning in July of next year on VOX. In Belgium, Vitaya is planning to begin airing Season 1 in November. And TV2 in Denmark and YLE in Finland will be broadcasting Heartland in the upcoming months.
And of course, back here in Canada the CBC has begun airing season 1 Friday afternoons at 1:00pm. Check out the Heartland calendar on our home page to see which episodes are being broadcast when.
But let's not get too far ahead of ourselves here... First an on-set update, since tomorrow is the last day of filming for episodes 209 and 210: On Monday we welcome back director TW Peacocke, who will be at the helm to shoot two exciting new episodes - 211 and 212.
And another of our 3rd season directors, Don McBrearty, was the director on this week's Sunday repeat episode of Heartland - "Full Circle," which was written by Penny Gummerson. In it, Amy heads into the mountains to visit a First Nations horse healer named Victor Whitetail, and leaves with a new understanding about horses, swinging a golf club(!), her mom and herself.
"Full Circle" plays Sunday at 7:00pm, 7:30pm in Newfoundland.