Well Heartland fans, it's the first day of summer as we continue the countdown to the Season 6 premiere of Heartland. Word on that as well as other odds and ends make up this Thursday's post. Read on!
The countdown continues!
Yes, we're slightly over 3 months, or 94 days until September 23, the date when Heartland's Season 6 Premiere, Running Against the Wind, will first broadcast on CBC Television at 7:00pm across Canada (7:30pm in Newfoundland).
I know Heartland fans in Canada have been more than patient waiting for the release date of the boxed DVD release of Season 5. I had received and announced a June date from eOne Entertainment, which was moved down to August. Now once again --but for the last time, I'm told-- the release date has been moved to Tuesday, September 18. It's a little frustrating I know, but the logic (which makes sense) is to tie in the DVD release for last season to the buzz and anticipation that the start of this new season is going to bring.
So then Canada: September 18 is the date when you can purchase Season 5's DVDs. If you are outside of Canada you'll be able to order the DVDs from Amazon.com, but be aware of which region you're in, as these DVDs are meant to be for Canada and the United States only (unless you have a region-free DVD player!)
Anticipating Season 6!
Now let me give you a small clue regarding what you can expect in Season 6 by revealing to you (some for the first time) the confirmed titles for the first third of the season. Here are the titles to Episodes 601 through 606:
601 - Running Against the Wind
602 - Crossed Signals
603 - Keeping Up Appearances
604 - The Natural
605 - Trial Run
606 - Helping Hands
Hmmmmmm... I'm already wondering what stories these episodes will bring! Except for the ones I've already read. Teehee.
However, we have now seen Alisha!
The young girl looking at the camera in this photo is 10-year-old Alisha Newton, who is a new regular Heartland cast member, playing Georgie in Season 6. Last Saturday the Town of High River, Alberta hosted a huge bash celebrating their association with Heartland, and this was Alisha's first chance to meet fans of the television series she now works on. The photo above is of a cake cutting ceremony, with Mayor Emile Blokland doing the honours to the cake as Amber, Michelle, Shaun and Graham watch. Alisha seems to be enjoying looking out at all the fans looking back.
The cake, I'm told (as they did not send me any), was delicious, and the turnout was fantastic, as you can tell from this photo taken from the roof of the bakery situated directly across the street from Maggies.
High River is a lovely little town and if you are a Heartland fan visiting Calgary, think about taking a road trip south and checking out the town which contains the only visible set from Heartland that the public can see any time of the day or night.
Repeat of 510 this Sunday
This Sunday CBC Television continues its repeat broadcast of Heartland's Season 5 with a repeat of Episode 510. This is the episode where Alcatraz is introduced to viewers. Alcatraz, you'll remember is the horse that no one except Amy thought was capable of being saved.
I hope you enjoy it, and watch for more repeats from Season 5 on July 1 and July 8, when episodes 511 and 512 will respectively be broadcast at Heartland's regular time, 7:00pm (7:30pm in Newfoundland).
So that's it for another week. Remember, to check in Monday for a new Time Killer puzzle of some sort!
Until then, and until next Thursday when your reliable Blog Whisperer will do this again,
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