Apr 12, 2012
Okay, "ages" may be an exaggeration, but given the chance any Blog Whisperer will always employ alliteration, which is the repetition of usually initial consonant sounds in two or more neighbouring words or syllables, as in Time for Tim, Super Spartan, Jovial Jack... well, you get it. Click through for some cool pictures, and more!Read More »
Apr 5, 2012
Answering questions is something I do a lot of during the off season and although I still have no information or updates on the big question that is in everyone's minds, there were a few great questions which have popped up in recent weeks, so I'm going to answer them now! Read on...Read More »
Mar 29, 2012
Well, the past 5 weeks have been a lot of fun for me, since every Thursday I've been able to tell you a bit about what was going to happen in the upcoming Sunday when a new episode of Heartland was broadcast across Canada. I gave hints and dropped clues, but for the most part I think I stayed clear of leading all of you too far astray... ;) Read on for more!Read More »
Mar 22, 2012
Two words, my friends - SEASON FINALE!!!!!! Many of you have been champing at the bit (I do love my horse metaphors) for this Sunday so the final pieces of the season can fall into place, and fall into place they will, as Heartland's 5th fantastic season comes to an end. Read on!Read More »
Mar 12, 2012
Well here we are - down to the last two episodes of Season 5!!!! Some pretty significant things happen in this, the second-to-last episode of a pretty exciting season... Read on!
Mar 8, 2012
I hope you're enjoying having 5 new episodes in a row to close out this 5th season of Heartland. I know I for one am enjoying the fact that no one --including me!!!!-- has to wait more than a week to find out what happens next. And that's a very good thing, because a lot is happening as the season draws to its 18th episode season finale. Read on...Read More »
Mar 1, 2012
Before I tell you about this week's exciting (and dramatic) episode of Heartland, I've got some news to share with you. Actually I'm breaking it here before ANYONE else finds out (haven't I always told you that this is the place for all Heartland news, and as soon as I know about something you will know? True to my word!!!) Click on through to the post!Read More »
Feb 23, 2012
Well, true to my word (and have I ever not kept my word?) this Sunday marks the first of five (5 - count 'em!) in a row, brand new episodes of Heartland. Click on through to the blog post for the scoop!Read More »
Feb 14, 2012
It's two days after Valentine's Day, so I thought it appropriate that we have a nice photo of everyone's favourite Heartland couple as they enjoy a quiet moment alone on the ranch house porch during Episode 506. Click on through to the blog post for some secrets, and find out how alone they really were!Read More »
Feb 8, 2012
Nice photo, right? Ahem... okay, this Sunday, February 12 --just in time for Valentine's Day-- we get a brand new episode of Heartland! I know a lot of you have been anxiously awaiting it (because of something do do with the picture above?) and with it will come a ghost from Heartland's past. Click through to the blog to read about it!Read More »
Feb 2, 2012
Sometimes, Wednesday is referred to as "hump day" - the mid point of the 5-day work week, where you have 2 days behind you and after Wednesday you have 2 days to go before the weekend. It is sort of like climbing a hill, and after Wednesday you are at the top and it's all easy from there. Click on through to discover what I'm talking about, and read the answers to some of your questions!Read More »
Jan 26, 2012
Today's blog post title is a tip of the hat to a classic Italian western starring Clint Eastwood, called "The Good the Bad and the Ugly." You may have heard of it... :) Why did I use this? You'll have to read on to find out!Read More »
Jan 20, 2012
Okay, as promised, here's an AWESOME behind-the-scenes video that Wes MacInnes, or, if you prefer, Heartland's Austin Mars (who I now love), took it upon himself to shoot during this week's episode. You'd better click through! :)Read More »
Jan 18, 2012
I'd warned you all that last week's episode would set the tone for things to unfold over the rest of the season. In this Sunday's new episode, "Road to Nowhere," written by Ken Craw and directed by Dean Bennett, some of those things do indeed begin to unfold. Click on though to the post!Read More »
Jan 12, 2012
This Sunday, on an all new episode of Heartland, Megan Follows returns as Ty's mother, Lily. Read on!Read More »
Jan 5, 2012
So then, Happy New Year to all of you out there. I do hope you had a great end to the year and had a chance to wind 2011 down properly. And here's hoping 2012 will be awesome for everybody! Click on through for a peek at next week's new episode, and more!Read More »
Dec 29, 2011
Well I hope everyone had a great time with loved ones and family this Christmas. It's still a week when no one is in school and at a lot of businesses there isn't much work being done, so I guess we're all still feeling festive, no? I know I am! Anyways, I have, as usual, lots of news, information, and answers for you! Click on though!Read More »
Dec 22, 2011
Here we are, winding down another year and --as I always do this week before Christmas-- making note of the fact that half of the season has aired and there is still half to go! I have tons of IMPORTANT information for you though, so click on through!
Dec 15, 2011
As 2011 winds down I hope everyone's enjoying themselves. We're less than one week from the official start of Winter and less than two weeks from Christmas, when "A Heartland Christmas" will be playing --commercial free-- on CBC. Click through to read more!Read More »
Dec 8, 2011
It's Thursday, so it's time for an update! If you're a fan of the series -- and this site-- you'll know that every Thursday - rain or shine, snow or sleet, fog or Chinook - a new post appears, updating everyone on news about all things "Heartland", and today is no different! Also in today's post I am going to answer a few oft-repeated questions which appear both here and on the Official Heartland Facebook page. Click on through!Read More »
Dec 1, 2011
Well, now that we have that Grey Cup behind us (Congratulations to the BC Lions, from Graham, Michelle, and Jessica's neck of the woods!) it's time to reach the mid-point of Heartland Season 5 with a new episode I know you've been looking forward to, even if it brings back the one person many of you never wanted to see again - Wade! Click on through!Read More »
Nov 24, 2011
Ah yes, Wade! Remember Wade? The abusive partner to Ty's mother Lily? (Ty won't call him a step-father so I won't either!)
Well, as you can tell from the preview for Episode 509, which you can see on the homepage... he's back! Read on...Read More »
Nov 17, 2011
This week, in an all new episode of Heartland, some series favourites are back and some very interesting developments are afoot... Read on!Read More »
Nov 10, 2011
So, I know some of you were disappointed when no new episode of Heartland was aired last Sunday, but still a LOT of you watched the rerun of the Season Premiere. In addition, there were many who missed the premiere when it first aired who watched it for the first time and now are also looking for more. So yay!
You want more? 'Cause this Sunday "more" is definitely what Heartland has in store for you, as a brand new episode is airing at 7:00pm (7:30pm in Newfoundland). Read on for details!Read More »
Nov 3, 2011
Sometimes you just have to stop and regroup, and that's what Heartland on CBC is doing this Sunday, as the station takes a break from new episodes to bring you the Season 5 Premiere -- "Finding Freedom" -- once again. Read on for more info and some bonus pics!Read More »
Oct 27, 2011
Well here we are in Canada, about to watch the sixth episode of Season 5 on CBC this Sunday at 7:00pm (7:30 in Newfoundland). And let me tell you, there's LOTS going on in this one! Read on...Read More »
Oct 20, 2011
WELL!!! There sure were a lot of great comments following last week's chuckwagon episode, both in here and on Facebook.
This week's all new episode is a good companion piece to last week's, as Amy has to deal with Sandra --played by guest star Kate Ross-- a former trick rider who loves her horse (Chaplin) but something just isn't right between them, and so she brings Chaplin to Heartland to ask Amy to re-home him. Read on...
Oct 13, 2011
Well, now that the NHL and CBC have welcomed back the Winnipeg Jets we can settle down and get on with the serious business of bringing you another brand new adventure in the Heartland saga, as this Sunday, October 16, Episode 504 - "Beyond Hell's Half Mile," written by Ken Craw and directed by Grant Harvey - premieres on CBC Television at 7:00pm (7:30pm in Newfoundland)! Read on...
Oct 6, 2011
So here we are, taking our first break this Sunday (October 9) from broadcasting a new episode of Heartland.
As I explained on the Facebook Page yesterday, "Hockey Night in Canada" is going to broadcast the first home game of the new Winnipeg Jets - a clash with the Montreal Canadiens - on Sunday, October 9 across the entire CBC Network, and although in the Pacific and Mountain Time zones the game may be over by 7:00pm, new episodes of Heartland are never broadcast unless all of Canada can watch them at 7:00pm (7:30pm in Newfoundland!) on a Sunday evening.
In a way the producers and everyone involved with Heartland are not that concerned with there being no new episode in three days, because that is also the Sunday before Thanksgiving in Canada, and a new episode has aired every Thanksgiving Sunday for the first 4 seasons, and the viewing audience was WAY down from the numbers the regular episodes received. So in some ways it's a good thing!
Now, instead of a new episode, viewers in BC (and possibly in Alberta) will get to watch a rerun of episode 305 - Glory Days.Those great photos of Amy and Jack in this post are from that episode.
Why Glory Days you ask? A good question. Is there something in that episode that is a foreshadowing of something still ahead in Season 5? Another good question, to which my answer is... maybe... ! (Heh heh) Read on...
Sep 29, 2011
Well, for many of you a burning question is about to be answered in this Sunday's new episode of Heartland, which is appropriately titled, "What's in a Name." 'Cause this is the episode where we all learn the name of Peter and Lou's baby girl!!!
If you'll recall, we held a contest to name the baby, and in May - from tens of thousands of entries - Catherine R. from Lacombe, Alberta was the first to suggest the name selected. And that was no easy chore, let me tell you, as even removing the inevitable duplicates there were thousands of different names suggested from all those entries.
So for over four months poor Catherine has had to keep the name secret, as have we all, with me referring to the baby as "Baby X" or "Mystery Baby".
Well, Baby X no more, as of Sunday! But of course that's not all that is going to be revealed in three days on CBC Television, when Heartland's third episode of the new season is broadcast at 7:00pm across Canada (7:30pm in Newfoundland). Read on...Read More »
Sep 22, 2011
Well, last week CBC broadcast the Season Premiere of Heartland's 5th Season and this Sunday the follow up episode --Something in the Night-- will air at the usual time of 7:00pm across Canada (7:30pm in Newfoundland).
This new episode is written by David Preston and directed by John Fawcett, and it'll be the episode where you finally get to meet the animal actor (known in a lot of production tweets this past summer) as "Elvis"!
So here's an idea of what you can expect this Sunday on Heartland...Read More »
Sep 15, 2011
So, as faithful followers of this Heartland site can attest, I've been posting something for fans of Canada's favourite family drama every Thursday for a VERY long time.
Some Thursdays - especially the odd one during the past 5 month break from the end of Season 4 until now - I've had to scramble a bit to find things to write about.
But not today!!Read More »
Sep 14, 2011
So... I just wanted to let you know that there's a press release going out on Thursday about something new --and big-- in the world of Heartland. Remember that illustrated image of Amy I posted a while back? Well, I'm going to tell you what it's all about RIGHT NOW!!! BUT... if you hate spoilers, don't read any more of this post! REALLY!Read More »
Sep 12, 2011
Yes, I have a brand new one for you, with some more hints about the first episode, premiering Sept 18th at 7PM (7:30 in NL!) on CBC Television.Read More »
Sep 8, 2011
Tick... tick... tick...
Let me repeat that -
Tick... tick... tick...
I thought I'd start off today's blog post with our ticking, time-passing sign-off, because as of tomorrow we will be into single digits until the September 18 Season 5 Premiere of Heartland. (Yay!) Yes, only 10 more days from today - and 1 final Thursday blog post to go after today (not that I'm going to stop with the Thursday posts - just the "pre-season" Thursday posts!)
Anyhow... It's getting exciting, isn't it?Read More »
Sep 5, 2011
If you've been following Heartland on Twitter, you'll be aware of a horse in Season 5 named Alcatraz. He's a special horse, with a special problem, and Amy decides that he's worth saving.
Alcatraz's story lasts for a few episodes, and because of some of the things he has to do, 4 different horses have been used to play his role.
Two weeks ago on set Heartland's Production Manager, Lorenz Augustin, happened to catch one of the horses - Razz - with his trainer Dewey, in the pen getting ready for an upcoming scene. Watch this clip to see one very well trained horse:Read More »
Sep 1, 2011
Today's word for some of you to learn is 'deviate', which is a verb that means
1 - to depart from an established course, or
2 - to depart from usual or accepted standards. (Entertain and educate - it's what I love to do!)
And deviating is what I'm doing on this particular Thursday, 'cause instead of titling this post with the regular, "Thursday, September 1 - Now we're at 17 Days to go until Season 5 premieres," I thought I'd put up something a little different...Read More »
Aug 29, 2011
A few months ago Heartland ran a "Name Peter & Lou's Baby" contest that had tens of thousands of entries from fans across Canada.
The prize was Heartland DVDs, an autographed poster from the series, and of course bragging rights because the winner would forever be a part of the Heartland saga, for that person would be the one who first suggested the first name for a new (and newborn) character on Heartland.Read More »
Aug 25, 2011
There are two types of fans in the world of Heartland: one being those who read and check out every word, clue and hint that is written in here and when they get to a photo or a video they check it out and then keep on reading the post.
Then there are those who skip the reading and zip down to take in the photos and videos right away before checking out the rest of the post - especially on a day like today, where I've included a 45-second preview showing footage from "Finding Freedom," the Heartland Season 5 Premiere, written by Heather Conkie and directed by Dean Bennett!Read More »
Aug 22, 2011
Happy Monday, Heartland fans!
As you may be aware, last night the repeat episode of Heartland (#415: "The River") that aired across Canada also ran a couple of Season 5 promos. One of them was a short look at some upcoming moments from Season 5, and the other was an actual short scene from episode 501. Well, I've got the first of these for you right now, and it's AWESOME!Read More »
Jul 14, 2011
Look at that - 66 days to go until the Sunday, September 18 premiere date for the first episode of Season 5. It is indeed getting closer, my friends! I don't believe I need to remind many of you that on September 18 Heartland will air on the full CBC network at 7:00pm (7:30pm in Newfoundland), but I always like to put the time in every week, in case we have some new fans aboard.Read More »
Jun 30, 2011
Well, the last day of production before the Heartland cast and crew take a 10 day hiatus (break) from filming is the day before Canada's 144th Birthday. That's right - I'm sure most Canadian fans know that July 1 is Canada Day - a national holiday in the country that brings you Heartland! If you're reading this from another country (and we do have a LOT of international fans!) then now you know a little something about Canada that you maybe didn't know before reading this!
The photo at the top of this blog is from the "Ring of Fire" episode from Season 3. How Canadian is that photo, huh? (Or should I write "eh?").
Anyway, filming of the last 2 days of Block 3, covering Episodes 505 and 506, will take place Monday, July 11 and Tuesday, July 12, and then on Wednesday, July 13, filming begins on the next two episodes of this season's Heartland saga, and keep reading, for boy do I have some juicy information on that for you...Read More »
Jun 23, 2011
Ahhhhhhh, another Thursday, and I know some of you have probably been wondering if there was going to be a post today (a weekly tradition for a l..o..n..g time now on the Official Heartland site) and although this may be late, well... better late than never, I say! Click on through!Read More »
Jun 16, 2011
Well, last week I started the countdown to the September 18 Heartland Season 5 Premiere, and now every Thursday I'll knock off 7 days and we'll all watch the "Tick... Tick... Tick..." wind its way down to zero, as the Heartland saga continues across Canada on CBC Television, Sunday evenings at 7:00pm (7:30pm in Newfoundland).
The fall season should be pretty exciting, as a new season of Battle of the Blades will air following Heartland again on Sunday nights and a new talent show - called Cover Me Canada - will follow that. So CBC is definitely the place to be Sunday nights, and it all kicks off with Heartland (OF COURSE!!!) Read on...Read More »
Jun 9, 2011
Yesterday the CBC proudly announced that Season 5 of Heartland - with 18 brand new episodes - would be coming your way, with the Premiere Episode airing across Canada at 7:00pm (7:30pm in Newfoundland) on September 18, 2011.
And yesterday I also started the official countdown, as I've done on the blog here in past seasons, and although Sugarfoot was reluctant to go into detail yesterday, one day has now passed and so there officially are one hundred and one (101) days until September 18! Woohoo!
If you're a regular visitor to this blog (and thank you for that, by the way!) you'll know that every Thursday a new blog post appears and so every Thursday throughout the summer we'll be counting down until the Season Premiere. Remember the tick... tick... tick... ? Well it's BACK!!!
But of course if you're one of the many fans who frequent this site you will also know that there is a lot going on besides the countdown to Season 5's premiere. Read on for more...Read More »
Jun 7, 2011
Want to know when Season 5, Episode 1 airs this September? Maybe you don't... but if you do, click on through!Read More »
Jun 2, 2011
June already! Where do the days go? Today's Thursday post is going to offer different dribs and drabs about your favourite television series. Click Click Click!Read More »
May 26, 2011
Check out for the latest blog post! For those of you who are regular readers of the Heartland Blog, you will know that production films (and yes, Heartland still shoots the series on film) two episodes in 15 days, called a Block. For Heartland's 5th Season, Block 2 is on its 3rd day today. Click through to learn more about filming on set, the Rosies, recent and current auctions, Cavalia and much moreRead More »
May 24, 2011
You may recall - I announced it here on blog and on Facebook - that a little while back production was looking for a set of twins to be able to play Peter and Lou's baby girl. Well, good news! A few sets of twins were found after the media blitz, and the lucky girls that have finally been cast to play the newest member of the Heartland family can be seen right here, right now! Click through for a video!Read More »
May 19, 2011
It doesn't seem to matter when it is in the year... there's always something happening in the world of Heartland! Click through for a bricolage of NEW Heartland-related stuff!Read More »
May 12, 2011
Well, production is totally in full swing now. This week at the Heartland Ranch set, director John Fawcett, along with 1st Assistant Director Pierre Tremblay and 2nd Assistant Director Brad Moerke, is steering the cast and crew through the first two episodes, "Finding Freedom" (#501) and "Something in the Night" (#502). Including today there are seven days of filming left on these two episodes. Read on...Read More »
May 8, 2011
Happy Mother's Day everyone! Click through to the blog post to find out who won the "Name the Baby" contest!Read More »
May 5, 2011
There's a new blog post up! Check it out! Famed newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst once said "Show me a magazine cover with a pretty girl, a baby and a dog, and I'll show you a magazine that sells." I bet the Heartland equivalent would be "Show me a blog post with beautiful horses and I'll show you happy Heartland fans." Click through for some season 5 scoop!Read More »
May 3, 2011
So, yesterday gave us a beautiful spring morning (about time!) for Day 1 of production on Season 5. Here's a short video of the very first shot of the season! Click through to the post to watch it!Read More »