May 16, 2013
Okay, I had to get that ewe/you pun out of the way, and now that I have, it's time for some info from the first three days on set. Click through for more photos and a couple of videos.Read More »
May 9, 2013
Yep, as this articulate bovine succinctly states, the 5 weeks of nothing I identified on April 11's post is about to end, as Season 7 goes into full production on Monday! Yay! Click on through...Read More »
Apr 26, 2012
For the 3rd week in a row I'm getting all nostalgic with character photos from all the seasons of Heartland. First up was "Amy through the Ages," featuring 6 photos of Amy Fleming from 2006 - 2011, with one photo from each of the seasons and an early one from the pilot, which was filmed a year earlier than Season 1. I followed that up last week with "Ty through Time," giving you 6 photographs of Ty Borden from the same pilot episode and subsequent 5 seasons.
Well, this week I'm keeping that theme of alliteration alive (as best as I can...) with pre-the months of Mallory, by presenting some photos of Mallory Wells, portrayed through the years by Jessica Amlee, from the first 5 seasons of Heartland. Click on through and check 'em out at the bottom of the page!Read More »
Apr 19, 2012
The other day on Facebook I asked fans who you would like to see featured in today's "Through the Ages" photos and the winner was Ty Borden, so... (click through for WAY 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 »
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 »
Nov 1, 2011
Well everyone, November 1 - a day many of you have been waiting for - has arrived.
eOne Films has released the DVDs for both Season 4 of Heartland and "A Heartland Christmas" in Canada! Woohoo!
These are two separate releases and can be purchased wherever you buy DVDs.
If you'll recall, Season 3 came out in March of this year and the response was so great it was decided to move the release for Season 4 up to this fall. And it makes sense that "A Heartland Christmas," which first aired on CBC last December, be made available at the same time - right before Christmas! Read on on for details plus how you might be able to snag a copy for free!Read More »
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 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 18, 2011
See? All good things DO come to those who wait. We're exactly ONE month from the Season 5 Premiere of Heartland on CBC Television!
I have lots of exciting news regarding a couple of Calgary appearances by the cast and news on the Season 5 preview, which you can see on your television VERY shortly...Read More »
Aug 11, 2011
After coming up with playing cards and references to records and pistols to relate to previous weeks' countdown numbers, I find myself stumped at what to do with 38.
So I'm going to throw out another MAJOR countdown number - 82. That is the number of days until November 1, 2011. What's happening on November 1? Click through to find out!Read More »
Aug 4, 2011
That's right, everyone - you don't have to be a mathematician to figure out how to count down to the September 18 Season 5 Premiere of Heartland! All you have to do is go to the previous Thursday's blog posting on this site and subtract 7 from the number of days in the heading.
So let's see... 52 minus 7 equals... wait, let me google it... YES... 45!
Alright then! 45 days to go until Sunday, September 18, when - at 7:00pm (7:30pm in Newfoundland!) The first of 18 brand new episodes of Heartland will premiere on CBC Television across Canada.
Last week --when there were 52 days remaining-- I used an image of playing cards, 52 of which make up a complete deck.
So for the photo to go along with this week's blog post why didn't I use an image of a Colt 45 pistol, or a 45 RPM record (whatever those are) or just the Roman numerals XLV? Why did I use an old production photo from Heartland?
I'm so glad you asked!Read More »
Jul 28, 2011
"Are those Heartland playing cards for real?" you might ask. The answer is no... and yes. No, because they don't really exist, except in Photoshop. And yes (well, metaphorically) because anyone who has ever played cards knows that a standard deck of playing cards contain 52 cards and 52 is the number of days that now separate today from September 18, when the 5th Season of Heartland premieres on CBC Television at 7:00pm (7:30pm Newfoundland)!!! So in that respect a deck of cards is a real representation of how long we all have to wait. I know, I know... it's a bit of a stretch :PRead More »
Jul 21, 2011
Every Thursday for a loooooooong time I've been posting news, updates and answering questions, while commenting on how things are going on set and around the world of Heartland. Click on through to see a slightly different sort of post!Read More »
Jul 7, 2011
Well, last week I gave you a lot of info that has the discussion boards, the blog and Facebook lit up with speculation, which is exactly what I like (alas - Blog Whisperers are all born with a cruel gene that sadly rears itself every once in a while...)
But for two reasons - the first being because production is on hiatus - I'm not giving away a single hint on the upcoming Season 5 in this week's post.
The second reason is because I want to tell you about something cool happening tomorrow in Calgary. Read on...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 30, 2011
Hey! A rare Monday blog post is up! The 37th annual Alberta Film & Television Awards, celebrating excellence and outstanding achievement in Albertan film, television and new media, were handed out Saturday, May 28 at a sold-out gala celebration in Edmonton. The evening was hosted by comedian Steve Patterson. Click through for more info and an important "Spot the Differences" update!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 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 »
Apr 28, 2011
Click through to the blog to read up on more Season 5 news! Well, the snow has melted at the ranch, the dust covers have been removed from the furniture in the interior sets, the finger, nose and chin prints have been cleaned from the windows at Maggies (and it's amazing how many people try to look inside the cafe when the cameras are not rolling!), the production vehicles have been tuned up and most of the principal cast and crew who don't live in Calgary have flown in and are working hard to get ready for Monday.
This can only mean one thing - Season 5 of Heartland begins filming in four days on Monday, May 2!!! Read more!Read More »
Apr 21, 2011
Click though to the blog post for some Heartland news, as well as info on our next giveaway! Yesterday the Alberta Media Production Industries Association released their finalists for the 37th Alberta Film & Television Awards, and the trophy the winner gets is called the Rosie Award. (Get it? Everything's coming up Rosie? Rosy? Ha! I still crack myself up!) Ahem. Sorry about that. Lost control for a minute there... Anyway, the point is that Heartland and a lot of its Alberta talent did VERY well indeed. Read on!Read More »
Apr 14, 2011
But OMG... you wouldn't know it looking at the Alberta landscape around Calgary today. Click though to the blog to find out what's new in the world of Heartland!Read More »
Apr 7, 2011
Yes, here we are, steering the good ship "Heartland" through the somewhat less-than-treacherous waters of no new episodes until September. Oh what does it all mean? Whatever is to become of us? Want to find out!?Read More »
Mar 31, 2011
Yes, a lot of you have echoed comments that sadness is in the air due to the end of Season 4. But hey chums, don't be glum!!! There is a whole bunch to be looking forward to! Click through to the blog to find what the off-season holds for fans of Heartland!Read More »
Mar 29, 2011
The good people at the Canadian National Institute of the Blind (CNIB) are embarking on a new fund raising initiative titled "EYE on EBAY" and Heartland is a part of it. Right now the CNIB is hosting an eBay online auction event, in order to raise funds for Albertans who are blind and partially sighted. Click through to the blog post to find out how YOU could bit on a Heartland set visit and other great stuff!Read More »
Mar 28, 2011
Well, here is that bittersweet post that follows the broadcast of the Season 4 Finale. Click through to the blog post for a season wrap-up, but DEFINITELY not a Heartland website wrap-up! Plus, there's contest info too!Read More »
Mar 22, 2011
I know a lot of you have circled two dates this month on your calendar. Obviously one of them is March 27, which is this upcoming Sunday, when the Season 4 Finale of Heartland is broadcast on CBC Television at 7:00pm (7:30pm in Newfoundland). Watch for more information and photos on this in two days, when the weekly Thursday blog post goes up here. Click through for information about the DVD release and the ongoing contest!Read More »
Mar 14, 2011
On Tuesday, March 22, the good folks at E1 Entertainment are releasing the Complete Heartland Season 3 DVD Set across Canada. The package contains all 18 episodes from Season 3, along with extras that you will not want to miss. Click through to the blog post to find out how to enter to win one!!!Read More »
Feb 3, 2011
As you all know, this week's episode of Heartland is a repeat of episode 403 - "Road Curves" because of the Superbowl, which is also airing this Sunday. But I've got brand new photos, as well as more Heartland news! Click through to the blog post for everything!Read More »
Jan 31, 2011
Hey everybody! If you're in Ottawa this Saturday, February 5th, Amber and Graham will be appearing with a whole bunch of stars from CBC Television, Radio, and News at Ottawa's Rideau Centre as part of CBC LIVE. As with the previous events in Vancouver, and Toronto, it'll be a totally fun day, with autographs, giveaways and more!
Starting at 2:00pm, Amber and Graham will be meeting fans and signing autographs along with the stars of CBC's 18 to Life, Republic of Doyle, Little Mosque on the Prairie and the awesome new spy comedy InSecurity!
Wristbands: here's the scoop: 100 wristbands will be given out at Rideau Centre beginning at 1:00pm - wristband wearers will be guaranteed an autograph, no matter how long it takes. Anyone without a wristband will have to take their chances.
So once again, here are the details:
WHERE: Rideau Centre, 50 Rideau St. Ottawa, ON
WHEN: Saturday February 5th. The full day begins at 10am - Amber and Graham arrive at 2:00pm. Wristbands will be available on a first-come first-serve basis beginning at 1:00pm.
For more information, check out cbc.ca/ottawa/community
And also, if you haven't noticed yet, there's a brand new episode of "On Set with Jessica Amlee" in the EXTRAS section of the site! This time Jessica visits the writer's
cave room. Check it out here: cbc.ca/heartland/
Jan 27, 2011
As you all know, this week's episode of Heartland is a repeat of episode 402 - "What Dreams may Become" because of the NHL All-Star game, which is also airing this Sunday. But don't despair, Heartland fans! I've got lots to say to you, including new photos, a reminder about Graham and Jessica's cast appearance, upcoming contests, games, and more! Click through to the blog post for everything!Read More »
Jan 24, 2011
Hey everybody! If you are in or near Burnaby, BC this Saturday, January 29th, Graham Wardle and Jessica Amlee will be appearing with a whole bunch of stars from CBC Television, Radio, and News at Metropolis at Metrotown Mall as part of CBC LIVE. It'll be a fun day, with autographs, giveaways and more!
Starting at 3:00pm, Graham and Jessica will be meeting fans and signing autographs along with the stars of CBC's 18 to Life, Republic of Doyle, Little Mosque on the Prairie and the awesome new spy comedy InSecurity!
We're doing the wristband thing again, as we know a LOT of you like to turn out for things like this, so here's the scoop: 100 wristbands will be given out at the location in the mall (you'll be able to find it) beginning at 12:00 noon - wristband wearers will be guaranteed an autograph, no matter how long it takes. Anyone without a wristband will have to take their chances.
So once again, here are the details:
WHERE: Grand Court at Metropolis at Metrotown, 4700 Kingsway, Burnaby
WHEN: Saturday January 29th. The full day begins at 11am - Graham and Jessica arrive at 3:00pm. Wristbands will be available on a first-come first-serve basis beginning at 12:00 noon.
For more information, check out cbc.ca/bc/community/blog
And watch this blog for an upcoming appearance in Ottawa in the next few weeks!Read More »
Jan 14, 2011
Hi everyone! Okay - two quick things:
Don't forget - if you are in or near Toronto this Saturday, January 15th, Amber and Graham will be appearing with a whole bunch of stars from CBC Television, Radio, and News at the Fairview Mall as part of CBC LIVE. It'll be a fun day, with autographs, giveaways and more!
Starting at 3:00pm, Amber and Graham will be meeting fans and signing autographs along with the stars of CBC's Republic of Doyle and InSecurity.
We're doing the wristband thing again, as we know a LOT of you like to turn out for things like this, so here's the scoop: 100 wristbands will be given out at the CBC location in the mall (you'll be able to find it) beginning at 12:00 noon - wristband wearers will be guaranteed an autograph, no matter how long it takes. Anyone without a wristband will have to take their chances.
So once again, here are the details:
WHERE: Fairview Mall, 1800 Sheppard Avenue East, Toronto
WHEN: Saturday January 15th. The full day begins at 11am - Amber and Graham arrive at 3:00pm. Wristbands will be available on a first-come first-serve basis beginning at 12:00 noon.
For more information, check out cbc.ca/toronto/community
And watch this blog for similar events in both Vancouver and Ottawa in the next few weeks!
And the second announcement I have to make is that we have a brand new online exclusive! Check out "On Set with Jessica Amlee" - Starting today, Jessica take YOU behind the scenes of Heartland in this new web-only series of shorts that will run from now until the end of season 4 - We'll put up new episodes approximately weekly. It's tons of fun, so head on over and check it out!
That's all for now! Don't forget to watch this Sunday's brand new Heartland episode, "Lost Song"!Read More »
Dec 23, 2010
'Twas the blog before Christmas
for Heartland of course.
Not a creature was stirring,
Not even a horse...
Okay, I'll stop there. After my last attempt at lyric writing I am not going to tarnish the most famous Christmas poem ever written! Instead in this post we're going to touch on a few things about the Christmas night repeat broadcast of "A Heartland Christmas," and for a bonus treat I have a great interview Graham Wardle (Ty) and Shaun Johnston (Jack) gave CBC radio on the day production wrapped. Click on through to the blog post for everything!Read More »
Dec 17, 2010
UPDATE: I figured rather than write a new post with the same subject matter, I'd just update this one, so check below for a recap of last friday's challenge!
Hi everyone! Since today is that last day of work and/or school before the holidays for many of you, I thought I'd help you pass the long, boring afternoons with this little diversion... Click through to the blog post for the puzzle,
and a chance to win something!
Dec 9, 2010
UPDATE: I did it! I managed to get "A Heartland Christmas" up here on the website as of TODAY! Obviously they were just happy to get me to shut up!
Hi everyone! So, as you know this Sunday there is no new episode of Heartland on CBC... instead, you get to watch "A Heartland Christmas," a standalone 2-hour feature that will run from 8:00pm to 10:00pm on CBC Television across Canada. Click on through to the blog post find out WAY more and see some new pics!Read More »
Nov 25, 2010
Sadly, there is no new episode of Heartland for everyone to watch this Sunday, because that national tradition known as The Grey Cup - the championship game of the Canadian Football League - takes place in Edmonton. And because so many Canadians are going to be watching it was decided - as it has been for past seasons - to not run a new episode of Heartland.
So instead, at 7:00pm CBC will be running a repeat of "Homecoming," the Season 4 premiere. This will give everyone the opportunity to dislike Blair all over again. But don't despair; there will be a brand new episode next week for all to enjoy (see below).
I'm not going to go into any additional details about the first episode of the season, which most of you have probably seen. Instead, I'm going to take this Thursday opportunity to let you know about some cool stuff, and to also take a little time and answer some of the questions that have popped up over the past few months. Click though to the blog post for TONS of news!Read More »
Nov 3, 2010
Okay Toronto (and area) Heartland fans! As you probably know, Amber and Graham are going to be signing autographs at the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto this Sunday from 12 - 2. As a LOT of fans show up for these sort of events, the RWF is going to be distributing wristbands in the autograph area (Heritage Court) starting at 9:00AM. What a wristband gives you is a guaranteed autograph - not to say that those in line without wristbands won't get through, but with a wristband you are SURE. So come early!
BUT... I managed to get my hands on 8 of these coveted items in advance, and I'm giving them out on The Heartland Facebook page at http://facebook.com/cbcheartland and the Official Heartland Site at http://cbc.ca/heartland/
What do you have to do to get one? It's easy! All you have to do is prove to me that you REALLY want one! The twist?
WITH A PHOTOGRAPH.
The photo is up to you... use your imagination. Is it you on a horse? You holding Heartland stuff? You holding up a sign? Something even cooler?
SO... If you are on the Heartland site, head over to the Community Forum and click on the brand new shiny Photo Board link http://www.cbc.ca/heartland/community/gallery.html and upload a picture that proves to us that you REEEAAALLLY want a wristband. Make sure you have the word "wristband" in the caption, then come back to the blog and tell me that you entered (by commenting on this post.)
OR... if you prefer, you can upload your photo to the wall of the official Heartland Facebook page at http://facebook.com/cbcheartland Again, make sure you put "wristband" in the caption!
ONE PHOTO PER PERSON ONLY!
We will randomly select winners from both the Blog and the Facebook page and let them know by Friday night.
Remember, this is for wristbands only - admission to the fair is still up to you.
Ready... set... GO!!!!
***UPDATE: The Wristband giveaway contest is now closed. We will be drawing names this evening and letting people know by email.
Remember, the rest of the wristbands will be given out on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Royal Winter Fair near the autograph signing area, beginning at 9AM! So come early!Read More »
Nov 1, 2010
Yes, same graphic I know, but now with added information!
Autograph signing details:
The Date: Sunday November 7, 2010
The Time: 12:00PM - 2:00PM
The Location: Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, Heritage Court Building in the Direct Energy Centre (100 Princess Blvd.)
Upon arrival fans can head to the main entrance of the Heritage Court Building to the Toronto Star Autograph area.
Every year a LOT of people show up to meet Amber and Graham, so in order to help avoid disappointment, we're doing something a little different this time around. We will be distributing wristbands to the first 200 people that show up. These wristbands guarantee you a place in line, an autograph, etc.
To be clear: if you don't get a wristband, it doesn't mean that you won't get an autograph, it's just that wristband-holders are guaranteed an autograph.
-While we will try to accommodate everyone, wristbands will be limited to 200 fans
-Fans can get wristbands by visiting the Heritage Court main entrance starting at 9AM on Sunday November 7th. These will be handed out on a first-come-first-serve basis.
-I managed to get my hands on TEN wristbands, so I will be giving them out here on the blog and on the Official Facebook page starting tomorrow! So make sure you check back!
** Last little bit of information: some fans may be under the impression that the following weekend Amber will be signing autographs on November 14th after the Woof and Hoof event she is co-hosting at the RAWF. This is not the case. She will ONLY be signing autographs during the allotted time on Sunday November 7th.
And just for fun, here's a short video of the recent Heartland Cast signing at the Spruce Meadows Masters this past September. Click though to the blog post to watch it!Read More »
Oct 25, 2010
I know a whole bunch of you have been wondering about this - so here's the scoop!
Amber Marshall and Graham Wardle will (once again) be at the Royal Winter Agricultural Fair in Toronto, meeting fans and signing autographs.
The Date: Sunday November 7, 2010
The Time: 12:00PM - 2:00PM
The Location: To be announced as soon as I have it confirmed - so watch this space!
If you are in the Toronto area, make sure you come on down (plus, you get to pet cows, which is my favourite part of the RWF...)Read More »
Sep 20, 2010
**Hi everyone! I've updated this post with the final details for both Toronto and Vancouver. Don't miss it!**
As you may have heard on this blog, from September 24 to 26, Canada will celebrate Culture Days, the largest-ever collective public participation campaign undertaken by the arts and cultural community in Canada. As Canada's leading and largest cultural organization, CBC is excited to be the National Broadcast Partner for Culture Days.
Now, there are two particular times and places that'll be of special interest to Heartland fans, because Amber Marshall and Graham Wardle will be in both places! Click though for details!Read More »
Sep 16, 2010
Howdy Heartland fans! First off a little reminder: you have less than 6 days to enter the Heartland Facebook Video contest and win a chance to meet and interview Amber and Graham - so don't delay! Here's the link: Heartland on Facebook
Okay, now that that's taken care of... as you know, the 4th Season of Heartland is nearly upon us! No need to bother with counting the weeks any more, because in just TEN SHORT DAYS Season 4 kicks off with a bang!Read More »
Sep 13, 2010
CBC is having a huge shindig in association with Culture Days on
Thursday, September 23 at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto
Sunday, Sept 26th at CBC Vancouver, Studio 700 (700 Hamilton Street) in Vancouver!
Both days will be filled with activity - come on down and have a chance to meet some of your favourite CBC stars, including Heartland's Amber Marshall and Graham Wardle!
AND HERE'S WHERE YOU COME IN!
If you live in Toronto or Vancouver and are able to make it to either event, post a short (maximum 60 second) video on the "Wall" of the Official Heartland Facebook page at http://facebook.com/cbcheartland telling us why YOU would make the best Heartland Fan Correspondent. We'll pick our two favourites (one for Toronto and one for Vancouver), and those fans will get to do a five minute fan interview with Amber and Graham, on camera, on Thursday afternoon in Toronto or on Sunday afternoon in VancouverRead More »
Sep 10, 2010
Howdy everyone! Well, it's here... The first of many Heartland contest of the year. Head on over to the entry form at cbc.ca/heartland/contest and sign in for a chance to win Seasons 1&2 on DVD, as well as a signed cast photo, AND one of Amy's cowboys hats, worn by Amber Marshall on a bunch of episodes (and signed inside by Amber!)
Please note that this contest is only for Canadian residents, but we'll have other opportunities for you international fans in the future! I promise!
A couple of quick reminders while I've got you here:
1) Don't forget that Amber, Shaun, Michelle, Graham and Jessica (that's Amy, Jack, Lou, Ty and Mallory) are going to be meeting fans and signing away this Saturday (that's TOMORROW!!!) from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at the Spruce Meadows Masters. For additional information go to http://www.sprucemeadows.com/press/view_release.jsp?id=56. I was given a little piece of advice from one of my spies: Come early!
2) Come back here on Monday for another cool announcement, especially if you live in (or near) Toronto and Vancouver, and are a member of the Official Heartland Facebook Page (at http://facebook.com/cbcheartland). It'll be worth your while, trust me!
3) And don't forget to check out yesterday's blog post if you haven't seen it already!
Until then... have a great weekend!Read More »
Sep 9, 2010
Things are certainly ramping up for the fourth season of Heartland. In just two and a half weeks or 17 short days "Homecoming" (the season premiere formerly known as "Reunion") will hit everyone's television screens, on Sunday, September 26 at 7:00pm. I for one can't wait! But to fill in some time I have some news of upcoming blog happenings and cast appearances that will occur before then. Click through to the blog post for a MAJOR update!Read More »
Sep 2, 2010
Well, faithful Heartland fans, let's start right off the top with the weekly countdown. Yesterday we all flipped our calendars from August to September and there it was, staring us in our collective faces - Sunday, September 26 - the broadcast date for the Season 4 premiere of Heartland! How awesome is that? Click though to the blog post for an update!Read More »
Aug 26, 2010
As I reported here last week - thus again confirming this blog as THE place to get new Heartland news - the season 4 premiere episode is entitled "Reunion," and it will indeed be a reunion of sorts across Canada when fans of Heartland sit down with their families to watch the first of 18 new episodes airing over the following months. Click though to the blog post for TONS of new news!Read More »
Aug 19, 2010
So, right off the top now, here's an easy question for Heartland fans to answer - what are we waiting only 38 more sleeps and 5 Thursdays for? Why, the Heartland Season 4 Premiere, of course! Click through to the blog post for some updates from on set, and the answers to some of your questions!Read More »
Aug 12, 2010
Recently I've been starting with a proverb, so here I go again: "Truth is stranger than fiction."
If the writers incorporated the following story into the plot of an episode of Heartland you'd say "COME ON... that would never happen!" But everything that follows is totally true. Even the names have not been changed... Click through to the blog post for the scoop!Read More »
Aug 5, 2010
What's that proverbial expression... "Time flies when you're having fun!"?
We're now more than half way through our countdown to the September 26 Season 4 premiere of Heartland. It was way back on Thursday (of course), May 27, accompanied by a drum roll (we spare no expense here on the Heartland blog!) when I announced that there were 17 Thursdays and 122 days to go until the new episodes began airing in Canada on the CBC. Click though to the blog for some news, and the answers to some of your questions!Read More »
Aug 4, 2010
I realize that at this time of the summer many of you are away here and there, so I am leaving open the Q&A with Craig Wrobleski, one of Heartland's DOPs (Directors of Photography) for a few more days, just so everyone has a chance to ask him something.
Craig is one the people that actually shoots the show and determines how everything is going to look on screen, so if you have any questions about the amazing filming you see on Heartland, this is your chance!Read More »
Jul 29, 2010
Well, last Saturday was the annual Heartland gallery day, and still photographer Andrew Bako shot more than one thousand photos of the cast at the ranch set of the series. There were some absolutely brilliant images of your favourite Heartland cast members taken, and pretty soon you are going to see a lot of them appearing on this site.
In the meantime, I decided to revisit the 800+ photos Andrew shot last year at the 2009 gallery day and select some that you have never seen before. I hope you enjoy them!Read More »
Jul 22, 2010
Another Thursday, another seven days and one more week off the countdown to the Season 4 Premiere of Heartland!
We're down to single digits in the weeks remaining now - 9, and that translates into only 66 more sleeps until the new episodes - and the stories they contain - launch. Not unlike that old English proverb... "All good things come to he who waits." Or she! Click though for some Heartland scoop and the answers to some of your questions!Read More »
Jul 15, 2010
Okay, it's not really the "dog days." More like the "horse days" because after all, that's what Heartland is all about, but maybe if we call it the dog days then perhaps the weather will improve for filming. And we can call it that in honour of certain very special dogs.
Today it is totally gorgeous, but the last three days have all seen rain during parts of the day and Tuesday had a MASSIVELY heavy hailstorm. It was worse in the city of Calgary where hailstones the size of Toonies (or silver dollars, if you happen to live in the U.S.) pelted parts of the city for about five minutes. Five minutes seems like such a short time, doesn't it? Well, there were dents in cars, roof damage and bruised noggins all over. The downpour was so bad they had to cancel the chuckwagon races and the grandstand show at the Calgary Stampede, something no one can remember ever being done before. Click though for more info and the answers to some of your questions!!!!Read More »
Jul 14, 2010
Heartland fan KMA88 just sent these in some pics of Amber at the Calgary Stampede parade, along with this note:
"The parade was fantastic! I had to walk 12 blocks to find Amber and even walked past her once. How did that happen? Amber did a terrific job. I was able to chat with her after the parade. She's a total sweetheart! Goldie, the horse, was pooped by the end of it though!"Read More »
Jul 12, 2010
Last Friday the parade for the Calgary Stampede kicked off bright and early on a hot sun soaked day and the national television coverage was provided by the CBC. After chatting with co-hosts Nirmala Naidoo, Kristina Barnes and Doug Dirks, Amber saddled up on "Goldie," a gentle palomino, and together they rode up and down the 9th Avenue parade route, interviewing celebrities and guests of the Stampede who were riding in the parade. Click through to the blog post for some highlights, more photos, and a video!Read More »
Jul 8, 2010
It's very quiet on the Heartland set this week, as everything is shut down until July 12, when day 4 of episodes 405 and 406 resume filming. Most of the cast are all over the country, visiting family and friends, but they are slowly making their way back to Calgary. Click through to the blog post for info about Amber at the Calgary Stampede, and some answers to some of your questions!Read More »
Jun 30, 2010
I promised you every Thursday I'd post a new update for Heartland fans to read, but as I write this it is Wednesday across Canada, the day before Canada Day.
And because Canada Day is a national holiday, I along with most Canadians will be away from the proverbial workplace tomorrow. We will be celebrating the anniversary of the July 1, 1867, enactment of the British North America Act, which joined a couple of British colonies and a province of the British Empire into this country called Canada. My method of celebration involves lying on a dock in the sun. What's yours? Anyway, happy birthday to us all!
But y'know... thanks to the spherical nature of the earth, resulting in time zones, as of 10:00am today (Wednesday) in Toronto it is Thursday in eastern Australia, so technically this is a Thursday posting. Fair dinkum? :)
Now that I've given you a brief Canadian history lesson (remember my pledge to educate and entertain?) let's talk about some things concerning Heartland... Click through to the blog post to find out more and read some answers to your questions!Read More »
Jun 24, 2010
Have you noticed the days are starting to lose a wee bit of daylight? Well I haven't, but they are... really! Oh, unless you live in the southern hemisphere... which I know some of you do! But now at least (and at last!) it is Summer in the land of Heartland! YES! Time to do all the lazy, hazy, crazy things that one does in Summer!
BUT... someone needs to tell whoever arranges the weather in Alberta to stop picking on Heartland! On Tuesday the cast and crew were filming some great outdoor scenes with horses when the blue sky vanished and clouds rolled in. Soon there was thunder and lightning and then filming had to be delayed for over 40 minutes when the clouds opened up and an intense hailstorm pelted the countryside. Now I ask you - is this any way to treat a nice television series? Click though to the Heartland Blog to read LOTS more!Read More »
Jun 17, 2010
Well, this is the last Thursday of Spring! Within a week summer will be officially here. And also within a week the days will start to get shorter in the northern hemisphere. But we must take the good and the bad together.
Speaking of, on the set of Heartland, where Episodes 403 and 404 are being filmed as you read this, there has been a lot of rain. The bad news is that sometimes it make for a little difficulty when filming, but director Dean Bennett and the talented crew and cast are getting the job done. Click through to the blog for some news and some of your questions answered!Read More »
Jun 10, 2010
Okay, I wrote this on Wednesday, and yesterday to Wednesday is Tuesday, so...
What happened on Tuesday was that the CBC had a fall sales launch at the Palliser Hotel in Calgary for the advertisers and clients of the network. They all gathered and saw a great promo on the upcoming fall season, of which Heartland is a big part of (7:00pm on Sundays beginning September 26 - as if you didn't know that!!!) and saw the fabulous fall line up for the CBC. Let's just say, Sunday nights are going to be awesome. Click through to the blog post for tons new Heartland information!Read More »
Jun 3, 2010
Ah, another Thursday has arrived. The title of this post is from the old English nursery rhyme that goes: "Monday's child is fair of face. Tuesday's child is full of grace. Wednesday's child is full of woe. Thursday's child has far to go..."
The rhyme was used to help young children remember the names of the days of the week, but I always thought it kinda sucked for "Wednesday's child"... who wants to be "full of woe"!? Not me!
But as for Thursday's child having far to go, here I am with the weekly Thursday Heartland Update, telling you that we don't really have that far to go, only 16 Thursdays between today and the launch of Season 4 (Again, if you're counting sleeps that makes it only a scant 115 days from today). Click through to read a bunch of cool stuff about Heartand!Read More »
May 27, 2010
Ah, another Thursday! That day of the week when you know Friday is just around the corner - literally one night's sleep away... but, interestingly enough, tradition-wise not a lot occurs during this weekday. Considering that there are seven days in the week, one out of every seven traditions should take place on Thursdays, shouldn't they? But not much happens, it seems... Click though for the rest!Read More »
May 20, 2010
Okay... this week I'm staying clear of the puns about Thursday. I will, however, inform you - for those who do not already know this - that Thursday is named after the Norse god of thunder, Thor (Thor's Day). What's that got to do with Heartland, you ask? Nothing!
Yep, that's what we do here on the Heartland blog - entertain, inform and educate. Now that we have the "educate" out of the way let's get you up to speed on some Heartland news items. Click on through for the scoop!Read More »
May 19, 2010
Yep, filming began on Monday on the large acreage near Millarville, Alberta that doubles for the Bartlett ranch on CBC's family television series Heartland. Click though for the full details!Read More »
May 13, 2010
Okay, bad pun. But I do have a tall cool drink of Heartland info, facts and news, because it's been a full week since I put something up for you to read! Click through for more!Read More »
May 6, 2010
When I wrote that I'd always have some information to post on Thursdays I was (just a teeeny bit) wondering if I would have trouble finding new stuff to write about each week. After all, this period between when Heartland was not running new episodes and the start of filming the upcoming season often has not to terribly much going on...
Well, in a word... ha! I say HA! Click through for more!Read More »
Apr 29, 2010
A variety of items, news, tidbits and thoughts to keep the fans of Heartland updated.
1) The photos you see here are from the meet and greet that was arranged last Saturday at the A&T Equestrian Centre in Surrey, not far from Vancouver. All of the Vancouver-based Heartland cast who could make it showed up and had a blast with about 350 fans who were thrilled to meet them! Click through for more!!Read More »
Apr 22, 2010
I'll start by showing you the cover of the new issue of Galop Passion, which hit the news stands in France and Belgium on March 25. A magazine for teenagers who love horses, the folks at the magazine love Heartland and put a smiling Amber Marshall and Spartan on the cover, and included a poster they did up from the series which was an insert in the magazine. A smaller version of the poster appears to the left of the magazine cover in the posted photo. So - if you are in France and are reading this, you'll probably want to pick up an issue! Click through for more stuff!Read More »
Apr 21, 2010
Everyone at Heartland - and at the CBC - is, as Jack might say, "pleased as punch" at the recent recognition Heartland has been receiving. Click through to the blog post for the exciting news!Read More »
Apr 15, 2010
Well, it's Thursday, so I thought I'd give you a variety of items, answer some questions, drop some trivia and keep all of you in the loop on what's going on!
1) First, an announcement - Amber has made a decision after reading and rereading the thousands of name suggestions you came up with! Click though to find out!Read More »
Apr 8, 2010
As it's Thursday, I thought I would come up with a potpourri of different things - dispelling some rumours and answering a few questions that get asked repeatedly (and repeatedly, and repeatedly!) here on the site. Click though for more!!!Read More »
Apr 1, 2010
Although there's no new episode of Heartland this Sunday I thought I'd give you some sundry items - a few little updates - and that I would accompany them by photos of some tender moments between Amy and Ty, Ashley and Caleb and of course Lou and Peter, because although there's a lot of drama and conflict on Heartland, I want everyone to remember that there's also a lot of affection, and so I figured you would appreciate a few shots, some of which you may not have seen before! Click though for more!Read More »
Mar 26, 2010
4 weeks, 4 trivia questions and 4 winners! Click though for the scoop!Read More »
Mar 22, 2010
First, you still have a chance to win the complete season one and season two of Heartland on DVD by entering the final trivia challenge. It's a tough question, but because there are 5 multiple choice answers you can always make an educated guess. I suppose. But click through for details about purchasing them!Read More »
Mar 19, 2010
Three down, one to go! So far, I've given you three questions starting out simple and getting more difficult each time. Last week's question was "What is Mrs. Bell's first name?" It was - and is - Sally, and has been mentioned only twice in the series - once in each of seasons 1 & 2.Read More »
Mar 11, 2010
Okay. You Heartland fans are good. REALLY good.
The question for last week's trivia contest was: In the Hudson Derby episode of Season 2, Stumpy places a bet with Lou on the horse ridden by whom to win the Hudson Charity Derby? The choices were Jack Bartlett, Brad Borden, Scott Cardinal, Julius Ferkins and Tim Fleming. The answer, which again many of you got right, was Scott Cardinal, whose horse's name, Eat My Dust, was enough to make Stumpy think that Scott would be the one to beat. Turns out he was dead on!Read More »
Mar 5, 2010
Hooo boy... well, a TON of you answered week one's trivia question.
The question was: Which of these Heartland Episodes is NOT a title of a book in the Heartland series by Lauren Brooke - True Enough, Come What May, Holding Fast, Born to Run, or Out of the Darkness? The answer, which many of you got right, was Born to Run.Read More »
Feb 26, 2010
Well, now that we have survived February, the month of March is going to be exciting. Every Sunday will have a new episode from Season 3 AND we are going to have a weekly online trivia contest for the next 4 weeks in advance of the April 6 release of Season 2's DVD set. Click though for the details!Read More »
Feb 25, 2010
Exactly two months after Christmas 2009, production has begun on a feature length Heartland television movie to air on CBC in 2010. Click though for more!Read More »
Feb 24, 2010
As baseball great Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra once famously said, "It's déjà vu all over again."
Here's a photo composite of Kerry (Caleb), Cindy (Ashley) and Jessica (Mallory) from episode 303 - Man's Best Friend. I don't have many photos of the three of them together because on Heartland Mallory isn't around Ashley and Caleb much, especially when the latter two are together, but that's not the case this Thursday, February 25 in Vancouver, because the three Heartland actors are going to be available for a meet and greet from 6:00pm - 7:00pm, on the plaza at the downtown CBC building (700 Hamilton Street)!!!!
Again, the CBC has planned a bunch of things on their outdoor plaza, including having some talent from Heartland appear! Click though for more!Read More »
Feb 18, 2010
Above is a production shot of director Dean Bennett speaking with Chris Potter on set. Earlier this month I promised to give you some behind the scenes insight into what goes into the making of Heartland, so this is the first of several posts over the year that will give you some information and answer some questions you've been asking about the production of the television series. Click though for the scoop!Read More »
Feb 17, 2010
This picture is from a Stampede event two years ago. We don't have many photos of Michelle Morgan and Graham Wardle together because on Heartland Lou (Michelle) and Ty (Graham) don't spend a lot of time together, but that is not the case tomorrow (Thursday, February 18) in Vancouver, because both Heartland actors are going to be available for a meet and greet from 2:00 - 3:00pm, on the plaza at the downtown CBC building (775 Cambie Street). There is a ton of pedestrian traffic downtown with the Olympics going on in that city, so CBC has planned a bunch of things on their outdoor plaza, including having some talent from Heartland appear!Read More »
Feb 11, 2010
Ah, February - the shortest month of the year, and in 2010 a month that has no new episodes of Heartland. For all of you patiently - and also for those IMpatiently :) - waiting for the last four episodes of Season 3 don't despair; they are coming every Sunday on CBC beginning March 7. I do have news though - click on through!Read More »
Feb 4, 2010
(Almost) every Monday I've given you the opportunity to pose a question to a different Heartland actor. This has proven to be so successful that I'm going to expand this to include crew members as well! Over the next few weeks expect to be able to question some of the talented people behind the camera as well as those you see performing in front of it. Click through for more!Read More »
Dec 17, 2009
Well, last night on the interior house set the final shot of Season 3 was captured, ending a sometimes grueling, sometimes stressful, frequently hilarious and often exhilarating seven months of filming. Click though for more, and to find out what we need Calgary fans for!Read More »
Dec 10, 2009
Well, there are only six days of filming left for the third season of Heartland and fortunately for the actors (and most of the crew) the last days are all interior shots. I say "fortunately" because winter has settled in Alberta with severe snow and sub-frigid temperatures, and filming outside would be... unpleasant. Click though for the rest of the post!Read More »
Dec 3, 2009
If you happen to be in the Calgary area this Sunday (December 6) afternoon, here is something very Heartlandish that you can do before you go home to watch the new episode on CBC at 7:00pm. Click though to the full blog post for details!Read More »
Sep 24, 2009
Well, only one last weekend to wait and then just another short week before the day many of you (and all of us) have been waiting for: Sunday, October 4, when Episode 301 - Miracle - premieres on CBC at 7:00pm (7:30pm in Newfoundland). This will mark the first of 8 consecutive Sundays when a new episode from the third season of Heartland will run. So you are going to have a lot of stories involving Amy and Ty, Lou, Jack, Tim, Scott, Caleb and Mallory and their lives as we watch them revolve around the Heartland ranch...Read More »
Sep 15, 2009
Yes, it's here! Season One, Part 1 is available NOW!! This 2-disc set includes the series premiere episode and the first half of the first season of the popular CBC family drama series. Part 2 of Season One will be available on Nov 10th.
You can get it wherever DVDs are sold, or point your browser to the CBC Shop to pre-order.Read More »
Aug 28, 2009
I've been receiving a lot of requests from fans wanting to mail letters to various cast members or to the production itself, so there is now an address for anyone wishing to do so!Read More »
May 19, 2009
On Wednesday, May 13 in a wooded area near Kananaskis country south of Calgary the cameras started rolling on the third season of Heartland. Click through for the scoop!Read More »
Mar 30, 2009
The Heartland television series keeps getting better and better and our audience just keeps getting bigger and bigger. We want to invite you to visit our brand new site - the official Heartland fan site - which will give all of you a chance to get to know each other and share what you think makes the series so great. Click through for details!Read More »
Mar 23, 2009
So there you have it... Season Two: 18 episodes to stand beside the 13 episodes of Season One.
We truly hope you enjoyed watching Heartland as much as we enjoyed making it.
A few items that people have been asking about and that we want to make sure you are aware of. Click though!Read More »
Mar 3, 2009
If you watch the preview of episode 216 on our home page you can see it is going to be a pretty serious episode. How serious? Click through!Read More »
Feb 27, 2009
If you are a fan of Heartland living in the Greater Toronto area, you will want to mark Saturday, March 7 on your calendar, as some cast members will be making an appearance to meet and greet fans and sign autographs. Click through for more!Read More »
Feb 17, 2009
Well, after two new back to back episodes the last two weeks (episodes 213 and 214) we once again take one week off (we'll be re-running Episode 3, "Gift Horse", from earlier in the season) but we promise that this will be the last break, because starting Sunday March 1, and for the following three weeks in March, the CBC will be broadcasting the final four episodes of season 2. Click though for more...Read More »
Feb 17, 2009
Hi everyone! There was a comment posted over the weekend that I thought I'd bring to your attention - it concerns some of the real history of the land where Heartland is filmed. Click though for more...Read More »
Dec 18, 2008
After seven months of filming in and around the Calgary area, the cameras have stopped shooting, as all the scenes for the final Heartland episode - episode 218 - have been shot. Click though for more...Read More »