10 Days to Season 11

Posted on Sep 14, 2017

We are a mere ten days until September 24, when season 11 will be launched across Canada with the first of 18 new episodes. At 7:00pm on Sunday, September 24, the Season 11 premiere - episode 1101 - will be broadcast on CBC for all of Canada to watch. "Finally," some of you may be saying.

I thought that this year I would do something a little different. Because in three days' time, on Sunday, September 17, the season 10 finale will repeat in Heartland's regular timeslot (Never hurts to repeat - Sunday on CBC at 7:00pm / 7:30pm in Newfoundland)

I thought I would use today's blog to set up that episode, almost as if it never aired before. Starting next week I will start doing the same thing for each and every new episode of season 11.

WARNING: IF YOU'VE NOT SEEN THE END OF SEASON 10 - SPOILERS AHEAD!

This Sunday is the conclusion of season 10. The episode, called "Greater Expectations," was directed by Dean Bennett from a script by Heather Conkie.

In it, Amy, Ty, and the entire Heartland family are thrilled to welcome a new member into the fold. Meanwhile, the ghost horse returns and Amy disagrees with Georgie’s plan to capture and gentle him. Then, Lou changes her mind about a business deal but not before Mitch makes a surprising choice. And hoping to impress Cass’s parents, Caleb asks a reluctant Tim for a full-time job. Caleb and Cassandra are set to get married, but Ty has been asked to stay in the hospital, so Caleb gets a bit creative, which does pay side dividends in his dealings with Tim.

Yes, we know everyone loved how this one unfolded. I hope you can watch it again, or if you are a recent follower of the longest-running one-hour drama in Canadian television history, I hope you can watch it for the first time.

One thing is certain - this episode sets up next week's wonderful season premiere and I will be back next week to tell you about it. In fact, there may be an additional promo for season 11 during the repeat broadcast of 1018.

This week I have dug up some photos from 1018 you have never seen before. Some of these are of the spoiler variety, but for the die-hard, regular fans of the series I know you won't mind.

You'll notice I have put up 11 photos, as I often did last season. This way I hope the powers that be subconsciously have the number "11" register in their brains and they will be encouraged to give Heartland an eleventh... oh. Wait a minute, that already worked. Hmmm. Never mind!

So then... enjoy the season 10 finale this Sunday and come back to this page one week from today, when I will tell you a lot about season 11's September 24 premiere. In the meantime, as we tick... tick... tick... merrily along, I remain - as always - obediently yours.