Heartland (Canadian TV series)
|Created by||Lauren Brooke|
|Opening theme||"Dreamer" by Jenn Grant|
|Country of origin||Canada, United States|
|No. of seasons||9|
|No. of episodes||157 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Heather Conkie
Michael Weinberg, Tina Grewal
|Running time||44 minutes|
|Production company(s)||SEVEN24 Films
|Original release||October 14, 2007 – present|
The series is based on the Heartland book series by Lauren Brooke, but it changes the setting from Virginia, USA (in the original novels) to the small fictional town of Hudson, Alberta located in the foothills of the Alberta Rockies. Heartland follows sisters Amy and Lou Fleming, their grandfather Jack Bartlett, and Ty Borden, through the highs and lows of life at the ranch.
As of the episode shown on March 29, 2015, Heartland surpassed Street Legal as the longest-running one-hour scripted drama in the history of Canadian television. It is celebrating its 10 year anniversary this year (2016), and season 10 will begin airing October 2, 2016.
Cast and characters
- Amber Marshall as Amy Fleming
Amy Fleming was only 15 when she was involved in a car accident that killed her mother and seriously injured herself. As she was in the hospital she couldn't go to her mother's funeral but her father surprisingly showed up. Amy inherited her mother's gift of being able to intuit the needs of horses and of practicing natural horsemanship. When Amy returned home, she decided to continue her mother's work of healing abused or damaged horses, including Spartan, the horse that her mother died saving. Amy also had to deal with the return of her older sister, Lou, who had been living in New York City. Before Amy's mother died, she agreed to allow Ty Borden to live at Heartland as part of his probation. When Ty arrived, Amy's grandfather accepted his late daughter's wishes, allowing Ty to live in the loft above the barn and work at Heartland as a ranch hand. Amy grows close to Ty and becomes best friends with him, later falling in love, although their relationship was rocky at times and they broke up more than once. Later in the show, while working with a pair of horses, they manage to make amends, with Ty giving Amy a promise ring in season 3. In the last episode of season 5, Ty secretly makes plans to propose to Amy, but after hearing her say how they should never "tie themselves down", backs out of his proposal. However, Amy, while answering Ty's ringing phone, finds the ring in his coat pocket, thus ending the season with a cliffhanger. At the beginning of season 6, she and Ty discuss the ring and marriage, and a few episodes later, Ty finds the perfect moment to propose to Amy, and she accepts. In Season 8, Amy and Ty break up again for a while. Amy and Ty get back together when they rescue a herd of horses penned by ranchers believing the horses to be detrimental to the land required for their cattle. In the end, Ty and Amy are married in Jack's house. Amy is escorted by Tim and Jack, and she rides in on Spartan. She announces to Ty at the end of season 9 that he is to become a father.
- Graham Wardle as Tyler "Ty" Borden
As a child, Ty was abused by his stepfather Wade and was arrested and sent to Juvenile hall for attacking Wade while he assaulted Ty's mother. To complete his probation, Marion Fleming offered him a job as a ranch hand at Heartland. He soon begins to enjoy his life there and decides to stay after completing his probation, though he leaves for a short period to live with his father in Calgary. Jack treats Ty like a son and is very proud of him, especially after he earns his high school diploma and decides to study to become a vet. Ty at first is known as the "new cute guy," Amy quickly falls for him. Ty dated Kit Bailey, a local cowgirl, for a time before he admitted his feelings for Amy. Ty buys a ring with plans to propose to Amy in the final episode of Season 5, but after hearing Amy say they should never "tie themselves down", rethinks his proposal. After he leaves, Amy finds the ring in Ty's coat pocket while answering his ringing phone. In Season 6, Ty and Amy agree to wait, and Ty is accepted to vet school. After a few episodes, Ty and Amy find themselves in the perfect moment while camping, and he proposes to her. She accepts, and they are married in season 8, episode 18. In the last episode of season 9 Amy announced to him for the first time he going to become a father. In the books Ty's last name is Baldwin.
- Michelle Morgan as Samantha Louise "Lou" Fleming Morris
At the beginning of the series, Lou moves back home from her job in New York City to help run Heartland. She is initially reluctant to stay in Hudson because she has a long-term boyfriend and a lucrative job in New York. Upon discovering Heartland's poor economic situation, she crafts a financial plan to pull the ranch out of debt and make it successful. However, she is told by a financial advisor at the bank that her presence at the ranch is essential to secure the loan necessary for implementing her plan. Once Lou decides to stay, she sets her mind to starting a new business venture: The Heartland Equestrian Connections. This idea is met with much resistance, especially from Jack. Family members derisively refer to the business as the "Dude Ranch", and the name sticks, though no longer with its negative connotation. Along the way, Lou breaks up with her boyfriend from New York and tries to re-kindle a romance with the local vet, Scott Cardinal. In season two, Lou's relationship with Scott dissolves. She meets her future husband, Peter, thanks to a setup by Jack's girlfriend Lisa, and starts a secret relationship with him due to Peter's job in the oil industry. Lou had previously rallied the local ranchers against Peter's oil company, and expects Jack would not approve of her choice of boyfriend. Later, Lou's relationship with Peter is more public and they marry at the end of season 3. They move to Dubai, but she soon feels very alone in such a foreign country and grows to miss Heartland and her family. When they move back home, Lou finds out she is pregnant. She later gives birth to a girl who is named Catherine Marion Minnie Fleming Morris (often referred to as Katie). After several failed attempts to buy a place of their own and even to build a home somewhere on the 600 acre property at Heartland, Lou and Peter buy Mr. Hanley's ranch from Mrs. Bell and they plan to move into it and refurbish it. However, faulty wiring in the structure causes a fire, and the buildings and stables burn, leaving them no choice but to remain at Heartland. Lou has a positive relationship with her sister Amy, providing a listening ear and timely advice when she needs it, and Amy often plays the same role for Lou. Lou is also close with her father, Tim, and she is the first one to reconnect with him after Marion's death. In Season 6, Lou and Peter decide to adopt an orphan named Georgina Crawley, whom Jack had been fostering. In season 8, Lou and Peter start having relationship problems since Peter is always in Vancouver for his job. On Amy's advice, Lou goes to Vancouver to talk things over with him, but they decide to separate. At the end of Season 8, it is not clear if Lou and Peter will divorce or if they're staying together.
- Shaun Johnston as Jackson "Jack" Bartlett
The family patriarch, Jack is Amy and Lou's grandfather and was Marion's father. He is a former rodeo star and was once a cattle rancher. When Marion took over, Heartland became a horse ranch. After her death, Jack helps Amy and Ty maintain Heartland and its horses and is the one who fixes everything. Early in the series, he was very hostile towards ex-son-in-law Tim. The men have maintained a difficult relationship stemming from Tim's troubled past with alcohol and prescription drug abuse, his acrimonious divorce from Marion, and lack of involvement in Amy and Lou's lives. Jack seems to barely tolerate Tim's presence at times, and they've had numerous arguments over the running of the ranch. Jack was also initially hostile towards Ty. He warned Ty to keep ten feet away from his granddaughters at all times, and that any part of him that crossed that line would be removed. Later, he comes to accept Ty like a son and shows a great deal of concern and paternal affection for him. When Ty seeks permission from Jack to ask for Amy's hand in marriage, Jack gives him his blessing. In terms of personality, Jack is very stubborn and reluctant to accept change of any kind. This trait sometimes causes friction between him and others, most notably his romantic interest, Lisa Stillman, and with his granddaughter Lou. In season 7, Jack finally asks Lisa to marry him, and she says yes. They elope in the season 7 finale.
- Alisha Newton as Georgina "Georgie" Fleming Morris (Crawley)
Georgie is Lou and Peter's adopted daughter, Jack's adopted great granddaughter, whom he adores, and Phoenix's owner. She has a best friend named Steven who she met in the seventh/eighth season. It has been hinted that they have a romantic spark, but this may not be developed. When she first came to Heartland, she was a misbehaving runaway, but because she wanted to stay, she began to improve her behaviour. Georgie has a habit of running away from every foster home in which she's been placed. Jack agrees to foster her until Clint found another family to foster her. Not wanting her to leave, Lou and Peter agree to become her long term foster parents and later adopt her. Georgie adores Katie, her little sister. She also loves Phoenix, a horse who repeatedly ran away from a neglectful home, and through the intervention of the Fleming Bartlett Morris family, she found a new home at Heartland. She is a naturally talented show jumper, reminding Ty of Amy on Spartan when she jumps with Phoenix. She met Phoenix when she was escaping from her social worker and rode for the first time, astounding the family. Georgie is a tomboy, who shares a lot of Amy's personality; she is fearless, talented, strong minded, and clever. This makes Mallory very jealous of her. In season six, she finds an Alsatian dog running wild, whom she is allowed to keep and names Remy. When Georgie was 3 her birth parents were killed in a car accident. She has an older brother named Jeff.
- Chris Potter as Timothy "Tim" Fleming
Amy's and Lou's father who leaves them. After Amy and Lou's mother dies, he comes back into the picture and becomes a regular character. He begins to date a jockey named Janice, and nearly moves to California with her. However, in season 4 episode 18 ("Burning Down the House"), it is discovered that Tim has an 11-year-old son named Shane with Miranda Grenier, his ex-girlfriend from Fort St. John. When he reveals this to Janice, she leaves for California without him. At the end of season 5, it is announced that Miranda has feelings for Tim. In the books, Tim was in a wheelchair for a while, but when he recovered, he moved to Australia with his new wife and daughter. He runs a high-level horse farm that focuses on training jumpers and show horses. In seasons 6-8, Tim still thinks he's a big shot. He starts a rodeo school, a horse-selling business, and a new relationship. When he finds out that Miranda is getting married, he tries to crash the wedding, until Jack hides his keys and they have an argument.
- Kerry James as Caleb O'Dell
Caleb is an Irish Canadian ranch hand hired by Jack after Ty leaves for 4 months. In the beginning he is rather husky, has feelings for Amy, and develops a strong rivalry with Ty over Amy. He and Amy are a couple for a short period, but Amy soon goes back to Ty. He grows close to and falls in love with Ashley, eventually getting married. Before their marriage, Caleb goes to a rodeo and is severely injured. After a battle with pills and alcohol, much like Tim's, he comes out okay but much thinner. After a difficult marriage, from Ashley's mother being so bossy, and the life that Ashley was used to living, he divorces Ashley. Afterwards, he becomes depressed for a brief period. Caleb loves his American Quarter Horse, Shorty. In the Chestnut Hill series Caleb's last name is Smith, he's a rider at Saint Kits, and his horse is named Gent.
- Gabriel Hogan as Peter Walter Morris
Lou's ex-husband. He was first introduced as the owner of a small oil company caught doing some drilling on Heartland property, which caused Lou to use her skills to organize a protest against PW's company. In the meantime, one of Lisa's 'horsey' friends finds a 'great catch' for Lou and Lisa gives out Lou's email without her permission. Stage set for a bit of dramatic irony: Lou (using her first name, Sam) and PW (using his first name, Peter) begin a relationship over an instant messaging service. They meet in person not long after, and are shocked to discover each other's full identity. Their relationship is kept secret because Lou's grandfather & father hate PW for being part of "Big Oil". Peter eventually wins the family's approval and he and Lou are married in the Season 3 Finale because Peter's business is immediately taking them to Dubai. Lou returns from Dubai for a one-week visit that stretches on because she is living so far from Heartland and her family. Peter begins to commute to and from Dubai because Lou is expecting their first child. Peter ends up bankrupt in Dubai, which cause them to move into Jack's house. Peter ends up back on his feet, but is only home on weekends due to his new job's location in Vancouver. In Season 6, Lou and Peter decide to try to adopt Georgie when Jack isn't approved as her legal guardian, and they are ultimately successful. Peter and his first ex-wife have joint custody of friendly a St. Bernard named Max. Lou and Peter are now separated.
- Nathaniel Arcand as Scott Cardinal
A good Native Canadian friend of the Bartlett/Fleming household who is also Heartland's only vet. Scott had a troubled background, but Marion helped him to turn his life around, in much the same way as Marion's family later helps Ty after her death. Early in the series, Scott reminisces about his time living in the loft and working in the barn below. Scott has a relationship with Lou for part of seasons 1 and 2, and later regrets the fact that he lost her and did not try harder to win her back. In season 2, Ty mentions to Amy that Scott had agreed to let Ty be his apprentice and that Scott would mentor him until he could possibly work with him after veterinary school. He and Lou were quite the item before they broe In contrast to the TV series, Scott's last name is Terwin, he and Lou are married in the book series and have a daughter named Holly Marion.
- Jessica Steen as Elizabeth "Lisa" Stillman Bartlett
She is the sarcastic owner of a very successful horse racing establishment. Her current horse is named Cinders. Jack and Lisa begin a romantic relationship early in the series, but are troubled by her constant travelling for work. After a lengthy break, Lisa returns to Heartland and reunites with Jack. At the end of season 7, they elope. Lisa is also the godmother to Lou and Peter's daughter, Katie.
- Julia Maren Baker as Katey Fleming Baker
- Julie Orton as Lucy
- Roger LeBlanc as Bob Grainger
- Kataem O'Connor as Adam Parker
- Helen Colliander as Olivia Wheaton
- Carson Pound as Stephan
- Miranda Frigon as Janice Wayne
- Victoria Pratt as Casey McMurtry
- Madison Cheeatow as Jade Verani
- Kaitlyn Leeb as Cassandria
- Greta Onieogou as Soraya Duval
Amy's best friend who works at Maggie's, her mom's diner. Soraya is always there for Amy and becomes friends with Ashley around the same time as Amy. She is later hired by Lou to run Heartland's retreat. In the books Soraya's last name is Martin.
- Wanda Cannon as Valerie "Val" Stanton
Ashley and Jesse's widowed mother. Val is the proud owner of Briar Ridge Stables and uses more traditional methods of horse training compared to Heartland. Val is shown as the main antagonist through much of the series. Val puts too much pressure on Ashley to win horse shows, but loves and spoils her daughter. She is also shown to be friends with Jack, particularly when Jack helps her to work on her relationship with her daughter, after Ashley becomes more independent and rebellious. In the books, Val's husband Ted is alive and he helps her run their stable.
- Anna Ferguson as Mrs. Sally Bell
An elderly woman who owns a cute miniature Appaloosa called Sugarfoot, whom Lou once learned to ride on. Mrs. Bell keeps Sugarfoot in her house, and prefers using her herbal remedies on him rather than having him cared for by Scott or the farrier. In the books, Mrs. Bell dies from a heart attack and Sugarfoot comes to live at Heartland.
Former main cast
- Jessica Amlee as Mallory Wells
A friend of the family who visited frequently. She was mostly known for talking too much and prying into everyone's personal lives, which often got her into trouble, though sometimes she had her own wise moments. Her main love interests in the series were Jake and Badger, although she had a crush on Ty early in the series. She was hired by Lou to babysit Katie, which sometimes annoyed her, though she really did like helping everyone. Later in season 5, she fell for a boy who was only interested in her dad's music, but then broke up with him. Mallory was later shown to still have lingering feelings for Jake. Mallory leaves Heartland several times, often for her father's music. Her father is played by real-life Canadian country music artist George Canyon. Mallory is shown to be annoyed by her father's music, and it is used as a running gag in a few episodes in Season 2. She is sent away to an all-girls boarding school called Blessed Virgin by her parents when her father goes on tour the first time, but Jake helps her buy a bus ticket and return to Heartland. At the end of Season 5 she announced, much to her dismay, that she was moving to Nashville, Tennessee for her father's music career. Mallory and her family returned to Canada in season 6. In season 7, she finally confessed her feelings for Jake and went with him to Paris, France.
- Cindy Busby as Ashley Stanton
In season 1, she fulfilled the archetype of the high-school mean girl, but after Amy helps Ashley improve her show-jumping and later saves her horse Apollo, Ashley warms up to Amy and her best friend Soraya. Ashley's character develops substantially from this point, and she is shown to struggle in her relationship with her mother. As a result, she lives at Heartland for a short period of time, and later stays with Caleb, in his rented trailer. Ashley gradually falls for Caleb in Season 2 and starts a serious relationship with him, and they marry in the season 3 finale. It took Ashley a while to come back from their honeymoon in Italy, resulting in Caleb coming home alone. Later in the series, Ashley and Caleb moved away so she could attend college. Caleb returned alone again, and they eventually got a divorce. In the contrast to the TV series, Ashley's last name in the book series was Grant, and the name of her parents' stable was Green Briar.
Former recurring cast
- Maxim Roy as Miranda Grenier
Shane's overprotective mother and Tim's ex-girlfriend. Tim and Miranda have a custody battle over Shane but later work things out. Miranda only wants what's best for Shane. In the books, Miranda's equivalent character is Helena, Tim's second wife and mother of his third daughter, Lily. In the books, Tim lives with his new family in Australia.
- Sam Duke as Shane Grenier Fleming
Tim's long lost, 11-year-old son and Lou and Amy's half brother. Shane is Tim's love child with Miranda. Tim had been in a casual relationship with Miranda while living in Fort St. John, during the years after his rodeo accident, before he returned to Hudson. When Miranda reveals to Tim that Shane is his son (in "Burning Down the House"), he confirms it with a paternity test. Everyone is mad at Tim when they find out the truth about Shane. Miranda and Shane move all the time. Shane wants his parents to reconcile and become friends. Shane tends to run away and hitchhike to get to Heartland to visit his family and his horse, Pal. In the books, Shane's equivalent character is Tim's daughter Lily.
- Rhys Ward as Jeremy Hughes
A professional show jumper that refused Ty and Scott's treatment for his horse Buckingham. Jeremy is a handsome young man with an evil side to him that was revealed over the course of season 6. Jeremy appeared in six episodes, including the 100th episode of Heartland.
- Vinessa Antoine as Nicole
Lou's friend from New York. She first had one guest appearance in season two, joining Lou and her other friends on a trip, before returning in Season 7 as a recurring character.
- Lisa Langlois as Marion Bartlett Fleming
Lou and Amy's mother, Tim's ex-wife, Jack's daughter. Marion became interested in being a Horse whisperer after Tim left her, although Amy always describes this simply as listening to horses. At the beginning of the show, Marion is killed in a car accident when she and Amy rescue Spartan from his abusive former owner, Mr. Mallen. Marion is seen in only two of the early episodes.
- Jake Church as Jacob "Jake" Anderson
A young cowboy who is always trying to catch Mallory's eye. In season 7, he asks Mallory to go with him to Paris, France and she agrees.
- Jack Knight as Badger
A Juvenile delinquent who is introduced in "Do or Die" with his best friend Tara. He is often quiet, but eventually becomes comfortable enough to talk. He has shown to be a talented artist. He is another one of Mallory's love interests and kisses her. After "A Heartland Christmas", Badger isn't seen or mentioned again.
- Siobhan Williams as Jamie Lewis
Mallory's ex-Pony Club friend who is introduced in Season 3 when she invites Mallory to try out for the club's pole bending competition. She reappears in Season 4 as Jake's new love interest.
- Wesley MacInnes as Austin Mars
An aspiring country musician introduced in Season 5. He is torn between his feelings for Mallory and the chance to get to her famous musician father.
- Greg Lawson as Clinton "Clint" Riley - Ty's former probation officer. Clint keeps his clients on a schedule. He is allergic to peanuts and is now Badger, Tara, and Georgie's probation officer.
- Kristin Fairlie as Tara - Badger's goth juvenile delinquent best friend. She is introduced in Season 2. At first Tara bullies Mallory and judges her, calling her names based on her appearance (blonde hair and pink clothes) and bubbly personality. The girls eventually become friends. Tara agrees to give horseback riding a try if Mallory will go goth to freak her parents out. After "Do or Die", Tara isn't seen again, although she is mentioned in the episode "The Haunting of Hanley Barn".
- Tatiana Maslany as Kiteredge "Kit" Bailey - Ty's cowgirl ex-girlfriend. Kit enjoys barrel racing on her horse Daisy. Kit's methods for breaking a horse are very different from Amy's. Amy is jealous of Kit at first, but the girls eventually become friends.
- Jeff Roop as Constable Marcus "Mark" Rodriguez - An RCMP officer who had a crush on Lou. Lou dated Constable Rodriguez after Scott broke up with her. Lou caught Constable Rodriguez cheating on her and broke up with him.
- Tom Carey as Wes - an enemy of Amy's family. Wes is introduced in "Born to Run". He's a cruel cowboy who along with some local ranchers tried to round up some wild Mustangs to be tested by a vet. Amy and the gang stopped Wes and saved the mustangs. Wes tried to get revenge on Amy's family by attempting to burn down their barn and kill Jack. He then steals Spartan in the middle of the night and legally buys him at an auction. Wes's plan was to sell Spartan for more money so that Amy would never see her horse again. After beating Wes up Tim and Jack rescue Spartan and return him home to Amy. After "The Ties That Bind" Wes isn't seen or mentioned again.
- Aedan Tomney as Jesse Stanton - Val's son, Ashley's brother, and Amy's ex-boyfriend. Ashley and Jesse threw a pool party while Val was out of town. Amy broke up with Jesse after he became drunk and tried to drive her home while under the influence. Thinking that he was hurting Amy Ty beat him up. After "Coming Home" Jesse isn't seen or mentioned again. Craig Arnold as Jeffery "Jeff" Crawley - Georgie's biological older brother. His parents died in a car accident. Jeff lives somewhere else, but he keeps in touch with his little sister. Jeff looks up to Ty. Even though Jeff doesn't spend time with Georgie when he comes to visit, he does care about her. After "Written in Stone" Jeff isn't seen again.
- Craig Arnold as Jeffery "Jeff" Crawley - Georgie's biological older brother. His parents died in a car accident. Jeff lives somewhere else, but he keeps in touch with his little sister. Jeff looks up to Ty. Even though Jeff doesn't spend time with Georgie when he comes to visit, he does care about her. After "Written in Stone" Jeff isn't seen again.
- Meaghan Rath as Jennifer "Jen"' - Amy's other African Canadian best friend. Jen tried to comfort Amy after Marion died. Jen's the one who talked Amy into going to Ashley and Jesse's pool party while Val wasn't home. After "Coming Home" Jen isn't seen or mentioned again.
- Graham Abbey as Steven "Steve" - Lou's high school friend. Steve works at the bank. Steve is the one who gets the bank to approve of Lou's business plan to save Heartland. The bank approves on the condition that Lou stays at Heartland to run the business side. After "Coming Home" Steve isn't seen or mentioned again.
- Suzanne Coy as Margaret "Maggie" Duval - Soraya's smart aleck mother and Marion's best friend who was the original owner of the tack and feed store "Maggie's Diner".
- Ben Cardinal as Victor Whitetail - Marion's good friend who fixes horses and people. Victor enjoys golf and once had an affair with Marion after Tim left her. Victor's horse style is different from Amy's, and he helps her a couple times during the series. In the books Victor's name is Huten Whitepath and he has a son named Bill and a granddaughter named Carey. Huten dies in "New Beginnings".
- Torrance Coombs as Chase Powers - Amy's rival in "The Ring of Fire". Following a clinic they did together, he kisses her. Later, Ty confronts him about it and hits him twice. One for running Mrs. Bell off the road and one for kissing Amy. While getting ice for the bruises, Chase and Soraya become friends. He is later invited to Amy and Soraya's graduation party as Soraya's date. There he kisses Soraya and they begin dating. In "Leap of Faith", he asks Amy to come along with him and Soraya to a movie. He tells Amy when she arrives that Soraya had to study. After the movie it is shown that he still likes Amy. During "The River", Soraya ends the relationship.
- Raoul Trujillo as Renard - Amy's new friend who runs "Dark Horse", a popular traveling horse show.
- Emma Lahana as Blair Conner - A friend of Ty's, who spent time with him working at a ranch in Montana. She came with him to Heartland when he returned to Amy in season 4. She was the source of considerable friction between Amy and Ty, when she pursued Ty during her first appearance, and later when she told her boyfriend, Grant, that she and Ty had "hooked up".
- Beau Mirchoff as Benjamin "Ben" Stillman - Lisa's arrogant nephew. He worked at Heartland for part of a season, but then he goes to work for Nick Harwell. Ben competes in show jumping competitions with his horse Red.
- Stephen Amell as Nicholas "Nick" Harwell - A champion rider. Amy helps Nick's horse in "Coming Home". In the books, Nick's last name is Halliwell.
- Julia Maren Baker as Katherine Marion Minnie "Katie" Fleming Morris - Lou and Peter's biological daughter and Georgie's little sister. She is introduced in episode 70, "What's in a Name?". As a baby, Katie was played by twin sisters Keira and Jordan.
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||13||October 14, 2007||February 24, 2008|
|2||18||October 5, 2008||March 22, 2009|
|3||18||October 4, 2009||March 28, 2010|
|4||18||September 26, 2010||March 27, 2011|
|5||18||September 18, 2011||March 25, 2012|
|6||18||September 16, 2012||April 7, 2013|
|7||18||October 6, 2013||April 13, 2014|
|8||18||September 28, 2014||March 29, 2015|
|9||18||October 4, 2015||March 20, 2016|
|Television film||1||December 12, 2010|
Much of the series is filmed on location in and around High River, Alberta, with additional filming in studio and on location in nearby Calgary. A June 2013 flood in High River swamped the standing set for Maggie's Diner.
Entertainment One has released the first seven seasons of Heartland on DVD in Region 1 (Canada only). The standalone TV movie A Heartland Christmas were released on DVD in Canada on November 1, 2011 and in the USA on October 29, 2013. Season 8 was released in Canada on October 6, 2015.
[NOTE: USA/GMC-DVDs were released and distributed by Entertainment One (eOne)-Region 1; these are: Season 1 (which consists of Canada's Season 1-Episodes 1-13 to Season 2-Episodes 1-9) and Season 2 (which consists of Canada's Season 2-Episodes 10-18 to Season 3-Episodes 1-14)]-both US/GMC Season 1 (http://www.eonehomevideo.com/product.aspx?number=741952706496) and US/GMC Season 2 (http://www.eonehomevideo.com/product.aspx?number=741952729792) were released on August 7, 2012 and include the top heading "As Seen On GMC."
In Region 2, 4Digital Media has released the first 6 seasons on DVD in the UK.
In Region 4, Season 1 and Season 2 Parts 1 and 2 have been released by Roadshow Home Video.
|Region 1||Region 2||Region 4|
|Season 1, Part 1||7||September 15, 2009||N/A||N/A|
|Season 1, Part 2||6||November 10, 2009||N/A||N/A|
|The Complete First Season||13||May 4, 2010||April 26, 2010||August 31, 2010|
|Season 2, Part 1||N/A||N/A||December 2, 2010|
|Season 2, Part 2||N/A||N/A||March 3, 2011|
|The Complete Second Season||18||May 4, 2010||June 13, 2011||N/A|
|The Complete Third Season||18||March 22, 2011||13/02-12||N/A|
|The Complete Fourth Season||18||November 1, 2011||27/02-12||N/A|
|The Complete Fifth Season||18||September 18, 2012||November 19, 2012||N/A|
|The Complete Sixth Season||18||October 15, 2013||August 12, 2013||N/A|
|The Complete Seventh Season||18||September 28, 2014||unknown||N/A|
|The Complete Eighth Season||18||October 6, 2015||unknown||N/A|
|Other releases||Release dates|
|Region 1||Region 2||Region 4|
|A Heartland Christmas||November 1, 2011|
In its series premiere, Heartland beat out Global's comedy Da Kink in My Hair with 513,000 viewers in a battle of two new series. After four episodes, Heartland had an average viewership of 464,000. In its first season finale, Heartland attracted 625,000 viewers. The third season premiere brought in over 1 million viewers, a new record for the show. The 100th episode "After All We've Been Through" was watched by 945,000 viewers.
|2013||Young Artist Award||Best Performance in a TV Series - Supporting Young Actress||Alisha Newton||Won|||
|2014||Young Artist Award||Best Performance in a TV Series - Supporting Young Actress||Alisha Newton||Nominated|||
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