Eike Schroter, Crown Media
As Christmas approaches in Hope Valley, newly widowed Elizabeth prepares for the birth of her baby and Abigail prepares for the town's Christmas gathering. The town welcomes orphans and their caretakers, who have been stranded on their journey to a new orphanage. When Bill makes a troubling discovery about these newcomers he is forced to make a decision that will affect them all. Meanwhile, Elizabeth, Abigail and Rosemary get stuck in a storm and face a tremendous Christmas Eve emergency. Hope Valley must rely on the courage of some of its strongest women, and the Christmas spirit, to guide them to a safe and happy holiday.

SALT LAKE CITY — The International Business Times has a list of 30 shows you should watch while “When Calls the Heart” remains on hiatus.

30 ideas: The International Business Times unveiled 30 different shows you can watch to help bridge the gap between now and when the show returns.

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Shows on the list include:

  • “Anne with an E”
  • “Downton Abbey”
  • “Everwood”
  • “Gilmore Girls”
  • “God Friended Me”
  • “Heartland”
  • “Little House on the Prairie”

Visit the International Business Times for a full list of options while you wait for “When Calls the Heart” to return.

One more thing: “When Calls the Heart” has a spinoff show called “When Hope Calls.” It doesn’t arrive until August, and will only be on Hallmark’s video streaming service, which I wrote about for the Deseret News.