UP TO PREMIERE NEW SEASON OF HEARTLAND
FOR LIMITED ENGAGEMENT
SIX WEEK EVENT BEGINS SEPTEMBER 7
Additionally, UP Faith & Family Will Be the First Home to all Nine Seasons
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ATLANTA – August 10, 2016 – UP TV, the entertainment destination that showcases stories about modern American families and the relationships that define them, announced today that the network will premiere season nine of the multi-generational family drama Heartland for a limited time beginning Wednesday, Sept. 7. UP will air the 18 U.S. premiere episodes with three episodes every Wednesday at 8 p.m., 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET during the limited engagement before it starts airing weekly this fall on UP. Beginning in February 2017, UP’s subscription-on-demand offering, UP Faith & Family, will be the first service to make available all nine seasons of the series. Viewers can currently watch the first eight seasons on UP Faith & Family.
“UP has a passionate fan base of Heartland viewers,” said Amy Winter, evp and general manager, UP. “We are thrilled to be the first network to premiere the new season for those loyal fans, while also making the previous seasons available on UP Faith & Family for new and returning viewers who want to catch up on the series.”
Change is in the air for the Bartlett-Fleming family as new love interests, new career paths and new challenges threaten life as they know it. With familiar faces returning and new relationships forming, the family takes on intimidating challenges, grabs exciting opportunities and follows big dreams as they lean on each other for support.
“We last left Heartland with Ty and Amy’s much-anticipated wedding. This season we’ll get to see the couple adjusting to their new life together,” said Sophia Karteris Kelley, senior vice president, programming. “While they are building their happily ever after, elsewhere in the family, relationships are facing an uncertain future.”
Heartland is the longest running series in Canadian history, and UP has been the exclusive U.S. cable home of the series since 2011. Shot on location against the glorious backdrop and stunning vistas of the foothills of the Rockies, Heartland is a sprawling multi-generational saga about a family getting through life together in both happy and trying times. The series is based on Lauren Brooke’s best-selling novels, starring Amber Marshall as Amy, Michelle Morgan as her sister Lou, Shaun Johnston as Jack – Amy’s and Lou’s grandfather – and Chris Potter as Tim. Also in the cast are Graham Wardle as Ty Borden, Kerry James as Caleb Odell, Gabriel Hogan as Peter Morris, Nathaniel Arcand as Scott Cardinal, Jessica Steen as Lisa Stillman and Alisha Newton as Georgina (“Georgie”) Crawley. The executive producers are Michael Weinberg, Tom Cox and Jordy Randall. It is produced by SEVEN24 Films and Dynamo Film Inc.
At UP, We Get Family. UP is one of television’s most trusted entertainment brands with content the leaves viewers feeling UP. UP tells the stories of families of all shapes, sizes and complexities through authentic, unique and relevant storytelling. UP offers
hundreds of hours of original scripted and reality series, specials and movies as well as fan-favorite series on multiple platforms. In addition, UP’s pro-social initiative, “Uplift Someone,” inspires people to do simple, everyday acts of kindness. UP is widely available on cable systems and satellite providers across the United States. Furthermore, UP’s subscription-on-demand offering, UP Faith & Family, features the best content in family and faith-affirming entertainment. Based in Atlanta, UP is a division of UP Entertainment, LLC and partners with the ASPiRE network on sales, marketing and other operational services.
About UP Faith & Family
UP Faith & Family is an exclusive subscription video on demand (SVOD) service offering the freshest and most exclusive family and faith-friendly entertainment with an ever-growing library of over 500 quality dramas, family comedies, exclusive UP original series, movies, animated features and more. With just one click, your family can enjoy the freedom to watch their all-time favorites instantly anytime and anywhere with fresh new titles added every month. Now any room can be your family room. UP Faith & Family subscribers get instant access to all of this great content on their TV, computer and mobile devices for just $4.99 per month with no contract or obligation. UP Faith & Family can be added through Amazon Prime, Comcast Xfinity, Dish or upfaithandfamily.com.
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