When Calls the Heart

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PHOTO CREDIT: ©2020 CROWN MEDIA UNITED STATES LLC

By Rick Gables

For Hearties everywhere, the wait is almost over! Season eight of Hallmark Channel’s beloved primetime drama series, When Calls the Heart, will make its triumphant return on Sunday, Feb. 21, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, with two additional all-new episodes this season for a total of twelve. More surprises and challenges are in store for the residents of Hope Valley. Elizabeth’s relationships with Nathan and Lucas continue to deepen, Faith and Carson must make choices about their future, a new family arrives in town and Rosemary and Lee get some unexpected news.

CBS will air The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards® on Sunday, Jan. 31, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. The event will be hosted by comedian Trevor Noah of The Daily Show. The Recording Academy® has revealed the nominees. Leading the pack are recordings representing a wide range of musical genres, including pop, classical, jazz, rap, R&B and rock. Top nominees include Beyoncé (9), Dua Lipa (6), Roddy Ricch (6), Taylor Swift (6), Brittany Howard (5), John Beasley (4), Justin Bieber (4), Phoebe Bridgers (4), DaBaby (4), Billie Eilish (4), David Frost (4) and Megan Thee Stallion (4). Nominees are voted on by the Recording Academy’s voting membership body of music makers, who represent all genres and creative disciplines.

TNT will premiere season two of its drama, Snowpiercer, on Monday, Jan. 25, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The series is set some seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland. At the end of season one, the survivors of the revolution are trying to pick up the pieces and maintain a fragile peace among the now merged classes with Layton (Daveed Diggs) emerging as the train’s leader. Discovering Mr. Wilford (Sean Bean) is alive and headed their way on a rival train, Melanie (Jennifer Connelly) risks going outside to prevent him from invading Snowpiercer. While she’s out there, it’s revealed that Alexandra (Rowan Blanchard), Melanie’s daughter, who she thought had died, is alive and has become Wilford’s dedicated protegee. In season two, an entirely new power struggle emerges, causing a dangerous rift as people are divided between their loyalty to Layton and to Mr. Wilford, who has a new train, new technology and a game plan that keeps everyone guessing. While Layton battles Wilford for the soul of Snowpiercer, Melanie leads the charge on a shocking new discovery.