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28 January 9th, 2015 Jack Wagner and Kristina Wagner To Appear In Cast Of Second Season Of Hallmark’s “When Calls The Heart”

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Kristina Wagner and Jack Wagner (Felicia and Ex-Frisco, General Hospital) are now set to appear in the Hallmark Channel’s upcoming season of When Calls The Heart, it was announced yesterday at the TCA Winter Press Tour by the cable outlet!

When Calls The Heart is a series that is set in a 19th century mining town and stars Lori Loughlin, former star of Full House, Summerland and daytime remember her from Edge of Night!

As for Kristina Wagner, she will join the series in the third episode this season.  However, as to what she will play has not been released at this time.

However, Jack Wagner who debuted in the first season returns as Mountie Bill Avery, a forensic investigator who is hiding something from his past that could jeopardize his romantic future with Abigail Stanton (Lori Loughlin).

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Michelle Vicary, Executive Vice President, Programming, Crown Media Family Networks said, “Our amazing fans have proven their loyalty and devotion to the endearing characters and riveting stories of  When Calls the Heart with remarkable ratings and outstanding social media engagement throughout season one.  We promise more great stories, great romance and great drama in the second season of this beloved, original series.”

The new season of When Calls The Heart premieres Saturday January 4th at 9:00 PM, ET/PT on Hallmark Channel.
Lots of soap favorites are heading to Hallmark Channel! What do you think of Wagner and Wagner being in the cast of When Calls The Heart?  Weigh-in below!

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  1. Penny Bigham says:

    I think it’s great. Jack and Kristina are a rating goldmine that General Hospital missed out on. WCTH will a big following for these two.

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    Sharice replied

    The Hallmark Channel?

    Yawn. Wake me when it’s over.

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    Jess replied

    Well, it seems to me only fans of the actors of Hallmark shows are the ones who watch the channel. The content on the channel is pretty cheesy.

    Rose replied

    Jess..sometimes “cheesy’s” a nice and relaxing way to drop out of the real world once in a while, especially now..but not everyday.

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    Jess replied

    Right. I like your “not everyday” take on reality. There are people who drop out of reality with their interests and never return. If I had cable I would watch, but only because Kristina Wagner joined and I have always liked Lori Loughlin and her work. I hope it gets picked up for another season.

  2. Kellie says:

    I love it. It is a great show. Going to be nice to see Kristina in something totally different then Felicia. I saw Jack in the episodes last year and he was great. Very happy that HallMark channel sees a good thing. Alot of Jack and Kristina fans will watch. Also very happy that they are both foing to be regulars #hearties

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  3. Jess says:

    I have liked her since the get go on General Hospital. I am glad she is starring in something other than GH, however I wish it was on something else and Jack Wagner was not associated. I always thought she would do great in primetime as a love interest for Danno on CBS’s Hawaii 5-0. Pretty weird huh? I know some people would be appalled at the mention of that but hey, why not?

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  4. Nic says:

    I loved GH when F&F were portrayed by JW/ KW so brilliantly! I had returned to GH for the return of Frisco Jones in 2013 but was so disappointed by the terrible writing exit. So yes, I’m going to finding what channel is the Hallmark and watch my favorite duo/ they are just magical together, even if there characters won’t be together, I can’t way to see them on same show together. I’m thrilled for Kristina bc I feel the lack of s/ l for her character on GH had left so many fans disappointed and we can catch her on a new show! Good luck to them!

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    Sandra replied

    I can’t wait to see this series. They are some of my favorite actors.

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    Rose replied

    I’m with you. Love to see them together again.

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    Tali replied

    Agree – Love them together.

    Sheila replied

    I loved them both on GH. Can’t wait for this series with both of them. Wish they could be back together in real life…..cute couple!

  5. I love GH says:

    I have never heard of it, and I’m glad this was posted. I love all of the actors and can’t wait to watch!

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  6. Patty says:

    I love this show and I am a big fan of General Hospital so this is wonderful news. can’t wait for April. :)

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  7. Iakovos says:

    I LOVE Hallmark. Good move by the cabler to sign these fan faves.

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  8. salimah says:

    Some of the best news I’ve seen in a long time. I am not a “Heartie,” but Jack&Kristina together anywhere is enough for me. I’ll be watching.

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  9. rojoco says:

    I will watch anything with Jack Wagner and having Kristina there too now is an even better bonus. Is she staying at recurring status on GH?

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  10. Patricia Macek says:

    This is the best news starting out a brand new year. Jack and Kristina are multitalented actors. They will add wonderful drama and humor on WCTH. I am a “Heartie”,and Jack and Kristina fan, so I will be happy to watch Season 2.

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  11. Lisa says:

    I am very excited about Kristina and Jack working on the same show together. I never really heard of WCTH till Jack came on the last 2 episodes of S1. I will definitely tune in she will make a great addition to the show. I switched to Dish Network just to get the Hallmark Channel because I did not have it with ATT U verse. I bet Kristina will come on as the secret in Bill’s past.

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  12. Rose says:

    I love them together. There was a spark and chemistry mixed with danger and adventure when they were Felicia and Frisco that GH has really missed over the years. It was still there during their last reunion on GH, even though it was cut short in such an abrupt, unsatisfying way.

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  13. Sammie says:

    Super Couple back in the 80s and in my eyes have remained the same. Their chemistry has always been amazing.Jack & Kristina Wagner’s accomplishments
    in film, production , theatre ,music, charity just wonderful . Thumbs up Hallmark & Congratulations Jack and Kristina :) All The Best to ..
    When Calls The Heart

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  14. Shay says:

    I enjoy any program featuring Jack Wagner, but I find it interesting that some 30 years after the initial phenomenon of “Frisco and Felicia” he still has to carry KW for her to be involved in any viable project. Without him by her side, she is just so diminished, despite all efforts to find another romantic, dramatic niche for her on GH. (Having said that, I am sincerely hoping that the idiotic mayoral contest storyline does not go in Felicia’s favor….of all the women in Port Charles, she is one of the last I would choose to run the PTA, let alone the entire city!!!!) Also, I love Wagner’s character in his current “WCTH” pairing with Abigail played by Lori Laughlin….they are such a perfect couple! Don’t want to see that courtship ruined….Kristina must be playing Avery’s ex! Talk about art imitating life!!!!!

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  15. Shay says:

    While they’re at it, how about getting Lori’s former Edge of Night co-star Charles Flohe/Grant as a guest star???? Loved his Preacher and her Jody together….And if that’s not possible, well then, there’s always John Stamos from Loughlin’s “Full House” days to consider….

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  16. Salimah says:

    I want to encourage anyone who hasn’t to purchase the prize-winning documentary that Kristina Wagner conceived of and brought to fruition with her brother, Joe Crump (they financed this project themselves). Children of Internment is a significant historically driven/historically accurate work that is also beautifully filmed and edited. Watching this made me understand that her talents and gifts are varied and need to be shared on a grander scale. I hope she’s able to fit more movie-making into whatever else it is she chooses to do.

    sidebar: I am a bit baffled by how much touting of the “Bill/Abigail” pairing I see based on two episodes and about 10 minutes total of screen time from last season. People see what they want to see, but if ever claims of “chemistry” were greatly exaggerated, these are.

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  17. JoAnna says:

    I am so excited about this news. I haven’t watched WCTH before, but since I’m a FriscoandFelicia fan since I was 10, I will now. Plus, I love Jack and Kristina together, so to have the opportunity to see them work together again is awesome. The fact that it’s 30 years after they debuted at FriscoandFelicia, and fans are so excited about them being on WCTH together, speaks to the timelessness of their pairing. They were magic together as FnF and that chemistry hadn’t missed a beat when they reunited on GH in 2013. As for Kristina, I’m excited to see her play another character other than Felicia. She is accomplished professionally as an award winning documentary filmmaker, so she doesn’t need anyone to “carry” her in viable projects. The fact is Jack and Kristina carry each other beautifully in scenes. Congrats to them, and I look forward to seeing Jack and Kristina on the show.

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    Shay replied

    @JoAnna….I was actually referring to television projects, and I was certainly not discounting the laudable documentary activities of KW. What I meant is that unlike say, Genie Francis, who escaped the fabled “(Luke and) Laura” ingénue stereotype to go on to rack up countless acting credits in both primetime series and assorted soap opera roles, Wagner was primarily left languishing as GH’s Felicia, and no matter who she was paired with after her ex, it lacked the magic of her original coupling with Frisco. There was Colton Shore, Mac, and even a very ill-fated dalliance with Luke. None has ever really, truly worked, hence, it seems to me without Jack’s considerably charismatic coattails, she is not deemed desirable as a stand-alone commodity. As for those touting his Bill Avery with Loughlin’s character, I think it’s simply something that people want to see more of based upon the fact they look so good together…..Despite her many years in the business, Lori is still such a beauty!!!! It’s quite hard to believe it was 30 years ago that she was Jody on Edge of Night!!!!

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  18. Jerri says:

    I am soooo thrilled to hear the news of Jack and Kristina, I love them together!

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  19. Valerie Stafford says:

    Hooray!! I always loved Frisco and Felicia. I watched them everyday on General Hospital. I’m so glad they’re back in the filming together!! They are phenomenal!! The ratings will go through the ceiling again!!

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