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Now with 16 successful seasons, there is no doubt that Heartland (2007- ) is the most popular drama series among horse lovers today.
Heartland follows the comings and goings of the Fleming-Bartlett family, particularly its gifted horse trainer Amy Fleming.
Over the years, the show has grown a seven-figure fanbase with its heartwarming stories, great character arcs, and beautiful horses.
Season 16 returned on October 2, 2022. While the season was originally supposed to have just 10 episodes, fans were treated to an additional five for a total of 15 episodes in season 16 of Heartland.
The season did not disappoint as there were plenty of entertaining storylines.
Heartland Season 16 Release Date
The first episode of Heartland Season 16 premiered on CBC at 7 pm ET (7:30 pm NT) on Sunday, October 2, 2022. A new episode will be released each week at the same time.
The network announced the show’s renewal on June 1, almost exactly a year after the renewal of Heartland for Season 15.
See the season 16 trailer below:
Heartland Season 16 Plot
Last season, we have seen the Fleming-Bartlett clan finally make peace with Ty’s death. Amy has dealt with his killer in person and is now ready to start a new chapter in her life.
Lou and Peter are officially together again, and it will be exciting to see how they move forward as a reunited family.
Meanwhile, Lyndy graduates from kindergarten, an emotional moment for the whole family.
Throughout the season, we see Amy’s beautiful daughter as she gets more involved with horses. There is even an exciting new horse to join the ranch that Lyndy bonds with named Theo aka Xavier.
The horse therapy center is also a highlight of Season 16, with Amy as the head of operations and Logan as a permanent assistant.
Understandably, fans were exciting fans about a new love interest for Amy. While she was not yet considering a new partner last season, she certainly became more open to the idea.
Georgie and Quinn also make an exciting return at the end of the series. After not wanting to return to show jumping after an accident, Georgie gets an exciting invitation. A renowned trainer in Brussels that specializes in jumping after an accident invites Georgie to ride with her.
Quinn even asks Georgie to marry him but Georgie says they are too young. With the support of Quinn, Georgie decides to accept the offer to train in Brussels.
Heartland Cast for Season 16
Similar to previous seasons, we can expect the core cast to return in Heartland Season 16, with the exception of Ty, of course.
- Amber Marshall as Amy Fleming
- Michelle Morgan as Samantha Louise “Lou” Fleming Morris
- Shaun Johnston as Jackson “Jack” Bartlett
- Gabriel Hogan as Peter Morris
- Chris Potter as Timothy “Tim” Fleming
- Jessica Steen as Lisa Stillman
- Kerry James as Caleb Odell
- Madison Cheeatow as Jade Verani
- Baye McPherson as Katie Fleming-Morris
- Alisha Newton as Georgie Fleming Morris
- Jordan Burtchett as Quinn
- Ruby and Emmanuella Spencer as Lyndy Marion Borden
- Nathaniel Arcand as Scott Cardinal
- Aidan Moreno as Rick Adderly
- Ava Tran as Parker Yang
- Drew Davies as Logan
- Ivan Cermak as Fred Garland
- Jessica Amlee as Mallory
- Jake Church as Jake
Sadly, Robert Cormier, who played Finn, passed away in a tragic accident on September 23, 2022. Cormier had been playing Amy’s new love interest after the passing of Ty.
Also read: Actor Robert Cormier Who Plays Finn on Heartland Dies at Age 33
Is Alisha Newton still on Heartland?
Although she took a temporary break from the show, Alisha Newton is still on Heartland. Newton’s character Georgie returned for the last two episodes in season 16 of Heartland.
Fans have long been waiting for the return of Georgie to Heartland, and some even lost hope that she ever will. According to the storyline, the eldest Fleming-Morris girl has been away at university and training at her boyfriend Quinn’s show jumping place in Florida.
Before she briefly popped up on a video call early in Season 16, Alisha Newton last appeared two seasons ago when she was competing for a place on the Canadian Equestrian Young Riders team.
Since then, she has been supposedly continuing her ambitious fight for her Olympic dream while balancing training with her university studies.
In episode 14, Georgie unexpectedly returns to the ranch with Phoenix declaring she is quitting show jumping. The reason for her decision is that she keeps relieving her jumping accident in her head.
Amy is able to talk with her and get her back in the saddle, even convincing her to do some jumping. However, at this point Georgie is still isn’t convinced to take back up competing.
Then, in the season finale, Georgie receives an invitation from a renowned trainer in Brussels who specializes in helping riders after accidents. After lots of consideration and encouragement from Quinn, Georgie decides to take the offer.
To the great relief of fans, the actress has just been taking a temporary break from Heartland after all. Now that she finished filming Devil in Ohio and is back in Canada from her travels, Newton can once again commit to playing our favorite show jumper in the series.
Where to Watch Heartland Season 16?
In Canada, Heartland Season 16 will be available to watch on CBC and CBC Gem on October 2, 2022. The rest of the world should be able to stream the new season on Up Faith & Family relatively soon after the release date.
After CBC Gem, Up Faith & Family was the first streaming service that made Heartland Season 15 available to viewers, just short of three months after the airdate of the last episode.
Considering that Heartland was the fifth most-streamed series on the platform in 2021, we can expect the same this year.
As for Netflix, many parts of the world received Season 15 only four months after the show finished airing. Based on the same schedule, the new season should arrive on the platform by early spring 2023.
Fans can also catch up on seasons 1-15 of Heartland on DirecTV, or seasons 1-14 on Netflix and Pure Flix. Previous seasons can also be watched on Amazon Prime Video by purchasing the Up Faith & Family add-on.
Also read: 20 Heartland Trivia Questions Fans Will Love
Heartland Season 16 Episodes
Unlike the previous three seasons, Heartland Season 16 has 15 hour-long episodes. This is an increase from the 10 episodes of seasons 13-15.
Looks like CBC has listened to the pleas of fans asking for more episodes on social media. It is certainly promising for the show’s future that Heartland‘s popularity hasn’t dropped following the departure of Ty.
In fact, Heartland became the 5th most-streamed TV series in the United States in 2021, according to the global audience analytics company Nielsen.
Here is a table of every episode and when it was released:
|1. “Something’s Got to Give”||October 2, 2022|
|2. “Changes”||October 9, 2022|
|3. “On the Ropes”||October 16, 2022|
|4. “Spark to Flame”||October 23, 2022|
|5. “Higher Ground”||October 30, 2022|
|6.“Into the Wild”||November 6, 2022|
|7. “Vigil”||November 13, 2022|
|8. “Running Down a Dream”||November 20, 2022|
|9. “True Colours, New Tricks”||November 27, 2022|
|10. “Lurking in the Shadows”||December 4, 2022|
|11. “Head Over Heels”||January 8, 2023|
|12. “Memory”||January 15, 2023|
|13. “Striking a Balance”||January 22, 2023|
|14. “Learning to Fly”||January 29, 2023|
|15. “A Light in the Dark”||February 5, 2023|
Will There Be a Season 17 of Heartland?
As of now, there is no official confirmation regarding if Heartland has renewed for season 17. However, with the wide success of the show, it is very likely Heartland will be renewed for another season.
If it follows in the footsteps of previous seasons, we should get an announcement about season 17 in June. We can then hope that season 17 of Heartland will premiere in the fall of 2023.
Monday 27th of March 2023
Please continue this Heartland in the United States, it is by far one of the best series to ever hit the screens. We love it here and would love to see Uplift Faith and Family continue it's broadcast, Thank You for allowing the United States to injoy your shows from Canada 🍁
Thursday 2nd of March 2023
Where is Cassie and her & Caleb's baby?
Saturday 11th of February 2023
We have loved Heartland please keep it going, I used a box of Kleenex when Ty died we look forward every night to watch it. We are in our 90’s we love love it. How do we get 15 it stopped on Netflix in Utah 2 nights ago. When can we watch 16?
Thursday 19th of January 2023
Well season 16 of heartland isn't on up faith and family.
Tuesday 17th of January 2023
I hope byu will pick up season 16 and I can watch it on Directv. I have watched all the previous season on my Directv service. Now I am told they don’t have it showing for free. I can’t do streaming & Netflix at my home. I have really enjoyed the shows !