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Finally we’ve gotten word that Call the Midwife has been renewed.

No one could say the last few months haven’t been tumultuous. There’s been agitation. Nervous worry, leading to sleepless nights.

But now there’s light at the end of the tunnel: That’s right, having just about come to terms with the news Chummy won’t be around for season six, we’ve now heard – ring the bells! – that we can plan for more Call the Midwife.

And not just one season, either. Nope. Not even for two, which would give us three more seasons to look forward to, what with season six already due to air in early 2017.

Our favorite drama about East London nuns has been renewed for THREE more seasons, meaning there will be a season seven, eight, and nine of eight episodes each, taking us all the way up to 2020.

It means the action will move further into the 1960s, when the U.K., and London in particular, where Nonnatus House is based, experienced seismic change.

The show’s creator Heidi Thomas had this to say about the opportunities ahead: “There is so much rich material — medical, social, and emotional — to be explored. We have now delivered well over one hundred babies on screen, and like those babies, the stories keep on coming!”

They certainly do. In the meantime there’s the Christmas special, which airs next month on PBS. It’ll take the midwives on tour for the first time, as they visit South Africa for an episode set in a mission clinic in the Eastern Cape.

Has this news brightened up your holidays?

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By Kat Sommers
Kat is a freelance writer for Anglophenia.