logo
 Getty Images
Getty Images

Lori Loughlin Gets First Acting Gig after Release from Prison Following College Admissions Case

Gaone Pule
Sep 30, 2021
05:30 A.M.
Share this pen
FacebookFacebookTwitterTwitterLinkedInLinkedInEmailEmail

American actress Lori Loughlin is back with a bang after being released from prison, and already she has a busy schedule with her recent acting stint.

Advertisement

People confirmed Lori Loughlin will reprise her “When Calls the Heart” character Abigail Stanton on the second season of its spinoff series called "When Hope Calls."

The news comes months after the 57-year-old completed her sentencing for her involvement in the nationwide college admissions scandal.

Lori Loughlin attends WCRF's "An Unforgettable Evening" at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 27, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California | Photo: Getty Images

Lori Loughlin attends WCRF's "An Unforgettable Evening" at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 27, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California | Photo: Getty Images

Advertisement

THE COMEBACK

Loughlin will guest star in the two-part premiere titled “When Hope Calls: A Country Christmas,” which premieres December 18, 2021, on GAC Family.

She starred in the drama series for the first six seasons but was written out following her arrest in 2019. At the time, Hallmark Channel released a statement that they were no longer working with her.

Lori Loughlin visits Build Series at Build Studio on February 15, 2018 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images

Lori Loughlin visits Build Series at Build Studio on February 15, 2018 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images

Advertisement

THE CONSEQUENCES

Her ties to the scandal also prevented her from being part of future episodes of “Fuller House.” The producer initially appeared in the first four seasons of the show’s spinoff.

However, Loughlin's circumstances at the time also resulted in her not appearing in the fifth and final season of the American sitcom.

Advertisement

JAIL TIME

Loughlin is currently on probation after serving her sentence for two months. She sparked her return to showbiz last week following a report by Mercury News.

The outlet revealed she had been granted permission by a Boston federal judge to travel to Canada for a short period to begin filming a project.

Advertisement

The New York native and her husband Mossimo Giannulli were accused of paying bribes to ensure their daughters Olivia and Bella would be admitted into the University of Southern California.

At the time, Crown Media Family Networks released a statement expressing they were disappointed by the news of the college admission allegations.

Lori Loughlin and actor Jack Wagner filming a scene for the new TV series, "When Calls the Heart" on February 20, 2014 in Vancouver, Canada | Photo: Getty Images

Lori Loughlin and actor Jack Wagner filming a scene for the new TV series, "When Calls the Heart" on February 20, 2014 in Vancouver, Canada | Photo: Getty Images

Advertisement

SECOND CHANCES

In addition, executive producer Brian Bird spoke frankly about how challenging it was to write off Loughlin's character on the show and noted they were open to the possibility of her return.

He tweeted in November 2020 writing, “Hope Valley is a place of second chances. We believe that. Everybody deserves second chances.”

Advertisement
info
Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Advertisement
Related posts

Who Is 'The Goldbergs' Hayley Orrantia Dating Now? Her Ex-Boyfriend Stole Thousands From Her

April 11, 2022

Kelly LeBrock Was 'Instantly Attracted' to Steven Seagal Yet 'Hated' Herself after Their Divorce

May 09, 2022

Jerry Mathers’ Wife Left Him for Another Man While a Doctor Warned He Could Have 3 to 5 Years Left to Live

February 08, 2022

Jesse Spencer Is to Return to 'Chicago Fire' - Who Else May Come back for Season 10 Finale?

April 29, 2022