While she has just served her sentence, Lori Loughlin will return to the set for the first episode of “When Hope Calls”, the spin-off series of “The Heart Has Its Reasons”.
More than two years after the university admissions scandal, which earned her 2 months in prison, Lori Loughlin will make her comeback on television sets. For the occasion, she will reprise her role as Abigail Stanton, which she held for 6 years in The Heart to Her Reasons, but this time in the spin-off of the drama series, When Hope Calls.
This series still unpublished in France, follows Lillian and Grace, two orphan sisters introduced in the Christmas episode of season 6 of The Heart has its reasons, who decide to open an orphanage in the small town of Brookfield.
The actress of La Fête à la maison will play in season 2 which will be offered from December 18 in the United States. According to the summary of the first episode titled “When Hope Calls: A Country Christmas, Part 1“, Abigail, after arriving by stage with her son Cody and a disturbed young boy, goes to the local orphanage where she is going to have a”intense conversation with a friend from the past”.
As a reminder, in August 2020, Lori Loughlin was sentenced to two months in prison and a fine of $ 150,000 for paying a bribe amounting to half a million dollars to the University of California in South (USC) for the establishment to accept his two daughters. Her husband, the stylist Mossimo Giannulli, had served a five-month prison sentence and a $ 250,000 fine in this case of privilege.
Following this scandal, the Hallmark Channel, with which she was working on several television projects, immediately announced that they would stop working with her. The production of season 6 of Heart to its Reasons, in which she played one of the main roles, was then interrupted.
The episodes already shot had been put together to make his character disappear, who had gone to take care of a member of his sick family. So it seems that the channel has decided to do business with it again in the future.
It remains to be seen whether the actress will definitely stay in When Hope Calls, or if she will make a permanent return in season 9 of The Heart Has Its Reasons, which should soon be commissioned by the Hallmark Channel.