Even though she spent two months in prison for blatantly conspiring to commit wire and mail fraud, and although she has only been out of prison for nine months, disgraced actress Lori Loughlin is being given an acting job as if she did nothing wrong in the first place.
According to Deadline, Lori started causing speculation she might be returning to work after she was granted permission by a federal judge last week to head to Canada. The court said she could stay for a week in late September.
The outlet confirmed the speculation Tuesday morning, announcing that the filming production project in question is in fact for When Hope Calls, the spinoff series to the popular Hallmark Channel show When Calls the Heart. The troubled actress starred in When Calls the Heart until being let go from the show for her connection to the infamous and criminal college admissions scandal in 2019.
This will be her first time reprising the role of Abigail Stanton since being let go after season 6 of When Calls the Heart.
Loughlin’s involvement in the Season 2 premiere of When Hope Calls is sure to bring attention to the spinoff series – as well as GAC Family, the new network that launched on September 27 and where the show will be aired.
Loughlin’s return to the small screen after her exit from When Calls the Heart and Fuller House will coincide with her daughter Olivia Jade’s appearance on this season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.
As Radar previously reported, not only is Olivia Jade starring on Dancing with the Stars, but she is also – a lot like her mother – trying to find her way back into Hollywood after being essentially ostracized due to the college admissions scandal.
Between Lori’s reprisal of her character Abigail for GAC Family’s When Hope Calls and Olivia Jade’s new gig on Dancing with the Stars, it seems the mom and daughter might be making their way back into Hollywood whether they deserve that opportunity or not.