While her daughter Olivia Jade is a Viennese waltz in everyone’s favor, Lori Loughlin is also considering a return to the limelight after serving time in jail for her role in the college admissions corruption scandal. .
The “Full House” alum landed her first acting job since being released from a federal correctional facility in May, reprising her role in the Hallmark Channel hit series “When Calls the Heart” in an upcoming episode of its fallout, according to Deadline.
Loughlin will play Abigail Stanton again in the first episode of season two of “When Hope Calls,” which will now air on the new GAC Family network, formerly known as the Great American Country Network.
The star is set to make an appearance as her character in the two-part premiere titled “When Hope Calls: A Country Christmas,” which debuts on December 18.
The Mercury News reported earlier this month that Loughlin, who is currently on probation, was cleared to travel to Canada on “a film production project” lasting about a week.
In May 2020, Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and mail fraud for paying $ 500,000 in bribes to fixer Rick Singer to secure the admission of their two daughters, Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose, to the University of Southern California. Both have been reported as rowing rookies, although neither have participated in the sport.
The actor served nearly two months in prison before being released in December, while the fashion designer ended his five-month sentence, part of which was in house arrest, in April.
Following the news of the admissions scandal in March 2019, Loughlin was immediately abandoned by Hallmark, where she had starred in numerous movies and TV shows in recent years, including “When the Heart Calls” and “Garage Sale Mysteries”.
The network also chose to remove all Loughlin-related productions from the air, in addition to editing the remaining episodes of the sixth season of the border drama. When the show returned later in the year from a “creative hiatus,” Loughlin’s character was removed from the show and his departure was hastily explained in a letter.
But Loughlin isn’t the only one returning to work now. “Desperate Housewives” star Felicity Huffman, who was also convicted of the nationwide admissions scam, has since landed a starring role in an upcoming ABC series.
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