Lori Loughlin as Abigail Stanton on When Calls the Heart (Image: Crown Media)


Lori Loughlin returning to TV as Abigail Stanton in When Hope Calls

Lori Loughlin is returning to television. According to Deadline, the actress, who served two months in prison after being charged in a college admissions bribery scandal, will reprise her role as Abigail Stanton on the series When Hope Calls, which is also getting a reprise on the newly formed GAC Family network.

When Hope Calls originally aired for one season on Hallmark Channel as a spinoff of its popular series When Calls the Heart. Former Hallmark exec Bill Abbott is renewing the show on GAC Family, which began broadcasting on September 27.

Loughlin will appear in a 2-part Christmas schedule that will open up Season 2 on December 18.

When Hope Calls follows two sisters, Lillian and Grace, who open an orphanage in the Western town of Brookfield in 1916. Their characters were introduced on When Calls the Heart, which is currently in production for its ninth season.

The cast of When Hope Calls
Morgan Kohan and Jocelyn Hudon on When Hope Calls (Image: Crown Media)

The great Abigail Stanton

Loughlin played Abigail Stanton on the series for six seasons. Filming was underway on Season 6 of When Calls the Heart when news broke of Loughlin’s involvement in the college admissions scandal. The show took a month-long hiatus as writers and producers decided what to do with her character. They eventually wrote her out of the show.

Earlier this month, a federal judge in Boston granted Loughlin — who is still on probation — permission to travel to Canada for work.

GAC announced the news on Instagram

GAC Family posted an announcement on its account with the caption, “The news you’ve been waiting for!”

Former Full House co-star Candace Cameron Bure was among the many people who “liked” the post. She wrote, “Woo Hoo!!! So exciting!!!!”

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