Lori Loughlin Making TV Return Months After College Admissions Scam Prison Release

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 16: Actress Lori Loughlin attends the premiere of Netflix's 'Fuller House' at Pacific Theatres at The Grove on February 16, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)
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Sept. 28 (UPI) — Lori Loughlin will return to acting in the upcoming season of When Hope Calls.

Variety reported Monday that Loughlin, 57, will guest star in Season 2 of the When Calls the Heart spinoff. Loughlin will reprise her When Calls the Heart character, Abigail Stanton.

Deadline said Loughlin will appear in the two-part Season 2 premiere, titled When Hope Calls: A Country Christmas, which airs Dec. 18 on GAC Family.

A Country Christmas takes place in Brookfield, a town in the western prairie of Canada. The community is preparing for its annual Christmas festival when Abigail and her son Cody bring a troubled boy to Lillian’s orphanage.

Loughlin originally played Abigail in When Calls the Heart Seasons 1-5. She left the show in 2019 after she was arrested for her involvement in a college admissions scandal.

Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, pleaded guilty to conspiring to fraudulently secure admission for their two daughters to the University of Southern California. Loughlin was released from federal prison in December after serving a two-month sentence in connection with the scandal.

Actress Lori Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli exit the Boston Federal Court house after a pre-trial hearing with Magistrate Judge Kelley at the John Joseph Moakley US Courthouse in Boston on August 27, 2019. (JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images)

Loughlin is best known for playing Aunt Becky on Full House and its sequel, Fuller House.


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