Lori Loughlin is retuning to the acting world nearly two and a half years since the college admissions scandal. In 2019, the actress and her husband Mossimo Giannulli were accused of paying $500,000 to secure their two daughters, Olivia Jade Giannulli and Isabella Giannulli, spots at the University of Southern California as crew recruits – though neither played the sport. The couple pleaded guilty, and Loughlin spent two months in California’s Victorville Federal Correctional Institution for conspiracy charges; her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, was sentenced to five month in prison.

The 57-year-old actress will guest star on Season 2 of the “When Calls the Heart” spinoff “When Hope Calls”.  Loughlin will reprise her original role from the series, Abigail Stanton, and will appear in the two-part season premiere, which will air exclusively on GAC Family on Saturday, December 18. After the controversy surrounding Loughlin made headlines in 2019, “When Calls The Heart” wrote her character off, explaining that Abigail Stanton decided to travel from their Canada hometown to the East Coast with her son Cody to care for her ill mother.

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