Lori Loughlin of Full House became the face of the college admission scandal when it was revealed that she bribed authorities at the University of Southern California in order to get her two daughters into the elite college. Loughlin and her fashion designer husband worked with insiders at the school to fabricate information that made their daughters seem more qualified to attend the prestigious school.
As a result of the scandal, Loughlin and her husband were sentenced to prison time. Loughlin was fired from Fuller House and lost her connection to the Hallmark Channel because of legal trouble. Many people thought she would never be able to return to the silver screen. But now, Loughlin seems to have made her way back into Hollywood and is set to appear in a new program shortly – but not everyone is happy about her recent success.
Loughlin served two months in prison earlier this year and is currently on probation. But now, she is asking a judge to give her permission to travel across the border into Canada so she can participate in “a filming production project.” She was granted permission by the Boston judge to travel to the foreign country from late September to early October for the project.
What exactly is this filming project? As it turns out, Loughlin will be returning to her previous role as Abigail Stanton in the season two premiere of “When Hope Calls.” This program is a spin-off of a Hallmark Channel series, “When Calls the Heart.”
Loughlin will appear in the first two episodes of the second season of “When Hope Calls: A Country Christmas.” The second season will premier in December, a few days before Christmas. The program will be appearing on a new network, GAC Family, although it is a spin-off of a Hallmark Channel show.
“When Hope Calls” will be filmed in Ontario, Canada. The show is set in a town called Brookfield, which is located in the western prairie. In the show that Loughlin will appear in, Brookfield will be hosting a Christmas festival in an attempt to win the right to be named America’s number one Country Christmas Town by Harper’s Bazaar. Everyone in the town will be eager to make Brookfield as festive as possible, so it will earn the respect of the photographer from the magazine.
However, not everyone in the town is as happy as they appear. There will be things going on in the background that spark trouble for Brookfield. The inciting incident of the show is when Loughlin’s character, Abigail Stanton, appears in the town via stagecoach with her son, Cody. They have brought a boy with them who they want to deposit in the local orphanage because he does not have any family of his own.
Loughlin is not the only one in her family reappearing in the limelight following the college admission scandal. Her daughter, Olivia Jade, will be appearing on Dancing with the Stars on ABC.
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