Lori Loughlin is back on the acting scene as she bagged her first acting gig since serving jail time for her college admission scandal.
Now that the American actress has completed her sentence, she is returning to the small screen.
PEOPLE confirmed Loughlin would be picking up her role as the “When Calls The Heart” character, Abigail Stanton, on season two of the show’s spinoff series, “When Hope Calls.”
The New Hallmark Role
The “Full House” star will guest feature in the two-part premiere titled “When Hope Calls: A Country Christmas.” The show will air on December 18 on GAC Family.
The producer featured on the first six seasons of Hallmark Channel’s “When Calls the Heart” but was written out of the show upon her arrest in May 2019.
Hallmark released a statement that they were “no longer working with Lori Loughlin and have stopped development of all productions that air on the Crown Media Family Network channels involving Lori Loughlin, including Garage Sale Mysteries…”
The 57-year-old’s scandal also stopped her from starring on future episodes of the “Netflix” spinoff, “Fuller House.”
After featuring in the first four seasons of the show, she was absent in the fifth and final season due to her legal problems.
Loughlin Jail Sentence
An article from The Blast revealed that Loughlin was released from jail on Monday, December 28, 2020, after spending almost two months in prison for her involvement in a college bribery scandal.
Olivia Jade was visibly full of joy, hours before her mother was released from a federal correctional facility in Dublin, California, where she served her sentence.
The 22-year-0ld had reportedly taken to her Instagram story where she shared a photo of her cuddling her pet pig with a smile on her face the night before her mom’s release.
In March 2019, the producer and her husband, American fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, were arrested for their part in Rick Singer’s college admissions scandal.
In May 2020, the couple pleaded guilty to charges of paying $500,000.
The payment was to falsely recruit their daughters—Olivia and 23-year-old Isabella Rose— to the University of Southern California crew team, though neither played the sport.
The mother-of-two was sentenced to two months in jail, a $150,000 fine, and 150 hours of community service. Giannulli received five months in jail, a $250,000 fine, and 250 hours of community service.
Her Husband’s Release
On April 3, 2021, The Blast reported that Gianulli was freed from his prison sentence before his five months were up.
A source told US Weekly that the fashion designer “was released three weeks earlier than planned,” and the news would be Laughlin’s Easter surprise.
The father-of-three was moved to a halfway house in Long Beach, CA, according to InTouch.
The 58-year-old has to complete two years of supervised release and 250 hours of community service before he can count himself to be a free man.
Loughlin seems to be putting her family’s chaotic past behind her as she begins to reclaim her lost opportunities.