Lori Loughlin returns to appear in ‘When Hope Calls’

Lori Loughlin has traded in her handcuffs to return to shopping on the small screen.

The first look at Loughlin, 57, in the second season of “When Hope Calls,” a spin-off of Hallmark Channel’s “When Calls the Heart,” was released Friday.

She is set to appear in the show’s two-part premiere titled “When Hope Calls: A Country Christmas” when it debuts on December 18, according to Deadline.

The new season, which repeats its role as Abigail Stanton, marks Loughlin’s first play since she was released from prison in December 2020.

The actress and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, pleaded guilty to paying bribes to get their two daughters – Olivia Jade, 22, and Isabella Rose, 23 – into the University of Southern California.

While Loughlin only served two months in late 2020, her husband, Giannulli, 58, was sentenced to five months behind bars, though he ended up being released two weeks prematurely.

Lori Loughlin acts as Abigail Stanton for 'When Hope Calls'
Loughlin returns as Abigail Stanton, a mother of two, in the second season of ‘When Hope Calls’.
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After their imprisonment, Loughlin and her fashion designer husband were put to the test – but that did not stop them from quickly jumping back into a life of luxury by spending time traveling and catching up on rest and relaxation.

They first checked into The Madison Club, a luxury golf club and resort in La Quinta, just two weeks after Giannulli was picked up from prison by their daughters.

Shortly after their first escape, the couple asked a judge for permission to travel out of the country to Mexico together, which they were granted.

Loughlin and Giannulli jumped down to Cabo San Lucas in their best vacation, as Side Six reported exclusively at the time.

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