Moving on without Lori Loughlin. On Sunday, April 14, Hallmark Channel announced that season 7 of When Calls the Heart will continue without the brunette beauty since she was allegedly involved in the nationwide college admissions scandal.
“#Hearties, @erinkrakow has some incredible news to share … When Calls the Heart has been renewed for Season 7!” read a statement from the Hallmark Channel’s official Instagram page. “Don’t miss the return of Season 6 with a special two-night back-to-back premiere event on Sunday, May 5 and Monday, May 6 at 8 p.m./7c. We can’t wait to return to Hope Valley with you!”
Unfortunately, it didn’t seem like many fans were upset about Loughlin’s character — Abigail Stanton a.k.a. the Mayor of Hope Valley — being written out of the script. One person wrote, “It is a great family show. Am happy to read that WCTH has been renewed for another season,” while another echoed, “THANK YOU from a huge fan to continue to Season 6!! Come on May 5th!!” A third chimed in, writing, “Yay!!! That is awesome! Thanks for letting us be a part of Hope Valley as well as letting Hope Valley be a part of us!!! Love all of you and super excited!!!”
Just two days after the 54-year-old was indicted, Crown Media announced that they cut ties with the mom of two. “We are saddened by the recent news surrounding the college admissions allegations,” they wrote at the time. “We are 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, an independent third party production.”
Meanwhile, it doesn’t look like the New York native is returning to Netflix’s Fuller House, either. However, Loughlin’s costar and friend Candace Cameron Bure — who plays D.J. Tanner on the show — explained that their bond is special, no matter the circumstances. “It’s too personal to use, and we would never want to talk about someone that’s such a dear and close friend,” Candace, 43, said on the Today show on April 2. “I’ve already said that we are family, and we stand by each other and pray for each other, and we’ll always be there for each other.”
The 90210 alum and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, were arrested in March after they allegedly “agreed to pay bribes totaling $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters, Isabella, 20, and Olivia, 19, designated as recruits to the USC crew team — despite the fact that they did not participate in crew — thereby facilitating their admission to USC.” The duo was later released from jail on $1 million bond.