New ‘When Calls The Heart’ Episode Pulled By Hallmark Channel Amid Lori Loughlin Scandal
Hallmark Channel pink slipped Lori Loughlin and pulled the plug on the Garage Sales Mysteries earlier today and now the Crown Media owned outlet is putting the actor’s other series When Calls The Heart on ice, for a bit.
The March 17 primetime episode of the six-season running western drama has been taken off the schedule by Hallmark as producers try to come up with “creative solutions” for Loughlin’s Abigail Station character. While the elite school bribery scheme indicted Loughlin is fired from the show, the Michael Landon Jr. developed series based on Janette Oake’s books is absolutely not cancelled, I hear.
However, all options are being explored on how to take the already filmed episodes of Heart forward without Loughlin, one source says.
Having flown in on March 12 from filming for Hallmark in Vancouver, Loughin surrendered to the FBI and was arraigned in federal court in DTLA yesterday. She was released on $1 million dollar bail bond, like her husband fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli on March 12.
Netflix has remained quiet about whether it plans to drop Loughlin from Fuller House. It might be a moot point as writing on the fifth and final season of the Full House sequel of sorts hasn’t even started and the once busy actor was a recurring guest in her famed Aunty Becky role.
The still UTA-repped Loughlin and Giannulli were part of a yearlong investigation that also snared American Crime star Felicity Huffman and more than 30 other parents. The couple are accused of paying “bribes totaling $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters designated as recruits to the USC crew team — despite the fact that they did not participate in crew — thereby facilitating their admission to USC,” according to the 200-page indictment announced Tuesday.
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