This Is Lori Loughlin's First Acting Role Since Leaving Jail

Lori Loughlin stunned fans in 2019 when she and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, were arrested in connection with the now-famed college admissions scandal. The actress and the fashion designer were accused of paying $500,000 to falsely get their daughters, Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose, into the University of Southern California as recruits for the crew team, despite neither women ever participating in the sport, per People

Loughlin and Giannulli each eventually pleaded guilty for their involvement in the scandal and spent time in jail for their crimes. In addition to serving time behind bars, the situation greatly impacted Loughlin's career.

She is best known for her role as Aunt Becky on "Full House," and Loughlin reprised that role when Netflix picked up the show's reboot, "Fuller House." However, when the fifth and final season aired, Aunt Becky was nowhere to be found. Loughlin had been written out of the show due to her arrest, and she also lost her gig on The Hallmark Channel's hit series "When Calls The Heart" due to her legal troubles.

However, Loughlin is officially back to acting and has even booked her first gig following the scandal.

Lori Loughlin will reprise an old role for her first post-scandal role

According to People, Lori Loughlin will finally be returning to the small screen after completing her jail sentence in connection with the 2019 college admissions scandal. The "Full House" alum, who starred as Abigail Stanton on Hallmark's "When Calls The Heart" for six seasons, will return to the franchise for Season 2 of the spinoff series, "When Hope Calls." Loughlin is set to guest star in the show's two-part season premiere, "When Hope Calls: A Country Christmas," which will premiere Dec. 18, 2021, on GAC Family.

Of course, Loughlin isn't the only member of her family stepping back into the public eye following the scandal. Loughlin's daughter, Olivia Jade Giannulli, is currently on Season 30 of "Dancing with the Stars." 

Recently, "DWTS" host Tyra Banks spoke out about Giannulli competing for the mirror ball trophy. "I think she's super brave to come out," she told E! Online. "I think she's like, 'I'm tired of other people talking about me. It's time for me to tell my story, and I'm going to do it on national television.'"

Fans will likely be happy to see Loughlin's character return for the "When Calls The Heart" spinoff, and, perhaps, this could lead to more acting gigs for her in the future.