Actress Lori Loughlin, her husband Mossimo Giannulli and 14 other parents face new money laundering charges as part of the college admissions scheme.
Lori Loughlin’s legal woes are far from over, but the Hallmark Channel show she previously starred in, “When Calls the Heart,” is moving on without her.
A representative for “When Calls the Heart” production company Crown Media, confirmed to USA TODAY that the Season 6 would resume with two new episodes on May 5 and 6, both airing at 8 p.m. EDT/PDT.
“When Calls the Heart” star Erin Krakow announced the news of the show’s return in a three-minute clip that aired on the Hallmark Channel Wednesday, which also featured a sneak peek of the new series.
“We can’t wait to welcome you back to Hope Valley and share more all-new stories with you,” Krakow said in the clip.
Loughlin was not shown in the teaser, and the show has yet to confirm whether she will appear in any of the footage from the new season.
Last month, Crown Media announced it was cutting ties with Loughlin, who had previously been a staple on its networks.
One of the show’s producers Brian Bird, shared his own statement on the show’s official Instagram following Krakow’s announcement, writing in a post that the show would return to its normal Sunday night time slot following its two-episode premiere.
“Life throws all of us painful curveballs, and the only way to survive is to walk right through them with courage, grace, a forgiving spirit, and most of all, hope,” he wrote. “Many of you have wondered what the future holds for our cast and crew, and for the citizens of Hope Valley. Your care and concern means the world to us, and the best way we can thank you is to encourage you the way you encourage us because… Hope always lives here.”
The show’s happy news arrived the same day that Lori Loughlin was indicted by a federal grand jury in Boston on an additional charge of conspiring to commit money laundering in connection with a scheme to facilitate their children’s admission to selective colleges by using bribery and cheating on college entrance exams.
Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, had previously been charged along with nearly three-dozen parents with mail fraud as part of the wide-ranging college admissions cheating scandal.
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