Actress Lori Loughlin Mounts Comeback With Rom-Com Movie Premiere Following Prison Time

Lori Loughlin attends DesignCare 2022 Gala to benefit the HollyRod Foundation on June 18, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.
Photo by Tiffany Rose/Getty Images for HollyRod Foundation

“Full House” star Lori Loughlin mounts comeback ahead of the premiere of her upcoming romantic comedy movie on the Great American Family network after she served prison time for the college admission scheme.

The 58-year-old actress joins actor James Tupper in the GAF original movie “Fall Into Winter” when it debuts on the network on Jan. 28, Deadline magazine reported.

The movie marks the former “Fuller House” star’s first role in a rom-com movie since she served two months behind bars for her involvement in the Varsity Blues college admissions scandal.

In May 2020, she and husband fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, plead guilty to a variety of conspiracy charges after paying $500,000 to get their two daughters, Isabella Rose and Olivia Jade, into the University of Southern California as phony rowing recruits.

The “Every Christmas Has A Story” star later served two months in prison, while her husband got five-months behind bars. Loughlin was released in December, while Giannulli remained behind bars. Giannulli was then released early on April 2, 2021 and served the remainder of his sentence at home, USA Today noted.

In December 2021, the “When Calls The Heart” star made headlines when news surfaced that she would be reprising her role as Abigail Stanton in a spinoff of the her hit show in one called “When Hope Calls: A Country Christmas.” She appeared in a two-part Season 2 premiere of the series.

Executive producer of “When Hope Calls” Brian Bird said Loughlin joining GAC Family (renamed GAF) was all about “second chances,” as previously reported.

“Taking this photo lifted my heart in so many ways,” Bird shared. “Offering second chances in this messed up world are [sic] just a better way to live.”

“Love seeing Lori Loughlin back on screen as Abigail Stanton … this time in Brookfield and #WhenHopeCalls,” he added. “Loughlin getting hired at GAC Family is a curious turn of events that could mean the renaissance of her career.”

“Fall Into Winter” is Loughlin’s first TV movie since spending time behind bars. It debuts on the network on Saturday Jan. 28 at 8 p.m.

Related: Lori Loughlin Sentenced To Two Months In Prison For College Admissions Scandal

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