Axed Hallmark Channel fav will star in her first movie since the college admission scandal.
Aunt Becky is back! Lori Loughlin, the endearing Full House star, will make her return to the small screen in her first made-for-TV movie since the Varsity Blues college admissions scandal halted her acting career in early 2019.
Great American Family, the network coming after Hallmark Channel's title as the home of feel-good family-friendly fare, is giving the When Calls the Heart star a second chance. Laughlin will star in Fall Into Winter, a new new movie that will premiere on the network in early January 2023.
In Fall Into Winter, Keely (Loughlin) is aghast when her brother sells his half of their family-owned, upscale candy shop to his best friend from high school (and her nemesis, Brooks) forcing a sudden urgency to find connection and common ground.
“Lori is a genre-defining star that I have had the honor to call a close friend and collaborator for more than 15 years,” said Bill Abbott, President and CEO of Great American Media. “We have a shared vision for creating meaningful and memorable movies that resonate with our passionate fans, and I look forward to welcoming her back to Great American Family to anchor our 2023 winter programming slate.”
Loughlin has been mostly laying low since her release from prison back in December 2020. She has made small steps to get back into acting, appearing in Great American Family's When Hope Calls: A Country Christmas last year.
The list of movies and series on Loughlin's acting resume is extensive. She has starred in several popular series include Full House, Summerland, and 90210. She was previously a staple at Hallmark Media, appearing in dozens of films including the Garage Sale Mysteries movie franchise for Hallmark Movies & Mysteries and headlining Hallmark Channel's most popular series to date, When Calls the Heart opposite Erin Krakow. She also served as an executive producer on the show.