When news of the college admissions scandal broke, Lori Loughlin lost her acting gigs. She was written out of the storyline for the final season of the Netflix show “Fuller House”. She was also dropped by Hallmark Channel and didn’t appear in any of their movies or TV shows.

Loughlin served 2 months in prison for her part in the college admissions scandal. She is currently on probation. Recently, she asked a judge for permission to travel to Canada for a week in late September for “a filming production project.”

Now we know more about this filming project. Loughlin is reprising her role as Abigail Stanton in the season 2 premier of “When Hope Calls,” a spin-off of the Hallmark Channel series “When Calls the Heart.”

If you want to watch Loughlin in her first acting gig since the scandal, you won’t find it on Hallmark Channel. Season 2 of “When Hope Calls” is set to air on a newly rebranded network. The former Great American Country network, has been rebranded as GAC Family.

The President & CEO of GAC Family is Bill Abbott. Abbott used to be the CEO of Hallmark Channel and Crown Media Family Networks. It looks like his goal is making GAC Family a rival network to Hallmark Channel. The content will be family-friendly with lots of holiday movies. For example, three new holiday movies are already scheduled to air this year, and the network just launched on September 27, 2021.

Season 2 of “When Hope Calls” is such an epic premiere that there’s a part 1 and a part 2. In part one, Loughlin’s character, Abigail, will arrive in a stagecoach along with her son Cody and a boy they are bringing to Lillian’s orphanage. In part 2, Abigail has a conversation with an old friend, and Santa shows up to fulfill wishes for everyone.

The season 2 of “When Hope Calls” is titled “A Country Christmas,” and it will air on GAC Family on December 18. Will you be watching?