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Hallmark, Fuller House Cut Ties With Lori Loughlin Following College Bribing Scandal

March 15, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Lori Loughlin’s days on Fuller House and Hallmark Channel shows are over following her indictment in the college bribery scandal. TMZ has confirmed that Loughlin will not be returning to the Netflix Full House revival series and Hallmark is no longer working with the actress on her series for the channel.

In Hallmark parent company Crown Media’s statement, the company said it has stopped development of all projects she was working on, including When Calls the Heart. That show is in its sixth season and stars Loughlin. Crown Media said it is putting the show on hiatus and noted, “The series will not air on Sunday, March 17. We are evaluating all creative options related to When Calls the Heart series.”

Netflix has not released a statement regarding Fuller House, but the site quotes a source close to the show as saying, “Fuller House is not currently in production. Lori is a guest star and was during the previous 4 seasons and there are currently no plans for her to return to the 5th season.”

Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli have been charged among a total of fifty people in the bribery scam, which was an alleged scheme to influence colleges to admit their children. Loughlin and Giannulli are accused of paying $500,000 under the guise of a donation to the Key Worldwide Foundation so that USC’s admissions committee would be deceived into believing that their two daughters would be joining the school’s women’s rowing team if admitted. Neither of the two daughters have ever expressed interest in rowing.

TMZ also reports that the two daughters, Olivia and Isabelle, have chosen not to return to USC as they are concerned that if they went back, they would be the victims of bullying. It isn’t clear whether the two were aware of the bribery scam before the news broke.

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