Lori Loughlin Returns as Abigail Stanton in New Teaser for Christmas Special ‘When Hope Calls’


Abigail Stanton is back. GAC Family recently revealed the first look at Lori Loughlin reprising her When Calls the Heart role in the upcoming When Hopes Calls Christmas special.

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ET shared the clip of Loughlin as Abigail. In the brief teaser, the former mayor of Hope Valley stands in front of a Christmas tree with her adopted son Cody (Carter Ryan) by her side.

“Cody, nothing has made me happier than being your mom,” Abigail says.

“You mean it?” he asks.

“With all my heart,” she says.

Lori Loughlin returns to acting in the ‘When Calls the Heart’ spinoff

The When Hope Calls Christmas special marks Loughlin’s first acting role in more than two years.

The 57-year-old actor played Abigail on When Calls the Heart for six years until she was fired in 2019due to her involvement in the college admissions scandal.

However, while Loughlin will reprise her role as Abigail on the second season of the When Calls the Heart spinoff, she won’t be returning to the parent show, which airs on a different network. Hallmark Channel has made it clear that it has no plans to work with Loughlin in the future.

“Hallmark Channel has not cast Lori Loughlin in any current projects, including When Calls the Heart, nor do we have any plans to cast her in the future. She was cast by GAC Family, a wholly separate cable network not affiliated with Hallmark Channel or Crown Media Family Networks,” Hallmark Channel said in a statement shared with .

‘When Hope Calls’ Season 2 premieres Dec. 18

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When Hope Calls originally aired on Hallmark’s streaming service Hallmark Movies Now in 2019.

But for its second season, it’s moving to GAC Family, a new network run by a former Hallmark Channel executive.

When Hope Calls Season 2 premieres Sunday, Dec. 18 with a two-part holiday special. In A Country Christmas Part 1, the residents of Brookfield come together to throw a Christmas festival in an attempt to win the title of America’s No. 1 Country Christmas Town. In the midst of the preparations, Abigail and Cody step off the stagecoach, having… Brinkwire Entertainment short news.


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