She was fired from Hallmark Channel after being indicted in the College Admissions Scandal, but now that her prison sentence is behind her, Lori Loughlin could be finding some potential inroads with her former employers.

After being let go from the popular cable series “When Calls the Heart” and Hallmark in general for her role in the scandal, Loughlin went on to eventually plead guilty to various fraud charges from the scandal and served two months in prison in 2020. Since her release, rumors she was eyeing a potential return to her life as an actress surfaced, though she has remained low-key since her release.

Still, mentions of her long-departed character, Abigail Stanton, from “WCTH,” on a recent episode has led to speculation that despite her firing, Hallmark may be willing to work with the actress again in the future—and they’re setting things up for a potential return.

According to Deseret News, Abigail was mentioned in a recent scene on the show, with news that Henry Gowen (Martin Cummins) has communicated with her since she headed East, which was how her character was taken off-canvas. While a brief mention of the character, who was a main staple of the show before her departure is not necessarily a confirmation that she would be back, Hallmark could be testing the waters for a potential return with her name.

Creative forces behind the show have also made no secret that they would love to see her return, with Executive Producer Brian Bird expressing hope she’d return to the fictional town of Hope Valley in the future, as well as Erin Krakow, one of the show’s other stars, also indicating she was still supportive of her friend and former co-star.

However, it appears that while Loughlin has served time, paid her fines and completed her community service hours, meaning she is free to once again pursue a career as an actress with her crimes behind her, her focus now appears to be elsewhere—her marriage to husband Mossimo Giannulli, who has also now finished his prison terms of five months for his role in the scandal. d reportedly considered moving to Idaho before deciding to stay in Southern California for the time being, to remain close to their daughters, Isabella Rose and Olivia Jade.

“They recently downsized from their spacious home in Bel Air, which overlooked the Bel-Air Country Club, to a smaller home in the guard-gated community of Hidden Hills,” a source told Us Weekly. “They had looked at homes earlier this year in Idaho and were prepared to move out of Los Angeles, but eventually decided to stay as their daughters really wanted them close by at the time.”

The pair had been looking for a potential fresh start however since they felt the scandal had weighed on them.

“They can start anew and work on their marriage together as the whole college scandal has taken a toll on both of them, as well as their marriage,” the source added.

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Lori Loughlin has been fired from "When Calls the Heart" and other Hallmark projects. Crown Media/Ricardo Hubbs