The Hallmark series When Calls The Heart was thrown a curveball when it’s star, Lori Loughlin, was arrested in connection with the college admission cheating scandal for allegedly paying 500,000 dollars to get her daughters into USC. Days later, It was announced that she would be dropped from the series. But worry not, fans of the show, as they say in showbiz, the show must go on.
And that’s exactly what the producers said on instagram:
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Executive Producer Brian Bird’s statement reads:
“#Hearties, thank you for your love, support, and patience these last several days as we have all been preoccupied with the news about Lori Loughlin and her family, and the decisions our colleagues at the Hallmark Channel USA needed to make,” the statement began. “As you can imagine, everyone involved with When Calls the Heart was surprised by these developments, so we hope you can forgive us for initially staying silent while we sorted through how to respond.”
“As for the show itself, we know millions of fans are on pins and needles wondering what will happen now. Let us reassure you, When Calls the Heart has always been bigger than the sum of its parts, and it HAS NOT BEEN CANCELED. With the full support of the network, we have gone on a creative hiatus to do some retooling on the remaining Season 6 episodes. That process has already begun. Hope Valley will return to your TV screens as soon as we can bring the episodes to you.”
The show is currently on hiatus and will return after retooling.