It’s a bad time to be Aunt Becky. Lori Loughlin WAS at a smoking hot period in her career, what with starring in two TV shows (as her signature Aunt Becky role in Netflix’s Fuller House and something called When Calls The Heart on the Hallmark Channel). That was until she and her husband Mossimo Giannulli got pinched for allegedly using scads of money to make like their spoiled brat daughter was on the crew team so she could get into USC. Both TV shows dropped her and Lori and Mossimo are facing several federal charges and several years in the decidedly un-Hallmark Channel-envisioned prison. AND one of her former shows got renewed for an additional season without her! Ain’t that a bitch?
Entertainment Weekly reports that the Hallmark Channel’s When Calls The Heart was recently extended to a seventh season.
Hallmark Channel has renewed the heartwarming early 20th century-set drama for a seventh season, When Calls the Heart star Erin Krakow revealed in a video announcement. The news comes only three days after fans received word that season 6 will resume on May 5.
Erin is obviously a class act because she refrained from adding equally topical news from the set like “AND I got that fugazi bitch’s trailer because she’s goin’ up the river! She had the biggest trailer on the lot cuz’ she’s Aunt friggin’ Becky! FUCK THAT NOISE! Have fun in the clink, Loughlin!”
When the college admissions scandal broke, Hallmark immediately cut all ties with Lori and pulled When Calls The Heart from the air in the middle of its sixth season in March to “retool” it. The remaining season six episodes have been edited to deal with Lori’s being fired from her role as “coal mine widow and mayor” Abagail Stanton in the turn-of-the-century drama. Exactly how they’ll write her off the show (coal mine accident?) hasn’t been revealed yet.
Despite its dopey name and dopey-sounding premise, When Calls the Heart is a big deal for Hallmark. So Lori’s probably out some bucks.
When Calls the Heart stands as Hallmark’s longest-running and top-rated show. The first episode of season 6, which aired Feb. 24, was the highest-rated premiere in Hallmark history, drawing 3.6 million viewers in Live+3. Season 7 will launch next year.
Lori also starred in a series of movies called The Garage Sales Mysteries for the channel and that’s been axed, too. Why does everything Lori starred in on that channel sound like dusty books that never get checked out of the children’s section of the library?