SALT LAKE CITY — Lori Loughlin’s name has been removed from all “When Calls the Heart” posters.
“When Calls the Heart” has released a new poster for season 6 that no longer features Loughlin, who previously starred on the show as Mayor Abigail Stanton.
The official website for “When Calls the Heart” now has a photo of actress Erin Krakow, who plays Elizabeth Thatcher, with other main characters in the background. A previous poster for “When Calls the Heart” season 6 showed Loughlin in a prominent position. You can see the old and new posters below.
Hallmark cut ties with Loughlin after she and her husband Mossimo Giannulli were accused of paying $500,000 in bribes so that their daughters, Olivia Jade and Isabella Giannulli, would be crew team recruits for the University of Southern California.
“When Calls the Heart” went on a creative hiatus following the college admissions scandal. But the Hallmark Channel show announced earlier this month that it would return on May 5 and May 6 for back-to-back episodes.
Krakow announced that the show would be back for seventh season, too.
Recent reports suggest that “When Calls the Heart” edited Loughlin out of her scenes, which were already filmed before the scandal broke.