- When Calls the Heart has been off the air since news broke that Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli are allegedly involved in a massive college admissions scandal.
- The cast has thanked their fans for their patience, but has not provided an update as to when the Hallmark show might return.
- Producer Brian Bird and have since spoken out.
The show must go on—but when?!
When Calls the Heart is on “creative hiatus” while producers decide how to proceed with the show’s sixth season following the news of Lori Loughlin’s alleged involvement in a massive college scandal. Some of the Hallmark series’ stars, like Pascale Hutton and Paul Greene have spoken out, reminding Hearties to remain calm during this uncertain time.
Brian Bird, the producer of the show, posted a new update in April echoing their statements. “Thanks for your continuing patience, and never lose heart. Keep watching and waiting for news of the return,” he wrote alongside a photo of Hope Valley looking as beautiful as ever.
If you want a more concrete answer as to when you might see Elizabeth Thatcher on TV again, you’re not alone. It seems even the actors are uncertain about when the period drama might come back.
“I don’t know anything, I know as much as you guys,” Chris McNally, who plays Lucas Bouchard, told “I’m totally in the dark about this.”
Another question fans have is how the network will handle Lori’s character, Abigail Stanton. Some fear they might kill her off, like they did with Daniel Lissing’s Jack, while others have theories about how they might recast Abigal. (Many are guessing Candace Cameron Bure, but judging by her firm support of Lori, we doubt that will be a possibility.)
While no one seems to know exactly when WCTH will return, we can at least take comfort that it’s not cancelled for good.