"Fuller House" fans might be missing a familiar face for the show's fifth and final season. Lori Loughlin has reportedly been dropped from the Netflix series.
Earlier this week, Loughlin was indicted in a nationwide college bribery scheme. Loughlin and her husband, Fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, allegedly paid $500,000 to get their two daughters designated as sports recruits at USC so they could get into the college.
Both were arrested this week and released on bond. They’re due to appear in federal court in Boston later this month.
A source told TMZ that this also means that Loughlin will not be returning for the fifth and final season of “Fuller House."
“Fuller House is not currently in production. Lori is a guest star and was during the previous 4 seasons and there are currently no plans for her to return to the 5th season,” the source said.
Another source also said that her time with Netflix is over.
“She’s toast,” said the source. “While no official final decision has been made by the streamer or distributor Warner Horizon Television on still UTA-repped Loughlin’s Fuller House fate, I’m told the writing is pretty clearly on the wall. A final judgement could come as soon as the next day or so."
Producers haven’t officially announced the removal of Aunt Becky from the show. It's not clear how she'll leave if they cut her out.
In addition to losing her role with Netflix, Loughlin has been dropped from her Hallmark shows.
“We are saddened by the recent news surrounding the college admissions allegations,” the company stated. “We are no longer working with Lori Loughlin and have stopped development of all productions that air on the Crown Media Family Network channels involving Lori Loughlin including ‘Garage Sale Mysteries,’ an independent third party production.”
That meant that Hallmark had to pull an episode of “When Calls the Heart” that was set to air on March 17. The show will reappear when they have navigated Loughlin's removal.
“We are no longer airing the episode on March 17, but we are not cancelling the show,” a representative for Crown Media told Variety. “The show is one of our best performers in the Sunday night slot, and we are exploring all sorts of creative options moving forward.”
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