Lori Loughlin is GAC Family’s newest star. The Hallmark competitor announced Thursday that Loughlin will star in her first romantic comedy for the network, titled Fall Into Winter. The TV-movie will air in January 2023 (exact date TBD) as part of GAC’s winter programming slate.
“Lori is a genre-defining star that I have had the honor to call a close friend and collaborator for more than 15 years. We have a shared vision for creating meaningful and memorable movies that resonate with our passionate fans, and I look forward to welcoming her back to Great American Family to anchor our 2023 winter programming slate.”Great American Media CEO Bill Abbott
In a previous interview with Variety, Abbott referred to Loughlin — who was implicated in the infamous 2019 college admissions scandal, resulting in a two-month prison sentence, a $150,000 fine and 100 hours of mandated community service — as “America’s sweetheart, regardless of whatever happened. At the end of the day, she represents all that is positive about entertainment, and has had a stellar career,” he said. “Not only on screen, but also the way she’s conducted herself personally, in terms of being someone who has a track record of doing the right thing in the world at large, aside from whatever happened. I don’t know the details. She’s beloved and for good reason.”
Fall Into Winter marks Loughlin’s first TV-movie since 2018. In the rom-com, Loughlin’s Keely is “aghast when her brother sells his half of their family-owned, upscale candy shop to his best friend from high school (and her nemesis, Brooks), forcing a sudden urgency to find connection and common ground,” according to the official logline. “Keely has been hurt before; change is her new nemesis. Brooks’ past is a mirror of Keely’s. He, too, has a fortress around his heart. Fate brings the pair together. Might it also offer new beginnings?”
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