Here's how Abigail's Absence Was Explained

Will She Return?

May 6, 2019

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Last night Lori Loughlin's Hallmark show returned for its seventh season this time without Lori Loughlin and without her character, Abigail Stanton.  The explanation given by the narrator was that Abigail had rushed off to care for her ailing mother, adding that "we all keep Abigail and her family in our prayers in her absence and wish her Godspeed."

Lori's departure from Hallmark is feeling permanent.  In March, Hallmark dropped Lori Loughlin, halted all future projects and said they wouldn't air any of her previous content.  Ouch.

At least Hallmark extended the courtesy of an explanation to fans for Abigail's sudden and unexpected departure, not all  television characters have been so lucky.  Far too many have been Chuck Cunningham-ed.