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Is ‘Garage Sale Mystery’ Canceled? Lori Loughlin’s Former Costar Speaks Out

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Is Garage Sale Mystery canceled? Although Hallmark fired Lori Loughlin from all of her projects, Hallmark has made it clear that When Calls The Heart will be returning. Yet, what is the status of Lori’s Garage Sale Mystery?

Is Garage Sale Mystery Canceled?

On Friday, Garage Sale Mystery star Sarah Strange posted a #tbt photo of her and her daughter from the first Garage Sale Mystery. She revealed that the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries fan favorite show was indeed canceled. The show appears to be have been canceled just one day after Lori Loughlin was fired from all Hallmark productions. Sarah Strange revealed on Instagram that she was “bereft,” as she thanked the crew, cast and the fans of the now canceled show.

“#tbt to the very first Garage Sale Mystery.
Our show was canceled today and I am bereft. To the crew: you people are brilliant. I thank you for your grit and grace, your skill and good humour, your patience with us and with each other. I love you very much. To the cast: I love you awesome nerds! It was more fun than anything playing make believe with you. Thank you. And to our fans who follow me who are hurting and in shock, I am so, so sorry. Thank you for watching. Thank you for being so lovely. It was a pleasure to make these movies for you for the last 6 years. I’m holding you tight. 💔💔💔”

Strange did not mention her co-star, or the reason for the cancellation. The talented actress delightfully played the quirky Dani (Danielle), who co-owned Rags to Riches, along with her non-nonsense business partner, Jennifer Shannon (Lori Loughlin). Dani was always trying over-the-top healthy foods, new age trends and desperately trying to meet the man of her dreams. Most of the time, she wound up dating the killer! Of course, Dani was sleuthing along with Jennifer, as a lot of times the mysteries started out with products that Rags to Riches found at garage sales.

In the Middle Of Filming A New Season Of Garage Sale Mysteries

Perhaps one of the biggest shockers to Garage Sale Mystery fans is that they only had another week to complete filming Garage Sale Mystery: Three Little Murders. According to Straight, they began filming the latest mystery in Vancouver, on March 4, and were set to complete filming by March 21. Unlike Loughlin’s other series, When Calls The Heart, where Hallmark has pulled the series, but will not cancel, they just pulled the plug on this mystery, uncompleted. Fans are so upset that they have created a change.org petition requesting that Hallmark keep the series.

In previous years, they filmed four episodes straight. Filming would end in June, then Hallmark made August Garage Sale Mystery month. This is a major blow to everyone involved in these entertaining mystery movies, including crew, actors and those who live in the Fort Langley area near Vancouver. Most likely, they lost several months of pay, and this will be hard to replace. Mostly locals worked on these movies and after 16 movies, they had a regular crew.

What Could Replace Garage Sale Mystery?

As of now, Hallmark did not choose to replace Lori Loughlin in Garage Sale Mystery. They chose to cancel the series altogether. What could replace this show on the channel? Allison Sweeney has started the Chronicle Mysteries, but her Murder She Baked series has been put on hold indefinitely. Perhaps Hallmark will consider reviving that series? Brook Shields and the Flower Shop Mysteries are fan favorites. Hallmark could win over a lot of fans by filming another trio of episodes.

The Gourmet Detective series starring Brooke Burns and Dylan Neal halted after four episodes. Neal explained it was in order for Hallmark to concentrate on their latest mysteries. Perhaps they will resurrect that wonderful series, as Burns and Neal had such great chemistry. Then again, Hallmark could certainly come up with a new series that could include Sarah Strange, and the other talented cast of Garage Sale Mystery. The ultimate show would be reuniting cast and crew. They did not deserve this outcome.

What do you think Hallmark should do to replace Garage Sale Mystery? What are your feelings about the cancelation Please share your opinions and thoughts in the comment fields below.

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Georgia Makitalo

Georgia Makitalo has been a television writer since 2010. She enjoys writing about reality shows with modern adventurers, old cars and modern historians. Whether it be the Bering Sea or a pawn shop in Vegas, she enjoys writing about the characters and fascinating stories.
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  1. I hope they continue with GSM but replace Lori Loughlin. They could either recast the character or kill her off. It would make a decent segue consider how involved she has been with the mysteries as a layman and would give Kevin O’Grady’s character a lot to deal with.

    1. have Hannah solve the murders. An idea, Maybe Jennifer is murdered and her daughter wont give up when the case goes cold. she inherited the store and her mothers power of finding antics or make a new series with Hannah. At least everyone can come back

      1. Now that’s an idea I didn’t entertain. I like it and that would be a smoother transition than hiring another actress. I love her family and how they deal with issues. Hannah is in her early 20’s and has her college education. She is smart and caring and I think she could carry on in her mother’s foot steps. I might want to take a pass on having Jennifer killed off though. How about she just vanishes and Hannah will not give up trying to find her. People go missing in the real world and families never stop looking. Hannah could get involved with sleuthing because she is looking for mom. In the mean time she helps Dani at the store and other mysteries just pop up. She could work on those while still searching for Jen. This would keep the family circle still in the thick of things. Logan might consider majoring in something where he ends up in law enforcement and joins in the world of justice. You could do so many stories with this. At some point when this all comes to an end they find Jen who may or may not look like Lori. At that time no one will notice.

        1. My Sister said Jennifer could be called by the FBI or CIA to do work on the other side of the country. Thats why she disappeared and Hannah takes over and starts investigate murders

      2. I am so sad about Lori Loughlin. I think Hallmark should just replace her and keep the Garage Sale Mysteries series going with the rest of the original cast.

      1. Don’t care for Brooke Burns – she’s too fake and a terrible actress. And we keep seeing the same faces over and over in the Christmas movies – most of which the females are terrible actresses. I like Kellie Martin, but hate the new show with that dumb blond lawyer – Nancy Grace, I believe! Anyway Kellie should be in something with a little light-hearted comedy script!

        1. Totally agree. NO Brooke Burns. GSM had no problem replacing Rick Ravanello the original Jason with Steve Bacic, why not just write Loughlin out and replace her with someone that looks like her, or let that Eva Bourne who plays the daughter carry on the torch.

      2. Brooke Burns works fine with the cop image. She might have a classy look, but she brings to the table a tough inner core. Jen Shannon is smart and clever, but retains an innocent curious countenance that I don’t see in the other actress. As stated earlier Vanessa Marcil would make a nice Jen replacement if that is the direction HM wants to go. Then again that might not be the best avenue of approach. Every member of the Shannon family has been replaced. That’s getting a bit old. They (HM) should consider a totally different character such as an aunt, mother, sister. An aunt or mother could move into that big home the Shannon’s have. A sister with a kid or two should have her own space. Hey a new house that could contain a mystery. That could work.

      3. I love Brooke Burns in Gourmet detective though. Make more of those movies please!!
        Just replace laurie Laughlin and keep series going. The other actors are so good it would still be a hit. You’ve replaced the son, daughter and even husband and cop, so why not her!! Its a great show. I personally would not miss her. Just love the cast on show.

      4. Please revive Garage Sale Mysteries with a new lead actress. You change her husband successfully. You can do the same with the Lori Loughlin role. The rest of the actresses and actors are terrific.

    2. I hope GSM does continue. There has to be a way to do so. I thought the writing on these movies was so much better than some of the newer mystery movies. I am so disappointed that the decision was made to just shut down production.

      1. I am so disappointed that GSM was cancelled…this is a very unusual situation and the story lines and actors are so good and I want them to live on in a new way. I think an actress replacement like Lea Thompson would be great…

    3. I think they should replace Lori….They have replace the husband, son and people continue to watch it…I love that show…It’s not the other cast members fault Lori messed up why should they be punished?

      1. I agree that GSM should continue. The did replace the father and son after the first couple of episodes. I know people would accept someone else taking the place of Lorie Loughlin. The show is so cute and my favorite. I love Danielle in it and the rest of the crew should still keep working. Don’t cancel it. And, you know Holllywod, after some time, they would probably forgive her and bring her back. That’s crazy Hollywood for you!

    4. Why change anything? Garage Sales Mysteries is my favorite! Lori Loughlin plays the role like nobody else can. Just let it blow over and bring her back. The scandal will die down. There are many celebrities that have done worse, and kept their jobs.

      1. I have always enjoyed LL in the roles she played. I am so sorry she felt she had to go this dangerous distance to get her girls where she herself never went. Most parents do want better for their off-spring, but this was not the best avenue of approach.

        After looking at all the information out there I doubt she could return to and of the 3 shows she was on and be comfortable with it. She not only payed half a million dollars to secure a place for both of her girls, she also entered into a major lie with the person she gave the money to in-order to cover this up. That I think compounds the problem. Her connection with Hallmark is over with.

        The problem I see here is Hallmark not rising to the moral high-ground and casting another competent actress in the role. I am sure they know that two wrongs to not make a right. LL has lost her credibility, but Hallmark should not be working so hard to cut off their nose to spit anyone.

  2. Replace Loughlin- why stop a great series?
    Also Murder she baked left us HANGING- where’s the wedding- Sweeny & Matthison were great together

    1. Give the woman a break. She made a mistake (twice) but was doing what she thought was best for her spoiled children. I’m sure it has been going on for a hundred years. Just one of the perks of being in the 1%.

      1. And who spoiled her children??? No, she will not get a break, because we wouldn’t get a break. And I just love your argument…because breaking the law has been going on for “a hundred years” — which will all know — that means it’s okay. ????

        1. Maybe if she raised her children the way she did in her series they would not have been so spoiled and obnoxious.

        2. You are right … it’s not okay. (No one) involved in this should get a free pass, but they will. The FBI got wind of this from a Morrie Tobin who has a kid at Yale. I doubt I have all the facts on this but it seems he was being investigated for securities fraud. So he dropped a dime on the bigger fish to get some good boy points regarding his crime. We are all focusing on (LL), but in the end she could be small potatoes. Huffman is a joke. The 15,000 she is guilty of breaks down to 72.00 dollars a week over the course of a 4 year education. What is that, lunch money? I don’t know why she bothered.

    2. I agree on both accounts. Loughlin did well in the fantasy world and we all loved her for it, but in the real world she made a dangerous misstep. If she had been on a different network she might have skated, but Hallmark is a clean as the driven snow station. Which if they don’t find a way to continue, and end up putting so many people out of work …. well now there is a major ugly slap in many faces. Hypocrite come to mind.

      As for “Murder She Baked”, thank you for bringing that up. I loved the show so much I started reading the books. I was so into this. For those of you who have not ventured to you local library to check out this series I suggest that you do.They are nicely written and entertaining. They also include many of the recipes she uses on the show. I have tried them and love them. Alison is a comfortable actress to bring into your home. I do like The Chronicle Mysteries and will continue to watch, but if she has the time and energy I would love more of Murder She Baked.

  3. I started the series, and I don’t know why it’s showing in Spanish, but regardless, Spanish or English, we want this series to continue!

  4. Replace Lori Loughlin and keep the series going. The rest of the cast is terrific, the show has a great following, and replacing an actor isn’t unheard of in a series.

  5. Garage Sale Mysteries is a great concept… I enjoyed every episode. I particularly liked the character that Lori Loughlin developed. Jennifer had great chemistry with Danni and everyone else. I can accpet a new actress in the role… but I think cancelling the series is a mistake and a waste of already developed talent and resources. We are mature viewers. We understand that this can happen to an actress or actor today. But I will continue to watch athe series without Lori. The concept of the show will prevail over the loss of the acteress, just as it did with Dick York yielding his “Darrin” character to Dick Sargeant in “Bewitcheded.” That series never missed a beat, and was maybe improved. Find an actress with similar qualities… they are out there and that is why you pay casting companies to find them. Lori can be written out in some low profile and harmless way. But why trach all the other characters when you have a strong show? Maybe her character’s “sister” or a new shop buyer/partner with Danni can be written in to explain Lori’s exit. But the show should not be canceled, and the Hallmark Channel should not shoot its own foot just because ofthis issue.

    1. I believe you can replace Lori Loughlin. Don’t cancel the series. The storyline is great. Lori Loughlin did not make the story. The story made the story.

      1. Want to add some more to my comment. You are punishing all the people who were working on the series with Lori Loughlin. This doesn’t seem right. Please continue Garage Sale Mysteries!!

  6. I agree with most of the above comments. I love the show and Lori was very good in it, but I can understand why Hallmark let her go. Now if this was on the FOX station she would most likely be back at work. You know like Kiefer Sutherland, another of my go to actors. Every member of Lori’s family has been recast. Yes I know she is the focal point but this is doable. Too many fans want this show and way too many cast and crew members are now out of work. This makes what Lori and her husband did even more destructive, but this time at the hands of super righteous Hallmark. In fact I see that as the bigger deal than the half million they gave to a school that I don’t care about and really didn’t need the money. Hallmark claims to stand for home, hearth and integrity. Well if you cancel the show the powers that be are demonstrating more of a cruel streak than Loughlin and husband. They might have been using their cash flow to educate their indulged off-spring, but Hallmark is now hurting a lot more people. Shame on you.

  7. A competent replacement for Lori Loughlin could be another Hallmark actress, Vanessa Marcil. She is the right age, has the look and I believe temperament. It might take a story or two for all involved to warm to this, but if the cast and crew want to continue this might be the ticket. The chatter from fans is that they want the show and hiring another actress doesn’t seem to be an issue.

  8. My Sister said Jennifer could be called by the FBI or CIA to do work on the other side of the country. Thats why she disappeared and Hannah takes over and starts investigate murders

  9. That’s a clever idea that has merit, but that still keeps her too much in the loop. It makes her alive and well and with the close family ties there would be contact. If she is missing that follows with the idea of the show. It’s a mystery.

  10. I knew Murder She Baked was over (I think once she chose Mike, a major story line was gone and having a student’s father threaten to commit suicide in the school? Ug. They got away from the Hallmark vibe there.) but I didn’t know Gourmet Detective was on hold! Where do we go to find these things out? 🙂

    I’m glad this article mentions the Flower Shop Mysteries. Is Brooke Shields doing other shows that she doesn’t want to do them? Anyway, I think her character from When Calls the Heart could move back to help raise her grandson and so “replace” Abigail. She could also come in as some other character on Garage Sale Mysteries to help Dani with the store. And get Dani more involved in the sleuthing!

    My guess is that Brooke Shields isn’t interested or she’d still be doing Flower Shop Mysteries…but whatever happens, I just hope they eventually will play the Garage Sale Mystery reruns – I don’t want to never see them again!

  11. Do not make Hannah the mystery solver. She is not the right character. If her mother is murdered or missing, the show would be depressing and sad, and that is not in keeping with GSM’s effect on viewers. I think it would be great to replace Lori Loughlin with someone comparable, and viewers will soon love her too. It’s heartbreaking to see Garage Sale Mysteries go because of one person’s wrong doing. It is not fair to viewers and not fair cast, and crew.

    People will soon forget someone who has ruined a brilliant show and most of all ruined the lives of many people who have brought so much joy to viewers and who have now lost their jobs because of that person.

    Please bring Garage Sale Mysteries back to us.

    Thank you,
    Mary

  12. There was no reason to cancel GSM…..just replace that character and move on. They do it in soaps all the time. It’s the entire cast that audiences love, not just Lori L’s.

  13. Please bring Garage Sale Mysteries back! It’s one of my favorite mystery series, and it really isn’t fair to the rest of the cast and crew. We will all miss Sarah and her quirky character. I vote for simply replacing Lori with another actress, or bringing in another similar character. We would soon love her, too.

  14. I don’t think the daughter is strong enough as a character or actress, but I would definitely want to see the family as well as the detective, the coroner and Sarah Strange’s character.

  15. I am glad that Hallmark channel fired Loir Loughlin, she did this to herself,she wasn’t trying to just help her daughters, get into collage , she bought their way into USC . Her own daughter, posted video, stating she didn’t want to go to collage, except to party, and her parents who had the dream for their daughters to go to collage , not hers. As far as the show, it’s unfair that those actors, and all the other people are out of jobs. I enjoy the Dani character, I don’t want to see Hanna replace her mother. The writers can come up with a reason that Lori Loughlin character and her family moves away. Rags to Riches, got a new partner , Dani and her new partner
    Run the shop and solve mysteries, develop the Dani character, stop making her such a victim, after reading other comments, I think a lot of viewers want to see garage sale mysteries continue, Lori Loughlin’s character moves on to a new life somewhere with her family. Don’t punish the actors and all the other people who lost their jobs. Problem solved.

    1. I totally agree that the cast and crew should not be punished for the actions of another. Replacing LL would not only be a wise move but a moral one to, especially since we are speaking of Hallmark which insist it stands on proper values. I don’t think they need to wipe out the entire family to fix this as that would be punishing three other innocent people. Have (LL) go missing and maybe bring in a younger sister who is a widow with a couple of kids. Some younger blood could add to the show. Hallmark needs to address this or everyone else working on the show becomes collateral damage. When someone is having major issues in their life that are totally unrelated to you but for some insane reason they are taking it out on you. You are now collateral damage in a fight that they should be having with someone else. Have I made myself totally clear …. Hallmark?

      Of interest …. how is it that they rushed to repair When Calls The Heart and tell everyone not to worry on that front, but Garage Sale Mystery is being flushed down the toilet. Is there some other issue here the public is not allowed to know?

      1. I wouldn’t even mind if Hallmark kept LL’s character, but replaced her with another actress. It’s not even necessary to write her off the show. We’d get used to the new actress quickly.

    2. She can’t move away with her family because they are the ones who shouldn’t lose their jobs because of her. Just replace her.

  16. Yes, I agree with so many of the comments. Excellent ideas!! I love Garage Sale Mysteries! My favorite of all! I would love to see the new already filmed versions and the reruns too. Love watching the reruns of this show. Already watched many many times over again. Shame on Hallmark to pull the plug on the great actors on this series .Great supporting cast love them all !! If we can’t have Lori who I loved then find another actress to step into the role . I never understood stopping Murder She Baked or The Gourmet Detective either?? What gives??

  17. Please keep this mystery series! It is my favorite! Great concept and throughly entertaining. Replace Lori and keep Jennifer Shannon. It’s too good of a show to let go. There’s a great cast and chemistry…it’d be a shame. This show is awesome!

  18. OMG! What happened to INNOCENT until proven GUILTY??? My favorite show on HALLMARK cancelled! Will never watch HALLMARK AGAIN! LET GARAGE SALE MYSTERIES GO ON WITH THE NEW EPISODES WITH LORI LOUGHLIN! I WILL REMAIN UPSET! AND WHAT ABOUT TAKING JOBS AWAY FROM THE OTHER ACTORS? SEEMS LIKE THEY DON”T CARE WHO GETS HURT BY THE CANCELLATION
    TO THE LOYAL FANS AND THE ACTORS!

  19. I gather they were attempting to save their shinning image, but in the process they have tarnished it by causing so many to loose their paychecks. If they are going to say it’s all (LL’s) fault than why did they tell everyone that “When Calls The Heart” is safe? In the end Hallmark is as dirty as the next major power. I like many of the shows that Hallmark brings into my home, but I now have to wonder if by continuing to view am I supporting a network that is no longer a secret hypocrite.

    William J Abbott is the President and CEO of Hallmark since 2000. His almamater is The College of the Holy Cross. He was at one time connected with Martha Steward.

    Edward Georger is the VP of advertising sales and digital media for Crown Media Family. He joined the happy family in 2000.

    Erin Mcilvain is VP of Distribution and Content Strategy Crown Media Family. She plays a key role in the ongoing expansion of the distribution footprints for Hallmark Movies & Mysteries and Hallmark Drama. She holds a law degree.

    Kristin Roberts is Executive Vice President, Pricing, Planning & Revenue Management Crown Media Family Networks

    Andrew Rooke is EVP, Operations & Chief Financial Officer Crown Media Holdings, Inc.
    View Executive Profile

    Deanne Stedem is Executive Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs and General Counsel Crown Media Family Networks

    Now for those who are annoyed with Hallmark try contacting some of the above. Tell them that it’s very nice of them to protect “When Calls The Heart” but question why they threw everyone connected to GSM under the bus. Did the devil make them do it?

    I will not buy Hallmark greeting cards anymore.

  20. I am a HUGE fan of the Garage Sale Mysteries and if they feel they cannot keep Lori on then why don’t they simply replace her? Just because fans may be angry at what she did, that is no reason to cancel the movies. I think those who watched and enjoyed the movies would continue to watch them. Lori was not the ONLY reason I liked Garage Sale Mysteries. I liked all the characters & if they replaced her with another actress, I would most certainly continue to watch the movies. I see no reason why they should make the rest of the cast also PAY for Lori’s mistake by scrapping their movies & hurting their livelihood. THEY did nothing wrong! It’s also not fair to the loyal fans of the movies who have been watching them for years. If they feel they simply cannot continue to work with Lori…then fine. Let her go but bring in another actress & KEEP the Garage Sale Movies going…for the rest of the cast & for the FANS who truly loved them. AND…it’s certainly NOT fair that they’ll be “retooling” When Calls the Heart but ditching Garage Sale Mysteries. They should “retool” BOTH…or NEITHER! Why should “When Calls the Heart” cast get to keep their jobs when Garage Sale Mysteries cast does not? So not fair! And how about a little consideration for ALL the fans who have made Garage Sale Mysteries such a success all these years! Don’t we deserve that…at least?? I think we DO!

  21. Cheers to Kim Carr for her comment. I have been saying this, but I think she did a better job. It makes no sense that powerful God, Family and Home Hallmark would protect one show and the people involved, but pull a Pontius Pilate with GSM. Gee I hope the Hallmark family and the CEO who went to Holy Cross is not too surprised that many viewers of the network read the Bible too. I’m sorry but are you just preaching and not choosing to teach by example? Sounds like a Led Zepplin song to me ….. and they are buying the stairway to heaven.

  22. Our family and friends are so upset that Garage Sale Mysteries have been canceled due to the actions of one person. The actors and crew did not deserve to be treated in this way. They are so talented and with only a slight change, the series could go on. Please reconsider bring this excellent series back in the future. All the best to everyone!

  23. Yes crazy to cancel the show love the show. Please restore it bring in LeaThompson or Vanessa Marcel or just work with the existing actors and then expand the cast but please bring the show back. It’s not fair to punish the entire cast for one persons stupidity
    Unless Lori Laughlin owns the rights to the show or something the show should not be canceled

  24. Pls. get Jennifer Aniston. She’s quirky and interesting, about same age as Lori. I know she’s an A-List but she needs to be back on TV!

  25. I feel to not punish the crew and cast that didn’t do anything wrong. The show can continue without Lori. Finish the movie with her either disappeared or her interfering in police business have her character murdered. The daughter becomes the amateur sleuth along with business partner from the shop. I feel the show was not dependent on her but the cast ensemble was made the show and the writers need to be acknowledged as well. Don’t punish viewers or the cast and crew because of one person’s indiscretions. Hallmark is not thinking of others. They are keeping love call the heart without her? But they have no problems hurting the rest of the cast and crew of GSM. This is not being good Christians and I feel if the punish everyone and not the individual who hasn’t even had her day in court yet? I will encourage other to boycott hallmark products with me.

  26. I am very disappointed the show has been canceled. I would hope that Lori would be replaced with an actress that would be loved just as much as Lori. Leave everything else the same. Thanks

  27. Personality, I have never liked Lori Loughlin as Jennifer, I always thought she was fake , just replace her, I vote Lea Thompson, or someone like her, I still think ship all of her family off somewhere , replaced by Lea Thompson, or someone like her, how about someone who’s black, or Hispanic, this would be a good time to start including someone , non white , people , it’s seems a lot of hallmark is mostly white actors, yes, I know they do have a couple of black actors staring in the mysteries series, whomever you pick, l enjoy the Dani character, but I’d like to see her character develop, not poor Dani , can’t find a decent man, just my opinion, don’t start hating on me because I’d like to mix it up and see some more non white actors involved, lol

  28. PLEASE don’t cancel GSM…it is a favorite of so MANY!!! Replacing Lori just can’t be that difficult. It might even breathe new life into an already great series!

  29. It has only just occurred to me that Ms. Loughlin just might not want to return to the series even if offered the opportunity. Putting myself in her shoes I would feel very embarrassed by all of this and might find it hard to jump back into character. I would gather that the cast and crew being professionals and desiring to keep their jobs would find a way to deal with it, but the town itself could look at this differently. She would most likely be hounded by reporters and fans be they pro or con, and that could create an even bigger mess for the community.

    If Hallmark had been smart they should have suspended her not fired. By releasing her the way they did this Christian channel played both judge and jury without all the facts. By not at least making a statement stating they are working to resolve the problem (as they did with “When Calls The Heart”) they carelessly put dozens of people out of work. If I were a member of the town council I would be looking into filing a class action suit against the network. Ms. Loughlin didn’t intentionally set out to destroy lives, but Hallmark chose to forgo wisdom, knowledge and understanding by acting first and maybe thinking later. It sounds to me like Mr. William J. Abbott CEO of Hallmark is lacking in Biblical principals and needs to take a refresher course at the College of the Holy Cross.

    Lea Thompson sounds like a perfect choice. She has been married to Howard Deutch for 30 years and two daughters that are 24 and 27 and both seem to be leading productive lives.

  30. Please continue the show. There are several possible scenarios. Dani’s sister could come back and buy into the shop. As I recall she had a knack for antiques. Jennifer’s daughter could step up and help in the shop and crime solve. Or the friend that married the dentist and sold her shop’s inventory to Jennifer and Dani could return and buy into the shop. It was a great show and the wonderful actors should not lose their job due to Lori Laughlin’s stupidity and deceit.

  31. Please bring Garage Sale Mysteries back and put Dani (Sarah Strange) in charge. I loved this show, loved Dani, and loved the family. So sorry these actors and crew have all lost their jobs through no fault of their own. It’s a good show. No reason to ditch it just because . . . . . . . Also love Allison Sweeney and Candace Cameron Bure and Marilu Henner and Kellie Martin. They are more believable actresses and have more personality than the rest of the female leads at Hallmark. Is anyone at Hallmark really reading these posts???

  32. Well, I guess I wasn’t done yet. Re Garage Sale Mysteries, put Dani in charge, and make Jason her brother and the kids her niece and nephew with really good computer skills. Then let Dani hire a black woman at Rags to help in the store but who could also help with the Mysteries. She could be a former cop who is burned out with police work who also knows about antiques and is looking for a career change. Come on Hallmark, do not scrap this show over one character. You don’t have to give a reason why Jennifer is no longer there. The whole world knows why. Bring these actors back, throw some meat on the table, and let them run with it. It’s a good show and we miss it!!! Hallmark, are you listening?????

  33. Whatever happened to the original women of mysteries? Great stories and actors w/ Brooke Shields, Beau Bridges; Alison Sweeney, etc.. then they just disappear w/ no information on what happened. Why is it so difficult to find out what exactly is the plan for future Hallmark projects?. Love SSD and can’t find anything on this series- Hallmark channel communication is poor- whatever happened to “The Note” w/ Genie Francis? That story was so warm and had potential to grow…just fell off- too many loose ends Hallmark, keep the viewers informed!!

  34. I don’t know why Hallmark won’t recast the role of Jennifer Shannon. They have, in the past, recast the roles of the husband and son – so why the hesitation now???

  35. We loved GSM series AND everyone on the cast. Cannot believe there is no way to continue this intelligent, well written and classy show. I hate to see so much good talent wasted on simply being “cancelled”. Obviously there is a market for this show, even without Lori L.

  36. Please find a replacement for Lori & keep the other actors on Garage Sales Mysteries! This is my favorite of all the great Hallmark movies. Sincerely, Kaye Ponton

  37. Garage Sale Mysteries is my all time favorite show! Please bring it back. Easiest way replace Jennifer with another actor. Its done all the time. I love the rest of the cast. Nothing needs to change but one person. Not only is Hallmark punishing the rest of the cast, they are punishing the fans who love this show by canceling it. I grew up in Kansas City area always loving Hallmark- I worked for them. I am very disappointed on how this this tragic situation has been handled. I always considered Hallmark a positive- we will overcome this- rather than we will get rid of this at our employees expense. Oh, that was the old Hallmark. Sad.

  38. Why throw out the baby with the bath water? It’s a great show and I’m sure they can find a replacement for Lori L.
    The changed out her husband and son. So why not her??
    Feel so bad for all the other cast members.

  39. I’m from Kansas City too. I say replace Lori, as people have been saying, it’s done all the time and no one else should pay for Lori’s stupidity. I too want to see more of the mystery with Brooke Burns and the others you’ve put on hold. I love them all!!!

    I can’t believe how really stupid people can be thinking just because they have all the money in the world that it’s ok to cheat others out of their chance to go to college.

    REALLY BAD MOVE LORI !!!!!! College graduate that took out loans like most.

  40. I get the feeling that Hallmark is running scared from something. If you are going to dump an actress from both productions but only work to keep one up and running, something is askew here. I have to wonder if (LL) is the main focal point. Perhaps they wanted to get rid of GSM for some reason we will never know. Maybe contracts were coming up for renewal and cast and crew wanted more money then they were willing to pay. Or perhaps there were other people they desired to dispose of but couldn’t do it gracefully. This then would have opened to door.

  41. Just replace Lori Loughlin and leave the show as it is. I am sure there are plenty of actresses out there that could have a great chemistry with the other cast members. It is too good a series to just cancel and there is no need to kill her off, just replace her. Shows do it all the time. People will adjust. Look at the soaps. There are cast changes every few years and the fanbase stays loyal to the show.

    1. I agree – just replace Lori Loughlin and leave the show with its characters as is! Previously they did replace a few actors in this show and no harm done! Why the stalemate now? The “show must go on!”.

      1. I forgot to mention – YES – Lea Thompson would be perfect for the role of Jennifer Shannon and also continue her Jane Doe! Continue with Murder She Baked and Aurora Teagarten! You have great mystery series – why spoil everything?

  42. I don’t want Hallmark to cancel GSM. I would rather they recast the Jennifer Shannon character with another wholesome actress….Someone like Erin Krakow from the ‘When calls the Heart’ series. She would fit right in with the rest of the cast. I really hate that Lori messed up….I would also like the network to bring back The Murder She Baked series. They owe us a wedding and Hannah’s decision to choose Mike and let Norman down easy….he knew it but it never showed any of the process in getting to them being engaged in the last series.

  43. Hire another actress to play Loughlin’s role. The other cast members shouldn’t lose their jobs because of her. Love the show.

  44. Keep Garage Sale Mysteries going-would NOT want to lose Sarah Strange-she’s wonderful, along with all the cast, every one.

  45. I feel that Loughlin should be replace. Her previous shows should be aired but Loughlin should not receive royalties. The rest of the actors should not be penalized.

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