“Family-friendly”; is a word we don’t associate with most TV dramas, but it’s a description worn proudly by When Calls the Heart, a new period drama set in a northern-B.C. mining town during the late 19th century.

Based on the beloved novels of Janette Oke, When Calls the Heart follows the residents of a small town after they’ve suffered a horrific tragedy when many men are killed in a mine explosion.

ET Canada“s Erin Cebula was on the set of the show — filmed in Langley, B.C., just outside Vancouver — to speak with star Lori Loughlin, who plays a woman struggling to pick up the pieces of her shattered life after losing her husband to the accident.

“It’s really a story about triumph and women and people coming together — the human condition,”; Lori tells Erin, “fighting for love & happiness.”;


The show — which also stars Erin Krakow as the town’s new schoolteacher and Daniel Lissing as an RCMP officer — is meant to be the kind of show a family can watch together, hearkening back to such TV hits as Little House on the Prairie and Lori’s own Full House.

As Lori explains, she still looks back on her earlier show and former on-screen love interest John Stamos with fondness. “When I look back and I watch episodes of Full House and I see us together, we did have really great chemistry,”; she says. “We were such a sweet couple.”;


Given the interest in the recent Full House reunion that took place in a series of Super Bowl yogurt commercials, might we be seeing the old gang back together in some kind of TV reunion? As Lori says, “I don’t know, we’ll see. We’re always open to that.”;

You can catch more of Erin Cebula’s on-set interview with Lori Loughin in tonight’s edition of ET Canada, airing at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT on Global.