GREAT AMERICAN COMMUNITY OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES IN THE U.S.
FREE streaming service from Great American Media debuts with 16 original, short-form series hosted by all-star lineup of celebrities and experts.
NEW YORK, NY – September 26, 2022 — Great American Community, the FREE direct-to-consumer app from Great American Media, has officially launched. The new app is available through Apple iOS, Android Mobile, Apple TV and online at GreatAmericanCommunity.com, and can be found in app stores by searching for “GAcommunity.” Availability on additional devices will be announced this week.
The new service debuts with 16 original, short-form series hosted by an all-star lineup of celebrities and experts at the top of their fields, including cooking, fashion, lifestyle, gardening, pets, DIY, philanthropy, fitness, family, wellness and devotions, among others.
“We are so excited to be launching Great American Community with sixteen all-new series that are uplifting, entertaining and hosted by fun and relatable stars, many of whom have been TV family to each other for years,” said Tracy Verna, Chief Content Officer, Great American Community. “From simple everyday moments to seasonal ‘how-tos,’ Great American Community will spread joy, enhance people lives and have fans feeling like they are returning home and catching up with old friends.”
Great American Community highlights include:
- Series headlined by Danica McKellar, Cameron Mathison, Jill Wagner, Trevor Donovan, Debbie Matenopoulos, Lauren Makk, Kym Douglas, Larissa Wohl, Emily Hutchinson, Lawrence Zarian, Shirley Bovshow, Maria Provenzano, Jamie Tarence, Mahaila McKellar, Father Randy Mattox and Jacklyn & Cassie Collier
- Five new episodes of select series drop daily – seven days a week
- New episodes premiere all year long (no offseason) with each episode focusing on seasonal themes, celebrations, and everyday moments
- A curated viewing experience empowers viewers to focus on their favorite stars and the topics they are most passionate about
- Each series is exclusive to the platform and gives fans unique access into the lives of their favorite stars
- A monthly planner and seasonal checklist to help viewers plan and stay organized throughout the year
- Exclusive behind-the-scenes content from upcoming Great American Family original movies
The 16 series are exclusive to the platform and feature fresh advice, inspirational stories and instructional videos from each host. Additional Great American Community series and hosts will be announced in the coming weeks along with new app features and usability enhancements. For the latest news and updates on Great American Community, fans can follow on Facebook @GreatAmericanCommunity, Instagram @greatamericancommunity and Twitter @GAcommunityTV.
Executive Producers of series on Great American Community are Laura Pierson (“Home & Family,” “The Amazing Race”), Michael Hinkley (“Home & Family”) and Tracy Verna. Please see below for series descriptions.
GREAT AMERICAN COMMUNITY ORIGINAL SHORT-FORM SERIES AVAILABLE NOW:
Bits of Joy with Danica McKellar features one of television’s most beloved actresses, Danica McKellar (The Winter Palace, The Wonder Years). Danica loves being positive and helping others. In her series, she will be sharing Motivational Bits, Healthy Bits, Faith Bits, and Math Bits. Bits of Joy with Danica McKellar is all-new Mondays and Thursdays following premiere on September 26.
The Happy Life with Cameron Mathison featuring TV star, host, and presenter Cameron Mathison (General Hospital, A Merry Christmas Wish). Cameron has always had a passion for learning more about creating a healthier life and he brings that knowledge to this series dedicated to a healthier you – from the inside out. The Happy Life with Cameron Mathison is all-new Tuesdays and Sundays following premiere on September 26.
Farm and Family with Jill Wagner stars actress and presenter, Jill Wagner (A Merry Christmas Wish, Christmas Miracle with Daisy). Jill gives a beautiful glimpse into her life living on a farm in Eastern Tennessee, including tours of her property, working out, family life, and Soulful Sundays. Farm and Family with Jill Wagner is all-new Wednesdays and Sundays following premiere on September 26.
Everyday Adventures with Trevor Donovan features one of television’s most recognizable faces, Trevor Donovan (Jingle Bell Princess, 90210). Trevor loves acting, his dogs and of course adventure, and in his series will share his life and the everyday adventures that bring him joy. Everyday Adventures with Trevor Donovan is all-new Wednesdays and Saturdays following premiere on September 26.
A Cheerful Heart and Home with Debbie Matenopoulos featuring nationally renowned TV presenter, talk show host and best-selling cookbook author, Debbie Matenopoulos (Home & Family, The View). Every week, Debbie shares delicious easy-to-make recipes, fashion, beauty advice, and all the tips and tricks she has learned in her nearly three-decade career being a television host and lifestyle expert. A Cheerful Heart and Home with Debbie Matenopoulos is all-new every Monday and Friday beginning September 26.
Affordably Fabulous with Lauren Makk features interior design expert, Lauren Makk (Design Star: Next Gen, Home Made Simple). Lauren will share tricks and tips to achieve the fabulous life of your dreams on a budget. Affordably Fabulous with Lauren Makk is all-new Tuesdays and Thursdays following premiere on Monday, September 26.
Beauty and Blessings with Kym Douglas features beauty expert and daytime TV staple, Kym Douglas (Home & Family, The Ellen Show). Kym brings both beauty and blessings with laughter and love in her series which offers beauty tips and faith inspiration, while informing and encouraging viewers weekly. Beauty and Blessings with Kym Douglas is all-new every Thursday and Sunday after premiere on Monday, September 26.
Giving & Caring with Larissa Wohl stars renowned pet adoption advocate and TV host, Larissa Wohl (Home & Family, K-9 Hero Project). Larissa will bring heartwarming and uplifting content in her series with weekly animal adoptions, shelter spotlights, and features about everyday people who do extraordinary things. Giving & Caring with Larissa Wohl is all-new Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday following premiere on Monday, September 26.
The Sweet Life with Emily Hutchinson features celebrity baking sensation and cookbook author, Emily Hutchinson (Christmas Cookie Matchup, The Hutch Oven). Everything you ever would want to bake is within reach with Emily as she shows you how to bake the most delicious and eye-catching creations. The Sweet Life with Emily Hutchinson is all-new Tuesdays and Saturdays following premiere on Monday, September 26.
A Beautiful Life with Lawrence Zarian stars fashion maven, TV presenter and author, Lawrence Zarian (The Kelly Clarkson Show, Home & Family). Lawrence will uplift and inspire women of every shape and size through fashion and inspirational conversations with special guests. A Beautiful Life with Lawrence Zarian is all-new Mondays and Fridays September 26.
Eden Living with Shirley Bovshow features award-winning garden designer and Certified California Naturalist, Shirley Bovshow (Home & Family, Welcome to Great American Christmas). From gardening to natural living with plants, Shirley will teach you how to enjoy the many benefits of all that’s great under the sun. Eden Living with Shirley Bovshow is all-new every Wednesday and Saturday following premiere on Monday, September 26.
Everyday Celebrations with Maria Provenzano stars lifestyle expert, DIYer and cookbook author, Maria Provenzano (Home & Family, From Scratch with Maria). With Maria, every day is a celebration, as Maria will teach you how to bake, cook delicious recipes, and craft for the everyday celebrations in your life. Everyday Celebrations with Maria Provenzano is all new every Wednesday and Friday following premiere on Monday, September 26.
Southern Savvy with Jamie Tarence features Southern-born lifestyle expert, blogger and podcast host, Jamie Tarence (Family Savvy), your new best friend who shares all things Southern living in her series. From cooking and baking to fashion and beauty, Jamie is your go to for it all! Southern Savvy with Jamie Tarence is all-new Mondays and Thursdays beginning September 26.
The Mindful Life with Mahaila McKellar stars actress and author, Mahaila McKellar (Christmas at Grand Valley, Math Bites). Mahaila will share her knowledge as a certified meditation teacher and bring positivity and mindfulness to stress-filled days. The Mindful Life with Mahaila McKellar is all-new Tuesdays and Saturdays following premiere on September 26.
Faith in the Family with Father Randy Mattox features Archdiocese of Atlanta priest, Father Randy Mattox who currently serves as Pastor of St. Anna’s Catholic Church in Monroe, GA. Each week, Father Mattox will feature reflections on devotion, faith, love and patience Faith in the Family with Father Randy Mattox is all-new Wednesdays and Sundays following premiere on September 26.
Ready, Set, Roll with Jacks & Cassie Collier stars best friends, sisters, and board game makers, Jacks and Cassie Collier. The Collier sisters take you behind the scenes of running a family business, share tips to bring joy to your holiday gatherings and more. Game on! Ready, Set, Roll with Jacks & Cassie Collier is all-new Mondays and Saturdays beginning September 26.
Media interviews with series hosts available upon request.
ABOUT GREAT AMERICAN MEDIA:
Great American Media is home to the family-friendly portfolio of brands Great American Family, Great American Living, Great American Community and Great American Adventures. As the flagship service, Great American Family features family-friendly series, original holiday movies and seasonal rom-coms that celebrate faith, family, and country. Great American Living is the unscripted companion to Great American Family that celebrates family-friendly traditions every day and every season. Great American Community is a free, standalone streaming app featuring short-form original series, and Great American Adventures is the company’s first FAST channel featuring scripted and unscripted content. The Great American Media portfolio of brands was established in June 2021 by Bill Abbott and a group of US-based family offices.
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