New York, NY – October 26, 2021 – Danica McKellar and GAC Media have agreed to a new, four-picture deal to star in and executive produce original films for the company’s flagship networks, GAC Family and GAC Living. For her first project, McKellar stars in and executive produces the original movie, “The Winter Palace” premiering in January 2022 on GAC Family. The agreement extends through 2023. 

“Danica is a world-class talent who is among TV’s most beloved and enduring stars,” said Bill Abbott, President & CEO of GAC Media. “Her combination of creativity and passion is second to none, and I am thrilled to have her join GAC’s close-knit family.”

Actress, author, producer and speaker Danica McKellar was first introduced to us as Winnie Cooper on the iconic television classic “The Wonder Years” and ever since has enjoyed a long-standing career in entertainment.  Danica is among the biggest draws to cable television during the holiday season for her Christmas movies, the most recent of which, “You, Me and the Christmas Trees,” airs during the 2021 holiday season on Hallmark Channel. Danica recently guest starred on the ABC comedy “Home Economics” and will soon appear judging the competition on Fox’s upcoming unscripted primetime series “Domino Masters,” set for early 2022.

Danica is also the New York Times bestselling author of her groundbreaking books at for children ages 0-16 including Math Doesn’t Suck, Kiss My Math and, most recently, The Times Machine.  A summa cum laude graduate of UCLA, Danica earned her undergraduate degree in mathematics while contributing original research which resulted in “The Chayes-McKellar-Winn Theorem,” published in Britain’s esteemed Journal of Physics.  Danica has been featured on the front page of the Science section of The New York Times.  She is recipient of the UCLA Award for Graduate Achievement and the Communications Award from the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics, which includes the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America.  She has testified before Congress about the importance of women in math and science and was named “Person of the Week” by ABC World News for tackling math education and simultaneously breaking the stereotype of the “math nerd” with her highly entertaining and illuminating books.

GAC Media is home to GAC Family and GAC Living, which launched on September 27.  GAC Family (formerly Great American Country) debuted under the tagline “Stories Well Told” and features family-friendly, holiday-themed movies and series that celebrate American culture, lifestyle and heritage.  With tagline “Life Well Lived,” GAC Living (formerly Ride TV) is the unscripted companion to GAC Family that celebrates Great American family-friendly traditions every day and every season.


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