JEN LILLEY AND JESSE HUTCH SET TO STAR IN

GREAT AMERICAN FAMILY ORIGINAL MOVIE STAY FOR CHRISTMAS

NEW YORK, NY – September 27, 2022 – Great American Family today announced Jen Lilley (“Days of Our Lives,” Royally Wrapped for Christmas) and Jesse Hutch (“Batwoman,” Dream Wedding) are set to star in Stay for Christmas, an original movie which begins production today andpremieres on the network this holiday season. Stay for Christmas is part of Great American Christmas, the network’s holiday programming franchise which returns on October 21 with a new slate of original holiday movie premieres every Saturday and Sunday and Christmas movies all day and all night through the end of 2022.

In Stay for Christmas, renowned luxury travel blogger, Tracey Wise (Lilley) is invited by owner Graham Cooper (Hutch) to a Christmas getaway in exchange for her review of his family’s small bed & breakfast, Silver Peak. The bed & breakfast’s biggest concern is a sleek, upscale hotel resort that opened a hilltop away and has been siphoning off guests for several years, threatening the survival of the family business. Despite her reservations about accepting an invitation from the outdated Silver Peak, Tracey gets caught up in the multi-generational family fight to save a dream. In turn, Tracey will learn the most down home experience can be five-star when it is shared with kindred hearts.

Executive producers of Stay for Christmas are Brad Krevoy, Eric Jarboe, Amanda Phillips, Lorenzo Nardini, Cara J. Russell, Jimmy Townsend, Mike Moran, Jennifer Notas Shapiro, Susanne Belzberg Krevoy, and Doran S. Chandler. Costa Vassos produces. Paula Elle, Ryan Clarke, Priscilla Yeo, and Michael Shepard are supervising producers. Andrew McBride, Olga Devyust, and Vasili Vassos are associate producers. Paula Elle directs from an original screenplay written by Haley Carr and Guy Yosub.

ABOUT GREAT AMERICAN FAMILY

Great American Family is America’s premiere destination for quality family-friendly programming, including original holiday movies, rom-coms and fan-favorite series that celebrate faith, family and country.  Great American Family is home to year-round seasonal celebrations including Great American Christmas, the network’s signature franchise featuring holiday themed movies and specials.  Founded in 2021, Great American Family is part of the Great American Media portfolio of brands. Follow Great American Family onTwitter: @GAfamilyTV  Facebook: @GAfamilytv Instagram: @gactv

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Pam Slay

Network Program Publicity

818.415.3784

Mead Rust

469.663.7717

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. 

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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.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Pam Slay

Network Program Publicity

818.415.3784

Mead Rust

469.663.7717

LORI LOUGHLIN SET TO STAR IN GREAT AMERICAN FAMILY ORIGINAL MOVIE FALL INTO WINTER

Romantic Comedy Marks Loughlin’s First for Network

NEW YORK, NY – September 22, 2022 – Great American Family today announced Lori Loughlin (When Hope Calls, When Calls the Heart) is set to star in Fall Into Winter, which premieres in January, 2023 as part of the network’s annual winter programming event. The film, Loughlin’s first romantic comedy for Great American Family, follows her successful reprisal of the role of Abigail Stanton in When Hope Calls Christmas last holiday season. Fall Into Winter begins production October 23.

“Lori is a genre-defining star that I have had the honor to call a close friend and collaborator for more than 15 years,” said Bill Abbott, President and CEO of Great American Media.  “We have a shared vision for creating meaningful and memorable movies that resonate with our passionate fans, and I look forward to welcoming her back to Great American Family to anchor our 2023 winter programming slate.”

In Fall Into Winter, Keely (Loughlin) is aghast when her brother sells his half of their family-owned, upscale candy shop to his best friend from high school (and her nemesis, Brooks) forcing a sudden urgency to find connection and common ground. Keely has been hurt before; change is her new nemesis. Brooks’ past is a mirror of Keely’s. He, too, has a fortress around his heart. Fate brings the pair together. Might it also offer new beginnings?

Fall Into Winter is executive produced by Brad Krevoy and Susie Belzberg Krevoy.

David Anselmo produces for HP Into Winter Productions, Inc. Fall Into Winter is written by Cara J. Russell.

ABOUT GREAT AMERICAN FAMILY

Great American Family is America’s premiere destination for quality family-friendly programming, including original holiday movies, rom-coms and fan-favorite series that celebrate faith, family and country.  Great American Family is home to year-round seasonal celebrations including Great American Christmas, the network’s signature franchise featuring holiday themed movies and specials.  Founded in 2021, Great American Family is part of the Great American Media portfolio of brands. 

Follow Great American Family onTwitter: @GAfamilyTV  Facebook: @GAfamilytv Instagram: @gactv

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Pam Slay

Network Program Publicity

818.415.3784

Mead Rust

917-439-4066

DANICA MCKELLAR AND NEAL BLEDSOE SET TO STAR IN

GREAT AMERICAN FAMILY ORIGINAL MOVIE CHRISTMAS AT THE DRIVE-IN

NEW YORK, NY – September 21, 2022 – Great American Family today announced Danica McKellar (“The Wonder Years,” The Winter Palace) and Neal Bledsoe (“The Man in High Castle,” The Winter Palace) are set to star in Christmas at the Drive-In, premiering on the network this holiday season. McKellar is also executive producer for the film, her first original Christmas movie since signing a multi-picture deal with Great American Family. Christmas at the Drive-In reunites McKellar and Bledsoe following the successful premiere of The Winter Palace in January. Christmas at the Drive-In is part of Great American Christmas, the network’s holiday programming franchise which returns on October 21 with a new slate of original holiday movie premieres every Saturday and Sunday and Christmas movies all day and all night through the end of 2022.

In Christmas at the Drive-In, Sadie Walker (McKellar) is starting over in her hometown of Chesterfield, New York, following a series of major life disruptions that include leaving her law practice after losing her biggest case and no longer being engaged. Now a law professor at Chesterfield College, Sadie has no interest in ever pursuing law again until she finds herself fighting to preserve a cherished local landmark, Chesterfield Drive-In. Sadie is surprised to find out her passionate effort to keep the drive-in open has staunch opposition – the late owner’s son and Sadie’s childhood sweetheart, Holden (Bledsoe).

Executive producers of Christmas at the Drive-In are Brad Krevoy, Eric Jarboe, Amanda Phillips, Amy Krell, Vince Balzano, Jimmy Townsend, Danica McKellar, David Anselmo, Susie Belzberg Krevoy, Kathy Ceroni, and Don McBrearty. Supervising producers are James Mou, W. Michael Beard, Michael Shepard, Kelly Martin, Allan Fung, and Micheline Blais. Christmas at the Drive-In is written by Rick Garman. McKellar is repped by Matt Sherman Management and attorney Dave Ryan at FTSAMR.

ABOUT GREAT AMERICAN FAMILY

Great American Family is America’s premiere destination for quality family-friendly programming, including original holiday movies, rom-coms and fan-favorite series that celebrate faith, family and country.  Great American Family is home to year-round seasonal celebrations including Great American Christmas, the network’s signature franchise featuring holiday themed movies and specials.  Founded in 2021, Great American Family is part of the Great American Media portfolio of brands. Follow Great American Family onTwitter: @GAfamilyTV  Facebook: @GAfamilytv Instagram: @gactv

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Pam Slay

Network Program Publicity

818.415.3784

Mead Rust

469.663.7717

CANDACE CAMERON BURE PRESENTS: CHRISTMAS ON CANDY CANE LANE, STARRING ANDREA BARBER AND DAN PAYNE, AN ORIGINAL CHRISTMAS MOVIE PREMIERING ON GREAT AMERICAN FAMILY

NEW YORK, NY – September 15, 2022 – Great American Family today announced production begins September 19 on the network’s original Christmas movie, Candace Cameron Bure Presents: Christmas on Candy Cane Lane, starring Andrea Barber (Full House, Fuller House) and Dan Payne (Virgin River), which premieres on the network this holiday. Developed as part of her Candy Rock Entertainment venture, Christmas on Candy Cane Lane is Bure’s second Christmas project with Great American Media for the 2022 season and the first produced under the banner Candace Cameron Bure Presents. The new film will be part of Great American Christmas, the network’s holiday programming franchise which returns on October 21 with a new slate of original holiday movie premieres every Saturday and Sunday and Christmas movies all day and all night through the end of 2022.

“Candace is a one-of-a-kind talent who helped elevate this genre to new heights through her deep understanding of the audience and her smart approach to creating content,” said Bill Abbott, President and CEO of Great American Media.   “We’re incredibly proud to be launching the Candace Cameron Bure Presents franchise together with Candace and the Candy Rock Entertainment team, and we and look forward to inspiring and entertaining fans with her unique brand of heartwarming, family-friendly movies beginning with Christmas on Candy Cane Lane.”

“It brings me great joy to bring you the incredibly talented and funny Andrea Barber. Having a 30-year bestie friendship both on and off camera has allowed me to find the perfect project to introduce the Christmas genre audience to her brilliant comedic skills, her heartwarming authenticity and vulnerability that is a rare gem today. Just as I have, audiences will fall in love with Andrea’s warmth and relatability, and chuckle along with her all the way down Candy Cane Lane,” said Candace Cameron Bure.

In Candace Cameron Bure Presents: Christmas on Candy Cane Lane, Ivy Donaldson (Barber) is going through a transition in her life. Separated from husband, Rob (Payne), and putting on a brave face for her daughter, Ivy also struggles with the long shadow cast by her late mother, Muriel, the darling of Icicle Falls; head of the Candy Cane Lane Lights Extravaganza, owner of The Christmas Haus, and a former TV star known adoringly as the “Christmas Maven.” The shoes seem too big to fill. When obstacles reach a crescendo for Ivy, a series of comical and mysterious events bring neighbors of Icicle Falls, including Ivy’s entire family, together in a masterstroke of perfection only the “Christmas Maven” herself could appreciate.

ABOUT GREAT AMERICAN FAMILY:

Great American Family is America’s premiere destination for quality family-friendly programming, including original holiday movies, rom-coms and fan-favorite series that celebrate faith, family and country.  Great American Family is home to year-round seasonal celebrations including Great American Christmas, the network’s signature franchise featuring holiday themed movies and specials.  Founded in 2021, Great American Family is part of the Great American Media portfolio of brands. Follow Great American Family on Twitter: @GAfamilyTV Facebook: @GAfamilytv Instagram: @gactv

ABOUT GREAT AMERICAN MEDIA:

Great American Media is home to the family-friendly portfolio of brands Great American Family, Great American Living 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.  As the company’s first FAST channel, Great American Adventures features scripted and unscripted content highlighting themes including cooking and DIY.  The Great American Media portfolio of brands was established in June 2021 by Bill Abbott and a group of US-based family offices.

ABOUT CANDY ROCK ENTERPRISES:

Candy Rock Enterprises is a joint venture between award winning actress, producer and New York Times Best Selling Author Candace Cameron Bure and the full-service development and execution team behind Redrock Entertainment, Ford Englerth and Jeffery Brooks. Candy Rock’s Entertainment division develops and produces television projects, lifestyle programming and feature length films with an emphasis on family-friendly content.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Pam Slay

Network Program Publicity

818.415.3784

Mead Rust

469.663.7717

Candy Rock Entertainment:

Liza Anderson / James Weir

323-655-1008

CANDACE CAMERON BURE’S CANDY ROCK ENTERTAINMENT SET TO DEBUT WITH GREAT AMERICAN FAMILY ORIGINAL MOVIE A CHRISTMAS…PRESENT

NEW FILM MARKS BURE’S FIRST PROJECT WITH GREAT AMERICAN MEDIA

NEW YORK, NY – September 13, 2022 – Great American Family today announced Candace Cameron Bure is set to star in and executive produce A Christmas…Present,premiering on the network in November 2022. Conceived and developed through her Candy Rock Entertainment venture, A Christmas…Present marks Bure’s first project with Great American Media since signing with the company to develop, produce and star in movies and television across Great American Family and Great American Living.  “Candy Rock Entertainment’s mission is to bring to life compelling stories that the entire family can enjoy while feeling a sense of togetherness and connection,” said Bure. “I’m so proud of the first of these projects because they are exactly that.” Bure continued. The new film will be part of Great American Christmas, the network’s holiday programming franchise which returns on October 21 with a new slate of original holiday movie premieres every Saturday and Sunday and Christmas movies all day and all night through the end of 2022.

Candace is an incredibly talented and collaborative filmmaker whom I have had the pleasure of working with for more than 15 years,” said Bill Abbott, President & CEO of Great American Media.  “I am thrilled to be kicking off our partnership with a must-see film like A Christmas…Present, which will delight our fans this holiday season and is indicative of the memorable movies and family-friendly entertainment that Great American Media is looking forward to creating with Candace and the Candy Rock team.”

“Candace is so personally involved in every aspect of these projects and she has incredible drive to ensure that these stories represent the quality, standards and values that she carries with her across everything she does in business,” said Ford Englerth, President of Candy Rock Entertainment.  “We are always so excited to work with great partners and equally passionate creators such as Bill Abbott and Brad Krevoy” continued Jeffery Brooks, Chief Visionary Officer for Candy Rock Entertainment.

A Christmas … Present is about slowing down enough to recognize what’s right in front of our eyes,” said Candace Cameron Bure. “The hustle and bustle of the Christmas season will arrive before we know it but it’s through the quiet moments that we hear God speak to us, directing our path to what’s most important,” Bure concluded.

In A Christmas…Present, Bure plays Maggie Larson, an overly scheduled real estate agent and Type-A mom who takes her family to spend Christmas with her widowed brother and his daughter. Maggie and her brother have decidedly different expectations for the holiday. Through a series of transformative events, Maggie learns to embrace the reason for the season.

Candace Cameron Bure, Jeffery Brooks, Ford Englerth and Gerald Webb are producing the project on behalf of Candy Rock Entertainment.  Brad Krevoy, Eric Jarboe, Amanda Phillips, Amy Krell, Lorenzo Nardini, Susie Belzberg Krevoy, and Jimmy Townsend are executive producers. Brent Ryan Green produces. Michael Shepard and Bradley M. Goodman are supervising producers.

Marlisa Fruehauf associate produces. Talia Bella is line producer. Lesley Demetriades directs A Christmas…Present. Written by Rick Garman.

ABOUT GREAT AMERICAN FAMILY:

Great American Family is America’s premiere destination for quality family-friendly programming, including original holiday movies, rom-coms and fan-favorite series that celebrate faith, family and country.  Great American Family is home to year-round seasonal celebrations including Great American Christmas, the network’s signature franchise featuring holiday themed movies and specials.  Founded in 2021, Great American Family is part of the Great American Media portfolio of brands. Follow Great American Family on Twitter: @GAfamilyTV Facebook: @GAfamilytv Instagram: @gactv

ABOUT GREAT AMERICAN MEDIA:

Great American Media is home to the family-friendly portfolio of brands Great American Family, Great American Living 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.  As the company’s first FAST channel, Great American Adventures features scripted and unscripted content highlighting themes including cooking and DIY.  The Great American Media portfolio of brands was established in June 2021 by Bill Abbott and a group of US-based family offices.

ABOUT CANDY ROCK ENTERPRISES:

Candy Rock Enterprises is a joint-venture between award winning actress, producer and New York Times Best Selling Author Candace Cameron Bure and the full-service development and execution team behind Redrock Entertainment, Ford Englerth and Jeffery Brooks. Candy Rock’s Entertainment division develops and produces television projects, lifestyle programming and feature length films with an emphasis on family-friendly content.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Pam Slay

Network Program Publicity

818.415.3784

Mead Rust

469.663.7717

Candy Rock Entertainment:

Liza Anderson / James Weir

323-655-1008

GREAT AMERICAN FAMILY ANNOUNCES SOMEDAY AT CHRISTMAS,

STARRING JESSICA LOWNDES, PAUL GREENE,

 AND LEGENDARY ‘EMPRESS OF SOUL,’ GLADYS KNIGHT

Acclaimed Oscar® Nominee, Emmy® Award-Winning, Music Mogul, Suzanne de Passe, Serves as Executive Producer

NEW YORK, NY – September 8, 2022 – Great American Family announces Jessica Lowndes (Harmony From the Heart, Angel Falls Christmas), Paul Greene (When Calls the Heart), and Golden Globe® nominee (Pipe Dreams) and seven-time Grammy Award® winner (22 nominations), the “Empress of Soul,” Gladys Knight (“Midnight Train to Georgia,” “That’s What Friends Are For,”) are set to star in Someday at Christmas, an original Christmas movie premiering on the network this November.  The film reunites Knight with former Motown chief and acclaimed, award-winning writer-producer, Suzanne de Passe (Lonesome Dove, Daytime Divas, The Vivianne Carter Story). The new film begins production on September 9 and will be part of Great American Christmas, the network’s holiday programming franchise which returns on October 21 with a new slate of original holiday movie premieres every Saturday and Sunday and Christmas movies all day and all night through the end of 2022.

“As anticipation builds for year two of Great American Christmas, we are delighted to be working with the incomparable Gladys Knight who has inspired generations of fans by pushing musical boundaries with her numerous hit songs,” said Bill Abbott, President and CEO of Great American Media. “With high caliber performances from Knight and the talented Jessica Lowndes and Paul Greene, Someday at Christmas is a truly magical Christmas movie steeped in original music that audiences will want to see again and again.”

In Someday at Christmas, Holly Bose (Lowndes), a full-time salesclerk and part-time chorus girl, anxiously counts on one hand the number of auditions she has remaining before throwing in the towel on her five-year plan to become a Broadway star. Holly has several brief and literal run-ins with jingle writer (and seasonal Santa), Jason Murphy (Greene). There’s a spark, but it’s complicated: Holly has her eye on the world’s biggest stage and Jason is beyond protective about bringing new relationships into his young daughter’s life. Though well intentioned, Jason makes Holly feel like she’s auditioning for yet another role. It would make sense if romance never happened. Except for wealthy real estate landlord, Cora Ross (Knight) who turns one bit of magic into another. Cora has seen the spark between Holly and Jason, and she has her heart set on bringing the two together to star in the town’s annual “Holiday Lane Christmas Concert.”In Holly, Cora has her aspiring lead, and in Jason, she has a jingle writer capable of writing a new Christmas classic. With Cora in charge, this off-Broadway show will have everyone falling in love with Christmas.

Executive Producers of Someday at Christmas are Brad Krevoy, Eric Jarboe, Amanda Phillips, Amy Krell, Lorenzo Nardini, Jimmy Townsend, Brian Bird, Suzanne de Passe, Joyce Miller Roy, Gladys Knight, William McDowell, Susie Belzberg Krevoy, Kathy Ceroni, Ernie Barbarash, and Jessica Lowndes. David Anselmo produces. Supervising Producers are James Mou, W. Michael Beard, Michael Shepard, Kelly Martin, and Allan Fung. Associate Producers are Bonnie Adams and Kaitlyn Greenough. Original screenplay Someday at Christmas is written by Joel & Lisa Canfield, and Steve Gottfried.

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts recently announced that Gladys Knight is part of the 45th Class of Honorees and will receive a Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award on December 4, 2022.

ABOUT GREAT AMERICAN FAMILY

Great American Family is America’s premiere destination for quality family-friendly programming, including original holiday movies, rom-coms and fan-favorite series that celebrate faith, family and country.  Great American Family is home to year-round seasonal celebrations including Great American Christmas, the network’s signature franchise featuring holiday themed movies and specials.  Founded in 2021, Great American Family is part of the Great American Media portfolio of brands.  Follow Great American Family on Twitter: @GACfamilyTV; Facebook: @GACfamilytv; Instagram: @gactv.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Pam Slay

Network Program Publicity

818.415.3784

Mead Rust

917.439.4066