Great American Family Closes Out Fourth Quarter as

Fastest-Growing Network in All of Cable Television

Ranked #1 in Total Day ratings growth in HH, P18-49 and P2+;

Ranked #1 in Primetime ratings growth in HH

NEW YORK, NY – January 3, 2023 – Great American Family closed out Fourth Quarter 2022 as the fastest-growing network in all of cable television.  In only its second year, the emerging leader in original Christmas movies ranked #1 in Total Day ratings growth in Households (+113%), People 18-49 (+100%) and Total Viewers (+116%), and #1 in Primetime ratings growth in Households (+128%) among all cable networks.

Fourth Quarter 2022 viewership growth was driven by the network’s Great American Christmas franchise which featured 18 original Christmas movies and fan-favorite stars including Candace Cameron Bure, Danica McKellar, Gladys Knight, Jen Lilley and more.  The expanded slate of 18 films marked a 50% increase in the network’s holiday movie offering in year two and further established Great American Family as a destination for original Christmas movies.    

In addition to the fast-growing Great American Christmas franchise, the network features year-round seasonal programming events, including Autumn Harvest and Great American Winter, which feature original movies celebrating faith, family and country.   

Source:  Nielsen LSD; ASC nets; 4Q22 vs 4Q21 ranked on % change; Total Day (M-Su 6a-6a); Prime (M-Su 6p-1a)

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Great American Family Star Jen Lilley Set to Appear at

The Stanford Christmas Parade

STANFORD, KY – November  2, 2022 – Actress, singer and philanthropist Jen Lilley will be the guest of honor at the annual Stanford Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 3 at 6 pm ET.  The historic parade held in downtown Stanford celebrates its 40th anniversary this year and will be featured in the upcoming holiday special “Christmas In Kentucky” premiering in December on Great American Family.  

Lilley is best known for her long-running roles on NBC’s “Days of Our Lives” and ABC’s “General Hospital,” in addition to her role in the Academy Award-winning film, The Artist.  Lilley has also become a mainstay of the popular romantic comedy genre. Her latest leading role is in the upcoming B&B Merry which premieres on Great American Family on Sunday, December 4, and joining Lilley at the Stanford Christmas Parade will be her B&B Merry co-star, Jesse Hutch (“Batwoman,” Dream Wedding). B&B Merry is part of the network’s annual Great American Christmas franchise which features original Christmas movie premieres every weekend, and Christmas movies 24/7, all-day and all-night, through the end of the year.

The Stanford Christmas parade is the town’s largest annual event with thousands of participants and spectators attending each year.  More than thirty police officers, firefighters and first responders facilitate the parade together with volunteers from across the county.  This year’s parade will feature more than twenty festive floats, fire trucks and police vehicles, youth sports teams of all ages, and more than 50 classic cars, including a signature 1931 Studebaker Fire Truck.  Local businesses are encouraged to decorate store windows and floats to match the “Christmas In Kentucky” theme. 

First Southern National Bank, Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce, Wilderness Road Hospitality and Great American Family will serve as presenting partners for this year’s parade.

“Christmas traditions in small towns across America are an essential part of our country’s fabric,” said Bill Abbott, President and CEO of Great American Media.  “We are so grateful to the town of Stanford for welcoming Great American Family and Jen Lilley to be a part of their historic parade, and we look forward to celebrating the joy and magic of Christmas in Kentucky together with our local partners and the people of Lincoln County.”

“The communities we serve are why First Southern exists,” said First Southern Bancorp, Inc. CEO Jimmy Rousey. “And there is no better time to celebrate community than Christmas and no better place than with our family and friends here in Stanford. Our town has experienced great  revitalization over the last decade that has brought this community back to life. We are so thankful for the opportunities this partnership creates for the people of Lincoln County and we hope that our community can be an example for others.”

“Our annual Christmas parade has always been a special event for our town and we know this year will be even better,” said Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Andrea Miller. “It is heartening to see that these organizations and stars like Jen Lilley appreciate the unique values small towns like Stanford contribute to our society as a whole.”

“Small towns offer us the opportunity to slow down and experience peace in our hectic lives.” Wilderness Road Hospitality Co-Founder Angela Correll shares. “We are grateful that Great American Media and Jen Lilley have chosen to shine a spotlight on what makes Stanford special and we can’t wait to share with a broader audience.”

In addition to her work as an actor, Lilley is a singer and songwriter who has also released two popular music albums, including the Christmas album Tinsel Time in 2015.  Lilley has also worked tirelessly to raise funds and awareness for foster care and adoption, and is the founder of Christmas Is Not Cancelled, an organization that brings celebrities, brands, and fans together to fundraise for nonprofits, including Toys for Tots, and to provide presents and school supplies for underprivileged children.

Great American Family is available through most cable providers.  Visit GreatAmericanFamily.com for help finding the channel on your cable service or text “CHRISTMAS” to 877-999-1225.

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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 FIRST SOUTHERN NATIONAL BANK

Founded in the small town of Stanford, Kentucky in 1983, First Southern National Bank is focused on empowering those in the communities they serve to make wise financial decisions. They have 16 locations across the state of Kentucky, with accounts serviced in 48 states and 7 countries around the world. While First Southern has grown to over $1 billion in assets, they still operate with the small town values that make them different. You can follow First Southern on Facebook: @fsnbky Twitter: @FirstSouthernKY Instagram: @first.southern YouTube: @FirstSouthernBankKY LinkedIn: @first-southern-national-bank

ABOUT LINCOLN COUNTY & THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE


Formed in 1780, Lincoln County is one of Kentucky’s three original territories. The county was named in honor of Revolutionary Army Officer Benjamin Lincoln who was asked by Congress to conduct the war in the southern states. Lincoln County was home to Kentucky’s first governor, Isaac Shelby; first chartered school in the state; first brick house in Kentucky; first courthouse west of the Alleghenies; first bank west of the Alleghenies; as well as America’s first circular race track. The Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce was formed to organize the businesses of Stanford and the county at large for shared communications, events, and growth. Follow them on Facebook: @QofMain

ABOUT WILDERNESS ROAD HOSPITALITY


Founded by Jess and Angela Correll, Wilderness Road Hospitality began with a mission to bring life back to Stanford’s downtown. The result has been a one-of-a-kind destination for visitors to stay, eat, shop, and relax in a beautiful small town setting. Guests can relax on the front porch of one of their historic guest houses, experience a meal from the world-class culinary team at Bluebird, shop for handmade soap and unique gifts at Kentucky Soaps and Such, and refresh their body and mind by spending a “spa day” at Esther’s Wellhouse. You can follow Wilderness Road Hospitality on Facebook: @wildernessroadhospitality Instagram: @wildernessroadhospitality YouTube: @WildernessRoadHospitality LinkedIn: @wilderness-road-hospitality

MEDIA CONTACTS:

First Southern National Bank Contact:

Suzanne Short

Corporate Spokesperson

606-879-0064

Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce Contact:

Andrea Miller

Executive Director

606.365.4118

Wilderness Road Hospitality Contact:

Julie Cox

VP of Hospitality

859-583-4200

Great American Family Contact:

Pam Slay

Network Program Publicity

818.415.3784

Mead Rust

469.663.7717

Great American Family Destined for Christmas Success

Premiere of Destined at Christmas Sets New Ratings Records for Great American Family

  • The Great American Christmas premiere of Destined at Christmas on Saturday, October 22 broke all network ratings records to-date in EVERY key demo – Households, W25-54, W18-49, P25-54, P18-49 AND Total Viewers
  • Destined at Christmas reached .54M total viewers in its premiere and just shy of 1 million total viewers over the weekend (996K over 3 telecasts)
  • Destined at Christmas topped Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Saturday premiere in Women 25-54 Coverage Area 
  • Destined at Christmas outperformed Great American Family’s 2021 Fourth Quarter movie premieres by +333% among Women 25-54
  • The first weekend of Great American Christmas was the highest rated weekend ever for Great American Family among Households and Total Viewers 
  • Great American Christmas Saturday movies were up triple digits vs. the previous four weeks in all key demos.
  • 17 more quality original movies to come this holiday season featuring Candace Cameron Bure, Danica McKellar, Gladys Knight, Cameron Mathison, Jill Wagner, and more!

Sources: Nielsen Live + Same Day coverage and delivery ratings, all GFAM Original Premiere Movies 1st TCs (9/27/21-10/23/22); Nielsen Live + Same Day R&F Program Report, all GFAM Original Premiere Movies (9/27/21-10/23/22); Nielsen Live + Same day coverage rating, 10/22/22, GFAM 8p premiere movie, HMM 10p premiere movie; Nielsen Live + Same Day Delivery ratings, 10/22/22 8p vs 4Q21 GFAM Original Movie Premieres; Nielsen Live + Same Day, Sat/Sun Combined, 9/27/21-10/23/22;  Nielsen + Live Same Day, Sat 10/22/22 vs 9/24-10/15/22 Saturdays only

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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

Medias Contacts:

Mead Rust

469.663.7717

Pam Slay

Network Program Publicity

818.415.3784

GREAT AMERICAN FAMILY ANNOUNCES 18 ALL-NEW HOLIDAY ORIGINALS

FOR ANNUAL GREAT AMERICAN CHRISTMAS EVENT BEGINNING OCTOBER 21

NEW YORK, NY – October 6, 2022 – Great American Family today unveiled the 18 all-new original movies premiering as part of the network’s holiday programming franchise, Great American Christmas.  The annual programming event returns on Friday, October 21 with original Christmas movie premieres every weekend, and Christmas movies 24/7, all-day and all-night, through the end of the year.  The expanded slate of 18 new titles represents a 50% increase in the network’s holiday movie offering in year two and further establishes the brand as a destination for original Christmas movies.    

Great American Christmas is America’s new home for the holidays. Original movie talent returning home to star in Great American Christmas include Daniel Lissing, Merritt Patterson, Jill Wagner, Cameron Mathison, Jen Lilley, Danica McKellar, Neal Bledsoe, Cindy Busby, Jessica Lowndes, Shae Robins, Casey Elliott, and Jillian Murray. Joining the Great American Christmas family in 2022 are Andrea Barber, Dan Payne, Marc Blucas, Jennifer Freeman, Joseph Cannata, Garrett Watson, Jesse Hutch, Paul Greene, the legendary Gladys Knight, and Candace Cameron Bure.  Candy Rock Entertainment’s inaugural Candace Cameron Bure Presents: A Christmas…Present, features Bure in her first holiday original for Great American Christmas.

Destined at Christmas, Saturday, October 22 (8 p.m. ET), Starring Shae Robins and Casey Elliott:

Kim and Theo meet amid Black Friday shopping madness but there’s a definite spark between them. When a power outage causes some panic at a store, the couple gets separated. With Christmas coming, there should be plenty of distractions, but neither Kim nor Theo can forget the other. Both yearn to find each other but how with so little information to go on? It’ll take a little Christmas magic and destiny to bring them back together.

Catering Christmas, Saturday, October 29 (8 p.m. ET), Starring Merritt Patterson and Daniel Lissing:

A fledgling caterer, Molly Frost, is hired by Jean Harrison, the perfectionistic director of the renowned Harrison Foundation, to cater this year’s annual Christmas Gala dinner. Things get complicated when Molly falls for Jean’s nephew, Carson, 30s, a photographer with no desire to take over the family’s foundation — until his aunt assigns him to the task of making sure the catered dinner goes perfectly.

A Royal Christmas on Ice, Saturday, November 5 (8 p.m. ET), Starring Anna Marie Dobbins and Jonathan Stoddard:

Looking to escape his Royal life, a dashing prince comes to the United States to start a business in a small town in upstate New York and winds up falling for a former Olympic ice skater.

Love At the Christmas Contest (wt), Sunday, November 6 (8 p.m. ET), Starring Samantha Cope and Ross Jirgl:

For as long as she can remember, Angie’s favorite part of Christmas has been the Christmas Eve tree lighting in town square. But this Christmas, her first without her mom, Angie doesn’t feel much like celebrating… until she learns her mom had always dreamed of winning the annual tree decorating contest and seeing her tree lit up in town square. Angie realizes winning the contest and decorating the town’s tree is the perfect way to honor her mom. What Angie isn’t expecting is her high school sweetheart David and his adorable daughter Gabby to enter the contest, too.

A Merry Christmas Wish, Saturday, November 12 (8 p.m. ET), Starring Jill Wagner and Cameron Mathison:

An NYC advertising executive returns to her hometown to sell the family farm, but instead reconnects with her childhood friend and gets involved with organizing the yearly Winter Wonderland, which takes place on the property.

My Best Friend’s Christmas, Sunday, November 13 (8 p.m. ET), Starring Breanne Hill and Colton Little:

When a woman returns home to find her ex in a relationship, she enlists her best friend to act as her fake boyfriend for the holidays.

Christmas At Pine Valley, Saturday, November 19 (8 p.m. ET), Starring Kristina Cole and Andrew Biernat:

Natalie is the owner of a successful farm and home goods store that garners the attention of a major magazine. The magazine sends a reporter named Josh to profile Natalie’s company thinking it’s a family-run business. Little does he know that Natalie’s business is run by her with the help of longtime family friends. Knowing how much the article will help struggling farm, Natalie must convince Josh that her “family” and Christmas traditions are all real.

My Favorite Christmas Tree, Sunday, November 20 (8 p.m. ET), Starring Emma Johnson and Giles Panton:

Kyla is a skilled genealogy researcher who’s made a thriving business of putting together family trees. When she comes across new information regarding her mother’s mysterious extended family, Kyla and her sister travel to the charming town of Conifer, hoping to piece together their ancestry. The search leads Kyla to a generations-old Christmas tree farm, its stubborn, handsome owner – and potentially, love.

Christmas at the Drive-In, Friday, November 25 (8 p.m. ET), Starring Danica McKellar and Neal Bledsoe:

A property lawyer works to prove that her town’s Drive In Theater, a local institution is not closed down at the holidays, finding romance with the very person who is trying to sell the property.

I’m Glad It’s Christmas (fka Someday at Christmas), Saturday, November 26 (8 p.m. ET), Starring Jessica Lowndes, Paul Greene, and Gladys Knight:

An aspiring Broadway singer is convinced to participate in a small-scale production for her local Christmas celebration. Along the way, she finds hope and unexpected mentorship towards her dream career. But will her professional success come at the cost of her chance at love?

Candace Cameron Bure Presents: A Christmas…Present, Sunday, November 27 (8 p.m. ET), Starring Candace Cameron Bure and Marc Blucas:

Maggie and Eric are busy parents of teenagers who embark on a trip to the home of Maggie’s widowed brother to celebrate Christmas. Everyone has different expectations of the perfect holiday. Through a series of transformative events, Maggie learns to embrace the season.

Christmas on Candy Cane Lane, Saturday, December 3 (8 p.m. ET), Starring Andrea Barber and Dan Payne:

Ivy 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.” This Christmas, a series of comical and mysterious events bring the town together in a masterstroke of perfection only the “Christmas Maven” herself could appreciate. A Candy Rock Entertainment production.

B&B Merry, Sunday, December 4 (8 p.m. ET), Starring Jen Lilley and Jesse Hutch:

Renowned luxury travel blogger, Tracey Moore, is invited to a Christmastime getaway in exchange for a review of a smalltown B&B. Despite her initial reservations, she finds herself wanting to help the property… and falling for the owner’s handsome son, Graham, who helps her to learn that every experience can be five-star when shared with kindred spirits.

Big Box Christmas (wt), Friday, December 9 (8 p.m. ET), Starring Jennifer Freeman and Garrett Watson:

Two exes finally reconnect when a snowstorm leaves them stranded in a superstore (without cell service or Wi-Fi) just before Christmas.

A Prince for the Holidays (wt), Saturday, December 10 (8 p.m. ET), Starring Cindy Busby and Jilon VanOver:

Madison, an aspiring musician, jokingly tells her overbearing family that she is dating the prince of a small European nation. The joke goes too far as her friend and co-worker Sebastian is roped into impersonating the prince while visiting her family in New Jersey. Little does Madison know that Sebastian happens to be hiding a royal secret.

A Belgian Chocolate Christmas, Sunday, December 11 (8 p.m. ET), Starring Jaclyn Hales and Zane Stephens:

A photographer takes her best friend’s place at a Belgian culinary school at the holidays and connects with the chocolatier leading the class. As romance begins to bloom, the only problem is a case of mistaken identity.

A Brush with Christmas Romance (wt), Saturday, December 17 (8 p.m. ET), Starring Jillian Murray and Joseph Cannata:

Over the week leading up to Christmas, Charlotte tries to capture her own unique style in the local art scene while also helping her mother run the family restaurant. Disheartened and struggling to find time for her art, Charlotte throws out her latest painting, only to discover that it has been anonymously submitted to the Christmas art festival. It turns out that Wyatt, a visiting artist, stumbled upon her discarded work and is now using the festival’s exposure to find its mysterious creator who has stolen his heart with her craft.

The Art of Christmas, Sunday, December 18 (8 p.m. ET), Starring Brigitte Kingsley and Joe Towne:

After her latest gallery exhibition literally goes up in flames, struggling artist Liv James accepts a teaching job at a local elementary school to make ends meet. Through this reluctant career move she discovers her true self, a new sense of purpose and a surprising romance.

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

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

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Pam Slay

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818.415.3784

Mead Rust

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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