“We are thrilled to be launching Great American Community with fifteen new, always-on series that are topical, relatable, and hosted by our growing family of recognizable talent,” said Bill Abbott, President and CEO of Great American Media in a statement. “This new platform represents an important evolution of the company’s digital strategy and gives our passionate fans a fun and engaging new way to interact with our stars in a trusted, family-friendly environment, 365 days a year.”
Great American Media
Great American Media was launched in June 2021 by Abbott, who left his position as CEO of Hallmark Media — then called Crown Media Family Networks — in 2020. The company purchased two cable networks and began showing content in September 2021.
Hallmark stars including Jen Lilley, Danica McKellar, and Trevor Donovan signed on to make movies for the new network. Candace Cameron Bure shocked fans when she announced she would also produce and star in content for Great American Media. Last week, Abbott announced that Lori Loughlin would star in a movie for the network.
“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 Great American Media CEO Bill Abbott in a statement. “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.”
Fifteen new shows
Here is a list of the new shows, along with a brief description provided by Great American Media:
The Modern Mom with Debbie Matenopoulos featuring TV presenter and talk show host, Debbie Matenopoulos (Home & Family, The View). Every week, Debbie shares recipes and fashion and beauty advice she has learned during her two-decade career. (Mondays and Fridays)
Giving & Caring With Larissa Wohl features segments with weekly animal adoptions, shelter spotlights, and features about everyday people who do extraordinary things. (Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays)
Affordably Fabulous with Lauren Makk — Interior design expert Makk will share tricks and tips to achieve a fabulous life on a budget. (Tuesdays and Thursdays)
Beauty and Blessings with Kym Douglas — Beauty expert Kym Douglas offers beauty and skincare tips, fashion advice, devotionals, and ways to feel your most beautiful from the inside out. (Wednesdays and Sundays)
Eden Living with Shirley Bovshow — Landscape artist Bovshow shares tips for caring for plants and flowers in your garden. (Thursdays and Saturdays)
Everyday Celebrations with Maria Provenzano — Celebrity baker and chef Maria Provenzano shares how to bake, cook delicious recipes, and craft for the everyday celebrations in your life. (Wednesdays and Fridays)
A Beautiful Life with Lawrence Zarian — Author Lawrence Zarian shares stories from his podcast “to uplift and inspire women through fashion.” (Mondays and Fridays)
All Things Cool with Lizzy Mathis features lifestyle expert Lizzy Mathis, founder of The Cool Mom Co. who reminds moms to put themselves first, reignite personal passions, and keep bringing that cool to motherhood. (Fridays and Sundays)
The Sweet Life with Emily Hutchinson — Emily Hutchinson teaches viewers how to bake delicious and eye-catching creations. (Tuesdays and Saturdays)
Southern Savvy with Jamie Tarence — Southern chef, author, and podcast host, Jamie Tarence shares all things Southern living, from cooking and baking to fashion and beauty. (Mondays and Thursdays).
The Mindful Life with Mahaila McKellar — Certified meditation teacher McKellar shares her knowledge on bringing positivity and mindfulness to stress-filled days. (Tuesdays and Saturdays)
The Good Life with Cameron Mathison — Mathison shares his knowledge about creating a healthier life from the inside out. (Tuesdays and Sundays)
Bits of Joy with Danica McKellar — McKellar, who loves being positive and helping others, shares Bible Bits, Healthy Bits, and Math Bits. (Mondays and Thursdays)
Farm and Family with Jill Wagner — Wagner gives a glimpse into her life living on a farm in Nashville, including tours of her property, working out, family life, and Soulful Sundays. (Wednesdays and Sundays)
Everyday Adventures with Trevor Donovan — Donovan, lover of acting, his dogs, and adventure, shares his life and everyday adventures that bring him joy. (Wednesdays and Saturdays).