GREAT AMERICAN MEDIA PROUDLY PRESENTS THE WORLDWIDE PREMIERE OF

‘COUNTY RESCUE’

AN EMT UNIT HELPING SAVE LIVES, FIND FAITH, AND EXPERIENCE LOVE

A REMARKABLE ENSEMBLE CAST LED BY JULIA REILLY AND RILEY HOUGH WITH CO-STARS BRETT VARVEL, KRISTIN WOLLETT, KELLER FORNES, PERCY BELL, TANYA CHRISTIANSEN, STACEY PATINO, TIM PEREZ-ROSS, AND ANGEL LUIS

NEW YORK, NY – February 13, 2024 – Great American Media proudly announces its first Original Series, “County Rescue,” the much-anticipated faith and family action drama about EMTs and paramedics in personal and professional extremes, will make its worldwide debut on the company’s streaming platform, Great American Pure Flix beginning Friday, February 23 and feature new episodes every Friday for the series’ first season of five episodes. Great American Family, the company’s premiere flagship linear network premieres episode one on Monday, February 26 (8 p.m. ET/PT), and will premiere a new episode every Monday for the five-week first season run. “County Rescue” tells the story of one EMT unit whose medical team saves lives while guiding themselves and each other through journeys of love, hope and faith. The series features a remarkable ensemble cast led by Julia Reilly and Riley Hough alongside co-stars Percy Bell, Kristin Wollett, Brett Varvel, Stacey Patino, Tim Ross, Keller Fornes, Angel Luis, and Curtia Torbert. Music star Colton Dixon also guest stars.

“County Rescue’ is an inspirational, scripted series with a terrific ensemble cast that showcases the remarkable work of EMTs and first responders and the challenges they face daily. These are the everyday heroes who make communities across America great,” said Bill Abbott, President & CEO, Great American Media. “The series is about discovering oneself and who we are each meant to be while working alongside those who care about us. ‘County Rescue’ is an exemplary family friendly series, and we are extremely proud and excited to bring the quality, series every member of the family can watch together,” Abbott concluded.

EPISODE ONE

Dani (Reilly) answers a personal calling to become an EMT at County Rescue where she meets Tim (Hough) who is also a new probationary. The pair meet Chief Scotty (Perez-Ross) who lets them know unexpected budget cuts will only allow him to hire one new EMT and that he will makes his decision at the end of the probationary period. The only other wrinkle is the Fire Chief’s son, Griffin (Fornes) is also a contender for the open job and is confident he will be the hire. At home, Dani seeks support from her family who have some skepticism she will stick with her calling.

EPISODE TWO

Dani (Reilly) gets to know both other probationary EMTs and ends up making a grave mistake on her first shift. Tim (Hough) and Dani are committed to outworking Griffin (Fornes) so he will not get the job. After Dani gets to know Griffin better, her feelings toward him begin to change and he invites her to do something after work so they can get to know each other better. Duke (Bell) begins having nightmares and is keeping secrets about abusing alcohol at work while Marcos (Luis) tries to reassure Duke’s wife. No one on the team knows Chief Scotty is keeping a secret leaderboard to keep track of which rookie is in the lead for the open job.

EPISODE THREE

Dani (Reilly) accompanies Griffin (Fornes) to a club though she tells him she doesn’t want to get involved romantically due to the team’s rule of dating within the unit. Tim (Hough) finds out and wants to confront Dani and ends up finding her kissing Griffin instead. Duke’s (Bell) life is still spinning as he battles his PTSD and Tiffany (Tobert) finds a flask in his work duffel bag while doing laundry. Worried, Tiffany calls Marcos (Luis) for help. Andy (Brett Varvel) and Tim work a Colton Dixon concert that ends up having Tim be in the right place at the right time to be a hometown hero.

EPISODE FOUR

Andy (Varvel) sees Marcos (Luis) in the parking lot outside the station and makes a serious accusation believing Marcos is seeing Tiffany (Torbert). Duke’s (Bell) drinking problems worsen and Tiffany decides to take the kids to her mom’s. Dani (Reilly) accidentally finds Chief Scotty’s (Perez-Ross) secret leaderboard tracking who is in front for the position, and she loses confidence she can clinch the full-time job. The chief is having trouble picking a candidate because they all possess the right stuff – in different ways. Chief Scotty also knows well the struggles of the career: how it affects faith, family, marriages, careers, and above all, exacerbates human foibles.

EPISODE FIVE

Dani (Reilly) resigns from the station before her last shift, though Chief Scotty believes she will be good to her word and not quit before a decision is made. Receiving no support from her family, Dani asks Ashley (Kristin Wollett) to come over to talk heart-to-heart about Dani’s instincts to drop out of hard situations. Duke is MIA from his shift; now Chief Scotty has another difficult decision to make, but he is grateful Dani is there for her final shift. The team debates faith or fate as a call comes from the bar Duke frequents about a potential suicide attempt. They watch in awe as Dani takes over the tense situation. As Duke tells the team he is going on leave to get help, Chief Scotty also has news. A decision has been made as to who gets the job.

ACTORS/CHARACTERS:

Julia Reilly (Dani)

Riley Hough (Tim)

Percy Bell (Duke)

Kristin Wollett (Ashley)

Brett Varvel (Andy)

Stacey Patino (Liz)

Tim Perez-Ross (Chief Scotty)

Keller Fornes (Griffin)

Angel Luis (Marcos)

Curtia Torbert (Tiffany)

Colton Dixon (Himself)

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 

and Instagram: @greatamericanfamily

ABOUT GREAT AMERICAN PURE FLIX

Great American Pure Flix is the streaming home for quality entertainment celebrating faith, family, and country. Through a 2023 merger with Sony, Great American Pure Flix is now part of Great American Media, the leading provider of uplifting family-friendly movies and programs. Great American Media includes the linear channels Great American Family and Great American Faith & Living. With inspiring movies, programs, and Christmas all year long, Great American Pure Flix is home to quality streaming anywhere, anytime.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Pam Slay

Network Program Publicity & Talent Relations

818.415.3784

media@crosswindpr.com

GREAT AMERICAN CHRISTMAS 2024 WILL BE FRAMED BY ONE OF TELEVISION’S MOST ICONIC LATINO FACES

GREAT AMERICAN MEDIA SIGNS EMMY® AWARD WINNING HOST AND ACTOR, MARIO LOPEZ

TO MULTI-PICTURE, MULTI-YEAR DEAL TO SHOWCASE DIVERSE TALENT

NEW YORK, NY – February 6, 2024 – Great American Media announced it has signed Emmy® Award winning host and actor, Mario Lopez to a multi-picture, multi-year deal to star in content across the company’s vast media portfolio which includes linear networks Great American Family, Great American Faith & Living, Great American Pure Flix, Great American Adventures, and digital channel, Great American Faith & Home, with a focus to showcase diverse talent in front of the camera. Broader terms of the deal are not disclosed.

Lopez will be a major part of Great American Christmas 2024, starring in content for Great American Family where he joins a family of iconic TV stars who have made Great American Christmas a leader in original Christmas content. Great American Christmas 2024 returns in October. His very first film in this partnership will include a holiday film starring alongside wife and Broadway star Courtney Lopez.

“Mario Lopez has entertained millions of people for almost four decades,” said Bill Abbott, President & CEO, Great American Media. “From his breakout role of A.C. Slater on ‘Saved by the Bell’ to his nightly presentations of Hollywood news on ‘Access Hollywood,’ the world loves Mario Lopez. We welcome Mario to Great American Media and look forward to his many creative contributions to our ever-growing, emerging brand of beloved faith and family entertainment,” Abbott concluded.

“Throughout my career, I’ve aimed to create a body of work that appeals to diverse audiences and, above all, brings joy to people,” Lopez stated. “Joining Great American Media is immensely fulfilling. I look forward to creating uplifting, inclusive, and diverse content, viewed through a positive lens for all ages. At this stage in my life, family is the most important thing to me. Being able to share family-friendly stories representing diverse voices is a true blessing,” Lopez concluded.

Mario Lopez is a constant presence on the pop culture scene. Actor, NYT Best Selling author, producer, and Emmy winning host, Lopez’s prolific career has made him one of the most sought-after personalities in entertainment today. Lopez became a household name as ‘A.C. Slater’ on the hit 90’s teen series, “Saved By The Bell,” and he starred in, as well as served as a producer on the wildly popular “Saved By The Bell” reboot on Peacock.  Lopez is the host of NBC’s “Access Hollywood,” & “Access Daily.” Additionally, Mario hosts the national iHeart radio programs “On with Mario Lopez.” In 2008, Mario Lopez made his Broadway debut in the revival of A Chorus Line where he met his wife, Courtney. Mario and Courtney have three adorable kids, Gia, Dominic and Santino. Lopez is represented by 3 Arts Entertainment, WME and Ken Lindner and attorney John Tishbi.

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: @greatamericanfamily

MEDIA CONTACT:

Pam Slay

Network Program Publicity & Talent Relations

818.415.3784

SHAE ROBINS HEADLINES VALENTINES PROGRAM EVENT WITH

PASSPORT TO LOVE, WORLD PREMIERE ON GREAT AMERICAN FAMILY, FEBRUARY 10

Shae Robins Event Also Features Encores of Hit Original Films,

“Destined at Christmas” and “Destined 2: Christmas Once More”

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 31, 2024 – Great American Media announced its Valentines salute to love, Saturday, February 10, will be anchored by popular network star, Shae Robins, starring in an original movie, Passport to Love, with co-star Mason D. Davis. Robins and Davis previously starred in Identical Love on Great American Family.  Fans of Robins will enjoy original content wraparounds and behind the scenes commentary of the making of her movie, as well as the star’s tips for a perfect Valentines weekend. Robins’ fans will also enjoy encores of her highly rated original movies, Destined at Christmas and its sequel, Destined at Christmas: Christmas Once More with popular co-star, Casey Elliott as these encores lead into the original movie premiere of, Passport to Love, Saturday, February 10 (8 p.m. ET). Great American Family announces development of a final original installment of the “Destined” trilogy starring Robins and Elliott which will premiere as part of Great American Christmas 2025.

In Passport to Love, a successful international travel writer, Nicole (Robins), has scored a dream seaside rental to research her newest vacation article only to discover it has accidentally been booked also by Kade (Mason), a marketing rep for a competing travel magazine. There is an immediate spark between the pair until each returns home to discover Kade’s company views Nicole as a rival and threat and orders him to exploit the friendship for business gain. Work causes the pair to cross paths repeatedly until Nicole and Kade realize they have much more in common than love of travel.

Passport to Love executive producers are Brian Brough and Brittany Wiscombe for Candlelight Media Group. Director is Brian Brough. Candlelight Media has produced and provided production services for a number of Great American Family Original movies, including: Destined at Christmas, Destined at Christmas: Christmas Once More, Journey to Christmas, Santa, Maybe, Identical Love, and Prescription for Love.

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

MEDIA CONTACT:

Pam Slay

Network Program Publicity & Talent Relations

818.415.3784

GREAT AMERICAN FAMILY PRESENTS ‘GREAT AMERICAN RESCUE BOWL,’ STARRING BETH STERN,DAN MANNARINO, AND BRIAN BALTHAZAR, FEBRUARY 11

NETWORK CELEBRATES NORTH SHORE ANIMAL LEAGUE AMERICA’S

 80TH ANNIVERSARY AND THE MORE THAN 1.1 MILLION LIVES SAVED

NEW YORK, NY – January 10, 2024 –Great American Family announced its third annual “Great American Rescue Bowl,” created in partnership with North Shore Animal League America, will premiere on the network, Super Bowl Sunday, February 11 (12 p.m,-2 p.m. ET)/9 a.m.-11 a.m. PT). The program is a fun and interactive way to raise the awareness of the huge number of wonderful animals in local shelters across the country and has been highly successful at increasing the adoption rate several fold during Super Bowl weekend. Since 1944, North Shore Animal League America has saved more than 1.1 million pet lives through the organization’s medical care, vaccination programs, and the ultimate pet lifesavers – rescue and adoption. Renowned animal advocate, bestselling author and Animal League America Board member, Beth Stern, who has personally placed more than 2,000 fosters over the years, returns to host “Great American Rescue Bowl,” along with TV personality and producer, Brian Balthazar, and 13-time Emmy®-winning Pix11 morning news anchor, Dan Mannarino.

            “Adoption gives beautiful and deserving animals a second chance at life. To see love and gratitude reflected from an adopted pet who has had a heartbreaking start or experience creates one of the most wonderful bonds that life has to offer,” said Bill Abbott, President & CEO, Great American Media. “Our company is proud to partner with North Shore Animal League America, pioneers of the no-kill movement and architect of the happy ending for more than a million deserving shelter pets for 80 years,” Abbott concluded.

            “We are deeply grateful for the heartfelt support of the entire Great American Media family,” said Joanne Yohannan, Senior Vice President, Operations, North Shore Animal League America. “This fun-filled program shines a light on the importance of rescue and adoption.  It also highlights the positive impact of welcoming a rescue pet into your life.”

            “Great American Rescue Bowl 2024” features a tail-biter of a bowl game between The Adorables v The Cuddlers with a halftime show that will melt hearts. Spoiler alert: The status of each furry player is – adopted!

            Great American Family proudly honors its longtime partner, Animal League America on its 80th year of lifesaving work wherever the need arises, from the horrific wildfires in Maui to Hurricanes Ian/Sandy/Katrina, rescuing from the cruelty of puppy mills, and creating awareness neighborhood by neighborhood that the most beautiful animals in the world are in local shelters waiting for a forever home. North Shore Animal League America’s local shelter partners across the country will be in full-swing hosting adoption watch parties during the event. Great American Family knows there’s a football game on Super Sunday. With more than 100,000 pets adopted during 11 years of pet TV specials as an alternative lead into the big game, we encourage you see the show, visit your local shelter, and “get your rescue on!”

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 NORTH SHORE ANIMAL LEAGUE AMERICA
North Shore Animal League America has saved more than 1.1 Million lives.  2024 marks the organization’s 80th Anniversary. The world’s largest no-kill rescue and adoption organization, we understand a rescue is not complete until each animal is placed into a loving home.  Our innovative programs provide education to reduce animal cruelty and advance standards in animal welfare.  Our staff and volunteers work tirelessly in the pursuit of our vision of a world where all companion animals find permanent homes and end the euthanasia.  For more information, visit www.animalleague.org

MEDIA CONTACT:

Pam Slay

Network Program Publicity

818.415.3784

Media@CrosswindPR.com

GREAT AMERICAN MEDIA WRAPS 2023 WITH BIG WINS,

ANNOUNCES NEW ORIGINAL PROGRAMS FOR LINEAR AND STREAMING IN Q1 24

NEW YORK, NY – January 8, 2024 – The success of Great American Media platforms in 2023 sets the stage for a major brand expansion in 2024.  Great American Family entered the Christmas season by posting 12 consecutive months as TV’s fastest growing linear channel and successfully wrapped up 2023 as one of the leaders in holiday programming.  Great American Pure Flix, the company’s streaming service that was rebranded in September 2023, also became a strong destination for viewers seeking to enjoy high quality Christmas content. Today, Great American Media announced new programs and genres of storytelling that create significant synergies and expansion across its media portfolio.

            Great American Family announces the network’s first-ever original series, “County Rescue,” an action-adventure medical drama (five episodes), starring Julia Reilly (“Stranger Things”), Stacey Patino (“Keeping Up With the Joneses”), Percy Bell (Devotion), Tim Perez-Ross (“The Vampire Diaries”), Riley Hough (The Resident), Keller Fornes (“The Secrets She Keeps”), Angel Luis (“Law & Order”), Kristin Wollett (Random Tropical Paradise), and Brett Varvel (American Underdog) premieres on Great American Pure Flix, Fridays, beginning February 16 and on Great American Family, Saturdays, beginning February 17 (8 p.m. ET).In “County Rescue,” Dani (Reilly) and the other EMTs in training are courageous, everyday heroes. But with only one opening for three trainees, Dani’s faith in herself is tested each and every call. Dani believes her calling is to save lives. Now, she has to prove it.

Great American Family also announced a Q1 launch of the first of many mystery franchises, original movies centered on the lighter side of mysteries and whodunnits and starring fan favorites from the network’s family of talent. The first installment in the mystery wheel will be announced later this week.

New original series set to premiere on Great American Pure Flix include “Destination Heaven” and “Shadrach,” as well as the season two return of “Going Home,” which premiered Friday, January 5.

Great American Media also announced it will produce a record number of original movies across the company’s services in 2024.

            “We are continuing to build on the phenomenal growth of our media brand and are excited to now fully capitalize on the synergies now available with Sony and Great American Pure Flix. Our portfolio of content is a trusted source of family friendly and faith-based entertainment, and our 2023 results greatly exceeded our expectations,” said Bill Abbott, President & CEO, Great American Media. “We are looking forward to having a positive impact on viewers and the entertainment business by creating quality content that can be enjoyed by the entire family.”

            Great American Media set a new company record, producing 21 original holiday movies for Great American Christmas in 2023 and launching the franchise’s continuous Christmas programming earlier than any other network, continuing through New Year’s Day with the exclusive cable television broadcast of the 135th Tournament of Roses Parade. The company will also continue to develop and produce specials that promote emotional connections, such as Great American Rescue Bowl with its mission to save pet lives through adoption, premiering Super Bowl Sunday, February 11.

ABOUT GREAT AMERICAN MEDIA

Great American Media is home to a family-friendly portfolio of brands including Great American Family, Great American Pure Flix and Great American Faith & Living.  As the flagship linear TV network, Great American Family features original Christmas movies, rom-coms and classic series that celebrate faith, family and country. Great American Pure Flix is a leading faith and family streaming service that inspires, uplifts and entertains with content that you can confidently stream with the entire family.  Great American Faith & Living features lifestyle programming that celebrates family-friendly traditions every day and every season.  Great American Media is also home to FAST (free ad-supporting streaming TV) channel Great American Adventures, which offers scripted and unscripted content highlighting themes including cooking and DIY, and Great American Community, a free direct-to-consumer streaming app featuring short-form original series hosted by well-known lifestyle experts.  Great American Media was established in June 2021 by Bill Abbott and a group of US-based family offices.

Media Contacts:

Pam Slay, 818.415.3784, pamslay@gacmedia.com

Official Great American Christmas

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