GREAT AMERICAN COMMUNITY SET TO LAUNCH
15 ALL-NEW, ORIGINAL SHORT-FORM SERIES, SEPTEMBER 26
Free, Direct-To-Consumer App Will Feature 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, and Lizzy Mathis
LOS ANGELES, CA – August 17, 2022 — Great American Community, the FREE direct-to-consumer app from Great American Media, will launch 15 all-new original short-form series featuring well-known experts at the top of their fields, including cooking, fashion, lifestyle, gardening, pets, parenting, DIY, relationships, philanthropy, fitness, wellness and devotions, among others. The app which debuts on Monday, September 26, with multiple episodes of all series available on day one and new episodes premiering on regularly scheduled days throughout the year, will be available in mobile app stores and on connected devices. The scalable platform of unique programming marks a monumental undertaking and achievement for Great American Media in the company’s first year.
Headlining each series are acclaimed TV hosts, presenters, and beloved actors, including 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, and Lizzy Mathis.Additional hosts and series will be announced in the coming months. The 15 Great American Community series will be exclusive to the platform and will feature fresh advice and inspirational stories from each host. From healthy cooking with Danica McKellar to organizing Christmas decorations with Cameron Mathison, each episode will focus on seasonal themes, celebrations and everyday moments, with new episodes premiering all year long – with no offseason.
“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. “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 COMMUNITY ORIGINAL SHORT-FORM SERIES PREMIERING SEPTEMBER 26:
The Modern Mom with Debbie Matenopoulos featuring nationally renowned TV presenter and talk show host, Debbie Matenopoulos (Home & Family, The View). Every week, Debbie shares delicious easy-to-master recipes, fashion and beauty advice, and all the tips and tricks she has learned in her two-decade career being a television host and lifestyle expert. The Modern Mom with Debbie Matenopoulos is all-new every Monday and Friday beginning 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 segments 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.
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 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 offers beauty and skin care tips, fashion advice, devotionals and ways to feel your most beautiful the inside out – all presented with laughter and love. Beauty and Blessings with Kym Douglas is all-new every Wednesday and Sunday after premiere on Monday, September 26.
Eden Living with Shirley Bovshow features award-winning garden designer and California Naturalist, Shirley Bovshow (Home & Family, Welcome to Great American Christmas). From gardening to landscape design, Shirley will teach you how to lovingly care for all the plants and flowers in your garden. Eden Living with Shirley Bovshow is all-new every Thursday and Saturday following premiere on Monday, September 26.
Everyday Celebrations with Maria Provenzano stars celebrity baker and chef, 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.
A Beautiful Life with Lawrence Zarian stars fashion maven and 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 sharing stories from his podcast. A Beautiful Life with Lawrence Zarian is all-new Mondays and Fridays after premiere on Monday, September 26.
All Things Cool with Lizzy Mathis features lifestyle expert Lizzy Mathis, founder of The Cool Mom Co. Like all moms, Lizzy is a powerhouse who reminds mamas to put themselves first, reignite personal passions, and keep bringing that cool to motherhood. All Things Cool with Lizzy Mathis is all-new Fridays and Sundays following premiere on September 26.
The Sweet Life with Emily Hutchinson features celebrity baking sensation, 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.
Southern Savvy with Jamie Tarence features Southern connoisseur, chef, author, and podcast host, Jamie Tarence (Family Savvy, Matchmaker), 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 following premiere on Monday, 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.
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 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.
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 Faith Bits, Healthy Bits and Math Bits. Bits of Joy with Danica McKellar is all-new Mondays and Thursdays following premiere 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 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 love of 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.
Executive Producers of series on Great American Community are Tracy Verna (“Home and Family,” “The Price Is Right”), Laura Pierson (“Home & Family,” “The Amazing Race”), and Michael Hinkley (“Home & Family”).
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.
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GAC FAMILY ANNOUNCES “GREAT AMERICAN COMMUNITY”
NEW DIRECT-TO-CONSUMER APP WILL FEATURE ORIGINAL SHORT-FORM CONTENT FROM GAC FAMILY TALENT
NEW YORK, NY – May 17, 2022 – GAC Media today announced the development of Great American Community, a new direct-to-consumer app featuring short-form lifestyle, seasonal and holiday content from GAC Family’s beloved family of talent. The company has commissioned more than 200 hours of original content exclusively for the ad-supported app, which will be available in mobile app stores and on connected devices. Great American Community will launch in September 2022 with a celebration of the fall season.
“Since launching GAC Family original programming last October, fans have been asking us for more opportunities to engage with our roster of talent, which we believe is the best in the business,” said Bill Abbott, President and CEO of GAC Media. “Great American Community will serve as a stand-alone app delivering a completely new experience for consumers hungry for trusted, family-friendly content that is relevant to their lives. We’re thrilled to be rolling out the app in time for the fall season, and look forward to working closely with brand partners as we offer this groundbreaking opportunity to align with our talent and connect with GAC’s passionate fans.”
GAC Media has tapped veteran producer Tracy Verna (“Home and Family,” “The Price Is Right”) to oversee all content creation for Great American Community, which will include short-form lifestyle content featuring Debbie Matenopoulos (“Home & Family,” “The View”), Cameron Mathison (“Home & Family,” “General Hospital”); as well as Shirley Bovshow (“Home & Family,” home and gardening expert), Kym Douglas (“Home & Family,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” lifestyle expert), Maria Provenzano (“Home & Family,” DIY expert), Larissa Wohl (“Home & Family,” animal expert), Lawrence Zarian (“Home & Family,” “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” fashion expert), Toya Boudy (culinary expert), Amber Kemp-Gerstel (DIY expert), Emily Hutchinson (baking expert), Jamie Tarence (cooking expert), Mahaila McKellar (lifestyle expert); and other fan-favorite stars from GAC Family, including Jen Lilley, Jill Wagner, Danica McKellar and Trevor Donovan. Additional marquee talent will be announced at a later date.
Great American Community will feature fresh advice and inspirational stories from experts at the top of their fields, including health and wellness, home and décor, cooking, gardening and more. The new app will also be home to GAC Giving and Caring™, a new digital series that focuses on the many ways that GAC Family talent gives back. GAC Giving and Caring will raise awareness for important causes supported by GAC stars, such as bullying prevention and pet adoption, and will encourage fans to get involved to make a difference in their communities.
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ABOUT GAC Media
GAC Media, LLC is home to Great American Channels: GAC Family: Stories Well Told and GAC Living: Life Well Lived. As the flagship service, GAC Family features family-friendly series, original holiday movies and seasonal romcoms that celebrate faith, family and country. GAC Living is the unscripted companion to GAC Family that celebrates Great American family-friendly traditions every day and every season. GAC Media, LLC was established in June 2021 and was organized by Dallas-based Hicks Equity Partners LLC and Bill Abbott. Its ownership primarily consists of US-based family offices.