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 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

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