Once upon a time, a Hallmark CEO scandalously quit his job after pulling a wedding ad for a gay couple. Now he’s back (alongside Candace Cameron Bure) with a mission to save America…one Lori Loughlin Christian Christmas movie at a time! Over the next two weeks, we’ll dive deep into Great American Family, former Hallmark CEO’s new Christian family network that streams almost exclusively Christmas movies!
- How Great American Family and Candace Cameron Bure are angling for Hallmark’s holiday movie crown [USA Today, Oct 31]
- Hallmark Channel Chief Bill Abbott Stepping Down In Wake Of Ad Controversy [Deadline]
- Candace Cameron Bure Says Great American Family Projects Will Focus on ‘Traditional Marriage’ [People, November 15]
- Neal Bledsoe Exits Great American Family in Support of LGBTQ Community After Candace Cameron Bure Drama [Variety, December 5]
- Danica McKellar weighs in on co-star’s exit after Candace Cameron Bure’s comments on ‘traditional marriage’ [Fox News]
- What Is Great American Family? Everything to Know About Hallmark and Lifetime’s Holiday Movie Competitor [Variety]
- From [Parade]
- Hallmark Exec Bill Abbott Out [Hollywood Reporter] [Jan 22, 2020]
- Preview: Great American Family CEO Wants Post-Jail Lori Loughlin to Be a Face of the Network: ‘She’s America’s Sweetheart’ [Variety]
- Bill Abbott Renames GAC Family as Great American Family [Next TV] July 19, 2022
- BILL ABBOTT WANTS GAC FAMILY TO BE A PLACE SAFE FROM ‘DARK SITUATIONS, VIOLENCE, SEXUAL SITUATIONS’ [Movie Guide]
- Hallmark vs. Great American Family: Who’s Winning the Holiday Movie War? [Decider]
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