Candace Cameron Bure, the famous ‘Full House’ actress discussed her move to the Tennessee-based company after years with the Hallmark Channel, while also revealing her preference for the Great American Family network’s values.
Bure, who portrayed D.J. Tanner on the popular sitcom ‘Full House,’ now serves as a chief creative officer at Great American Family. Bure explained that her heart wants to tell stories that have more meaning and purpose and depth behind them, said NY Post. “I knew that the people behind Great American Family were Christians that love the Lord and wanted to promote faith programming and good family entertainment,” she said.
Bure starred in dozens of movies for Hallmark throughout her career. But now, she believes that the network is “basically a completely different network than when I started because of the change of leadership.”
Bill Abbott was previously the head of Hallmark’s parent company, Crown Media, before leaving in 2020 and becoming the CEO of the Great American Family network.
In September, Bure said that it simply did not work out with Hallmark and that it just so happened that her contract was expiring when Great American Family started up. As part of its religious programming, Great American Family, which is a faith-promoting company, plays holiday specials, but it won’t feature same-sex couples as leads in them, Bure says. Bure said that she thinks that Great American Family will keep traditional marriage at the core.
Abbott was also asked the same question about same-gender couples in their new movies and projects, but he was not so transparent about it, further said Hollywood Reporter. “It’s certainly the year 2022, so we’re aware of the trends,” said Abbott. “There’s no whiteboard that says, ‘Yes, this’ or ‘No, we’ll never go here,’” Abbott concluded.
It seems like the new Great American Family network does not want to go much beyond traditional family movies and projects, but as Abbott said, the year is 2022, and we live in a time when everything can change overnight, so never say never.