Lori Loughlin is the newest star to join the GAC Family.
The Hallmark competitor announced Thursday that Loughlin will star in her debut romantic comedy, titled ” autumn into winter. The TV movie will air in January 2023 (exact date to be announced) as part of GAC’s winter programming.
“Lori is a genre-defining star who has been my close friend and collaborator for more than 15 years,” said Bill Abbott, CEO of Great American Media, in a statement. “We share a shared vision to create meaningful and memorable films that resonate with our passionate fans, and I look forward to welcoming them back to the Great American Family to anchor our 2023 winter programming list.”
In a previous interview with diversity, Abbott labeled Loughlin — who was implicated in the notorious 2019 college admissions scandal that resulted in a two-month sentence, a $150,000 fine and 100 hours of community service — as “America’s sweetheart, no matter what happened.” Ultimately, she represents all that is positive about entertainment and has had an outstanding career,” he said. “Not just on screen, but how she’s conducted herself personally, as someone who has a track record of doing the right thing around the world, aside from everything that’s happened. I don’t know the details. She is loved and with good reason.”
autumn into winter marks Loughlin’s first TV movie since 2018. In the rom-com, Loughlin’s Keely “is horrified when her brother sells his half of his family’s upscale candy store to his best friend from high school (and her nemesis Brooks). which forces a sudden urgency to find connections and common ground,” reads the official logline. “Keely has been hurt before; Change is her new nemesis. Brooks’ past is a mirror of Keely’s. He too has a fortress around his heart. Fate brings the two together. Could it also offer new beginnings?”
Abbott – who previously ran Hallmark Channel and left the network after the network’s abusive handling of a commercial featuring a same-sex wedding – has helped facilitate Loughlin’s comeback, which began with a role in 2021 When hope calls Christmas Special. He is also in business with colleagues Full house Vet Candace Cameron Bure, who left her longtime home in Hallmark earlier this year to strike an exclusive pact with GAC. The network has already announced two projects with Bure, including the main vehicle A Christmas present and that led by Andrea Barber Christmas on Candy Cane Lane.
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