- In a new interview, Candace Cameron Bure talked about why she left the Hallmark Channel and went to work for GAC.
- When the actress tried to change her contract, she said, “It didn’t work out.”
- This holiday season, Bure will be in a Christmas movie and work behind the scenes on other holiday shows.
- She left Hallmark after Bill Abbott, who left the company in 2020 because of a scandal.
- Bure told Variety that choices about what kinds of content to include on and “It’s not all up to me” when it comes to GAF.
Candace Cameron Bure left hallmark channel
The star of “Full House” was the face of Hallmark for more than a decade, giving us 30 movies to watch over and over again during the holidays (including 18 from the fan-favorite Aurora Teagarden Mysteries franchise).
In a long-awaited interview, Bure said that she left Hallmark to join the new network Great American Family to make “wholesome” and “family-friendly” content. She also talked about what we can expect from her next, which, thankfully, is more Christmas movies.
In an interview with Variety, Bure talked about how the change began. To tell you the truth, I’ve been working for Hallmark for a very, very long time. And those years have been great.
“My contract just happened to be up when Great American Family started,” she said. “So we didn’t start talking about these things until we were already in the middle of renewal talks with Hallmark Channel. And everyone in business knows that you have to do what’s right for contracts. It didn’t work out with Hallmark, so we started talking to Bill [Abbott]. “
Abbot used to be the CEO and president of Hallmark Channel. Since then, he started the Great American Family network and has worked with Bure for a long time. “I felt like Bill gave me my first chance in business when I got back into it, and I’ll always be grateful to him for that.” As he built the network, I really grew with him,” she said.
Bure then said that her close friendship with Abbott was a big reason why she decided to leave the Hallmark network in the end. She said, “I believe in what Bill has done over the years, and that means a lot to me.”
So, what can we look forward to seeing her do on GAC? Even though Bure and a few others, like actress Danica McKellar, have left the Hallmark Channel, there is still a lot to look forward to.
Bure recently announced on Instagram that she will be in a new GAC Christmas movie called A Christmas Present, which will come out in November. She also told Variety that she has an executive role with the network that lets her and her production company, Candy Rock Entertainment, work behind the scenes on many of their upcoming projects, such as Candace Cameron Bure Presents: Christmas on Candy Cane Lane, which will star Bure’s Full House co-star Andrea Barber, according to Deadline.
Also, Bure told fans that they might not have seen the last of Aurora Teagarden, and a reboot isn’t out of the question. “It’s something we’d like to talk about again on Great American Family. It’s like putting together a puzzle, but it’s definitely possible, “she said.
Bure has talked about her work with the Hallmark Channel in the past. In February 2021, the actress told people who thought her work in Hallmark movies was easy that they were wrong.
I always hear that. Is it hard to be in a Hallmark movie?” She said, “Like, ‘Can I be in a Hallmark movie?'” “And I’m like, ‘Are you an actor for a living?’ No? If so, you can’t. “
Fans first heard about Bure’s move when McKellar, who also signed with GAC Media, wrote about it on Instagram. The photo is a selfie of the two of them, and the caption says, “I couldn’t be happier that my good friend Candace CBure has joined me at GACTV!! She is one of the smartest and most admirable people I know, both in my personal life and at work. And I’ve known her since we were both on The Wonder Years and Full House. “
And don’t worry if the Hallmark Channel is still your favorite. In June, it was announced that Andie MacDowell, who has been a leader in the fight for older people’s rights, will return to Hallmark in a new original series called The Way Home. Also, in May, Hallmark said that they had signed Aimee Teegarden from Friday Night Lights and Taylor Cole from South Beach Love.
Bure said that the content on Great American Family would be “much more forward in the faith” and have a lot more “patriotic content” than that of its rivals.
“A Christmas…Present,” Bure’s first movie on the network, will be shown for the first time in November.
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