Candace Cameron is on a mission, and it isn’t one that’s typical for her field.
As reported by Newsweek, the Fuller House star has joined the GAC Network in a “prominent executive role” to produce quality family entertainment.
As some of you may know, Candace has been quite the Hallmark Channel fixture. Now, it seems, GAC will be competing with Hallmark head-to-head.
The family foray’s being led by President and CEO of GAC Media Bill Abbott. Perhaps not coincidentally, Bill formerly served as CEO of Hallmark parent company Crown Media.
In a statement, Candace said she’s psyched:
“GAC fits my brand perfectly; we share a vision of creating compelling wholesome content for an audience who wants to watch programming for and with the whole family.”
Given the times, Candace getting a new gig has a positively political flare: The notion of “family friendly” is in considerable flux.
Companies such as Nickelodeon and Disney have taken notable cultural stands:
Disney Park Holds the Company’s First-Ever Official Gay Pride Celebration
Nickelodeon Creates the ‘Trans Youth Acting Challenge’ to Help Aspiring Transgender Child Stars
Culture Catches Up for the Kiddos: ‘Blue’s Clues’ Reboot Teaches Children the Letter ‘P’ is’ Full of Pride’
Disney Lops ‘Ladies and Gentlemen,’ Bounces ‘Boys and Girls’ in the Name of Inclusion
Disney Thinks Tinker Bell and Captain Hook Are ‘Potentially Problematic’
The Mouse Makes History: Disney Channel Features Its First Gay Teen Couple
Might that make space for more traditional kinds of programming? Candace comes across as a fitting person to provide some.
She herself, of course, has occupied political space: She was The View’s token conservative for seasons 19 and 20.
And she did an amazing job: The now-45-year-old stood her ground but never came off as unlikeable.
In short, she has a rare gift of unifying people.
Perhaps she’ll create content that can do the same.
But don’t be surprised to find messages of faith. Here’s what she told US Weekly last June:
“When it comes down to it, I just want [my children’s significant others] to love Jesus the way I love Jesus.”
It’s a deconstructing time for family and children affairs.
Across the cultural landscape, directions are being decidedly taken:
SCOOP: I've obtained video from inside Disney's all-hands meeting about the Florida parental rights bill, in which executive producer Latoya Raveneau says her team has implemented a "not-at-all-secret gay agenda" and is regularly "adding queerness" to children's programming. pic.twitter.com/eJnZMpKIXT
— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) March 29, 2022
GAC’s choice seems clear. From Newsweek:
While Hallmark was diversifying its programming, Abbott took control of GAC with backing from Hicks Equity Partners, a business with ties to the Republican National Committee and the Trump family with plans to create “a family-friendly programming destination of broad appeal based on traditional values” (per The New York Times). In a statement, Abbott said his mission was to “deliver on the promise of safe and entertaining storytelling.”
And in the near future, America will get treated to entertainment from someone who could’ve climbed Hollywood’s Rated-R ladder into acclaimed feature films, but instead chooses priorities of a different sort:
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