Candace Cameron Bure reveals the reason she quit Hallmark

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Candace Cameron Bure is reflecting on her big decision to leave Hallmark earlier this year.

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In a Sept. 21 interview with Variety, Bure revealed why she wanted to leave the Hallmark Channel after 14 years for Great American Media,

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a company that Bill Abbott, the former president of Crown Media, launched in 2021 as president and CEO.

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"The truth is I’ve been under contract with Hallmark for a very, very long time. And those have been absolutely wonderful," she said. 

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"It just so happened that my contract was expiring when Great American Family started up.

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So we did not start having those discussions until we were well into negotiations with Hallmark Channel for renewing.

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Bure first appeared on the Hallmark Channel in 2008 when she starred in “Moonlight & Mistletoe."

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Bure appeared in many more holiday movies for the channel before she called it quits earlier this year.

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In April, Bure announced that she was leaving the Hallmark Channel to make original shows for Great American Family,

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a channel owned by Great American Media, formerly known as Great American Country.

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