Popular TV personality Mario Lopez has signed on for a major new role. The Emmy-winning host and actor announced a multi-picture, multi-year partnership with Great American Media that will see him starring across the company’s variety of media platforms.
As part of the deal, Lopez will play a lead part in Great American Christmas programming for 2024, starring in content for Great American Family. He joins the network’s growing lineup of iconic television stars headlining original holiday films and specials that have made Great American Christmas a leader in the space. Lopez’s first project under the agreement will be a holiday movie featuring his wife Courtney Lopez, an acclaimed Broadway actress.
According to a statement from Great American Media’s CEO Bill Abbott, “From his breakout role of A.C. Slater on ‘Saved by the Bell’ to his nightly presentations of Hollywood news on ‘Access Hollywood,’ the world loves Mario Lopez. We welcome Mario to Great American Media and look forward to his many creative contributions to our ever-growing, emerging brand of beloved faith and family entertainment.”
In his own remarks, Lopez shared excitement about the chance to develop “uplifting, inclusive, and diverse content, viewed through a positive lens” with his new partners. He emphasized the importance of family at this stage of his life, adding that “Being able to share family-friendly stories representing diverse voices is a true blessing.”
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