GMC TV , THE CHANGERS
GMC TV, America's favorite channel for uplifting family entertainment, announced today that it will premiere an exclusive GMC World Premiere Series, THE CHANGERS. Produced by Beverly Adams Entertainment, Inc. the show's co-creator, executive producer and host, the special will premiere on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 9 p.m. ET exclusively on GMC TV.
"The Changers" premieres as part of GMC's salute to Breast Cancer Awareness Month. GMC also will add a pink ribbon – the international symbol for breast cancer awareness – to its logo on-air throughout October.
"The Changers" bucks the sensationalistic trend of negative reality story telling by accentuating the positive and helping everyday people. The special is a hybrid of reality and drama with real situations showcased in a comprehensive story-telling nature.
"The Changers" chronicles the life of a young, ebullient Santa Barbara, Calif. couple named Kurt and Jessica, who met and fell in love when Jessica's breast cancer was in remission. Shortly after their engagement, they learn her cancer is back at stage four. Despite this terrible news, their wish is to enjoy a dream wedding and honeymoon. Enter a "Helper," Scott, who is an attractive, marriage averse, adventure-seeking surfer nominated by friends and family to be thrust smack in the middle of the event as an assistant wedding planner. He is hesitant at first but when he learns of Jessica's illness he is dedicated to creating a dream wedding for her and Kurt. As the story progresses, a number of high profile charities, including the Dream Foundation, are brought in to donate goods and services to help create not only a dream wedding but a dream honeymoon. As the special concludes, Jessica and Kurt enjoy a fantasy wedding, which enriched their twilight together. One of the most powerful aspects of the show is how Scott is changed through the process.
"The Changers" is produced in association with Dave Alan Johnson ("Doc," Sue Thomas: F.B. Eye").
"'The Changers' brings an inspiring new approach to the trend of negative reality story-telling, said Brad Siegel, GMC's vice chairman. "This profiles real people facing obstacles and challenges in their lives. We are excited to share this episode with our viewers, particularly with its focus on breast cancer and are proud to add our network's voice to the powerful chorus of those who are keeping this disease front and center in an effort to find a cure."
"I want to do whatever I can to make life count every day," said Beverly Adams. "We were put on this earth to support each other, and we want to inspire, evoke emotion, and to aid and assist. 'The Changers' is a special about real people, true lives and stories that need to be shared. There is no manipulation; only honest, real and heart-felt situations that are guaranteed to make an impact."