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- ABC Live in Front of a Studio Audience: ‘All in the Family’ and ‘Good Times’ (12/18) Show More
- EMMY(R) AWARD-WINNING ‘LIVE IN FRONT OF A STUDIO AUDIENCE’ RETURNS WEDNESDAY, DEC. 18, RECREATING CLASSIC EPISODES OF ‘ALL IN THE FAMILY’ AND ‘GOOD TIMES’
Kerry Washington Joins Executive-Producing Team of Norman Lear, Jimmy Kimmel, Brent Miller, Will Ferrell and Justin Theroux
“Live in Front of a Studio Audience,” the live broadcast television event that captivated audiences with its all-star cast recreating episodes of “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons” last spring, is set to return to ABC on Wednesday, Dec. 18, with newly recreated, live installments of Norman Lear and Bud Yorkin’s Emmy(R) Award-winning series “All in the Family” and groundbreaking sitcom “Good Times,” created by Mike Evans, Eric Monte and developed by Lear. The holiday-inspired live event produced by Sony Pictures Television, will reunite executive producers Norman Lear, Jimmy Kimmel, Brent Miller, Will Ferrell and Justin Theroux. Kerry Washington, who portrayed Helen Willis of “The Jeffersons” in the original special in the spring, will join as an executive producer.
- BET Tyler Perry’s The Oval – Wednesday, December 18, 9:00PM Show More
- The Fish Bowl (Season 1/Episode 9) Promo
- BET Tyler Perry’s Sistas – Wednesday, December 18, 10:00PM Show More
- Acceptance (Season 1/Episode 9) Promo
Danni’s relationship with an unlikely person develops in an unexpected twist of events; Aaron recruits Andi’s help with reaching out to Karen, and Sabrina tries to figure out the shift in Karen’s attitude.
- CBS THE NEIGHBORHOOD – Monday, Dec. 16 Show More
- CALVIN AND DAVE TEAM UP TO FIND GROVER’S STOLEN PRESENT IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS, ON “THE NEIGHBORHOOD,” MONDAY, DEC. 16 Promo
“Welcome to the Scooter” – When the Johnsons’ Christmas present for Grover is stolen, Calvin and Dave team up to recover the gift in time for the holiday. Also, a nostalgic Tina tries to get into the Christmas spirit by reviving traditions from when Malcolm and Marty were kids, on THE NEIGHBORHOOD, Monday, Dec. 16 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
WRITTEN BY: Tracey Ashley
DIRECTED BY: Ron Moseley
- CBS BOB ♥ ABISHOLA – Monday, Dec. 16 Show More
- BOB, DOUGLAS AND CHRISTINA TRY TO GET DOTTIE TO MAKE A WILL AND ABISHOLA AND KEMI’S FRIENDSHIP IS TESTED AFTER ABISHOLA CATCHES KEMI IN A LIE, ON “BOB ♥ ABISHOLA,” MONDAY, DEC. 16 Promo
“Splitting the Hairs” – Bob, Douglas and Christina try to get Dottie to make a will. Also, Abishola and Kemi’s friendship is tested after Abishola catches Kemi in a lie, on BOB ♥ ABISHOLA, Monday, Dec. 16 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
STORY BY: Chuck Lorre, Al Higgins and Gloria Bigelow
TELEPLAY BY: Carla Filisha, Ibet Inyang and Marla DuMont
DIRECTED BY: Beth McCarthy-Miller
- CBS ALL RISE – Monday, Dec. 16 Show More
- AMID HOLIDAY PARTIES, LOLA MUST DEFEND HERSELF BEFORE THE COMMISSION ON JUDICIAL PERFORMANCE AFTER A COMPLAINT IS MADE AGAINST HER, ON “ALL RISE,” MONDAY DEC. 16 Promo
“The Joy From Oz” – Amid holiday parties, Lola must defend herself before the Commission on Judicial Performance after a complaint is made against her. Also, Judge Lisa Benner enlists Sara, Emily and Luke in staging a “Wizard of Oz”-themed mock trial for the children of Hall of Justice employees, in which Dorothy is on trial for killing the wicked witch, on ALL RISE, Monday, Dec. 16 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network.
WRITTEN BY: Conway Preston
DIRECTED BY: Claudia Yarmy
- CBS BULL – Monday, Dec. 16 Show More
- BULL TAKES A MURDER CASE PRO BONO BEFORE THE HOLIDAYS AND ENCOUNTERS A “GRINCH” WHEN THE PRESIDING JUDGE HAS A GRUDGE AGAINST HIM, ON “BULL,” MONDAY, DEC. 16 Promo
“Imminent Danger” – Bull and the TAC team take a difficult pro bono murder case before the holidays and realize it will take a Christmas miracle to win, as the presiding judge has a grudge against Bull. Also, Marissa pushes for an office Christmas party, and Taylor embarks on a new romance, on BULL, Monday, Dec. 16 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
WRITTEN BY: Kathryn Price & Nichole Millard
DIRECTED BY: Mary Lou Belli
- GIBBS AND THE TEAM ASSIST ZIVA WITH “THE ONE THING” SHE SAID SHE WOULD NEED TO TAKE CARE OF BEFORE RETURNING TO HER FAMILY, ON “NCIS,” TUESDAY, DEC. 17 Promo
Cote de Pablo Guest Stars as Ziva David
“The North Pole” – Gibbs and the team assist Ziva (Cote de Pablo)
with “the one thing” she said she would need to take care of before returning to her family, on NCIS, Tuesday, Dec. 17 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
WRITTEN BY: Gina Lucita Monreal
DIRECTED BY: James Whitmore, Jr.
- CBS FBI – Tuesday, Dec. 17 Show More
- A FORMER KIDNAPPING VICTIM IS LINKED TO A SERIES OF MURDERS THAT INCLUDES THE DAUGHTER OF AN NYPD DETECTIVE, ON “FBI,” TUESDAY, DEC. 17 Promo
“Ties that Bind” – A former kidnapping victim is linked to a series of murders that includes the daughter of an NYPD detective. Also, Kristen begins to doubt her ability as an agent after a training exercise leaves her shaken, on FBI, Tuesday, Dec. 17 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
WRITTEN BY: Claire Demorest
DIRECTED BY: Stephen Surjik
- PRIDE IS CUT OFF FROM THE TEAM AND BACKED INTO A CORNER AFTER THE INVESTIGATION INTO EDDIE BARRETT UNCOVERS A MALICIOUS PLOT, ON “NCIS: NEW ORLEANS,” TUESDAY, DEC. 17 Promo
Guest Starring Eddie Cahill as Eddie Barrett
“Requital” – Pride is cut off from the team and backed into a corner after the investigation into Eddie Barrett (Eddie Cahill) uncovers a malicious plot, on NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, Tuesday, Dec. 17 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
WRITTEN BY: Jan Nash and Christopher Silber
DIRECTED BY: Michael Zinberg
- Disney Star Wars Resistance – Sunday, December 15, 10:00PM Show More
- Station to Station (Season 2/Episode 11) Promo
Kaz and Neeku sneak onto a First Order refueling station to take an important piece of tech, but plans go awry when they run into Tam and General Hux.
- FOX THE SIMPSONS – Sunday, Dec. 15 Show More
- “THE SIMPSONS” – (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) CC-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Video Clips
SOMEONE IS STEALING CHRISTMAS PRESENTS ON AN ALL-NEW “THE SIMPSONS” SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15, ON FOX
First of Four All-New Holiday-Themed Episodes Airing Tonight on FOX!
Sideshow Bob gets contracted as this year’s mall Santa. Meanwhile, someone is stealing all the Christmas packages off people’s front porches in the all-new “Bobby, It’s Cold Outside” holiday episode of THE SIMPSONS airing Sunday, Dec. 15 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (SI-3101) (TV-PG L, V)
Guest Voice Cast: Scott Bakula as himself; Steve Ballmer as himself
- FOX BLESS THE HARTS – Sunday, Dec. 15 Show More
- “BLESS THE HARTS” – (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1
PA: Viewer Discretion is advised. Video Clips
THE HARTS HAVE A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE ON AN ALL-NEW “BLESS THE HARTS” SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15, ON FOX
Another All-New Holiday-Themed Episode Airing Tonight on FOX!
When Louise invites the Harts and Brenda to her annual Christmas party in lieu of a bonus, the extravagance makes Jenny feel insecure about her own family’s Christmas. Meanwhile, Betty tries to figure out how to give the family the best Christmas presents on a budget in the all-new “Miracle on Culpepper Slims Boulevard” holiday-themed episode of BLESS THE HARTS airing Sunday, Dec. 15 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (BHR-109) (TV-14 L, S, V)
Guest Voice Cast: Gary Anthony Williams as Leonard; Fortune Feimster as Brenda; Emily Spivey as Louise; Drew Tarver as Randy/Charles Lee; Jeremy Rowley as Mayer Webb/Jimmy Lee; Andy Bobrow as Bud; Christy Stratton as Dawn
- FOX BOB’S BURGERS – Sunday, Dec. 15 Show More
- “BOB’S BURGERS” – (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Video Clips
LINDA SAVES CHRISTMAS ON AN ALL-NEW “BOB’S BURGERS” SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15, ON FOX
Megan Mullally (“Will & Grace”) & Tim Meadows (“Schooled”) Guest-Voice
Don’t Miss an All-New Holiday-Themed Episode Airing Tonight on FOX!
Linda works a temp job at the post office to make extra money for the holidays. But when an important package goes undelivered, Linda breaks protocol and takes it upon herself to save the day. Meanwhile, Bob and Tina are trapped at home with Linda’s fussy family and Gene and Louise scramble last-minute to find the perfect gift for Tina in the all-new “Have Yourself A Maily Linda Christmas” holiday-themed episode of BOB’S BURGERS airing Sunday, Dec. 15 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (BOB-909) (TV-14 L)
Guest Voice Cast: David Herman as Customer/Sorting Clerk/Ernie/Santa Doll; Brooke Dillman as Donna/Girlfriend; Renee Taylor as Gloria; Tim Meadows as Mike; Melissa Bardin Galsky as Mother; Sam Seder as Al; Megan Mullally as Gayle; Gary Anthony Williams as Plant Manager
- “FAMILY GUY” – (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Video Clips
MEG TAKES STEWIE TO MEET SANTA ON AN ALL-NEW “FAMILY GUY” SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15, ON FOX
Fourth and Final All-New Holiday-Themed Episode Airing Tonight on FOX!
When Meg takes Stewie to the mall to meet Santa, she has a surprising response. Meanwhile, Stewie is entirely scarred from the same experience and Brian tries to help him process it in the all-new “Christmas is Coming” holiday-themed episode of FAMILY GUY airing Sunday, Dec. 15 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (FG-1706) (TV-14 D, L, S, V)
- FOX THE RESIDENT – Tuesday, Dec. 17 Show More
- **FALL FINALE**-THE RESIDENT – (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Video Clips
DEVON ENTERS HIS LAST DAY AS AN INTERN ON THE ALL-NEW, FALL FINALE OF “THE RESIDENT” TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, ON FOX
On Devon’s last day as an intern, he and Conrad are faced with a moral dilemma over a suicidal patient who is in need of a liver transplant. When Bell discovers that Cain is keeping braindead patients alive in order to boost his survival rates and add to Red Rock’s profits, he decides to take matters into his own hands. Meanwhile, Adaku goes into early labor, causing a strain on her heart and Mina is left in doubt over how to best handle her care in the all-new “Whistleblower” fall finale episode of THE RESIDENT airing Tuesday, Dec. 17 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (RES-310) (TV-14 L, V)
Guest Cast: Tasso Feldman as Irving Feldman; Vince Foster as Dr. Paul Chu; Michael Hogan as Dr. Albert Nolan; Denitra Isler as Nurse Hundley; Ann Marie Gideon as Nurse Sylvie Pund; Kelly Tippens as Nurse Linda Smith; Erinn Westbrook as Adaku Eze; Rob Yang as Logan Kim; Karis Campbell as Dr. Jackie Lin; and Barry Victor Piacente as Dr. Wilmont Moore.
- FOX EMPIRE – Tuesday, Dec. 17 Show More
- **FALL FINALE** – “EMPIRE” – (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) — CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Video Clips
PA: Viewer Discretion is advised.
COOKIE AND LUCIOUS EYE THE END OF THEIR RELATIONSHIP ON THE ALL-NEW, FALL FINALE OF “EMPIRE” TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, ON FOX
Cookie becomes frustrated with Lucious, who is struggling to accept that their relationship is over. Upon being shut out of the ASA nominations, the women of Bossy choose Melody to take their performance slot at the ASAs, causing Tiana to question all of her decisions over the past few months. Meanwhile, Teri confronts Andre over his lies and elsewhere, an emotional confrontation ends with a bang… or two in the all-new “Cold Cold Man” fall finale episode of EMPIRE airing Tuesday, Dec. 17 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (EMP-610) (TV-14 D, L, S, V)
Guest Cast: Claudette Burchett as Juanita; Pej Vahdat as Kelly Patel; Amanda Detmer as Tracy Kingsley; Diamond White as Lala; Kiandra Richardson as Yana; David Banner as Philly Street; Alexandra Gray as Melody Barnes
- FREEFORM Good Trouble – Monday, December 15, 9:00PM Show More
- Nochebuena/A very Coterie Christmas Promo
‘Good Trouble”s Two-Hour Holiday Special, Reuniting the Cast of ‘The Fosters,’ Will Premiere on Monday, Dec. 16
“Good Trouble” will air a two-hour holiday episode on MONDAY, DEC. 16, at 9:00 p.m. EST/PST, with the full cast of “The Fosters” guest starring.
“Good Trouble” will reunite the cast of “The Fosters” when the Adams-Foster clan comes to the Coterie to spend Christmas with Callie and Mariana. In hour one, “Nochebuena,” The Fosters visit the Coterie for Christmas and Callie struggles to tell her moms about quitting her clerkship, while Mariana agrees to volunteer for a holiday festival for the underprivileged. Alice is hiding a secret from the Coterie, and Davia strolls down memory lane with Dennis, opening old wounds.
In hour two, “A Very Coterie Christmas,” the Fosters and the Hunters help out with the impromptu volunteer Christmas event. Stef agrees to be a part of Mariana’s plan to avoid a major catastrophe, all while Gael and Jazmine deal with a painful family decision. Jamie is eager to ask Callie a very important question.
- HBO Watchmen – Sunday, December 15, 9:00PM Show More
- See How They Fly (Season 1/Episode 9) Promo
Season 1 finale. Everything ends—for real this time.
- HBO His Dark Materials – Monday, December 16, 9:00PM Show More
- The Fight to the Death (Season 1/Episode 7) Promo
Lyra must use her methods of deception to outwit a formidable foe.
- History Vikings – Wednesday, December 18, 8:00PM Show More
- All the Prisoners (Season 6/Episode 4) Promo
Lagertha leads her village’s response to the recent attacks but despite her best efforts, when the inevitable attack comes, the consequences are tragic. Olaf has a bold new plan for the future of Norway. In Kiev, although Ivar discusses Oleg’s ambitions for Scandinavia, he’s actually more interested in the plight of Igor, the young heir who Oleg controls.
- Netflix The Witcher – Friday, December 20 Show More
- Complete First Season Promo
The witcher Geralt, a mutated monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts.
- Showtime Ray Donovan – Sunday, December 15, 8:00PM Show More
- An Irish Lullaby (Season 7/Episode 5) Promo
Ray and Terry travel to Coney Island to track down Ray’s missing car. Meanwhile, Mickey, Daryll, and Sandy continue their quest for the truth about the 1977 heist.
- Showtime Shameless – Sunday, December 15, 9:00PM Show More
- Adios Gringos (Season 10/Episode 6) Promo
Frank and Liam get wined and dined by potential baby buyers; Carl comes up with a strategy to protect Anne’s family business, and Ian gets on Paula’s bad side.
- Showtime The L Word: Generation Q – Sunday, December 15, 10:00PM Show More
- Less is More (Season 1/Episode 2) Promo
Bette weathers continued fallout as she prepares for an LGBTQIA Center talk; Shane helps Finley, and Alice is annoyed when the network forces her to bring on a new staff member.
- Showtime Flack – Friday, December 20, 10:10PM Show More
- Brooke (Season 1/Episode 4) Promo
Robyn and her coworkers help the founder of an organic cosmetics company after she’s photographed recovering from a facelift. In order to stop the story from spiraling, Robyn sets up an interview with a journalist she thinks she can trust.. Meanwhile, a fight with Sam ends with Robyn spending the night on Melody’s sofa.
- Starz Dublin Murders – Sunday, December 15, 8:05PM Show More
- Episode 6 (Season 1/Episode 6) Promo
Cassie disguises herself as Lexie and finds herself emotionally seduced by the house.
- Starz In the Long Run – Friday, December 20, 10:02PM Show More
- S2 205 (Season 2/Episode 5) Promo
Agnes gets to know another colleague; Valentine confronts Kobna’s boss; Bagpipes gets affected by Leon’s plans.
- Starz In the Long Run – Friday, December 20, 10:02PM Show More
- S2 206 (Season 2/Episode 6) Promo
Walter discovers something; Uncle Valey helps Kobna.
- Starz In the Long Run – Friday, December 20, 10:50PM Show More
- Christmas Special 207 (Season 2/Episode 7) Promo
Walter hosts the annual Easmon party with Agnes.
- Syfy Van Helsing – Friday, December 20, 10:00PM Show More
- The Beholder (Season 4/Episode 13) Promo
The President and Ivory try to decipher what really happened in the Dark Realm.
- USA Network Mr. Robot – Sunday, December 15, 10:00PM Show More
- Exit (Season 4/Episode 11) Promo
Elliot goes to the Washington township power plant.
- USA Network The Purge – Tuesday, December 17, 9:00PM Show More
- 7: 01am (Season 2/Episode 10) Promo
As Purge Night rages on, Esme, Ryan, Marcus and Ben fight for their lives and their loved ones.
- USA Network Treadstone – Tuesday, December 17, 10:01PM Show More
- The Cicada Covenant (Season 1/Episode 10) Promo
Bentley makes a choice; Tara takes action, and Edwards runs into complications.
- ABC The Great Christmas Light Fight: 702 & 705 (12/16) Show More
- SEASON FINALE
ABC’S ‘THE GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT’ CONCLUDES ITS SEVENTH SEASON WITH THE FINAL TWO EPISODES, HIGHLIGHTING THE MOST EXTRAVAGANT AND UTTERLY SPECTACULAR CHRISTMAS DISPLAYS IN AMERICA, MONDAY, DEC. 16
“The Great Christmas Light Fight” will air its final two back-to-back episodes, MONDAY, DEC. 16 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. Produced by Fremantle, the immensely popular series features returning celebrity judges – lifestyle expert Carter Oosterhouse and famed interior designer Taniya Nayak. The show will also celebrate a milestone moment as it crowns the final winner in “705,” reaching a total of $2 million in prize money awarded to winning families throughout the show’s history.
“702” (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST) – Four festive families from across America showcase their incredible displays, including the Miranda family with their synchronized pixel light show, homemade 3D-printed parts and two matrix displays with green screen video effects of their children dancing in Edmond, Oklahoma; the DeGennaro family with a North Pole in the desert nodding their 30-year love story and featuring eight DIY reindeer, a candy river with homemade Gingerbread men on the outside and over 1,7000 decorations stacked from floor to ceiling on the inside in Las Vegas, Nevada; the Sowell family with their 15-acre farmland display holding over 1 million lights to create a beach scene with actual Florida beach sand, a carnival scene with a homemade Ferris wheel, an automated Santa kissing Mrs. Claus and a nativity scene with live people, a camel and zebras in Milton, Florida; and the Beltran family with their winter wonderland including over 40 mounted rooftop decorations and a vintage Nativity scene, wireframes and blow molds covering their entire yard in Moreno Valley, California. Tune in to see judge Carter Oosterhouse choose the winner of $50,000 and the coveted Light Fight trophy on ABC’s “The Great Christmas Light Fight.”
“705” (9:00-10:00 p.m. EST) – The holiday festivities conclude in the final episode of the season with the Cottrell family and their extravagant display made by 89-year old Calvin Cottrell and his family featuring a tractor ride around four acres of beautifully handcrafted signs, a homemade barn for their Nativity scene, an extraordinary Ferris wheel with bright bear blow molds and a 47-year old Mega Tree with its original lights in Rossville, Indiana; the Hudgins family with their combination of humor and artistry that helped to create perfectly designed character cutouts, elf houses with animated characters, hand-painted blow molds and Gingerbread men that celebrate every person in their family in Mechanicsville, Virginia; the Rombeiro family who have kept their 27-year old family tradition alive in honor of their father who passed away with reindeer that sway in the wind to look like they are flying, a motorized Santa blow mold that moves and a massive arch over the driveway created by combining two trees, plus an interior filled with themed rooms and a handmade train village in Novato, California; and college sweethearts, the Jones family, who put their year-round love for Christmas on display with 47 oak trees and 400,000 lights, creating a massive, magical light show with beautifully colored tree trunks, dancing arches, a hand-built Nativity and the word “Joy” in 7-foot letters right smack in the middle of their yard in Boerne, Texas. Who will walk away with $50,000 and the coveted Light Fight trophy? Tune in to watch judge Taniya Nayak make the final decision on ABC’s “The Great Christmas Light Fight.”
- ABC Jimmy Kimmel Live After Darth: A Star Wars Special” (12/16) Show More
- ABC’S ‘JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!’ WELCOMES THE DIRECTOR AND CAST OF ‘STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER’ DURING A PRIME-TIME SPECIAL: ‘JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE AFTER DARTH: A STAR WARS SPECIAL,’ AIRING MONDAY, DEC. 16
ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” is set to welcome the director and cast of the highly anticipated “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” in a special prime-time show airing MONDAY, DEC. 16 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST). “Jimmy Kimmel Live After Darth: A Star Wars Special” will feature director JJ Abrams and cast members Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, Naomi Ackie, Kelly Marie Tran and Keri Russell.
- ABC The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition (12/19) Show More
- IT’S A TRIPLE SHOT OF SPICE WHEN SPICE GIRLS’ EMMA BUNTON AND ANTHONY ‘SPICE’ ADAMS HOST SPICE WEEK ON ABC’S ‘THE GREAT AMERICAN BAKING SHOW: HOLIDAY EDITION’
Spice and Dessert Week Are on the Menu, Thursday, Dec. 19
“Spice and Dessert Week” – Eight bakers return to the tent this week. First up, “Spice Week” with the bakers challenged to create sweet and savory creations using spices. From cinnamon to saffron, the bakers put their best spice flavor combinations together. “Dessert Week” has the bakers creating delicious delicacies like cakes and cookies, including one of Paul Hollywood’s toughest challenges yet on “The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition,” THURSDAY, DEC. 19 (9:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-PG)
- ABC Celebrating Marvel’s Stan Lee (12/20) Show More
- PRIMETIME SPECIAL ‘CELEBRATING MARVEL’S STAN LEE’ TO AIR FRIDAY, DEC. 20, ON ABC
Co-Creator of ‘Spider-Man’ and ‘The Avengers’ Will be Celebrated During the Special ‘Celebrating Marvel’s Stan Lee,’ Hosted by ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”s Clark Gregg
Tom Hiddleston, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders, Bob Iger, Jimmy Kimmel, Saquon Barkley, Ming-Na Wen, Charlie Cox, Kevin Smith, Joe Quesada, Kevin Feige and CB Cebulski, Among Stars Sharing Their Memories of Stan ‘The Man’ Lee
Stars of the Marvel Universe assemble to celebrate the life and luminous legacy of Stan Lee in an ABC News production, “Celebrating Marvel’s Stan Lee,” airing Friday, Dec. 20 (8:00 – 9:00 p.m. EST), on ABC.
Filmed in part in front of a live audience at The New Amsterdam Theater in New York City, “Celebrating Marvel’s Stan Lee” takes viewers on an action-packed journey throughout the life of Lee and across the Marvel Universe, sharing never-before-seen interviews and archive footage with Lee himself from deep within the Marvel and ABC News archives.
Lee was one of the most prolific and legendary comic creators of all time. In his more-than-seven decades in the industry, Lee dreamed up an endless number of new characters and worlds, and brought readers an all-star roster of heroes and villains. As the co-creator of many of Marvel’s iconic comic book characters, including Spider-Man, Ant-Man, Iron Man, The Fantastic Four, The Avengers, The X-Men and Black Panther, Lee is credited with making an unprecedented impact on the world of pop culture. He was a visionary and true pioneer whose work lives on in everything from blockbuster films, television series and comic books to video games and consumer products.
- ABC College Football Special: Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl (12/21) Show More
- COLLEGE FOOTBALL SPECIAL* – Airing Saturday, December 21, 2019 (7:30 PM-11:00 PM EST) on ABC
“Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl”
- Bravo The Real Housewives of Atlanta – Sunday, December 15, 8:00PM Show More
- Episode 1207 (Season 12/Episode 7) Preview
Marlo Hampton has a shocking surprise for Porsha Williams.
- Bravo The Real Housewives of Orange County – Tuesday, December 17, 9:00PM Show More
- Episode 1420 (Season 14/Episode 20) Preview
Follows five real-life women living in an exclusive Southern California enclave, exposing the excitement, extravagance and everyday drama that exists in their glamorous lives.
- Bravo The Real Housewives of New Jersey – Wednesday, December 18, 8:00PM Show More
- The Last Supper (Season 10/Episode 7) Preview
This season, Teresa and her husband, Joe, fight to keep their family intact as they embark on a very public legal battle for their freedom. Teresa’s oldest friend and veteran Housewife, Dina, returns to help her soul-sister, but ends up revealing her own
- Bravo The Real Housewives Of Dallas – Wednesday, December 18, 9:00PM Show More
- Episode 415 (Season 4/Episode 15) Preview
“Remember the Alamo” Upon returning from their turbulent trip to Thailand, Brandi throws a party to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Bruin’s adoption; Kary confronts LeeAnne after learning about the ugly things she said about her.
- CBS “60 MINUTES” LISTINGS FOR SUNDAY, DEC. 15 Show More
- 7:30-8:30 PM, ET/7:00-8:00 PM, PT
A CENTRAL ALLY – In the last year, 90,000 Salvadorans have been apprehended at the U.S. Southern border. The migrants are fleeing economic hardship and in many cases gang violence – a vicious combination making it extremely difficult for El Salvador’s young president to improve his country. Sharyn Alfonsi reports. Guy Campanile and Tony Cavin are the producers. Preview
THE LOST MUSIC – An Italian composer and pianist who converted to Judaism has made it his mission to recover, catalog and perform music written during the Holocaust – including works done secretly by prisoners in Nazi concentration camps. Jon Wertheim reports. Katherine Davis is the producer. THIS IS A DOUBLE-LENGTH SEGMENT. Preview
- CBS THE 42ND ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS – SUNDAY, DEC. 15 Show More
- The Kennedy Center Honors announced today that its Honorees for 2019 will be R&B collective Earth, Wind & Fire, actress Sally Field, singer Linda Ronstadt, children’s television program “Sesame Street” and conductor and musical visionary Michael Tilson Thomas. These artists will receive tributes during THE 42nd ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, to be broadcast Sunday, Dec. 15 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. CBS has broadcast the special each year since its debut 42 years ago.
“The Kennedy Center Honors celebrates icons who, through their artistry, have left an indelible stamp on our collective cultural consciousness,” stated Kennedy Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein.
- CBS SURVIVOR – Wednesday, Dec. 18 Show More
- Mama, Look at Me Now (8:00PM)
Season Finale. Preview Season 39 of Survivor ends December 18, with one castaway awarded $1 million. Remaining in the hunt on the CBS reality program are Lauren Beck, Janet Carbin, Dean Kowalski, Noura Salman and Tommy Sheehan.
This season is themed “Island of the Idols,” with past winners “Boston” Rob Mariano and Sandra Diaz-Twine residing on a separate island from the contestants, and mentoring the players who are sent to the Island of the Idols.
The two-hour December 18 episode is titled “Mama, Look at Me Now.” A one-hour reunion special follows.
Jeff Probst hosts. The season is set in Fiji.
- CBS 48 HOURS – Saturday, Dec. 21 Show More
- Airing Saturday, Dec. 21 (10:00PM) – TBA
- The CW The Christmas Caroler Challenge – Sunday, December 15 Show More
- SERIES PREMIERE – “The Auditions Part 1” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
FROM THE TRADITIONAL TO THE UNEXPECTED; HOSTED BY DEAN CAIN AND LAURA MCKENZIE – This Christmas caroling competition series featuring 12 extraordinary Christmas carol groups, each with their own stylized brand of performance, in celebrating the great Christmas music we have all come to love. We’ll meet these groups from the most elaborate ultra-traditional virtuoso performances to those with the most unexpected twists on the classic Christmas carol. Each group which will be judged by three celebrity judges. This all-new special is produced by Associated Television International (#101). Original airdate 12/15/2019.
- The CW The Christmas Caroler Challenge – Sunday, December 15 Show More
- “The Auditions Part 2” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
WHO WILL MAKE THE CUT? – This Christmas caroling competition series featuring 12 extraordinary Christmas carol groups, each with their own stylized brand of performance, in celebrating the great Christmas music we have all come to love. We’ll meet these groups from the most elaborate ultra-traditional virtuoso performances to those with the most unexpected twists on the classic Christmas carol. Each group which will be judged by three celebrity judges. This all-new special is produced by Associated Television International (#102). Original airdate 12/15/2019.
- The CW Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown 2019 – Monday, December 16 Show More
- ONE-HOUR SPECIAL
“Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown 2019” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
THE 12 BEST HOLIDAY COMMERCIALS EVER – Kevin Frazier (“Entertainment Tonight”) and Keltie Knight (“Entertainment Tonight”) host this holiday special which will countdown the 12 best holiday commercials ever – one for each of the 12 days of Christmas. In addition to the top 12, the special features other great commercials from both the U.S. and abroad, that capture the true spirit of the holiday season – from the heartfelt to the hilarious, from the outstanding to the ridiculous. Executive producers are Robert Horowitz and Lewis Fenton and produced by JUMA Entertainment. Original airdate 12/16/2019.
- The CW Dogs of the Year – Tuesday, December 17 Show More
- ONE-HOUR SPECIAL
“Dogs of the Year” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
A CELBRATION OF INSPIRATION; HOSTED BY KEVIN FRAZIER AND NISCHELLE TURNER – Join Kevin Frazier and Nischelle Turner from the American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog in New York City as they count down the Top 10 dog stories of 2019. Celebrate the dogs that go above and beyond, that leave their mark on society, and achieve the nearly impossible. Dogs that have climbed mountains, soothed burn victims, helped inspire an NHL team to a Stanley Cup, and have gone viral with their message of love. Executive producers are Robert Horowitz, Josh Greenburg and Lewis Fenton. Produced by JUMA Entertainment. Original airdate 12/17/2019.
- The CW Masters Of Illusion – Wednesday, December 18 Show More
- “Masters of Illusion: Christmas Magic 2019” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG) (HDTV)
THE MAGIC OF THE SEASON HOSTED BY DEAN CAIN – This one-hour special features some of today’s hottest magicians, along with a dose of holiday magic. The special is hosted by Dean Cain and produced by Associated Television International. Original airdate 12/18/2019.
- The CW iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2019 – Thursday, December 19 Show More
- NINTEY-MINUTE SPECIAL
“iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2019” – (8:00-9:30 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
CELEBRATING THE SEASON – This 90-minute holiday music event celebrates the season with performances by the year’s biggest recording artists and will feature star-studded performances from many of today’s hottest musical stars. Original airdate 12/19/2019.
- E! Keeping up With the Kardashians – Sunday, December 15, 9:00PM Show More
- Cattle Drive Me Crazy (Season 17/Episode 12) Preview
Kris takes the family to Wyoming in an effort to ease recent tension and strengthen their bond, but her plan backfires when the girls start fighting on the trip. Kendall is excited to spend some much-needed bonding time with Kylie.
- FOX Nick Cannon’s Hit Viral Videos – Holidays 2019 – Monday, Dec. 16 Show More
- **ONE-HOUR SPECIAL**–“NICK CANNON’S HIT VIRAL VIDEOS – HOLIDAYS 2019” – (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1
NICK CANNON HOSTS ONE-HOUR HOLIDAY CLIP SHOW SPECIAL “NICK CANNON’S HIT VIRAL VIDEOS – HOLIDAYS 2019” MONDAY, DECEMBER 16, ON FOX
With special guests Kelly Osbourne, Jeannie Mai and J.B. Smoove
Join host Nick Cannon and his special guests, TV personalities Kelly Osbourne and Jeannie Mai, and comedian J.B. Smoove at the party of the year as they showcase the funniest and most unbelievable viral videos, from comical holiday mishaps to adorable pets to mischievous kids – and everything in between. Join the celebration of the season and find out which hilarious video reigns supreme in the all-new special “Nick Cannon’s Hit Viral Videos – Holidays 2019” airing Monday, Dec. 16 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (FSP-2009) (TV-TBD)
Host: Nick Cannon
Guests:: Kelly Osbourne, Jeannie Mai and J.B. Smoove
- FOX THE MASKED SINGER – Tuesday, Dec. 10 Show More
- “THE MASKED SINGER” – (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Video Clips
ALL REMAINING CELEBRITIES HIT THE STAGE ON AN ALL-NEW “THE MASKED SINGER” TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, ON FOX
The remaining six masked singers deliver some of their most exciting performances yet, as they all come together for the first time on a special Tuesday night. Host Nick Cannon and panelists Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke attempt to guess the identities of fully costumed Hollywood stars as they battle in TV’s biggest singing competition. Collectively, all of the Season Two undercover celebrities have amassed 69 Emmy Award nominations, 42 Grammy Award nominations, 22 Broadway shows, three New York Times Best Sellers and two have been named TIME magazine’s Most Influential People. One will be revealed in the all-new “A Pain in the Mask” episode of THE MASKED SINGER airing Tuesday, Dec. 10 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (MS-211) (TV-14 D, L)
- FOX THE MASKED SINGER – Wednesday, Dec. 18 Show More
- **TWO-HOUR SEASON FINALE**–“THE MASKED SINGER” – (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Video Clips
ONE CELEBRITY WILL BE NAMED THE SEASON TWO WINNER ON THE ALL-NEW, TWO-HOUR SEASON FINALE OF “THE MASKED SINGER” WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, ON FOX
Relive all the fan-favorite moments and best performances from the second season. Then, the three finalists compete for the golden mask trophy, and one by one their identities will be revealed, including the winner. Host Nick Cannon and panelists Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke attempt to guess the identities of fully costumed Hollywood stars as they battle in TV’s biggest singing competition. Collectively, all of the Season Two undercover celebrities have amassed 69 Emmy Award nominations, 42 Grammy Award nominations, 22 Broadway shows, three New York Times Best Sellers and two have been named TIME magazine’s Most Influential People. All will be revealed, and one celebrity will take home the golden trophy and the Season Two title in the all-new “Road to the Finals / Season Finale: And The Winner Takes It All and Takes It Off” two-hour season finale episode of THE MASKED SINGER airing Wednesday, Dec. 18 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (MS-213/MS-214) (TV-PG L)
- FOX WWE’S FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN – Friday, Dec. 20 Show More
- WWE’S FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN – (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) CC-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Video Clips
FOX SPORTS PRESENTS “WWE’S FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN” FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, ON FOX
A unique combination of edge-of-your-seat action, unpredictable drama and world-class athleticism, FOX Sports presents WWE’S FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN airing Friday, Dec. 20 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. (WWE-2151) (TV-PG L, V)
- FOX PBC FIGHT NIGHT – Saturday, Dec. 21 Show More
- **FOX SPORTS SPECIAL**—FOX PBC FIGHT NIGHT- (8:00 PM-CC ET Live/5:00 PM-CC PT Live) CC-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1
FOX SPORTS PRESENTS “FOX PBC FIGHT NIGHT” SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21, ON FOX
The highly anticipated WBC Super Welterweight Title rematch between Tony “Superbad” Harrison (28-2-0, 21 KOs) and Jermell “Iron Man” Charlo (31-1-0, 16 KOs) commences in the main event of FOX PBC FIGHT NIGHT in Ontario, CA. Plus, former world champions Guillermo Rigondeaux (19-1-0, 13 KOs) and Liborio Solis (30-5-1, 14 KOs) will battle for the vacant WBA Bantamweight World title in the FOX PBC co-main event. FOX PBC FIGHT NIGHT airs Saturday, Dec. 21 (8:00 PM-CC ET Live/5:00 PM-CC PT Live) on FOX. (FSP-2038) (n/a)
- NBC “SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL” “BUFFALO BILLS AT PITTSBURGH STEELERS” ORIGINAL Show More
- 12/15/2019 (08:15PM – 11:30PM) (Sunday) : Buffalo Bills (9-4) at Pittsburgh Steelers (8-5). From Heinz Field. The Steelers look for their sixth straight win in the series as they host the Bills in a primetime showcase between two teams looking to solidify AFC playoff spots.
- NBC “THE VOICE” “LIVE FINALE, PART 1” ORIGINAL Show More
- 12/16/2019 (08:00PM – 10:01PM) (Monday) : In the final phase of the competition, the final four artists perform live in front of coaches Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani to compete for the title of The Voice to compete for the title of The Voice. Carson Daly (“TODAY Show”) hosts. TV-PG L
- NBC “SPECIALS” “HOLIDAYS WITH THE HOUGHS” ORIGINAL Show More
- 12/16/2019 (10:01PM – 11:00PM) (Monday) : Derek and Julianne Hough perform in show-stopping holiday musical and dance performances featuring special surprise guests. The duo’s friendly sibling rivalry will be on full display as they compete to put their own spin on holiday classics, share family holiday traditions and create new ones for seasons to come.
- NBC “THE VOICE” “LIVE CUTDOWN SHOW” ORIGINAL Show More
- 12/17/2019 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Tuesday) : In anticipation of the season finale, relive the artists’ performances before the winner is crowned. During this one-hour special, check in live with host Carson Daly (“TODAY Show”), A-list guests and the final four artists as they prepare for the live finale. Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani star as the celebrity panel of coaches. TV-PG L
- NBC “THE VOICE” “LIVE FINALE, PART 2” ORIGINAL Show More
- 12/17/2019 (09:00PM – 11:00PM) (Tuesday) : It’s the live season finale of “The Voice,” and host Carson Daly (“TODAY Show”) will reveal who America has chosen to be the winner. The star-studded season finale will feature special performances by chart-topping artists and musical collaborations with the Top 4 finalists. Fan-favorite contestants also return for unforgettable performances. Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani star as the celebrity panel of coaches. TV-PG L
- NBC “SPECIALS” “MISS AMERICA 2020” ORIGINAL Show More
- 12/19/2019 (08:00PM – 10:00PM) (Thursday) : The Miss America Organization returns to NBC live from Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn. The competition highlights a diverse group of young students and professionals who are advancing the message of female strength, independence and empowerment through their efforts in the areas of scholarship, talent and social impact. “Access Hollywood” hosts Kit Hoover And Mario Lopez will co-host. “Superstore” co-star Lauren Ash, “Queer Eye” culture expert Karamo and singer/songwriter/actress Kelly Rowland will serve as judges.
- NBC “SPECIALS” “GLOBAL CITIZEN PRIZE” ORIGINAL Show More
- 12/20/2019 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Friday) : A star-studded cast of global talent is coming together at London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall for NBC’s “Global Citizen Prize” Special. John Legend will host this year’s inaugural award ceremony, which will feature special musical collaborations, from Jennifer Hudson, Raphael Saadiq, Sting, Stormzy, Chris Martin and H.E.R. to celebrate individuals taking action to end extreme poverty and present powerful video packages telling revealing stories of action and impact. Connie Britton, Emma Bunton, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Jason Derulo, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Leona Lewis, Himesh Patel and Kal Penn will be among those presenting awards throughout the special and acknowledging the world’s most inspiring people.
- NBC “DATELINE” “FR2913” ORIGINAL Show More
- 12/20/2019 (09:00PM – 11:00PM) (Friday) : DATELINE NBC INVESTIGATES MURDER OF LACI PETERSON THIS FRIDAY Additional Dateline Encores to Run Through End of Year
Dateline’s “The Disappearance of Laci Peterson” Airs Friday, December 20 at 9 p.m./8 p.m. CT
THE STORY: Dateline takes a comprehensive look at the infamous case of Laci Peterson after reporting on it for more than a decade. The broadcast features interrogation video of Scott Peterson and an interview with retired Modesto Police Detective Allen Brocchini.
REPORTED BY: Keith Morrison INTERVIEWS WITH: Amber Frey, Retired Modesto Police Detective Allen Brocchini, Laci Peterson’s mother Sharon Rocha WHERE: Modesto, California
- NBC “SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE” “EDDIE MURPHY / LIZZO” ORIGINAL Show More
- 12/21/19 (Saturday) (11:29 PM)
Eddie Murphy / Lizzo
- TBS The Misery Index – Tuesday, December 17, 10:30PM Show More
- They Made Me Do It! (Season 1/Episode 9)
A flasher and a scorned fiancé compete to see who gets to the final round.
- USA Network WWE Monday Night Raw Live – Monday, December 16, 8:00 Show More
- 12-16-2019 (Season 28/Episode 12)
From Des Moines, Iowa.
- USA Network WWE NXT – Wednesday, December 18, 8:00PM Show More
- 12-18-2019 (Season 13/Episode 14)
Showcasing WWE’s up-and-coming hopefuls as they battle to show they’ve got what it takes.
- USA Network WWE NXT – Wednesday, December 18, 10:08PM Show More
- Becky Lynch
Chronicling the rise to pro-wrestling stardom for Becky Lynch, born in Limerick, Ireland, as Rebecca Quin. Lynch’s WWE breakthrough may have been SummerSlam 2018, where she turned on longtime friend Charlotte Flair, and “The Man” had finally arrived.
- ABC The Sound Of Music (12/15)(Rebroadcast. OAD: 12/29/02) Show More
- RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN’S ‘THE SOUND OF MUSIC’ AIRS SUNDAY, DEC. 15, ON ABC Promo
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s cinematic treasure “The Sound of Music” airs SUNDAY, DEC. 15 (7:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-PG) Celebrate the Oscar(R)-winning classic with popular favorites “Edelweiss,” “My Favorite Things,” “Climb Every Mountain,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Sixteen Going on Seventeen,” “The Lonely Goatherd” and “The Sound of Music.” (Rebroadcast. OAD: 12/29/02)
Based on the real-life von Trapp family, who fled their home to escape the Nazis in 1938, Maria is a young woman who has left the Austrian convent to work for Navy captain Georg Von Trapp. As governess to his seven unruly children, Maria soon finds herself falling for their father.
- ABC A Charlie Brown Christmas (12/17)(Rebroadcast. OAD: 12/6/01) Show More
- THE ANIMATED HOLIDAY CLASSIC ‘A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS’ AIRS TUESDAY, DEC. 17, ON ABC Promo
Another PEANUTS Special Based on the Works of Charles Schulz, ‘Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tales,’ Airs With the Emmy(R) Award-Winning Classic
ABC airs the beloved Emmy(R) Award-winning PEANUTS special “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” created by late cartoonist Charles M. Schulz in 1965, TUESDAY, DEC. 17 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST). (TV-G) The hour also includes a series of Christmas-themed animated stories entitled “Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tales,” based on Schulz’s work, in which each of the beloved PEANUTS characters – Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus, Lucy and Sally – star in his or her own charming animated vignette. (Rebroadcast. ABC OAD: 12/6/01)
- ABC Olaf’s Frozen Adventure (12/17)(Rebroadcast. OAD: 11/29/18) Show More
- ‘OLAF’S FROZEN ADVENTURE’ AIRS TUESDAY, DEC. 17 Promo
“Olaf’s Frozen Adventure” airs TUESDAY, DEC. 17 (9:00-9:30 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-PG) The featurette includes four original songs and the beloved characters (and cast) who won over audiences worldwide in the 2013 Oscar(R)-winning feature, “Frozen,” the top-grossing animated film of all time. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 11/29/18)
In “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure,” Olaf (voice of Josh Gad) teams up with Sven on a merry mission. It’s the first holiday season since the gates reopened and Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) and Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel) host a celebration for all of Arendelle. When the townspeople unexpectedly leave early to enjoy their individual holiday customs, the sisters realize they have no family traditions of their own. So, Olaf sets out to comb the kingdom to bring home the best traditions and save Anna and Elsa’s “first Christmas in forever.”
- ABC Shrek the Halls (12/17)(Rebroadcast. OAD 11/28/07) Show More
- ABC’S HOLIDAY TREAT – DREAMWORKS ANIMATION’S ‘SHREK THE HALLS,’ STARRING THE VOICES OF MIKE MYERS, EDDIE MURPHY, CAMERON DIAZ AND ANTONIO BANDERAS – AIRS TUESDAY, DEC. 17, ON ABC Promo
DreamWorks Animation’s “Shrek the Halls,” a half-hour of entertainment starring America’s favorite ogre and his friends, featuring the voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz and Antonio Banderas, airs TUESDAY, DEC. 17 (9:30-10:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-PG) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 11/28/07)
Just when Shrek thought he could finally sit back, relax and enjoy his happily ever after with his new family, the most joyous of all holidays arrives. It’s Christmas Eve, and everyone is filled with holiday cheer — except for Shrek. He isn’t exactly the picture of yuletide joy, but for the sake of Fiona and the kids, he tries to get into the spirit of things as only an ogre can. Unfortunately, everyone seems to have their own ideas about what Christmas is all about, so when Donkey, Puss In Boots, Gingerbread Man and the whole gang try to join in on the fun, Shrek’s plans for a cozy family celebration end up spiraling into one truly unforgettable Christmas.
- ABC The Conners: Smoking Penguins and Santa on Santa Action (12/17)(Rebroadcast.OAD: 12/10/19) Show More
- FALL FINALE – CHRISTMAS IS FULL OF SURPRISES ON THE FALL FINALE OF ABC’S ‘THE CONNERS,’ AIRING TUESDAY, DEC. 17 Promo
“Smoking Penguins and Santa on Santa Action” – Dan is disappointed when everyone but Becky forgets about his birthday. Meanwhile, Darlene and Ben face an issue at work, and Dan takes advantage of the family Christmas Santa photo to force Jackie to befriend Louise on the fall finale of “The Conners,” TUESDAY, DEC. 10 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EST), on ABC. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 12/10/19)
Guest starring is Katey Sagal as Louise and Jay R. Ferguson as Ben.
“Smoking Penguins and Santa on Santa Action” was written by Kimberly Altamirano and Simone Finch and directed by Jody Margolin Hahn.
- ABC Bless This Mess: 459 (12/17)(Rebroadcast. OAD) Show More
- MIKE AND RIO HOST THE TOWN’S HUSKERS KICKOFF PARTY ON ABC’S ‘BLESS THIS MESS’ Promo
“459” – Mike and Rio host the big event of college football season: the town’s Huskers kickoff party. But no one in Bucksnort believes they can pull it off. They might be right when Rio loses Portia, the pig that’s been selected for the lucky pig race. Beau and Kay frantically try to hide the fact that they’ve split up, with mixed results, on “Bless This Mess,” TUESDAY, DEC. 17 (10:30-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-PG, DL)
Guest starring is Susie Essman as Donna, Nancy Lenehan as Deb, Jim O’Heir as Kent, Lisa Linke as Clara and Joseph A. Nunez as Ray.
“459” was written by Dominic Dierkes and directed by Lake Bell.
- ABC black-ish: Good-ish Times (12/18)(Rebroadcast. OAD: 5/18/2016) Show More
- DRE IS EXHAUSTED AFTER DEALING WITH STRESS AT WORK AND DRIFTS OFF INTO A DREAM OF ‘GOOD TIMES’ ON ABC’S ‘BLACK-ISH’ Promo
“Good-ish Times”- Dre is left exhausted after wrestling with a lot of stress at work, and, while at home, he drifts to sleep watching a TV marathon of “Good Times” – cue the dream sequence. The Johnson family goes back in time to the 1970s, transforming into the classic TV show’s characters, on “black-ish,” WEDNESDAY, DEC. 18 (9:32-10:01 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-PG, DLS) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 5/18/2016)
Guest starring is Peter Mackenzie as Mr. Stevens, Jeff Meacham as Josh, Deon Cole as Charlie Telphy/Bookman and Catherine Reitman as Lucy.
“Good-ish Times” was written by Jenifer Rice-Genzuk Henry and directed by Anton Cropper.
- ABC mixed-ish: Do They Know It’s Christmas? (12/18)(Rebroadcast. OAD: 12/10/19) Show More
- ALICIA AND PAUL WANT TO CELEBRATE THE WINTER SOLSTICE, BUT THE REST OF THE FAMILY WANT A REAL CHRISTMAS ON ABC’S ‘MIXED-ISH’ Promo
“Do They Know It’s Christmas?” – Alicia and Paul strive to maintain their winter solstice traditions from the commune, but their parents want to have a more traditional Christmas with the kids. Meanwhile, Alicia’s dad, Lynwood, competes with Harrison to be the kids’ favorite granddad on “mixed-ish,” airing WEDNESDAY, DEC. 18 (10:01-10:30 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-PG) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 12/10/19)
Guest starring is Carlease Burke as Shireen and Richard Lawson as Lynwood.
“Do They Know It’s Christmas?” was written by Rachelle Williams and directed by Anu Valia.
- ABC mixed-ish: Papa Don’t Preach (12/18)(Rebroadcast. OAD: 11/26/19) Show More
- RAINBOW AND SANTAMONICA SIGN UP FOR A BEAUTY PAGEANT ON ABC’S ‘MIXED-ISH Promo
“Papa Don’t Preach” – Paul struggles when Rainbow and Santamonica want to participate in a beauty pageant. Meanwhile, Johan gets teased for crying after a martial arts tournament, and Alicia and Harrison struggle with the best way for him to fight back, on “mixed-ish,” airing WEDNESDAY, DEC. 18 (10:30-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-PG) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 11/26/19)
Guest starring is Rory Scovel as Bob Lee, Mac Jarman as Brody, Rachel Ramras as Meredith and Rebecca Ann Johnson as Carol.
“Papa Don’t Preach” was written by Angela Nissel and directed by Todd Biermann.
- ABC Disney Prep & Landing (12/19)(Rebroadcast. OAD: 12/8/09) Show More
- ‘DISNEY PREP & LANDING,’ FROM WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS, AIRS THURSDAY, DEC. 19, ON ABC Promo
Half-Hour Holiday Special Tells Story of the Elite Unit of Elves Who Prepare Homes for a Christmas Eve Visit From Santa
Voices of the Elves Include Dave Foley, Sarah Chalke, Derek Richardson, as well as Rob Riggle and Chris Parnell
The Emmy(R)-winning special produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios “Disney Prep & Landing” airs THURSDAY, DEC. 19 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-G) The holiday special reveals the never-before-told tale of an elite unit of Elves known as Prep & Landing. Every Christmas Eve, this high-tech organization ensures that homes around the world are properly prepared for the yearly visit from The Big Guy, their code name for Santa Claus. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 12/8/09)
After working tirelessly on Prep & Landing for 227 years, an elf named Wayne is upset when he doesn’t receive an expected promotion to be the Director of Naughty List Intelligence. Instead, Magee, the North Pole Christmas Eve Command Center Coordinator (NPCECCC for short), partners Wayne with Lanny, an idealistic rookie who has an undying enthusiasm for Christmas. During their Christmas Eve mission, Wayne and Lanny encounter unexpected challenges that push them to their limits. Will the elves be able to guide Dasher, Dancer and the rest of the reindeer pulling Santa’s sleigh through a raging snowstorm to ensure a Merry Christmas for all?
- ABC Disney Prep & Landing 2: Naughty vs. Nice (12/19)(Rebroadcast. OAD: 12/5/11) Show More
- ‘DISNEY PREP & LANDING 2: NAUGHTY VS. NICE,’ FROM WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS, AIRS THURSDAY, DEC. 19, ON ABC Promo
Voices of the Elves Include Dave Foley, Sarah Chalke, Derek Richardson, as well as Rob Riggle and Chris Parnell
The Emmy(R) Award-winning special produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios “Disney Prep & Landing 2: Naughty vs. Nice” airs THURSDAY, DEC. 19 (8:30-9:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-G) The half-hour special continues the yuletide adventures of Christmas elves Lanny and Wayne. With the big 2-5 fast approaching, Wayne and Lanny must race to recover classified North Pole technology that has fallen into the hands of a computer-hacking naughty kid! Desperate to prevent Christmas from descending into chaos, Wayne seeks out the foremost naughty kid expert to aid in the mission – a bombastic member of the Coal Elf Brigade, who also happens to be his estranged brother, Noel. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 12/5/11)
- ABC 20/20: TBA (12/20) Show More
- Airing Friday, December 20, 2019 (9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST) ABC News’ ‘20/20’ Airs Friday, Dec. 20 (Rebroadcast)
‘20/20’ PRESENTS TWO-HOUR PROGRAM ON TELEVANGELISTS JIM AND TAMMY FAYE BAKKER’S RELIGIOUS EMPIRE AND THE SEX AND FINANCIAL FRAUD SCANDALS THAT ENGULFED IT
Features Interviews With Those Close to the Bakkers
Televangelists Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, hosts of the popular religious talk show “PTL (Praise The Lord) Club” and founders of the Christian-themed park Heritage USA, became notorious after Jim was found at the center of outrageous sex and financial fraud scandals. Now, over 30 years after the demise of their religious empire, “20/20” re-examines exactly what transpired at their television studios and theme park, featuring interviews with those who knew Jim and Tammy Faye well and footage from the ABC News archives. “20/20” airs Friday, Dec. 20 (9:00 – 11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC.
“20/20” features interviews with GRAMMY® Award winner BeBe Winans, who describes how he and his sister, CeCe, got their big break on the “PTL Club”; Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth, who is creating a musical on Tammy Faye; singer Pat Boone, who discusses his long association with the Bakkers; actor Jim J. Bullock who co-hosted a talk show with Tammy Faye; Jerry Miller, former assistant U.S. attorney who helped send Jim to prison; Don Hardister, former chief of security for PTL and the Bakker family; Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, filmmakers who created the documentary “The Eyes of Tammy Faye”; and Ted Koppel, former ABC News “Nightline” anchor who extensively reported on the Bakkers during the time the scandal hit. The program also includes footage of Jim and Tammy Faye’s “PTL Club” TV shows.
Jim and Tammy Faye preached on national television and made a fortune by continuously requesting donations from viewers for PTL-related projects. Using fundraised money, they opened Heritage USA, which drew nearly 6 million visitors per year at the height of its popularity. However, in 1987 their luxurious lifestyle came to a crashing halt with The Charlotte Observer’s investigations into PTL: first with the news that the ministry had negotiated a payment of more than a quarter million dollars to cover up a sexual encounter Jim Bakker had with church secretary Jessica Hahn, and then with its continuing exposés into PTL’s finances, including the revelation that Jim and his associates promoted lifetime partnerships to stay on the Heritage USA property that far exceeded capacity. Jim quickly fell out of public favor when Hahn claimed that Jim allegedly raped her, despite his maintaining that the encounter was consensual.
Jim was found guilty of 24 counts of mail and wire fraud and conspiracy, and was sentenced to 45 years in prison, which was eventually reduced to eight years before serving nearly five and receiving parole. After prison Jim married Lori Beth Graham and is back on television with a new show, “The Jim Bakker Show.” Tammy Faye had divorced Jim while he was behind bars and married Roe Messner, the contractor who built Heritage USA. She died of cancer in 2007. Jim and Tammy Faye left a legacy that changed the way people feel about televangelism, fostering suspicion about faith-based fundraising that still exists today. (Rebroadcast. ABC OAD: 1/18/19)
“20/20” is anchored by David Muir and Amy Robach. David Sloan is senior executive producer.
- ABC 20/20: TBA (12/21)(Rebroadcast.) Show More
- Airing Saturday, December 21, 2019 (10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST) ‘20/20’ FEATURES INTERVIEW WITH MAN WHOSE WIFE SECRETLY RECORDED HIS AFFAIR AND THEN SNAPPED, KILLING HIS GIRLFRIEND AND THEN DYING BY SUICIDE
He Discusses His Marriage, Affair and How His Wife Turned Into a Killer
‘20/20’ Airs on the West Coast, Saturday, Dec. 21 (10:00 – 11:00 p.m. PST), on ABC
“20/20” co-anchor Amy Robach sits down for an interview with Mark Gerardot, whose wife, Jennair Gerardot, killed his girlfriend and former boss, Meredith Chapman, and then died by suicide. “20/20” reports on Jennair’s obsession with Mark and Meredith’s relationship, including details on how she meticulously sewed listening devices into his clothes to record his conversations. In his interview, Mark discusses his 24-year marriage to Jennair and their lives together; his whirlwind relationship with Meredith; his wife’s murder plot; and his life now, including his quest to figure out how Jennair turned into a killer. “20/20” airs only on the West Coast Saturday, Dec. 21 (10:00 – 11:00 p.m. PST), on ABC.
The program features interviews with Michael Hartman, Mark’s best friend since high school; Erin McCarthy, The Philadelphia Inquirer reporter who covered the story; Sheila Brennan, the divorce coach hired by Jennair; Detective T.J. Schreiber, Sergeant Christopher Four and Superintendent Christopher Flanagan, members of the Radnor Police Department who worked on the case; Tim Mulvey, Meredith’s former neighbor; and Dr. Janice Harper, professional writing coach who is working with Mark on a book about the tragedy. “20/20” also features audio from the listening devices used in Jennair’s surveillance.
Mark first met Meredith during an interview for a position at the University of Delaware. After he took the job, the two became romantically involved. Jennair became suspicious, placing tracking devices on Mark and Meredith’s cars, and became obsessed with the couple.
Mark eventually confessed to his affair, and the couple attended counseling in what he thought was an effort to achieve an amicable divorce. Mark and Meredith continued to see each other, and Meredith took a new job as an assistant vice president at Villanova University. But during this time, Jennair secretly plotted Meredith’s murder; and on April 23, 2018, she broke into Meredith’s new home on Philadelphia’s Main Line and shot her before dying by suicide. Mark discovered the two bodies. (Rebroadcast. ABC OAD: 9/6/19).
“20/20” is anchored by David Muir and Amy Robach. David Sloan is senior executive producer.
- THE NCIS FAMILY CELEBRATES THE WEDDING OF KENSI AND DEEKS, ON A REBROADCAST OF “NCIS: LOS ANGELES,” SUNDAY, DEC. 15 Promo
“Till Death Do Us Part” – After months of planning, the NCIS family celebrates the wedding of Kensi and Deeks. Also, an old acquaintance, Anatoli Kirkin (Ravil Isyanov), pays Deeks a surprise visit on his wedding day and he isn’t alone, on a rebroadcast of NCIS: LOS ANGELES, Sunday, Dec. 15 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 3/17/19.)
WRITTEN BY: R. Scott Gemmill
DIRECTED BY: Tony Wharmby
- CBS YOUNG SHELDON – Thursday, Dec. 19 Show More
- SHELDON BOYCOTTS HIS FAVORITE BREAD COMPANY AND ENDS UP ON LOCAL NEWS, ON A REBROADCAST OF “YOUNG SHELDON,” THURSDAY, DEC. 19
“A Loaf of Bread and a Grand Old Flag” – Things spiral out of control when Sheldon boycotts his favorite bread company. Also, Georgie offers Veronica a shoulder to cry on when she’s dumped by her boyfriend, on a rebroadcast of YOUNG SHELDON, Thursday, Dec. 19 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 2/21/19.) Promo
STORY BY: Chuck Lorre & Steven Molaro
TELEPLAY BY: Tara Hernandez & Jeremy Howe & Connor Kilpatrick
DIRECTED BY: Alex Reid
- CBS THE UNICORN – Thursday, Dec. 19 Show More
- WHEN WADE CHANGES THE PASSWORD TO HIS ONLINE DATING PROFILE BECAUSE HIS FRIENDS BECOME TOO INVOLVED, FORREST GOES TO GREAT LENGTHS TO KEEP TABS ON HIM, ON A REBROADCAST OF “THE UNICORN,” THURSDAY, DEC. 19 Promo
“The Unicorn and the Catfish” – When Wade changes the password to his online dating profile because his friends become too involved, Forrest goes to great lengths to keep tabs on him. Also, Grace and Natalie are torn when their favorite romance-themed reality show they watched with their mom returns for a new season, on a rebroadcast of THE UNICORN, Thursday, Dec. 19 (8:31-9:01 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 10/17/19.)
WRITTEN BY: Christine Zander
DIRECTED BY: Matt Sohn
- CBS MOM – Thursday, Dec. 19 Show More
- CHRISTY AND BONNIE ARE SUSPICIOUS WHEN ADAM’S BEST FRIEND RETURNS, INSISTING HE’S A CHANGED MAN, ON A REBROADCAST OF “MOM,” THURSDAY, DEC. 19 Promo
Editor’s note: This episode replaces the previously scheduled programming.
Bradley Whitford Returns as Mitch, Adam’s Best Friend
“Big Floor Pillows and a Ball of Fire” – Christy and Bonnie are suspicious when Adam’s best friend, Mitch (Bradley Whitford), returns, insisting he’s a changed man, on a rebroadcast of MOM, Thursday, Dec. 19 (9:01-9:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 1/17/19.)
STORY BY: Warren Bell, Adam Chase and Michael Shipley
TELEPLAY BY: Nick Bakay, Susan McMartin and Anne Flett-Giordano
DIRECTED BY: James Widdoes
- CBS CAROL’S SECOND ACT – Thursday, Dec. 19 Show More
- WHEN DR. JACOBS COLLAPSES AFTER RUNNING A MARATHON, CAROL BECOMES HER DOCTOR AND THEY CLASH OVER HER COURSE OF TREATMENT, ON A REBROADCAST OF “CAROL’S SECOND ACT,” THURSDAY, DEC. 19 Promo
“Marathon Day” – When Dr. Jacobs collapses after running a marathon, Carol becomes her doctor and they clash over her course of treatment. Also, Daniel and Lexie try to help Caleb conquer an old phobia, on a rebroadcast of CAROL’S SECOND ACT, Thursday, Dec. 19 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 10/17/19.)
WRITTEN BY: Andy Roth
DIRECTED BY: Pamela Fryman
- CBS EVIL – Thursday, Dec. 19 Show More
- KRISTEN, DAVID AND BEN ARE TASKED BY THE CATHOLIC CHURCH TO ASSESS THE VERACITY OF A LOCAL PROPHETESS AND ARE SHAKEN WHEN THEY SEE ONE OF HER VISIONS COME TO LIFE, ON A REBROADCAST OF “EVIL,” THURSDAY, DEC. 19 Promo
“Let x = 9” – When the Catholic Church asks Kristen, David and Ben to assess the veracity of a local prophetess, Grace Ling (Li Jun Li), they are shaken when they see one of her visions come to life. Also, David struggles with jealousy when he sees God speaking with the prophetess, and to Kristen’s dismay, her mother, Sheryl, and Leland begin a relationship, on a rebroadcast of EVIL, Thursday, Dec. 19 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 11/7/19.)
WRITTEN BY: Aurin Squire
DIRECTED BY: Kevin Rodney Sullivan
- CBS I LOVE LUCY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL – Friday, Dec. 20 Show More
- “I LOVE LUCY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL,” A NEW ONE-HOUR SPECIAL FEATURING TWO EPISODES OF THE CLASSIC SERIES, TO BE BROADCAST FRIDAY, DEC. 20 ON CBS Promo
“The Christmas Episode” and the Newly Colorized “Pioneer Women” to Be Seamlessly Combined
I LOVE LUCY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL, a new one-hour special featuring two back-to-back colorized episodes of the classic series, will be broadcast Friday, Dec. 20 (8:00-9:01 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
I LOVE LUCY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL features “The Christmas Episode” and the newly colorized “Pioneer Women.” Both were colorized with a nod to the 1950s period in which they were filmed. The main titles and end credits are seamlessly combined into one set at the beginning and end of the hour, with no interruption between the episodes.
“The Christmas Episode” finds the Ricardos and Mertzes decorating Lucy and Ricky’s Christmas tree and reminiscing about how their lives have changed since the arrival of the Ricardos’ son, Little Ricky (Keith Thibodeaux). Flashbacks recall the night Lucy tells Ricky she is pregnant, the time Lucy shows up unexpectedly as part of a barbershop quartet, and the day Ricky and the Mertzes rehearse taking Lucy to the maternity ward.
- CBS MAGNUM P.I. – Friday, Dec. 20 Show More
- MAGNUM AND HIGGINS ARE SHOCKED WHEN ONE OF HIGGINS’ FORMER MI6 TEAMMATES SHOWS UP WOUNDED AND TELLS HER THAT THE ASSASSIN WHO KILLED HER TRUE LOVE HAS SURFACED ON OAHU, ON A REBROADCAST OF “MAGNUM P.I.,” FRIDAY, DEC. 20 Promo
“Day of the Viper” – Magnum and Higgins are shocked when one of her former MI6 teammates shows up with a fresh gunshot wound and news that “the Viper,” the assassin who killed Higgins’ true love, has surfaced on Oahu. Also, while Magnum’s busy helping Higgins track down the Viper, he asks Rick to take over a case, a task that Rick relishes until it goes sideways, on a rebroadcast of MAGNUM P.I., Monday, Dec. 20 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 1/21/19.)
STORY BY: David Fury
TELEPLAY BY: Gene Hong & Eric Guggenheim
DIRECTED BY: Bryan Spicer
- CBS BLUE BLOODS – Friday, Dec. 20 Show More
- FRANK FOCUSES HIS ATTENTION ON IDENTIFYING THE COP WHO LEAKED A VIDEO SHOWING OFFICERS COMMITTING ENTRAPMENT, ON A REBROADCAST OF “BLUE BLOODS,” FRIDAY, DEC. 20 Promo
Editor’s note: This episode replaces the previously scheduled programming.
“Authority Figures” – When a video surfaces of officers partaking in a clear case of entrapment, Frank focuses on finding the cop who leaked the video. Also, Eddie retaliates against a co-worker who is pranking Jamie; Danny and Baez investigate the murder of a tabloid writer who worked in the hip-hop scene; and Erin gives a high-profile case to a young ADA under her tutelage, on a rebroadcast of BLUE BLOODS, Friday, Dec. 20 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 12/7/18.)
WRITTEN BY: Kevin Riley
DIRECTED BY: Eric Laneuville
- CBS YOUNG SHELDON – Saturday, Dec. 21 Show More
- MEEMAW GIVES SHELDON HIS FIRST VIDEO GAME, ON A REBROADCAST OF “YOUNG SHELDON,” SATURDAY, DEC. 21 Promo
Billy Gardell Returns as Herschel
“An 8-Bit Princess and a Flat Tire Genius” – A video game takes over Sheldon and Meemaw’s life. Also, George Sr. is jealous when Georgie bonds with Herschel (Billy Gardell)
at the auto shop, on a rebroadcast of YOUNG SHELDON, Saturday, Dec. 21 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 11/8/18.)
STORY BY: Chuck Lorre, Damir Konjicija, Dario Konjicija
TELEPLAY BY: Steven Molaro, David Bickel, Tara Hernandez
DIRECTED BY: Jaffar Mahmood
- CBS THE UNICORN – Saturday, Dec. 21 Show More
- WALTON GOGGINS STARS IN A COMEDY ABOUT A TIGHT-KNIT GROUP OF FRIENDS AND FAMILY WHO HELP HIM EMBRACE HIS “NEW NORMAL” IN THE WAKE OF THE LOSS OF HIS WIFE ONE YEAR AGO, ON A REBROADCAST OF THE SERIES PREMIERE OF “THE UNICORN,” SATURDAY, DEC. 21 Promo
Rob Corddry, Michaela Watkins, Omar Miller, Maya Lynne Robinson, Ruby Jay, Makenzie Moss and Devin Bright Also Star
“Pilot” – Walton Goggins stars in a comedy about a tight-knit group of best friends and family who helps Wade (Goggins)
embrace his “new normal” in the wake of the loss of his wife one year ago, on a rebroadcast of the series premiere of THE UNICORN, Saturday, Dec. 21 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 9/26/19.)
As a sometimes ill-equipped but always devoted single parent to his two adolescent daughters, Grace and Natalie, Wade is taking the major step of dating again. His supportive and compassionate best friends, Forrest and his wife, Delia, and Ben and his wife, Michelle, are thrilled he’s resurfaced and enthusiastically offer to help set up his online profile. To Wade’s amazement, he’s a hot commodity with women, and his friends explain that he’s the perfect single guy – a “unicorn”: employed, attractive and with a proven track record of commitment. With his daughters and best friends rooting him on and hoping he’ll find happiness again, Wade and his healing heart are ready to try life… and love… again.
WRITTEN BY: Bill Martin & Mike Schiff
DIRECTED BY: John Hamburg
- CBS CAROL’S SECOND ACT – Saturday, Dec. 21 Show More
- EMMY AWARD WINNER PATRICIA HEATON RETURNS TO CBS AS CAROL KENNEY, A WOMAN WHO EMBARKS ON A UNIQUE SECOND ACT BY PURSUING HER DREAM OF BECOMING A DOCTOR, ON A REBROADCAST OF THE SERIES PREMIERE OF THE NEW COMEDY “CAROL’S SECOND ACT,” SATURDAY, DEC. 21
Patricia Heaton, Kyle MacLachlan, Ito Aghayere, Jean-Luc Bilodeau, Sabrina Jalees and Ashley Tisdale Star Promo
“Pilot” – Carol Kenney enthusiastically begins her first day as an internal medicine intern, but has a rocky start when she disregards direct orders from her boss in order to help a patient. Also, Carol meets Dr. Frost, a senior attending physician who may be the ally Carol needs in her second act, on a rebroadcast of the series premiere of CAROL’S SECOND ACT, Saturday, Dec. 21 (9:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Patricia Heaton, Kyle MacLachlan, Ito Aghayere, Jean-Luc Bilodeau, Sabrina Jalees and Ashley Tisdale star. (Originally broadcast 9/26/19.)
Emmy Award winner Patricia Heaton stars in CAROL’S SECOND ACT, a comedy about a woman who embarks on a unique second act after raising her children, getting divorced and retiring from teaching: pursuing her dream of becoming a doctor. On Carol Kenney’s first day at work, she’s prepped with an abundance of life experience, people skills, talent and enthusiasm, advantages the chief resident and other newly minted interns don’t have – or immediately appreciate. Carol’s first-year partners on rounds are Lexie, who’s very nervous due to the pressure on her to succeed as the first in her family to go to college, and Daniel, a 2018 Harvard Medical School grad who’s already published in the New England Journal of Medicine… twice. Carol will need to win over their chief resident, Dr. Maya Jacobs, an all-business disciplinarian who doesn’t care for Carol’s chatty, outgoing nature. Fortunately, Carol has a couple of friendly faces at the hospital, including Dr. Frost, the accomplished senior attending physician who finds her charming, and her bubbly daughter, Jenny, a successful pharma sales rep who catches the eye of Carol’s fellow doctors. At age 50, Carol is a medical intern who must sink or swim with peers who are half her age, and it’s her enthusiasm, perspective, and yes, even her age, that may be exactly what will make her second act a great success.
WRITTEN BY: Sarah Haskins & Emily Halpern
DIRECTED BY: Pamela Fryman
- CBS BOB ♥ ABISHOLA – Saturday, Dec. 21 Show More
- A COMPRESSION-SOCK SALESMAN UNEXPECTEDLY FALLS FOR HIS CARDIAC NURSE, A NIGERIAN IMMIGRANT, ON A REBROADCAST OF THE SERIES PREMIERE OF “BOB ♥ ABISHOLA,” SATURDAY, DEC. 21 Promo
Christine Ebersole, Matt Jones, Maribeth Monroe, Vernee Watson, Shola Adewusi, Barry Shabaka Henley, Travis Wolfe, Jr. and Gina Yashere Also Star
“Pilot” – Bob, a middle-aged compression-sock businessman from Detroit, unexpectedly falls for his cardiac nurse, Abishola, a Nigerian immigrant, while recovering from a heart attack and sets his sights on winning her over, on a rebroadcast of the series premiere of BOB ♥ ABISHOLA, Saturday, Dec. 21 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Billy Gardell, Folake Olowofoyeku, Christine Ebersole, Matt Jones, Maribeth Monroe, Vernee Watson, Shola Adewusi, Barry Shabaka Henley, Travis Wolfe, Jr. and Gina Yashere star. (Originally broadcast 9/23/19.)
Bob runs his family’s successful, highly competitive sock company with his mother, Dottie, his sister, Christina, and his younger brother, Douglas (Jones). When the stress of the job lands him in the hospital, he meets Abishola, his kind, hard-working nurse whom he’s immediately drawn to. Now all Bob needs to do is convince her to give him a chance, which will take some doing since they couldn’t be more different. After coming to America from Nigeria to find a better life for her and her son, Dele, a straight-A student, Abishola lives in a small apartment with her super-protective relatives, Auntie Olu and Uncle Tunde. Abishola’s close friends include fellow nurse Gloria and Kemi. Undaunted by Abishola’s lack of initial interest or the vast differences in their backgrounds, Bob is determined to win Abishola’s heart, in this comedic examination of immigrant life in America.
WRITTEN BY: Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky, Al Higgins and Gina Yashere
DIRECTED BY: Beth McCarthy Miller
- The CW Penn & Teller – Monday, December 16 Show More
- “Penn & Teller: Merry Fool Us” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG) (HDTV)
HOLIDAY MAGIC – The magical duo of PENN & TELLER is joined by host Alyson Hannigan to help kick off the holiday season with this all-new special complete with magicians, costumes and a Christmas Trophy! The special is produced by 1/17 PRODUCTIONS with executive producers Peter Adam Golden, Andrew Golder, Penn Jillette and Teller. Original airdate 11/29/2019.
- “Welcome to Hong Kong” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, LV) (HDTV)Promo
THE RETURN OF TATSU – Oliver (Stephen Amell), John (David Ramsey), Laurel (Katie Cassidy), and Tatsu (guest star Rila Fukushima) seek out an important person within The Monitor’s (guest star LaMonica Garrett) plan. Connor (Joseph David-Jones) has a heart to heart with his brother (guest star Charlie Barnett). Antonio Negret directed the episode written by Jill Blankenship & Sarah Tarkoff (#802). Original airdate 10/22/2019.
- The CW Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer – Wednesday, December 18 Show More
- ONE-HOUR SPECIAL
“Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-G) (HDTV) Promo
A TIMELESS CHRISTMAS SPECIAL – Based on the hit song that became a timeless holiday classic, this wild, wacky and heartwarming adventure features young Jake Spankenheimer on the quest of a lifetime to track down his missing Grandma on Christmas Eve and prove that Santa Claus is indeed real. Michele Lee (“Knots Landing”) provides the voice of Jake’s greedy Cousin Mel and recording artist Elmo Shropshire provides the narration.
- The CW Whose Line Is It Anyway? – Thursday, December 19 Show More
- “Chris Jackson” – (9:30-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG, D) (HDTV)
YOU CAN’T “STAGE” THE LAUGHS – WITH GUEST STAR APPEARANCE BY CHRIS JACKSON (“HAMILTON”) – Hosted by comedian Aisha Tyler, cast members Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady and Colin Mochrie, along with guest comedian Jonathan Mangum, put their comedic skills to the test through a series of spontaneous improv games that are prompted only by random ideas supplied by the studio audience. The four performers must use the little information they have and their wild imaginations to depict different characters and an array of scenes, as well as perform songs. After each round of improvisation, Aisha will dole out points to our four performers and declare a winner at the end of every episode. Directed by Geraldine Dowd (#717). Original airdate 8/5/2019.
- The CW Penn & Teller – Friday, December 20 Show More
- “Penn & Teller Cure the Common Code” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG) (HDTV)
CODING – Aspiring magicians are invited to perform their best trick to try and fool the world-famous team of Penn & Teller, who will get to see the trick only once and have to immediately try to work it out. Anyone who succeeds wins the right to perform with Penn & Teller in their celebrated show at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The live studio audience and the TV audience watch along with Penn & Teller as they try to figure out the secrets. The magicians featured in the episode include Anna DeGuzman, Raffaele Scircoli, Allen Abbott and Axel Hecklau. Alyson Hannigan (“How I Met Your Mother”) serves as host (#605). Original airdate 7/8/2019.
- The CW Whose Line Is It Anyway? – Friday, December 20 Show More
- “Chris Hardwick” – (9:00-9:30 p.m. ET) (TV-PG, D) (HDTV)
A HOST OF JOKES – WITH GUEST STAR APPEARANCE BY CHRIS HARDWICK (“TALKING DEAD”) – Hosted by comedian Aisha Tyler, cast members Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady and Colin Mochrie, along with guest comedian Charles Esten, put their comedic skills to the test through a series of spontaneous improv games that are prompted only by random ideas supplied by the studio audience. The four performers must use the little information they have and their wild imaginations to depict different characters and an array of scenes, as well as perform songs. After each round of improvisation, Aisha will dole out points to our four performers and declare a winner at the end of every episode. Directed by Geraldine Dowd (#713). Original airdate 6/17/2019.
- The CW Whose Line Is It Anyway? – Friday, December 20 Show More
- “Tinashe” – (9:30-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, D) (HDTV)
SINGING FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT – WITH GUEST STAR APPEARANCE BY TINASHE – Hosted by comedian Aisha Tyler, cast members Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady and Colin Mochrie, along with guest comedian Jeff Davis, put their comedic skills to the test through a series of spontaneous improv games that are prompted only by random ideas supplied by the studio audience. The four performers must use the little information they have and their wild imaginations to depict different characters and an array of scenes, as well as perform songs. After each round of improvisation, Aisha will dole out points to our four performers and declare a winner at the end of every episode. Directed by Geraldine Dowd (#709). Original airdate 6/24/2019.
- FOX PRODIGAL SON – Monday, Dec. 16 Show More
- “PRODIGAL SON” – (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1
PA: Viewer discretion is advised.
MALCOLM BEGINS TO UNRAVEL AS NEW CHILDHOOD MEMORIES SURFACE ON “PRODIGAL SON” MONDAY, DECEMBER 16, ON FOX Promo
As Malcolm’s childhood memories start to take shape, he realizes his father’s killing spree may not have been a surprise to everyone in his family. While Malcolm continues to investigate his past, the murder of a famous model and social media influencer sends him, Gil, Dani and JT on the hunt for a stalker with a creepy eye for design in the “Designer Complicity” episode of PRODIGAL SON airing Monday, Dec. 16 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (PR-104) (TV-14 L, V)
Guest Stars: Charlayne Woodard as Dr. Gabrielle Le Deux, Esau Pritchett as Mr. David, Shawn T Andrew as Joey, Julian Elijah Martinez as Axel X
- FOX LAST MAN STANDING – Thursday, Dec. 19 Show More
- **ONE-HOUR EPISODE**–“LAST MAN STANDING” – (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) — CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Promo
RYAN JOINS THE WEEKLY POKER GAME, AND MANDY AND KYLE HESITATE TO MOVE OUT ON “LAST MAN STANDING” THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, ON FOX
Mike begrudgingly invites Ryan to his weekly poker game, but immediately regrets it when Ryan gets the guys to open up about their feelings. Then, when Mandy and Kyle are hesitant to move out of the Baxter household and into their own place, Mike gives them some tough love in the “Cards on the Table / A Moving Finale” one-hour episode of LAST MAN STANDING airing Thursday, Dec. 19 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (LMS-717/LMS-722) (TV-PG D, L)
Guest Cast: Jay Leno as Joe
- FOX PRODIGAL SON – Thursday, Dec. 19 Show More
- “PRODIGAL SON” – (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1
PA: Viewer discretion is advised.
A DRUG-INDUCED HOMICIDE FORCES MALCOLM TO RE-THINK HIS FEARS ON “PRODIGAL SON” THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, ON FOX Promo
Sakina Jaffrey (“House of Cards”) Guest-Stars
Malcolm gets his dream interview opportunity when the NYPD zeroes in on one of his and Martin’s favorite psychologists, Dr. Elaine Brown (guest star Sakina Jaffrey), who may be involved in a homicide linked to an LSD-laced psychology trial. Meanwhile, as his night terrors continue to evolve, Malcolm checks in with his trusted childhood therapist to discuss new theories on what exactly he witnessed as a child, and the consequences of Malcolm’s visits with The Surgeon begin to add up when Gil, Jessica and Ainsley catch wind that he has been seeing his father again in the “Fear Response” episode of PRODIGAL SON airing Thursday, Dec. 19 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (PR-103) (TV-14 D, L, V)
Guest Cast: Sakina Jaffrey as Dr. Elaine Brown; Charlayne Woodard as Dr. Gabrielle Le Deux; Frank Wood as Dr. Carl Mitchell; Kasjan Wilson as Young Bright
- FOX GORDON RAMSAY’S 24 HOURS TO HELL AND BACK – Saturday, Dec. 21 Show More
- “GORDON RAMSAY’S 24 HOURS TO HELL AND BACK” – (11:00 PM-Midnight ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1
GORDON RAMSAY REVAMPS STONE’S THROW IN SEYMOUR, CT ON “GORDON RAMSAY’S 24 HOURS TO HELL AND BACK” SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21, ON FOX
Gordon Ramsay’s “Hell On Wheels” travels to Stone’s Throw, a family-owned, fine dining restaurant located right on the Housatonic River in Seymour, CT. After intense investigation and surveillance, Chef Ramsay and his crew find that the two stressed out owners have let their sons and coworkers slack off over the years, which has resulted in poor food quality and lack of cleanliness. Ramsay will try to bring this failing restaurant back from the brink of disaster – all in just 24 hours. As the clock ticks down, Ramsay and his team transform this restaurant with a spectacular renovation, a fresh new menu and hope for the future in the “Stone’s Throw” episode of GORDON RAMSAY’S 24 HOURS TO HELL AND BACK airing Saturday, Dec. 21 (11:00 PM-Midnight ET/PT) on FOX. (HRS-205) (TV-14 L)
- NBC “ELLEN’S GREATEST NIGHT OF GIVEAWAYS” “ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS JENNIFER ANISTON” REPEAT Show More
- 12/18/2019 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Wednesday) : Ellen DeGeneres kicks off a new holiday tradition packed with heartwarming surprises on “Ellen’s Greatest Night of Giveaways.” Everyday deserving people from around the country and in-studio audience members will never see it coming as Ellen DeGeneres presents spectacular gifts and incredible prizes with the help of special guests Michelle Obama, Jennifer Aniston, Justin Timberlake, Robert Downey Jr., Melissa McCarthy, Michael B. Jordan, Jason Momoa, Sterling K. Brown and Chrissy Teigen, Steph & Ayesha Curry and more. TV-PG
- NBC “ELLEN’S GREATEST NIGHT OF GIVEAWAYS” “I SAW MOMMY KISSING ROBERT DOWNEY JR.” REPEAT Show More
- 12/18/2019 (09:00PM – 10:00PM) (Wednesday) : Ellen DeGeneres kicks off a new holiday tradition packed with heartwarming surprises on “Ellen’s Greatest Night of Giveaways.” Everyday deserving people from around the country and in-studio audience members will never see it coming as Ellen DeGeneres presents spectacular gifts and incredible prizes with the help of special guests Michelle Obama, Jennifer Aniston, Justin Timberlake, Robert Downey Jr., Melissa McCarthy, Michael B. Jordan, Jason Momoa, Sterling K. Brown and Chrissy Teigen, Steph & Ayesha Curry and more. TV-PG D, L
- NBC “ELLEN’S GREATEST NIGHT OF GIVEAWAYS” “JOLLY OL’ ST. TIMBERLAKE” REPEAT Show More
- 12/18/2019 (10:00PM – 11:00PM) (Wednesday) : Ellen DeGeneres kicks off a new holiday tradition packed with heartwarming surprises on “Ellen’s Greatest Night of Giveaways.” Everyday deserving people from around the country and in-studio audience members will never see it coming as Ellen DeGeneres presents spectacular gifts and incredible prizes with the help of special guests Michelle Obama, Jennifer Aniston, Justin Timberlake, Robert Downey Jr., Melissa McCarthy, Michael B. Jordan, Jason Momoa, Sterling K. Brown and Chrissy Teigen, Steph & Ayesha Curry and more. TV-PG
- NBC “SPECIALS” “GWEN STEFANI’S YOU MAKE IT FEEL LIKE CHRISTMAS” REPEAT Show More
- 12/19/2019 (10:00PM – 11:00PM) (Thursday) : Three-time Grammy Award-winning performer, songwriter and recording artist Gwen Stefani is bringing her passion for Christmas to NBC with “Gwen Stefani’s You Make It Feel Like Christmas.” This modern take on the traditional holiday special is filled with music from Stefani’s holiday album, along with holiday classics, comedy sketches and more. Special guest performances and appearances by Blake Shelton, Chelsea Handler, Ken Jeong, Seth MacFarlane and NE-YO. TV-PG
- NBC “DATELINE SATURDAY NIGHT MYSTERY” “SA2913A” ORIGINAL Show More
- 12/21/2019 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Saturday) : Dateline’s “The Unusual Suspect” Airs Saturday, December 21 at 8 p.m./7 p.m. CT
Due to NBC’s primetime schedule, the broadcast will air at different start times and dates this weekend, according to time zones: Eastern: airs at 8 p.m. ET; Central: airs at 7 p.m. CT; Mountain: airs 7 p.m. MT, Pacific: airs at 7:30 p.m. PT
THE STORY: When two mothers and their teenage daughters are murdered in a suburb of Maryland, investigators must answer a terrifying question: is this the work of a serial killer?
REPORTED BY: Dennis Murphy INTERVIEWS WITH: Lloyd Irvin, Detective Bernie Nelson WHERE: Prince George’s County, Maryland
- NBC “DATELINE SATURDAY NIGHT MYSTERY” “SA2913B” ORIGINAL Show More
- 12/21/2019 (09:00PM – 10:00PM) (Saturday) : Dateline’s “Deadly Exchange” Airs Saturday, December 21 at 9 p.m./8 p.m. CT
Due to NBC’s primetime schedule, the broadcast will air at different start times and dates this weekend, according to time zones: Eastern: airs at 9 p.m. ET on Saturday; Central: airs at 8 p.m. CT on Saturday; Pacific: airs at 10 p.m. PT on Sunday; Mountain: airs 1:30 a.m. MT on Sunday
THE STORY: Foreign exchange student Diren Dede’s dream to study in America came true when he started his junior year at a Montana high school. When he takes a midnight walk with a friend, a Saturday night turns into a tragedy.
REPORTED BY: Josh Mankiewicz INTERVIEWS WITH: Randy Smith, Kate Walker, Detective Guy Baker WHERE: Missoula, Montana
- NBC “SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE” “MATT DAMON / MARK RONSON & MILEY CYRUS” ORIGINAL Show More
- 12/21/2019 (10:00PM – 11:00PM) (Saturday) : TV-14 – TBA
- These TV series come out on DVD December 15: “The Curse of Oak Island – Seasons 1-6”; “Death in Paradise – Season 8”; “Doc Martin – Series 9”; “Family Guy – Season 17”; “Father Brown – Season 7”; “Gunsmoke – Season 16”; “Gunsmoke – Season 17”; “The High Chaparral – Season 4”; “The Loudest Voice” (Miniseries); “The Orville 2 – Season”; “Suits – Season 9”; “Suits – Complete Series”; “Twin Peaks From Z To A – Complete Series” (only on Blu-ray); and “Ultra Seven – Complete Series.”
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