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- The Macra Terror Promo
The TARDIS arrives at a Human colony that runs along the lines of a holiday camp.
- Disney Star Wars Resistance – Sunday, December 22, 10:00PM Show More
- The Missing Agent (Season 2/Episode 12) Promo
Kaz, Synara and Yeager receive a a distress signal from a missing Resistance agent.
- Hallmark When Calls the Heart – Wednesday, December 25, 8:00PM Show More
- Home for Christmas (Season 8/Episode 1) Promo
Intertwined stories explore the emotions and holiday magic that connect residents of Hope Valley.
- HBO His Dark Materials – Monday, December 23, 9:00PM Show More
- Betrayal (Season 1/Episode 8) Promo
Season 1 finale. As the Magisterium closes in, Lyra assists Asriel’s efforts, but at great personal cost.
- Showtime Ray Donovan – Sunday, December 22, 8:00PM Show More
- Inside Guy (Season 7/Episode 6) Promo
Bunchy, Bridget, and Jim Sullivan need Ray to fix their problems. Smitty and Terry help Ray with detective work.
- Showtime Shameless – Sunday, December 22, 9:00PM Show More
- Citizen Carl (Season 10/Episode 7) Promo
Carl accepts his civic duty while Debbie looks for her next payday.
- Showtime The L Word: Generation Q – Sunday, December 22, 10:00PM Show More
- Lost Love (Season 1/Episode 3) Promo
Shane goes to a bar and gets embroiled with its employees.
- Showtime Work in Progress – Sunday, December 22, 10:56PM Show More
- 162 (Season 1/Episode 3) Promo
Chris and Abby have a Bacchanalian day of various meals.
- Showtime Flack – Friday, December 27, 10:00PM Show More
- Calvin (Season 1/Episode 5) Promo
Robyn accompanies a difficult client on an international flight, but learns that the police have found incriminating content on his laptop. Robyn must work fast to make this problem vanish before word gets out and the plane lands.
- Starz Dublin Murders – Sunday, December 22, 8:00PM Show More
- Episode 7(Season 1/Episode 7) Promo
Cassie faces the killer of Lexie. Rob discovers something about Katy’s murder.
- USA Network Mr. Robot – Sunday, December 22, 9:00PM Show More
- Series Finale Part 1; Series Finale Part 2 Promo
Parts one and two of the series finale.
- ABC Kids Say the Darndest Things: Santa’s Got a Six Pack (12/22) Show More
- TIFFANY PLAYS SANTA’S HELPER TO FIND OUT WHO IS ON THE ‘NICE LIST’ ON A SPECIAL HOLIDAY EPISODE OF ABC’S ‘KIDS SAY THE DARNDEST THINGS,’ AIRING SUNDAY, DEC. 22
“Santa’s Got a Six Pack” – On a special holiday episode, Tiffany chats with kids about their favorite holiday traditions. Later, Tiffany plays Santa’s helper to find out who is on the “nice list” and celebrates an 8-year-old magician who proves that big tricks can come in small packages on an all-new episode of “Kids Say the Darndest Things,” airing SUNDAY, DEC. 22 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST), on ABC.
- ABC The Year: 2019 (12/22) Show More
- ‘THE YEAR: 2019’ REFLECTS ON THE TOP MOMENTS OF THE YEAR
The Two-Hour Ninth Annual Special Airs Sunday, Dec. 22 at 9 p.m. EST, on ABC
Anchored by Robin Roberts With the Award-Winning Team of ABC News Anchors and Correspondents
“The Year: 2019” showcases another monumental year filled with celebrity romance, star drama, politics, breakout stars and the obsessions everyone couldn’t get enough of. The two-hour special, anchored by Robin Roberts airs SUNDAY, DEC. 22 (9:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. Robin is joined by colleagues George Stephanopoulos, David Muir, Michael Strahan, Keke Palmer, Sara Haines, Amy Robach, Lara Spencer, Juju Chang, Mary Bruce and Byron Pitts. Plus, appearances by Sunny Hostin, Abby Huntsman, Dan Abrams and ABC News Contributors Chris Christie, Yvette Simpson and Larry Hackett.
The ninth annual year-end special celebrates historic moments such as Greta Thunberg’s fight against climate change, the U.S. Women’s soccer team’s call for equal pay, and revisits headlines that had everyone talking including the “Varsity Blues” college admissions scandal and the blowback from Jussie Smollet’s claims that he’d been the victim of a hate crime. From celebrity romance and breakout stars to politics and breaking news, this special encompasses all the unforgettable moments and people who made 2019 one for the books. Throughout the program, we’re joined by guest commentators including former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, “Shark Tank” co-host Daymond John, “Entertainment Tonight” co-host Kevin Frazier, comedian Nikki Glaser and many more. The special also features new interviews from ABC’s “The Bachelor” Hannah Brown, actor and “Pose” star Billy Porter, former UCLA gymnast Katelyn Ohashi and musician Blanco Brown.
- ABC NBA Christmas Day presented by State Farm: Los Angeles Clippers at Los Angeles Lakers (12/25) Show More
- NBA SPECIAL Airing Wednesday, December 25, 2019 (8:00 PM-10:30 PM EST) on ABC
- ABC The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition – Pastry and Cookie Week (12/26) Show More
- IT’S PASTRY AND COOKIE WEEK ON ABC’S ‘THE GREAT AMERICAN BAKING SHOW: HOLIDAY EDITION,’ AIRING THURSDAY, DEC. 26
“Pastry and Cookie Week” – This week’s challenges have the six remaining bakers focusing on delicious, flaky and flavorful pastries and holiday cookies perfect for any Christmas celebration when “The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition” airs THURSDAY, DEC. 26 (9:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-PG)
- Bravo The Real Housewives of Atlanta – Sunday, December 22, 8:00PM Show More
- Head Over “Hills” (Season 12/Episode 8) Preview
Cynthia Bailey is ecstatic to continue building her entrepreneurial empire, opening a wine cellar for Atlanta wine enthusiasts.
- CBS THE PRICE IS RIGHT AT NIGHT: A HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA WITH THE CAST OF SEAL TEAM – Sunday, Dec. 22 Show More
- 12/22/19 (8:00 PM)
“THE PRICE IS RIGHT” CELEBRATES THE HOLIDAYS WITH TWO CELEBRITY-THEMED PRIMETIME SPECIALS, DEC. 22 AND DEC. 23, ON CBS
Series Star David Boreanaz and the Cast of CBS’ Hit Drama “SEAL Team” Kick Off the Two-Night Event, Sunday, Dec. 22, 8:00-9:00 PM
Actor Seth Rogen Will “Come on Down” to the Iconic Stage, Monday, Dec. 23, 8:00-9:00 PM
Additional Celebrity Primetime Specials Will Be Broadcast in 2020
THE PRICE IS RIGHT, network television’s #1-rated daytime series and the longest-running game show in television history, celebrates the holidays this season with two celebrity-themed primetime specials: THE PRICE IS RIGHT AT NIGHT: A HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA WITH THE CAST OF SEAL TEAM, Sunday, Dec. 22 (8:00–9:00 PM, ET/PT) and THE PRICE IS RIGHT AT NIGHT: A HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA WITH SETH ROGEN, Monday, Dec. 23 (8:00–9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Drew Carey will host.
On Sunday, series star David Boreanaz and additional cast members from CBS’ SEAL TEAM kick off the two-night event when they welcome an audience full of active duty military and veterans to the special primetime show. Boreanaz and cast will play for the charity Headstrong Project, which provides mental health treatment for post-9/11 veterans and their families.
On Monday, actor and comedian Seth Rogen (“The Lion King,” “Long Shot”) will “come on down” to the iconic stage to play for Hilarity for Charity (HFC), the national Alzheimer’s non-profit organization founded by him and his wife, Lauren Miller Rogen, and dedicated to raising awareness, inspiring change and accelerating progress in Alzheimer’s care, research and support.
Additional THE PRICE IS RIGHT primetime specials will be broadcast during 2020. Details will be announced at a later date.
- CBS A Home for the Holidays with Idina Menzel – Saturday, Dec. 7 Show More
- Airing Sunday, Dec. 22 (9:00PM) – Tony Award winner Idina Menzel performs songs from her new album, Christmas: A Season of Love, and introduces uplifting stories about adoption from foster care. Award-winning artists Adam Lambert, NE-YO and Kelly Rowland also perform.
- CBS THE FACES OF FAMILY SEPARATION – Saturday, Dec. 28 Show More
- Airing Saturday, Dec. 28 (10:00PM) -CBS NEWS TELLS THE STORIES OF FAMILIES SEPARATED AT THE U.S. BORDER, IN THE BROADCAST NETWORK PREMIERE OF THE CBSN ORIGINALS PRESENTATION “THE FACES OF FAMILY SEPARATION”
CBS News takes viewers on a journey inside the real-life challenges facing migrant families split apart by the Trump administration’s “Zero Tolerance” policy, with the primetime broadcast network premiere of the CBSN Originals presentation “The Faces of Family Separation,” to be broadcast Saturday, Dec. 28 (10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Reported by Manuel Bojorquez and a team of journalists from all divisions of CBS News, the documentary provides an immersive look at the hotly debated issue through the eyes of those impacted the most – the fathers, mothers, sons and daughters separated and unaware when they’ll see their family members again. “The Faces of Family Separation” had its digital debut on CBSN Oct. 7.
The documentary follows four families who made the harrowing journey from Central America to the U.S. border, fleeing the dangers of gangs, crime and poverty. They were subsequently detained, and then separated upon entry.
Susana, who migrated with her son, Leni, her daughter, Litzy, and Litzy’s father, recounts an incident her son witnessed on a walk that pushed them to leave home in El Salvador. She says at that “moment he was passing by…a few men were on their way to murder someone. He told me their faces were covered with masks,” she continues, “and you know witnesses get killed too.”
Another parent, Adelindo, recounts the moment his 7-year-old daughter, Angie, was taken from him in the U.S. He says at that point, “I wished to die. I would only think about my daughter.”
Produced by the team at 48 HOURS, “The Faces of Family Separation” features extensive reporting on the complex and ongoing story of the “Zero Tolerance” policy of prosecuting and detaining those who crossed the U.S. southern border illegally.
The film also explores how these children are coping with the trauma of detention and separation, and the long-term impact it has on their lives as their families wait for asylum court dates that will determine whether they will stay in the United States or be deported.
CBSN launched its documentary series, CBSN Originals, in January 2016, adding a new dimension to the network with immersive reports that take a deep dive into some of the key issues driving national and global conversations. To date, CBSN has streamed 50 original documentaries on a range of topics including the mass migration from Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria, social media’s role in the violence against the Rohingya minority in Myanmar, gender identity, and the dangerous journey to America through the Darien Gap, among others. Catch up on the entire slate of CBSN Originals: https://cbsn.ws/2T1NRug
CBSN, CBS News’ streaming news service, is available live, 24/7 via CBSNews.com/live and on all CBS News mobile apps. Stream CBSN anytime, anywhere on your phone, tablet or connected device for iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and game consoles like Xbox and PlayStation.
- The CW The Christmas Caroler Challenge – Sunday, December 22 Show More
- “The Top Ten” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG) (HDTV)
SING YOUR HEART OUT – 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 (#103). Original airdate 12/22/2019.
- The CW The Christmas Caroler Challenge – Sunday, December 22 Show More
- “The Top Eight” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG) (HDTV)
TALENT ABOUNDS – 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 (#104). Original airdate 12/22/2019.
- The CW The Christmas Caroler Challenge – Sunday, December 22 Show More
- “The Six Semifinalists” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG) (HDTV)
DOWN TO THE WIRE – 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 (#105). Original airdate 12/23/2019.
- The CW The Christmas Caroler Challenge – Sunday, December 22 Show More
- SEASON FINALE – “The Finals” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG) (HDTV)
AND THE WINNER IS… – 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 (#106). Original airdate 12/23/2019.
- The CW America Salutes You Presents ‘Guitar Legends 3 – Friday, December 27 Show More
- ONE-HOUR SPECIAL
“America Salutes You Presents ‘Guitar Legends 3′” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG) (HDTV)
HOSTED BY ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAMER BILLY GIBBONS – A roster of epic talent performs in this annual concert benefitting brain and mental wellness charities for veterans and first responders. Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top) hosts the benefit concert joined by guitar legends George Thorogood (George Thorogood & The Destroyers), Grammy Award-winner Warren Haynes (Allman Brothers, Gov’t Mule), Nancy Wilson (Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and co-founding member of Heart), Steve Lukather (co-founding member of Toto), Charlie Starr (Blackberry Smoke) and Ellis Hall (Tower of Power Lead Vocalist). World renowned drummer Kenny Aronoff leads an All-Star band. Original airdate 12/27/2019.
- The CW Popstar’s Best of 2019 – Friday, December 27 Show More
- ONE-HOUR SPECIAL
“Popstar’s Best of 2019” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (Content Ratings TBD) (HDTV)
POPSTAR MAGAZINE’S BEST OF 2019 WITH HOST ELIZABETH STANTON – Host Elizabeth Stanton counts down the greatest and most memorable moments and trends of 2019, based on polls from Popstar Magazine. Produced by Associated Television. Original airdate 12/27/2019.
- FOX WWE’S FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN – Friday, Dec. 27 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 27, 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. 27 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. (WWE-2152) (TV-PG L, V)
- Hallmark Hallmark Channel’s Christmas Concert – Monday, December 23, 9:00PM Show More
- Holiday music, childhood traditions and more will be presented in this ‘family’ gathering of the stars of Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas original movies.
- NBC “DATELINE” “FR2914” ORIGINAL Show More
- 12/27/2019 (10:00PM – 11:00PM) (Friday) : Dateline’s “Bad Blood” Airs Friday, December 27 at 9 p.m./8 p.m. CT
• THE STORY: Twin sisters Jasmiyah and Tasmiyah Whitehead discover their mother Nikki savagely murdered in their home.
• REPORTED BY: Keith Morrison
• INTERVIEWS WITH: Yucca Harris, Detective Chris Moon, Conyers police Captain Jackie Dunn
• WHERE: Conyers, Georgia
- USA Network WWE Monday Night Raw Live – Monday, December 23, 8:00 Show More
- USA Network WWE NXT – Wednesday, December 25, 8:00PM Show More
- 12-25-2019 (Season 13/Episode 15)
Showcasing WWE’s up-and-coming hopefuls as they battle to show they’ve got what it takes.
- ABC I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown (12/22)(Rebroadcast. OAD: 9/29/19) Show More
- ABC RINGS IN THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH AN ANIMATED ‘PEANUTS’ CHRISTMAS SPECIAL ‘I WANT A DOG FOR CHRISTMAS, CHARLIE BROWN,’ SUNDAY, DEC. 22 Promo
This holiday season, ABC once again airs the PEANUTS Christmas special “I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown,” produced and animated by the same team that gave us the other, now classic cartoon specials based on Charles M. Schulz’s famed comic strip. “I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown” airs SUNDAY, DEC. 22 (7:00-8:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-G) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 12/9/03)
“I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown” centers on ReRun, the lovable but ever-skeptical younger brother of Linus and Lucy. It’s Christmas vacation and, as usual, ReRun’s big sister is stressing him out, so he decides to turn to his best friend, Snoopy, for amusement and holiday cheer. However, his faithful but unpredictable beagle companion has plans of his own, giving ReRun reason to ask Snoopy to invite his canine brother Spike for a visit. When Spike shows up, it looks like ReRun will have a dog for Christmas after all – but then the real trouble begins.
The cast of “I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown” includes Jimmy Bennett as ReRun, Adam Taylor Gordon as Charlie Brown, Ashley Rose Orr as Lucy Van Pelt, Corey Padnos as Linus Van Pelt, Hannah Leigh Dworkin as Sally, Nick Price as Schroeder, Jake Miner as Pig Pen/Franklin, Kaitlyn Maggio as the little girl and Bill Melendez as Snoopy.
“I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown” was executive produced by Lee Mendelson. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 9/29/19)
- ABC Same Time, Next Christmas (12/23)(Rebroadcast. OAD: 12/5/19) Show More
- ABC REBROADCASTS ORIGINAL HOLIDAY MOVIE ‘SAME TIME, NEXT CHRISTMAS,’ MONDAY, DEC. 23 Promo
ABC embraces the season with a rebroadcast of the original holiday movie “Same Time, Next Christmas,” MONDAY, DEC. 23 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST). (TV-PG, D) (OAD: 12/5/19)
In “Same Time, Next Christmas,” Olivia Anderson (played by Lea Michele) is a successful young woman who met her childhood sweetheart during her family’s annual Christmas visit to Hawaii. After being separated by distance and years, the two reunite at the same Hawaiian resort years later, and the old chemistry between them flares up anew – but circumstances conspire to keep them apart. “Same Time, Next Christmas” is executive produced by EveryWhere Studios’ Tom Mazza and David Calvert Jones.
- ABC The Good Doctor: Friends and Family (12/23)(Rebroadcast. OAD: 12/2/19) Show More
- DR. SHAUN MURPHY PAYS A VISIT TO HIS DYING FATHER ON ABC’S ‘THE GOOD DOCTOR’ Promo
“Friends and Family” – Dr. Shaun Murphy visits his father on his deathbed and the family reunion reveals unexpected results. Meanwhile, Dr. Neil Melendez, Dr. Alex Park, Dr. Morgan Reznick and Dr. Claire Browne treat an injured star NFL player with severe spinal damage; and Claire addresses her mental health on “The Good Doctor,” MONDAY, DEC. 23 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-14) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 12/2/19) Guest starring is Michael Trucco as Ethan Murphy and Joanna Going as Marcie Murphy.
“Friends and Family” was written by Tommy Moran and directed by Mike Listo.
- ABC Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town (12/24)(Rebroadcast) Show More
- SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN’ TO TOWN Promo – In the perennial favorite created in 1970 by Rankin-Bass Productions (“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Frosty the Snowman”), Fred Astaire narrates this timeless tale of Kris Kringle (Mickey Rooney), a young boy with an immense desire to do good things for others. The vocal cast features Mickey Rooney as Kris Kringle; Keenan Wynn as Winter; Paul Frees as Burgermeister Meisterburger, Grimsby, the soldiers and the townsmen; Joan Gardner as Tanta Kringle; Robie Lester as Jessica and Andrea Sacino; Dina Lynn, Gary White and Greg Thomas as the children. (8:00-9:00 p.m.) Tuesday, December 24.
- ABC CMA Country Christmas (12/24)(Rebroadcast. OAD: 12/03/19) Show More
- ‘CMA COUNTRY CHRISTMAS’ TO REBROADCAST TUESDAY, DEC. 24, ON ABC
Country Superstar Trisha Yearwood to Host and Perform During 10th Annual Holiday Music Special
Country superstar Trisha Yearwood hosts and performs on the 10th annual “CMA Country Christmas,” airing TUESDAY, DEC. 24 (9:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. “CMA Country Christmas” features Christmas classics and festive one-of-a-kind collaborations by artists including Kristin Chenoweth, for KING & COUNTRY, Chris Janson, Tori Kelly, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts, Runaway June, CeCe Winans, Brett Young and Chris Young. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 12/03/19)
- ABC 20/20: TBA (12/25)(Rebroadcast) Show More
- Airing Wednesday, December 25, 2019 (10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST) on ABC
TBA – “WEST COAST ONLY” (Repeat)
- ABC black-ish: Father Christmas (12/25)(Rebroadcast. OAD: 12/10/19) Show More
- POPS IS IN THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT AND WANTS THE FAMILY TO GO ALL OUT FOR CHRISTMAS UNTIL SOMEONE FROM LYNETTE’S PAST SHOWS UP ON ABC’S ‘BLACK-ISH’
Directed by Anthony Anderson Promo
“Father Christmas” – Pops doesn’t do Christmas, so when he shows up to the house full of holiday cheer with Lynette (Loretta Devine), Dre is thrown off. Pops wants to make up for lost time and go all out this Christmas. The whole family gets into the holiday spirit until someone from Lynette’s past shows up on “black-ish,” WEDNESDAY, DEC. 25 (10:30-11:00 p.m. EST/8:00-8:30 p.m. PST), on ABC. (TV-PG, L) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 12/10/19) Guest starring Loretta Devine as Lynette, Baron Vaughn as Doug and Raven-Symoné as Rhonda.
“Father Christmas” was written by Mary Fitzgerald and directed by Anthony Anderson.
- ABC Happy New Year, Charlie Brown (12/26)(Rebroadcast. OAD: 12/23/09) Show More
- THE PEANUTS GANG RINGS IN THE NEW YEAR WITH CHARLES SCHULZ’ ANIMATED SPECIAL ‘HAPPY NEW YEAR, CHARLIE BROWN’ THURSDAY, DEC. 26 Promo
ABC and the PEANUTS gang will ring in the new year with the animated PEANUTS special, “Happy New Year, Charlie Brown,” created by late cartoonist Charles M. Schulz, along with “She’s a Good Skate, Charlie Brown,” THURSDAY, DEC. 26 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-G) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 12/23/09)
In “Happy New Year, Charlie Brown,” the PEANUTS gang is ringing in 1986, and Marcie and Peppermint Patty are throwing a big New Year’s Eve bash. Charlie Brown plans to celebrate the holiday by curling up with a big book that weighs nearly as much as he does: Tolstoy’s “War and Peace.” The book’s weight doesn’t stop him from lugging it to Lucy’s pre-party dance class where he cuts a mean rug with a rollicking Patty. With just 1131 pages to go, Charlie Brown takes another break, this time for the party, and summons the courage to invite his true love, the little red-haired girl. She doesn’t respond, but hapless Chuck shows up anyway – with Tolstoy in tow. Then he settles down with the book on a porch swing in a snowstorm, and in so doing, misses the evening’s big surprise.
The cast includes Chad Allen as Charlie Brown, Melissa Guzzi as Lucy, Jeremy Miller as Linus, Kristi Baker as Peppermint Patty, Elizabeth Lyn Fraser as Sally, Aron Mandelbaum as Schroeder and Jason Mendelson as Marcie.
The special was executive produced by Lee Mendelson and created and written by Charles M. Schulz.
- ABC American Housewife: The Bromance Before Christmas (12/27)(Rebroadcast. OAD: 12/13/19) Show More
- KATIE LOOKS FORWARD TO BONDING WITH TAYLOR OVER AN OLD FAMILY CHRISTMAS TRADITION ON ABC’S ‘AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE’ Promo
“The Bromance Before Christmas” – Katie looks forward to sharing her favorite childhood Christmas tradition with Taylor, but a surprise visit from her mom, Kathryn (Wendie Malick), threatens her holiday cheer. Meanwhile, Greg is blindsided by Katie’s good intentions; and to make matters worse, Oliver and Anna-Kat break a family heirloom on “American Housewife,” FRIDAY, DEC. 27 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-PG, D) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 12/13/19) Ed Weeks and Wendie Malick guest star.
“The Bromance Before Christmas” was written by Jonathan Fener and directed by Chris Koch.
- ABC Fresh Off the Boat: S’Mothered (12/27)(Rebroadcast. OAD: 10/18/19) Show More
- WILL EDDIE’S WORLD COME CRASHING DOWN WHEN JESSICA FINALLY MEETS TINA? FIND OUT ON ABC’S ‘FRESH OFF THE BOAT’ Promo
“S’Mothered” – While Eddie faces his fears and finally introduces his girlfriend Tina to his mom, Louis is in search of his next passion on “Fresh Off the Boat,” FRIDAY, DEC. 27 (8:30-9:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-PG, D) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 10/18/19) Guest starring is Isabel Oliver Marcus as Tina, Prophet Bolden as Walter, Evan Hannemann as Barefoot Dave, Trevor Larcom as Trent, Dash Williams as Brian, Isabel Oliver Marcus as Tina and Raymond Forchion as Ted.
“S’Mothered’ was written by Emily Cutler and directed by Sean Kavanagh.
- ABC 20/20 (12/27)(Rebroadcast) Show More
- 20/20 Airing Friday, December 27, 2019 (9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST) on ABC
Two-Hour ‘20/20’ on Notorious Bobbitt Case Features Interview With John Wayne Bobbitt, Friday, Dec. 27, on ABC
’20/20′ Airs Friday, Dec. 27 (9:00 – 11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC
Twenty-six years ago, Lorena Bobbitt’s name was splashed across newspaper headlines and television screens nationwide when she was charged with attacking her husband, John Wayne Bobbitt, with a kitchen knife. A two-hour “20/20” reports details in the infamous case and features an interview with John, in which he shares details about the 1993 events, what he went through in the aftermath of the attack and his life now. “20/20” airs Friday, Dec. 27 (9:00 – 11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC.
The two-hour program includes footage from the ABC News archives, including Lorena’s first TV interview, which she gave to “20/20” in 1993, and examines the case’s lasting impact on issues of domestic violence, particularly through the #MeToo and Time’s Up lens. The special features interviews with key players in the case including Paul Ebert, the Prince William County Commonwealth attorney who prosecuted both Lorena and John; Blair Howard, Lorena’s attorney; Gregg Murphy, John’s attorney; Brett Biro, John’s brother; Dr. David Berman and Dr. James Sehn, two doctors who treated John; Patricia Ireland, former president of the National Organization for Women; Kim Masters, who wrote the first Vanity Fair article that featured an interview with Lorena; and talk show host Maury Povich who covered the case extensively.
As news spread that 24-year-old Lorena dismembered John, the case quickly became a media sensation. Lorena claimed that John raped her before the attack, John denies that he raped Lorena. Lorena was found not guilty of maliciously wounding her husband due to temporary insanity, and in a different trial, John was found not guilty of marital sexual assault against Lorena.
John and Lorena remained in the public eye in the years following the attack. John starred in adult films and was in the headlines again when he was convicted of domestic battery and attempted grand larceny in cases unrelated to Lorena. Lorena had another run-in with the law, arrested for allegedly punching her mother and eventually acquitted of that charge. After her marriage to John ended, Lorena started an organization dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence. (Rebroadcast. ABC OAD: 1/4/19)
“20/20” is anchored by David Muir and Amy Robach. David Sloan is senior executive producer. (Repeat)
- ABC Live in Front of a Studio Audience: ‘All in the Family’ and ‘Good Times (12/28)(Rebroadcast. OAD. 12/18) Show More
- ABC’S ‘LIVE IN FRONT OF A STUDIO AUDIENCE: ‘ALL IN THE FAMILY’ AND ‘GOOD TIMES,’’ SET TO REBROADCAST, SATURDAY, DEC. 28
“Live in Front of a Studio Audience: ‘All in the Family’ and ‘Good Times’” is set to rebroadcast on ABC, SATURDAY, DEC. 28 (8:00-9:30 p.m. EST). This holiday-inspired live event produced by Sony Pictures Television recreates installments of Norman Lear and Bud Yorkin’s Emmy® Award-winning series “All in the Family” and groundbreaking sitcom “Good Times,” created by Mike Evans, Eric Monte and developed by Lear.
All-star cast members taking on the famed “All in the Family” roles include Woody Harrelson, Marisa Tomei, Ellie Kemper and Ike Barinholtz reprising their iconic roles as Archie and Edith Bunker, Gloria Stivic and Meathead, along with Kevin Bacon as Pinkie Peterson, Jesse Eisenberg as David Brewster and Justina Machado as Teresa Bettencourt.
A lineup of all-star talent tackling “Good Times” roles include Viola Davis and Andre Braugher as Florida Evans and James Evans, Jay Pharoah as J.J Evans, Asante Blackk as Michael Evans, Corinne Foxx as Thelma Evans and Tiffany Haddish as Willona Woods. Jharrel Jerome also stars as Jimmy Pearson, while ABC’s Anthony Anderson and the legendary Patti LaBelle join forces for a show-stopping musical performance.
- ABC The Conners: Preemies, Weed and Infidelity (12/28) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 9/24/19) Show More
- AMERICA’S FAVORITE WORKING-CLASS FAMILY RETURNS WITH A NEW SET OF PROBLEMS, BUT WITH THE SAME HEART AND HUMOR ON ABC’S ‘THE CONNERS’ Promo
“Preemies, Weed and Infidelity” – In the wake of Emilio’s deportation, Jackie steps into the role of a paternal figure and creates a meticulous birth plan for Becky; but as the Conners know, nothing ever goes according to plan. Meanwhile, Darlene is tangled in a complex love triangle with David and Ben, and – like her mother – Harris is caught up in a problem of her own on “The Conners,” SATURDAY, DEC. 28 (9:30-10:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-PG, DL) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 9/24/19)
“Preemies, Weed and Infidelity” was written by Bruce Helford, Bruce Rasmussen and Dave Caplan, and directed by Gail Mancuso.
- ABC 20/20 (12/28)(Rebroadcast.) Show More
- Airing Saturday, December 28, 2019 (10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST) on the ABC Television Network: (West Coast only)” (Repeat) ‘20/20’ Follows an Inspirational Family for Nearly Five Years As They Adjust to Life With Son’s Rare Facial Condition, Saturday, Dec. 28
15-Year-Old Nathaniel Newman Has Been Called the Real-Life Story of Character from Bestselling Book and Movie ‘Wonder’
‘20/20’ Airs Saturday, Dec. 28 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC
It is every parent’s fear during pregnancy—will my child be born healthy? Magda and Russel Newman had every reason to believe their child would be, but what actually happened resulted in an unexpected journey that changed their lives forever. Their son Nathaniel Newman, now 15, was born with a very rare craniofacial condition called Treacher Collins syndrome, which affects just one in 50,000 people. Nathaniel was born with no cheekbones, ears and almost no jawbone. In a complete coincidence, Nathaniel’s life bears a striking resemblance to Auggie Pullman’s, the fictional protagonist in R.J. Palacio’s bestselling book, “Wonder.” The comparisons are so striking that even Palacio has called Nathaniel “Auggie Pullman come to life.” For nearly five years, ABC News followed Nathaniel, who struggles to fit into a world where he cannot help but stand out, and his family as they navigate everyday challenges from the start of a new school to undergoing groundbreaking surgery—only performed once before on a child with Treacher Collins—with the goal of removing his life-altering tracheostomy. “20/20” includes interviews with Nathaniel; Magda and Russel; Jacob Newman, Nathaniel’s protective younger brother; Nathaniel’s doctors; “Wonder” author R.J. Palacio; Jono Lancaster, a 33-year-old with Treacher Collins who has successfully adapted to his condition and an incredible surprise from singer Christina Aguilera. The episode also reports on Nathaniel and Magda’s life now, including their new book, “Normal: One Kid’s Extraordinary Journey,” which will be released early next year. “20/20” airs Saturday, Dec. 28 (10:00-11:00p.m. EST), on ABC.
Magda and Russel met on a beach in Southampton, New York, and married about a year later. Following a healthy pregnancy, Magda, 24, gave birth in New York City after nearly 17 hours of labor. What should have been a joyous occasion quickly turned to a frantic scene. As the doctors rushed the baby away in an attempt to save his life, Magda caught a glimpse of his head and knew immediately something was different. Hours after Nathaniel was born, after they were still emotional from the news of his condition, the two new parents sat in the hospital room watching the GRAMMY® Awards. After they watched Aguilera perform “Beautiful,” they resolved to treasure the inner beauty in their son and help the world see it too. Because of the malformations in his face, the simplest tasks—eating, breathing, and swallowing—were nearly impossible for Nathaniel. In the first year of his life, he had more than ten surgeries to help his body function. Flash forward to present day, Nathaniel has had over 60 surgeries, but his family is still holding up the vow they made on that first night. “20/20” follows Nathaniel as he comes to terms with his differences, and his resilient family as they endure risky surgeries and Magda’s cancer diagnosis, and prepare for future challenges. (Rebroadcast. ABC OAD: 11/17/17).
- CBS “60 MINUTES” LISTINGS FOR SUNDAY, DEC. 22 Show More
- 7:30-8:30 PM, ET/7:00-8:00 PM, PT
Mark Bradford; The Pavarotti Of Pasta; Built By AngelsNew(Season 52, Episode 13)
The Los Angeles artist is considered one of the most important and influential artists in America attracting the attention of the world’s top museums and art collectors who pay millions for his abstract work. Preview
Lesley Stahl goes to Modena, Italy, to meet chef Massimo Bottura to taste and see why his restaurant ranked # 1 on the list of the top 50 eateries in the world. Preview
Ethiopian pilgrims have been trekking to this mysterious holy site for centuries to visit its rock-hewn churches. Preview
- NCIS IS CALLED TO A MURDER SCENE AFTER PATTON WATCHED HELPLESSLY AS HIS FRIEND AND FORMER NAVY SEAL WAS GUNNED DOWN IN A DRIVE-BY SHOOTING, ON A REBROADCAST OF “NCIS: NEW ORLEANS,” SUNDAY, DEC. 22 Promo
“In Plain Sight” – The NCIS team investigates the murder of Patton’s friend, a former Navy Seal gunned down in a drive-by shooting while Patton helplessly watched, on a rebroadcast of NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, Sunday, Dec. 22 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 4/2/19.)
WRITTEN BY: Katherine Beattie
DIRECTED BY: LeVar Burton
- CBS ALL RISE – Monday, Dec. 23 Show More
- MARK AND EMILY GO HEAD TO HEAD IN COURT FOR THE FIRST TIME, AND THINGS GET AWKWARD WHEN MARK MUST CROSS-EXAMINE LOLA’S MOTHER WHEN SHE’S CALLED AS A CHARACTER WITNESS IN THE CASE, ON A REBROADCAST OF “ALL RISE,” MONDAY, DEC. 23 Promo
L. Scott Caldwell Guest Stars as Lola’s Mother, Roxy
“Uncommon Women and Mothers” – Mark and Emily go head to head in court for the first time, and things get awkward when Mark must cross-examine Lola’s mother, Roxy (L. Scott Caldwell), when she’s called as a character witness in the case for a homeless youth charged with felony vandalism, on a rebroadcast of ALL RISE, Monday, Dec. 23 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 11/4/19.)
WRITTEN BY: Sunil Nayar
DIRECTED BY: Paul McCrane
- CBS BULL – Monday, Dec. 23 Show More
- BULL RETURNS TO WORK FOLLOWING HIS HEART ATTACK WITH A NEW RICH CLIENT FOR THE FIRM TO REPRESENT, ON A REBROADCAST OF THE THIRD SEASON PREMIERE OF “BULL,” MONDAY, DEC. 23 Promo
“The Ground Beneath Their Feet” – Bull returns to work following his heart attack with a new rich client for the firm to represent: an insurance company being sued by a dying mother for denying coverage of her liver transplant, on on a rebroadcast of the third season premiere of BULL, Monday, Dec. 23 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 9/24/18.)
WRITTEN BY: Executive Producer Glenn Gordon Caron
DIRECTED BY: Bethany Rooney
- NCIS INVESTIGATES THE MURDER OF A MARINE MAJOR BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN KILLED IN THE 9/11 ATTACK ON THE PENTAGON AFTER HUMAN REMAINS ARE DISCOVERED AT A CONSTRUCTION SITE, ON A REBROADCAST OF “NCIS,” TUESDAY, DEC. 24 Promo
“Hail & Farewell” – NCIS investigates the murder of a Marine Major believed to have been killed in the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon after human remains are discovered at a construction site. A personal history with the victim drives Gibbs to solve her crime, on a rebroadcast of NCIS, Tuesday, Dec. 24 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 4/16/19.)
WRITTEN BY: Jennifer Corbett
DIRECTED BY: Michael Zinberg
- CBS FBI -Tuesday, Dec. 24 Show More
- A WOMAN WITH INFORMATION ABOUT THE DEATH OF MAGGIE’S HUSBAND IS ABDUCTED, LEADING THE TEAM TO UNCOVER A MASSIVE CRIMINAL OPERATION, ON A REBROADCAST OF THE FIRST SEASON FINALE OF “FBI,” TUESDAY, DEC. 24 Promo
“Closure” – A woman with information about the death of Maggie’s husband is abducted leading the team to uncover a criminal operation larger than anyone imagined. Also, Dana puts her career in jeopardy by standing by and allowing Maggie to work on the case, which has such a personal connection to her, on a rebroadcast of the first season finale of FBI, Tuesday, Dec. 24 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 5/14/19.)
WRITTEN BY: Rick Eid
DIRECTED BY: Nicole Rubio
- CBS FBI – Tuesday, Dec. 24 Show More
- MAGGIE AND OA SEARCH FOR A SERIAL BOMBER WHO IS OUT FOR REVENGE AND TARGETING WALL STREET’S MOST ELITE PLAYERS, ON A REBROADCAST OF “FBI,” TUESDAY, DEC. 24 Promo
“Scorched Earth” – A serial bomber appears to be targeting Wall Street’s elite. Maggie and OA search for a suspect who seems dead-set on revenge, while Dana deals with Spencer Briggs (Paulo Costanzo), a cocky profiler brought in to consult on the case, on a rebroadcast of FBI, Tuesday, Dec. 24 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 2/26/19.)
WRITTEN BY: Rick Eid and Brian Anthony
DIRECTED BY: Nick Gomez
- CBS THE NEIGHBORHOOD – Wednesday, Dec. 25 Show More
- THE JOHNSONS HOST THE BUTLERS AND DAVE’S POLITICALLY INCORRECT MOTHER FOR A MEMORABLE THANKSGIVING, ON A REBROADCAST OF “THE NEIGHBORHOOD,” WEDNESDAY, DEC. 25 Promo
Marilu Henner Guest Stars as Dave’s Outspoken Mother, Paula
“Welcome to Thanksgiving” – Dave and Gemma host a memorable Thanksgiving in their new home when Dave’s politically incorrect mother, Paula (Marilu Henner), visits from out of town and meets Calvin, Tina and the rest of the Butler family for the first time, on a rebroadcast of THE NEIGHBORHOOD, Wednesday, Dec. 25 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 11/19/18.)
WRITTEN BY: Isabelle Esposito
DIRECTED BY: Stan Latham
- CBS BOB ♥ ABISHOLA – Wednesday, Dec. 25 Show More
- BOB AND ABISHOLA FINALLY GO ON A PROPER DATE, WHICH IS INTERRUPTED BY DOTTIE’S MEDICAL EMERGENCY, ON A REBROADCAST OF “BOB ♥ ABISHOLA,” WEDNESDAY, DEC. 25 Promo
“Ralph Lauren and Fish” – Bob and Abishola finally go on a proper date, which is interrupted by Dottie’s medical emergency, on a rebroadcast of BOB ♥ ABISHOLA, Wednesday, Dec. 25 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 10/28/19.)
STORY BY: Chuck Lorre and Al Higgins
TELEPLAY BY: David Goetsch and Gina Yashere
DIRECTED BY: Beth McCarthy-Miller
- CBS MOM – Wednesday, Dec. 25 Show More
- CHRISTY’S SEARCH FOR THE PERFECT SECRET SANTA GIFT LEADS HER TO DISCOVER ADAM HAS BEEN HIDING SOMETHING FROM BONNIE, AND TAMMY LOOKS FOR A JOB IN ORDER TO AVOID BEING SENT BACK TO PRISON, ON A REBROADCAST OF “MOM,” WEDNESDAY, DEC. 25 Promo
Editor’s note: The air date of this episode has changed.
“Foot Powder and the Barrelworks Pirates” – Christy’s search for the perfect Secret Santa gift leads her to discover Adam has been hiding something from Bonnie. Also, Tammy looks for a job in order to avoid being sent back to prison, on a rebroadcast of MOM, Wednesday, Dec. 25 (9:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 12/13/18.)
STORY BY: Marco Pennette, Alissa Neubauer and Britté Anchor
TELEPLAY BY: Nick Bakay, Warren Bell and Susan McMartin
DIRECTED BY: James Widdoes
- CBS CAROL’S SECOND ACT- Wednesday, Dec. 25 Show More
- CAROL EXCITEDLY PLANS AN EARLY CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION FOR JENNY, BUT JENNY’S PREOCCUPIED WITH HER SECRET FIRST DATE WITH DANIEL, ON A REBROADCAST OF “CAROL’S SECOND ACT,” WEDNESDAY, DEC. 25 Promo
“Merry December 19th” – Carol excitedly plans an early Christmas celebration for Jenny, but Jenny’s preoccupied with her secret first date with Daniel. Also, the doctors investigate a case of food poisoning at an office holiday party, on a rebroadcast of CAROL’S SECOND ACT, Wednesday, Dec. 25 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 12/12/19.)
WRITTEN BY: Becky Mann & Audra Sielaff
DIRECTED BY: Scott Ellis
- CBS ALL RISE – Wednesday, Dec. 25 Show More
- AMID HOLIDAY PARTIES, LOLA MUST DEFEND HERSELF BEFORE THE COMMISSION ON JUDICIAL PERFORMANCE AFTER A COMPLAINT IS MADE AGAINST HER, ON A REBROADCAST OF “ALL RISE,” WEDNESDAY, DEC. 25 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 a rebroadcast of ALL RISE, Wednesday, Dec. 25 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 12/16/19.)
WRITTEN BY: Conway Preston
DIRECTED BY: Claudia Yarmy
- CBS YOUNG SHELDON – Thursday, Dec. 26 Show More
- THE COOPER FAMILY TAKES IN A BROKEN-HEARTED PASTOR JEFF, ON A REBROADCAST OF “YOUNG SHELDON,” THURSDAY, DEC. 26 Promo
“A Broken Heart and a Crock Monster” – The Coopers help Pastor Jeff (Matt Hobby) through a rough patch in his marriage. Also, Sheldon pressures church members for donations when Mary takes him to work for a day, on a rebroadcast of YOUNG SHELDON, Thursday, Dec. 26 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 5/9/19.)
STORY BY: Chuck Lorre & Damir Konjicija & Dario Konjicija
TELEPLAY BY: Steven Molaro & Tara Hernandez & Jeremy Howe
DIRECTED BY: Alex Reid
- CBS THE UNICORN – Thursday, Dec. 26 Show More
- WHEN WADE GOES OUT OF TOWN FOR THE DAY, HE PANICS AT THE REALIZATION THAT HE IS THE SOLE CARETAKER OF HIS CHILDREN, ON A REBROADCAST OF “THE UNICORN,” THURSDAY, DEC. 26 Promo
Missi Pyle Guest Stars as Ava, a Woman Wade Meets in the Airport Bar
“Wade Delayed” – When Wade goes out of town for the day, he panics at the realization that he is the sole caretaker of his children. Also, Delia picks up the girls from school for Wade but is thrown for a loop when Grace tells a clever lie to hang out with her friends, on a rebroadcast of THE UNICORN, Thursday, Dec. 26 (8:31-9:01 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Missi Pyle guest stars as Ava, a woman Wade meets in the airport bar. (Originally broadcast 11/14/19.)
WRITTEN BY: Jacque Edmonds Cofer
DIRECTED BY: Kabir Akhtar
- CBS MOM – Thursday, Dec. 26 Show More
- BONNIE RELUCTANTLY CONSULTS A THERAPIST FOR HELP WITH HER ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER AND CHRISTY BATTLES HER URGE TO GAMBLE ON SPORTS WHILE HELPING OUT AT THE BAR, ON A REBROADCAST OF “MOM,” THURSDAY, DEC. 26 Promo
Rainn Wilson Guest Stars as Bonnie’s Therapist, Trevor
“A Dark Closet and Therapy with Horses” – Bonnie reluctantly consults a therapist, Trevor (Rainn Wilson), for help with her ADD, and Christy battles her urge to gamble on sports while helping out at the bar, on a rebroadcast of MOM, Thursday, Dec. 26 (9:01-9:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 3/7/19.)
STORY BY: Sheldon Bull, Anne Flett-Giordano and Michael Shipley
TELEPLAY BY: Nick Bakay, Warren Bell and Susan McMartin
DIRECTED BY: James Widdoes
- CBS CAROL’S SECOND ACT – Thursday, Dec. 26 Show More
- THE HOSPITAL IS ABUZZ WHEN CAROL IS ASSIGNED TO CARE FOR A STAR COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER WITH A BROKEN RIB, ON A REBROADCAST OF “CAROL’S SECOND ACT,” THURSDAY, DEC. 26 Promo
“Game Changer” – The hospital is abuzz when Carol is assigned to care for a star college football player with a broken rib. Also, sparks continue to fly between Jenny and Daniel, on a rebroadcast of CAROL’S SECOND ACT, Thursday, Dec. 26 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 11/7/19.)
WRITTEN BY: Darrin Bragg
DIRECTED BY: Angela Gomes
- CBS EVIL – Thursday, Dec. 26 Show More
- WHEN A WOMAN CONFESSES TO MURDER DURING HER EXORCISM, KRISTEN, DAVID AND BEN ARE ASKED BY THE CHURCH TO INVESTIGATE IF THE DETAILS MATCH ANY OPEN CASES AND IF THE WOMAN REALLY IS POSSESSED BY A DEMON, ON A REBROADCAST OF “EVIL,” THURSDAY, DEC. 26 Promo
“Vatican III” – When Bridget (Annaleigh Ashford) confesses to murder during her exorcism, Monsignor Korecki (Boris McGiver) asks Kristen, David and Ben to investigate if the details match any open cases and if the woman really is possessed by a demon, on a rebroadcast of EVIL, Thursday, Dec. 26 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 11/14/19.)
WRITTEN BY: Patricia Ione Lloyd
DIRECTED BY: Jim McKay
- CBS HAWAII FIVE-0 – Friday, Dec. 27 Show More
- JUNIOR IS TORN BETWEEN HIS DUTIES AS A MEMBER OF FIVE-0 AND HIS FEELINGS FOR HIS FORMER GIRLFRIEND WHEN HER NEW MAN IS ONE OF THE CULPRITS IN A BANK-HEIST-TURNED-HOMICIDE, ON A REBROADCAST OF “HAWAII FIVE-0” FRIDAY, DEC. 27 Promo
Episode Directed by Series Star Alex O’Loughlin
“E’ao lu’au a kualima” – Junior is torn between his duties as a member of Five-0 and his feelings for his former girlfriend when her new love, the father of her son, is one of the culprits in a bank-heist-turned-homicide, on a rebroadcast of HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Dec. 27 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Episode directed by series star Alex O’Loughlin. (Originally broadcast 2/22/19.) (“E’ao lu’au a kualima” is Hawaiian for “Offer young taro leaves to”)
WRITTEN BY: David Wolkove & Matt Wheeler
DIRECTED BY: Alex O’Loughlin
- CBS MAGNUM P.I. – Friday, Dec. 27 Show More
- MAGNUM HAS AN EMOTIONAL CONNECTION TO A CASE WHEN HE AND EVERY OTHER PRIVATE EYE AND BOUNTY HUNTER ON THE ISLAND ARE TASKED TO TRACK DOWN A MAN ACCUSED OF MURDER, ON A REBROADCAST OF “MAGNUM P.I.,” FRIDAY, DEC. 27 Promo
Ken Jeong Returns as Private Investigator Luther Gillis
Former Professional Football Player Eddie George and NASCAR Driver Ryan Blaney Guest Star in the Episode
“Winner Takes All” – Magnum has an emotional connection to a case when he and every other private investigator and bounty hunter on Oahu are tasked to track down a man (Jake Matthews) accused of murder, on a rebroadcast of MAGNUM P.I., Friday, Dec. 27 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Ken Jeong returns as private investigator Luther Gillis. Former professional football player Eddie George guest stars as the man informing the bounty hunters and private eyes to the skip on the run. NASCAR driver Ryan Blaney guest stars as a bounty hunter eager to find the skip. (Originally broadcast 1/20/19.)
WRITTEN BY: Gene Hong
DIRECTED BY: Amanda Marsalis
- CBS BLUE BLOODS – Friday, Dec. 27 Show More
- WHEN FRANK’S SAFETY IS THREATENED, GORMLEY ASKS DANNY FOR HELP TRACKING DOWN THE FORMER NYPD DETECTIVE HE BELIEVES MAY BE RESPONSIBLE, ON A REBROADCAST OF “BLUE BLOODS,” FRIDAY, DEC. 27
Editor’s note: This episode replaces the previously scheduled programming.
Bebe Neuwirth Returns as Kelly Peterson, the Corporation Counsel Who Handles Civil Claims Against the Department Promo
“Meet the New Boss” – Gormley looks to Danny and Baez for help tracking down a former NYPD detective he believes may be a threat to Frank’s safety. Also, Erin navigates office politics when she chooses to reopen a closed case; Jamie is transferred to a new precinct with a lot of problems; and Frank and Baker team up to investigate a complaint about an SVU detective, on a rebroadcast of BLUE BLOODS, Friday, Dec. 27 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Bebe Neuwirth returns as Kelly Peterson, the corporation counsel who handles civil claims against the department. (Originally broadcast 10/5/18.)
WRITTEN BY: Ian Biederman
DIRECTED BY: Robert Harmon
- CALLEN AND THE NCIS TEAM ASSIST WITH THE SEARCH FOR ANNA KOLCHECK AFTER SHE ESCAPES PRISON, ON A REBROADCAST OF “NCIS: LOS ANGELES,” SATURDAY, DEC. 28 Promo
Bar Paly Guest Stars as Anna Kolcheck
“The One That Got Away” – After Anna Kolcheck (Bar Paly) escapes from prison with her cellmate, Callen and the NCIS team assist with the investigation and search for her whereabouts, on a rebroadcast of NCIS: LOS ANGELES, Saturday, Dec. 28 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 4/28/19.)
WRITTEN BY: Andrew Bartels & Erin Broadhurst
DIRECTED BY: Eric A. Pot
- CBS S.W.A.T. – Saturday, Dec. 28 Show More
- THE SWAT TEAM ENGAGES IN TENSE NEGOTIATIONS WITH A FAMILY THAT TAKES A LOCAL OFFICER HOSTAGE WHEN THEY’RE EVICTED FROM THEIR HOME DUE TO EMINENT DOMAIN, ON A REBROADCAST OF “S.W.A.T.,” SATURDAY, DEC. 28 Promo
Editor’s note: This episode replaces the previously scheduled programming.
“Lion’s Den” – The SWAT team engages in tense negotiations with a family that takes a local officer hostage when they’re evicted from their home due to eminent domain. Also, Hondo reflects on his personal life choices as he helps his father through a medical crisis and Chris’ relationship with Kira and Ty reaches a critical juncture, on a rebroadcast of S.W.A.T., Saturday, Dec. 28 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 11/20/19.)
WRITTEN BY: Munis Rashid
DIRECTED BY: Billy Gierhart
- The CW Masters of Illusion – Tuesday, December 24 Show More
- “Masters of Illusion: Christmas Magic 2019” – (8:00-9:00 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 The Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown 2019 – Tuesday, December 24 Show More
- ONE-HOUR SPECIAL
“The 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 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2019 – Wednesday, December 25 Show More
- ONE-HOUR SPECIAL
“iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2019” – (8:00-9:00 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.
- The CW Whose Line Is It Anyway? – Wednesday, December 25 Show More
- “Jonathan Mangum 7” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, DL) (HDTV)
UPROARIOUS LAUGHTER – 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 (#720). Original airdate 7/1/2019.
- The CW iHeartRadio Music Festival Greatest Moments – Thursday, December 26 Show More
- ONE-HOUR SPECIAL
“iHeartRadio Music Festival Greatest Moments” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG, DL) (HDTV)
THE GREATEST MOMENTS HOSTED BY RYAN SEACREST – The greatest moments of the iHeartRadio Music Festival events come together in this one hour special. Hosted by Ryan Seacrest (“On Air with Ryan Seacrest”), the special will feature some of the festival’s most memorable performances including Prince and Mary J. Blige, Miley Cyrus and Billy Idol, Taylor Swift, Pink, Britney Spears, Shawn Mendes, Queen and Fun, and many more. Original airdate 9/29/2019.
- “I’ll Never Give Up Hope” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, LV) (HDTV) Promo
A SUMMER WITHOUT HOPE – After discovering that there may be a way out of Malivore, Hope (Danielle Rose Russell) becomes more determined than ever to find her way back to Mystic Falls. Alaric (Matthew Davis), who is still reeling after being voted out as headmaster by the honor council, continues looking into the mysterious night Malivore was destroyed. Elsewhere, as the students leave for summer vacation, Landon (Aria Shahghasemi) stays behind to keep an eye on Rafael (Peyton Alex Smith), while MG (Quincy Fouse) heads to Atlanta to spend time with Kaleb’s (guest star Chris Lee) family. Finally, while Lizzie (Jenny Boyd) spends the summer in Europe with Caroline, Josie (Kaylee Bryant) searches for answers about the mysterious ascendant that Alaric was keeping from them. Julie Plec directed the episode written by Brett Matthews & Julie Plec (#201). Original airdate 10/10/2019.
- FOX THE MASKED SINGER – Sunday, Dec. 22 Show More
- **SEASON FINALE ENCORE**–“THE MASKED SINGER” – (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1
ONE CELEBRITY WILL BE NAMED THE SEASON TWO WINNER ON A SPECIAL ENCORE OF THE TWO-HOUR SEASON FINALE OF “THE MASKED SINGER” SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22, 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 a special encore of the “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 Sunday, Dec. 22 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (MS-213/MS-214) (TV-14 L)
- FOX 9-1-1 – Monday, Dec. 23 Show More
- “9-1-1” – (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) CC-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1
PA: Viewer Discretion is advised.
THE FIRST RESPONDERS ARE INVOLVED IN AN EMERGENCY AT A HIGH-RISE FIRE DRILL ON “9-1-1” MONDAY, DECEMBER 23, ON FOX Promo
Ronda Rousey Guest-Stars
The first responders race to save workers in a high-rise during a fire drill; a mother and her sons involved in a perilous car accident; and squabbling siblings fighting over a family heirloom. Meanwhile, Buck delivers surprising news to Bobby, Eddie helps Christopher cope with the trauma of the tsunami, Hen and Karen debate expanding their family and Maddie decides to take action against a possible wife abuser in the “Triggers” episode of 9-1-1 airing Monday, Dec. 23 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (NIN-305) (TV-14 L, V)
Guest Cast: Ronda Rousey as Lena Bosko; Tracie Thomas as Karen Wilson; Declan Platt as Denny Wilson; Bryan Safi as Josh Russo; Scott Wilder as Alan; Jordan Belfi as Chase Mackey; Jonathan Ohye as Dr. Lin; Paula Jai Parker as Judith Spivey; Aiden Berryman as Camden; Jonny Berryman as Jonny
- FOX PRODIGAL SON – Monday, Dec. 23 Show More
- “PRODIGAL SON” – (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1
PA: Viewer discretion is advised.
MALCOLM’S NIGHT TERRORS BEGIN TO GET THE BEST OF HIM ON “PRODIGAL SON” MONDAY, DECEMBER 23, ON FOX Promo
Malcolm searches the depths of his mind to unravel the mystery of “the girl in the box,” but with his night terrors and lack of sleep increasing, his real life becomes more and more of a blur. When the NYPD investigates a homicide they assume is linked to a drug cartel, Malcolm discovers a secret about Dani’s past that draws them closer together in the “The Trip” episode of PRODIGAL SON airing Monday, Dec. 23 (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (PR-105) (TV-14 D, L, V)
Guest Cast: Pascale Armand as Trini; Robert Montano as Saulo; Molly Griggs as Eve Blanchard; Hampton Fluker as Estime; Ashlei Sharpe Chestnut as Islande
- FOX A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE! – Tuesday, Dec. 24 Show More
- **FOX SPECIAL**–“A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE!” – (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) CC-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1
FOX GETS FESTIVE WITH FOX’S THIRD ANNUAL PRESENTATION OF “A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE!” TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24, ON FOX
Maya Rudolph, Matthew Broderick, Jane Krakowski, Chris Diamantopoulos, Ana Gasteyer, David Alan Grier, Ken Jeong, Newcomer Andy Walken and PRETTYMUCH Star in the Musical Production
A musical event inspired by the holiday classic feature “A Christmas Story” and the Tony Award-nominated Broadway production “A Christmas Story: The Musical,” A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE! follows nine-year-old “Ralphie Parker,” whose only dream is to get a Red Ryder Range Model Carbine Action BB Gun for Christmas. The musical event stars Emmy Award nominee Maya Rudolph (“Saturday Night Live,” “Bridesmaids”), two-time Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick (“How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying,” “The Producers,” “Manchester by the Sea”), Tony Award winner Jane Krakowski (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “30 Rock”), Emmy Award nominee Chris Diamantopoulos (“Good Girls Revolt,” “Silicon Valley,” “Episodes”), Ana Gasteyer (“Saturday Night Live”) and newcomer Andy Walken. Don’t miss FOX’s third annual presentation of A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE! airing Tuesday, Dec. 24 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (SP-1808) (TV-PG L)
Cast: Maya Rudolph as Mother, Matthew Broderick as Narrator, Jane Krakowski as Miss Shields, Chris Diamantopoulos as The Old Man, Ana Gasteyer as Mrs. Schwartz, Andy Walken as Ralphie, Tyler Wladis as Randy
Additional Cast: Sammy Ramirez as Schwartz, JJ Batteast as Flick, Sacha Carlson as Farkus, Elie Samouhi as Dill, Hayley Shukiar as Esther Jane, Allie Kiesel as Mary Beth, Kylee Mellick as Nancy, Abigail Harrison as Louise, Tyra Polk as Betty, Noah Baird as Billy, Artyon Celestine as Richie, Marcello Silva as Charlie
- FOX THE MOODYS – Wednesday, Dec. 25 Show More
- *SERIES PREMIERE ENCORE**–“THE MOODYS” – (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1
MEET THE MOODY FAMILY IN A SPECIAL ENCORE OF THE SERIES PREMIERE OF “THE MOODYS” WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25, ON FOX Promo
Meet THE MOODYS, a tight-knit, but slightly dysfunctional family of five, all of whom gather in their hometown of Chicago for the “perfect” holiday. The family includes SEAN SR. (Denis Leary, “Rescue Me,” “Animal Kingdom”); his wife, ANN (Elizabeth Perkins “Sharp Objects,” “Weeds”); and their three grown children – DAN (Francois Arnaud, “The Borgias”), the youngest of the siblings and the “creative one”; BRIDGET (Chelsea Frei, “Sideswiped”), the middle sister and the “overachiever”; and SEAN JR. (Jay Baruchel, “Man Seeking Woman,” the “How to Train Your Dragon” franchise), the oldest sibling and “screw-up,” still living at home with his parents. Freshly single, Dan returns to his childhood home for Christmas to find it’s in various stages of disarray, with one functioning bathroom. As the extended family gathers for a welcome meal, Dan meets CORA (Maria Gabriela De Faria, “Deadly Class”), with whom he instantly clicks. There’s only one problem: she’s already dating his cousin. Then, in an unexpected turn of events, all the Moodys find themselves living under the same roof again when Bridget, who lives in the Chicago area, returns to her childhood home with a suitcase in hand after a fight with her husband. Don’t miss a special encore of the “Pilot/Episode 2” series premiere episode of THE MOODYS airing Wednesday, Dec. 25 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (MDS-101/MDS-102) (TV-14 D, L, V)
Guest Cast: Mar’a Gabriela de Far’a as Cora, Josh Segarra as Marco, Kevin Bigley as Brian “Monty” Montgomery, Gerry Dee as Roger, Ulka Simone Mohanty as Mukta.
- FOX THE MOODYS – Wednesday, Dec. 24 Show More
- **ENCORE**–“THE MOODYS” – (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1
CHRISTMAS CAROLING IS NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART IN A SPECIAL ENCORE OF “THE MOODYS” WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25, ON FOX Promo
Christmas caroling is a Moody tradition that Sean Sr. does not take lightly. However, when an unexpected guest shows up to the Moody house, caroling takes a hilariously embarrassing turn. Then, Sean Jr. finally agrees to join Sean Sr.’s Moody Heating and AC business, but trouble ensues when a rival company infringes on their territory. Meanwhile, Bridget finds someone in whom to confide, while Dan struggles with the guilt of being interested in cousin Marco’s girlfriend, Cora in the special encore of the “Episode 3 / Episode 4” of THE MOODYS airing Wednesday, Dec. 25 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (MDS-103/MDS-104) (TV-14 D, L)
Guest Cast: Mar’a Gabriela de Far’a as Cora, Josh Segarra as Marco, Megan Park as Ali, Gerry Dee as Roger, Kevin Bigley as Brian “Monty” Montgomery.
- FOX 9-1-1 – Thursday, Dec. 26 Show More
- **ENCORE**–“9-1-1” – (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) CC-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1
PA: Viewer Discretion is advised.
THE HOLIDAYS ARE MORE NAUGHTY THAN NICE FOR THE FIRST RESPONDERS IN A SPECIAL ENCORE OF THE HOLIDAY-THEMED, FALL FINALE OF “9-1-1” THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26, ON FOX Promo
The 118 responds to holiday-themed incidents, including a shopper pushed over the edge, a woman who is literally having a “Blue Christmas” and a luggage handler accident on a tarmac. Meanwhile, Maddie revisits her past to embrace her future and Bobby receives shocking news in the special encore of the “The Christmas Spirit” fall finale episode of 9-1-1 airing Thursday, Dec. 26 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (NIN-310) (TV-14 D, L, V)
Guest Cast: Tracie Thomas as Karen; Declan Pratt as Denny
- FOX THE MOODYS – Thursday, Dec. 26 Show More
- **SEASON FINALE ENCORE**–“THE MOODYS” – (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1
OH. JOY. CHRISTMAS DAY ISN’T SO BRIGHT IN A SPECIAL ENCORE OF THE SEASON FINALE OF “THE MOODYS” THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26, ON FOX Promo
With Christmas quickly approaching, Sean Sr. receives the top honor as the lector of Midnight Mass. Meanwhile, when Sean Sr. invites some unexpected guests to Christmas Eve dinner, Ann starts to unravel. And just when the Moodys think things couldn’t possibly get worse, they are faced with a devastating challenge. All Ann wanted was a nice, white Christmas! Don’t miss a few more surprises in the special encore of the “Episode 5 / Episode 6” season finale of THE MOODYS airing on Thursday, Dec. 26 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (MDS-105/MDS-106) (TV-14 D, L, V)
Guest Cast: Mar’a Gabriela de Far’a as Cora, Josh Segarra as Marco, Gerry Dee as Roger, Brian “Monty” Montgomery.
- FOX 9-1-1 – Saturday, Dec. 28 Show More
- “9-1-1” – (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) CC-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1
PA: Viewer Discretion is advised.
ATHENA TAKES ACTION AND BUCK PROCEEDS WITH HIS LAWSUIT ON “9-1-1” SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28, ON FOX
Ronda Rousey Guest-Stars
The 118 races to help protesters at a slaughter house, and a wife who finds herself trapped in a “rage room” with her husband’s mistress. Meanwhile, Athena takes action after Michael, May, and Harry experience a traumatic traffic stop. Also, the team feels betrayed by Buck when his suit against the city goes to arbitration and Eddie turns to Lena in his struggles with his anger issues in the “Rage” episode of 9-1-1 airing Saturday, Dec. 28 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (NIN-306) (TV-14 D, L, V) Promo
Guest Cast: Ronda Rousey as Lena Bosko; Tracie Thomas as Karen Wilson; Claudia Christian as Capt. Elaine Maynard
- FOX THE RESIDENT – Saturday, Dec. 28 Show More
- THE RESIDENT – (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1
NEW CHASTAIN, NEW PROBLEMS ON “THE RESIDENT” SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28, ON FOX
The doctors of Chastain are surrounded by new rules and doctors, as Red Rock Mountain Medical takes over the hospital. Conrad finds himself in a dangerous situation when the construction for a new neurosurgery center causes a gas explosion at Chastain. Meanwhile, new hotshot neurosurgeon Barrett Cain (Morris Chestnut), is put to the test with a complicated surgery and Mina acts as a support for Nic, who is struggling with a devastating loss in the “From the Ashes” episode of THE RESIDENT airing Saturday, Dec. 28 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (RES-301) (TV-14 L, V) Promo
Guest Cast: Julianna Guill as Jessie Nevin, Tasso Feldman as Irving Feldman, Corbin Bernsen as Kyle Nevin, Jessica Miesel as Jessica Moore, Vice Foster as Dr. Paul Chi, Denitra Isler as Nurse Hundley, Ann Marie Gideon as Nurse Sylvie Pund and Melinda page Hamilton as Emma O’Neill.
- FOX GORDON RAMSAY’S 24 HOURS TO HELL AND BACK – Saturday, Dec. 28 Show More
- GORDON RAMSAY REVAMPS BAYOU ON THE VINE IN KANSAS CITY, MO ON “GORDON RAMSAY’S 24 HOURS TO HELL AND BACK” SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28, ON FOX
Gordon Ramsay’s Hell On Wheels travels to Bayou on the Vine, a family-owned-and-operated Cajun restaurant in Kansas City, MO. After intense investigation and surveillance, Chef Ramsay and his team discover that the family dynamic is creating a challenging work environment. 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 “Bayou on the Vine” episode of GORDON RAMSAY’S 24 HOURS TO HELL AND BACK airing Saturday, Dec. 28 (11:00 PM-Midnight ET/PT) on FOX. (HRS-206) (TV-14 L)
- NBC “SPECIALS” “HOLIDAYS WITH THE HOUGHS” REPEAT Show More
- 12/23/2019 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (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 “SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE” “A SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL” Show More
- 12/23/2019 (09:00PM – 11:00PM) (Monday) : TV-14
- NBC “MOVIE OF THE WEEK” “IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE” Show More
- 12/24/2019 (08:00PM – 11:00PM) (Tuesday) Promo : NBC again presents this exclusive and special telecast of Frank Capra’s 1946 holiday classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” starring James Stewart, Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore. The film follows the life of George Bailey (Stewart) from childhood to maturity in the town of Bedford Falls. On what might be his last Christmas Eve, a discouraged Bailey wants to throw his life away. Fortunately, Clarence (Henry Travers), a second-class angel, is sent to show him the value of life. After Clarence gives Bailey a view of Bedford Falls without him, Bailey realizes how precious his life is and gets a second chance. He comes to learn that Clarence was right when he said, “No man is a failure who has friends.” The film, which earned Oscar nominations for best picture, director, actor and film editing, was produced and directed by Capra. TV-G
- NBC “SPECIALS” “HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS” Show More
- 12/25/2019 (08:00PM – 08:30PM) (Wednesday) Promo : A BITTER AND HATEFUL CREATURE DEVISES A PLAN TO STEAL CHRISTMAS FROM THE WHOS OF WHOVILLE – This classic tale involves the schemes of the green and small-hearted Grinch to steal every material vestige of Christmas from the Whos living in the town of Whoville, but the Grinch ultimately discovers he can’t remove the spirit of Christmas from the hearts of the Whos. Chuck Jones, who directed many of the most acclaimed Warner Bros. animated shorts, is producer and director of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” which was written by Theodor Geisel based on his book. The special features the voices of Boris Karloff as the Grinch and the narrator, as well as June Foray as Cindy Lou Who. TV-G
- NBC “MOVIE OF THE WEEK” “HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS” Show More
- 12/25/2019 (08:30PM – 11:00PM) (Wednesday) Promo : On the outskirts of Whoville, there lives a green, revenge-seeking Grinch who plans on ruining the Christmas holiday for all of the citizens of the town. TV-PG
- NBC “ELLEN’S GREATEST NIGHT OF GIVEAWAYS” “JOLLY OL’ ST. TIMBERLAKE” Show More
- 12/26/2019 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Thursday) : 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” “DOLLY PARTON’S COAT OF MANY COLORS” Show More
- 12/26/2019 (09:00PM – 11:00PM) (Thursday) Promo : “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors” is based on the inspiring true story of living legend Dolly Parton’s remarkable upbringing. This once-in-a-lifetime movie special takes place inside the tight-knit Parton family as they struggle to overcome devastating tragedy and discover the healing power of love, faith and a raggedy patchwork coat that helped make Parton who she is today. Starring Jennifer Nettles, Ricky Schroder, Gerald McRaney and Alyvia Alyn Lind. TV-G
- NBC “SPECIALS” “DOLLY PARTON’S CHRISTMAS OF MANY COLORS: CIRCLE OF LOVE” Show More
- 12/27/2019 (08:00PM – 10:00PM) (Friday) Promo : “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love” is the next chapter in the life of young Dolly Parton. The film delivers Christmas joy and peril as an unexpected blizzard threatens the Parton family, while at the same time Dolly’s father (and his kids) make sacrifices to raise enough money to finally buy his loving wife the wedding ring he could never afford to give her. Meanwhile, an important person in little Dolly’s life begins to see that her amazing voice and musical gift might just be made for something bigger than rural Tennessee. Starring Jennifer Nettles as Avie Lee Parton, Ricky Schroder as Robert Lee Parton, Gerald McRaney as Rev. Jake Owens, Alyvia Alyn Lind as young Dolly Parton and a special guest appearance by Dolly Parton as The Painted Lady. TV-G
- NBC “DATELINE SATURDAY NIGHT MYSTERY” “SA2914” ORIGINAL Show More
- 12/28/2019 (08:00PM – 10:00PM) (Saturday) : Dateline’s “Finding Venus” Airs Saturday, December 28 at 9 p.m./8 p.m. CT
• THE STORY: A mother of two mysteriously vanishes from her parents’ home in Michigan while going to check the mailbox, leaving her phone and identification behind.
• REPORTED BY: Dennis Murphy
• INTERVIEWS WITH: Therese McComb, Doug Stewart, Doug’s sister Jamie Hess
• WHERE: Kalamazoo County, Michigan
- NBC “SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE” JIMMY FALLON/JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE (Re-run fromDecember 21, 2013) ORIGINAL Show More
- 12/28/2019 (10:00PM – 11:00PM) (Saturday) : TV-14 – Jimmy Fallon is the guest host; Justin Timberlake is the guest artist.
cold open: singing & dancing mascot & gift bag (Jimmy Fallon) contend with a wrapper (Aidy Bryant).
mono: Jimmy Fallon & Paul McCartney [real] sing “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”.
TV show: Family Feud- CBS & NBC network stars do battle on celebrity edition.
Film: “Twin Bed”- sex during the holidays is awkward in women’s childhood rooms.
TV show: The Barry Gibb (Jimmy Fallon) Talk Show- Madonna & Barry Gibb [real] take part.
misc: Jimmy Fallon & Madonna [real] introduce musical guest.
song: Justin Timberlake performs “Only When I Walk Away.”
news: Billie Jean King (Kate McKinnon) relishes bringing gayness to the 2014 Olympics.
news: Jimmy Fallon, Seth Myers and Michael Bloomberg [real] will soon be leaving their jobs.
TV show: Waking Up With Kimye- Christmas message is similar to “Bound 2” video.
Commercial: Now That’s What I Call Christmas- Shakira (Kate McKinnon) & others do covers on CD.
skit: Ebenezer Scrooge (Taran Killam) realizes his homosexuality outweighs miserliness.
skit: (Jimmy Fallon) & (Cecily Strong) reverse roles in second verse of “Baby It’s Cold Outside.”
song: Justin Timberlake performs “Pair Of Wings.”
misc: At closing, Chris Rock joins Jimmy Fallon & castmembers on-stage.
- NBC “SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE” WILL FERRELL / KING PRINCESS (Re-run from 11/23/19) ORIGINAL Show More
- 12/28/2019 (11:00PM – 12:30PM) (Saturday Will Ferrell is the guest host; King Princess is the guest artist.
cold open: Gordon Sondland (Ferrell) doesn’t aid Donald Trump (Alec Baldwin) exoneration.
monologue: Ferrell is flattered & flustered by Ryan Reynolds’ [real] presence; Tracy Morgan cameo.
Commcerial: Heinz Relax Ketchup bottle emits orgasmic sighs instead of fart noises.
skit: Democratic debaters include Amy Klobuchar (Rachel Dratch) & Michael Bloomberg (Fred Armisen).
skit: on Thanksgiving, Pocahontas’ (Melissa Villasenor) grandfather (Ferrell) lambastes immigrants.
misc: Ferrell apologizes for sketch & stresses universality of corn indigestibility.
Film: teacher’s (Ferrell) presence at their house party fazes teens (Mikey Day) & (Cecily Strong).
skit: emotional parents (Ferrell) & (Kate McKinnon) derail a pizza parlor commercial shoot.
song: King Princess performs “1950”.
news: Guy Who Just Bought A Boat & frat brother (Ryan Reynolds) ply dating tips.
TV show: Cinema Classics- Munchkin muses bristle in The Wizard Of Oz outtake.
song: King Princess performs “Hit The Back.”
skit: ventriloquist’s (Ferrell) dummy claims their relationship is nonconsensual.
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