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- BET Assisted Living – Wednesday, December 23, 8:30PM Show More
- TO TRUST OR NOT TO TRUST” (SEASON 1/EPISODE 22)
Sandra has a change of heart regarding Lindor.
- BET Tyler Perry’s Sistas – Wednesday, December 23, 9:00PM Show More
- THINKING OF YOU (SEASON 2/EPISODE 12)
Andy thinks that she is being punished for dating a married man. Promo
- CBSAA The Stand – Thursday, December 24 Show More
- “TBA” (SEASON 1/ EPISODE 2)
- “TBA” (SEASON 3/ EPISODE 7)
- The CW The Outpost – Sunday, December 20 Show More
- “The Hardest Part of Being Queen” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG, LV) (HDTV)
PATIENCE – Falista’s (Georgia May Foote) anger is unleashed as she and Gwynn (Imogen Waterhouse) come to terms over Tobin (Aaron Fontaine). Meanwhile, Janzo (Anand Desai-Barochia) exposes a phony cure scheme. Lastly, Talon (Jessica Green) seeks answers about her father. Reece Ritchie, Jake Stormoen and Izuka Hoyle also star. The episode was written by Jason Faller & Kynan Griffin and directed by Kurt Knight (#3A11). Original airdate 12/20/2020. Promo
- The CW Swamp Thing – Tuesday, December 22 Show More
- SERIES FINALE
“Loose Ends” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, LV) (HDTV)
WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? – Still reeling from the revelation of the truth behind his existence, Swamp Thing (Derek Mears) goes on the offensive against Ellery’s (guest star Michael Beach) mercenary team hunting him. Meanwhile, Abby (Crystal Reed) comes up against Jason Woodrue (guest star Kevin Durand) who’s crossed the line to save his wife’s life. Meanwhile, Liz (Maria Sten) tries to help Daniel Cassidy (Ian Ziering) escape the curse of the Blue Devil and leave Marais once and for all, as Avery Sunderland (Will Patton) attempts to find a resolution to his relationship with Lucilia (Jennifer Beals) and Matt Cable (Henderson Wade). The episode was directed by Deran Serafian, story by Rob Fresco with teleplay by Erin Maher & Kay Reindl (#110). The CW broadcast date airdate 12/22/2020. Promo
- The CW Tell Me A Story – Tuesday, December 22 Show More
- “Favorite Son” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, LV) (HDTV)
WHAT A TANGLED WEB WE WEAVE – Ashley (Natalie Alyn Lind) faces mounting pressure to cancel her upcoming concert after Beau (Eka Darville) is targeted in hit-and-run accident. Jackson (Matt Lauria) takes a step forward in getting sober and making amends. The Nashville police question Veronica (guest star Garcelle Beauvais) while Simone (Ashley Madekwe) and Maddie (Odette Annable) separately search for answers. Paul Wesley and Carrie-Anne Moss also star (#209). The episode was written by Hollie Overton with teleplay by Treena Hancock & Melissa R. Byer and directed by Jeff T. Thomas. Original airdate 12/22/2020. Promo
- FOX NEXT – Monday, December 21 Show More
- “NEXT” – (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Video Clips
LEBLANC RETURNS TO ZAVA ON AN ALL-NEW “NEXT” MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, ON FOX
The Two-Hour Season Finale of NEXT Airs Tomorrow Night on FOX!
NEXT manipulates a GPS system and causes an elderly couple to crash, while it also generates power outages all over the country. LeBlanc decides to plant a virus on the NEXT server, but must break into ZAVA in order to do it. Meanwhile, Shea and Ty have opposing ideas on how they should protect their family and Ben faces a conflict with his father in the all-new “FILE #8” episode of NEXT airing Monday, December 21 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (NEX-108) (TV-14 L, V)
Guest Cast: Peter Francis James as Terrence Wilson, Jon Tenney as Special Agent Brian Farrell and Karin Anglin as Congresswoman Beatty
- FOX NEXT – Tuesday, December 22 Show More
- **TWO-HOUR SERIES FINALE**–“NEXT” – (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Video Clips
PA: Viewer Discretion is advised.
LEBLANC AND SHEA HAVE ONE LAST CHANCE TO TAKE DOWN NEXT ON THE ALL-NEW, SPECIAL TWO-HOUR SERIES FINALE OF “NEXT” TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22, ON FOX
NEXT targets Congresswoman Beatty again when Agent Shea Salazar seeks her help to stop it. Shea discovers a leak within her team, as Gina encounters trouble while trying to code the virus into an NSA server. Meanwhile, NEXT taunts LeBlanc with a new tactic relating to his illness and Shea and LeBlanc devise one last dangerous ploy to destroy NEXT, and save their lives, their families and the world in the all-new, special two-hour “FILE #9/FILE #10” series finale episode of NEXT airing Tuesday, Dec. 22 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (NEX-109/110) (TV-14 L, V)
Guest Cast: Peter Francis James as Terrence Wilson, Evan Jones as Ray, Karin Anglin as Congresswoman Beatty, Coburn Goss as Richard Snipes, Britt Sanborn as Hannah, and Dylan Hoffman as Cody
- HBO His Dark Materials – Monday, December 21, 9:00PM Show More
- MALICE (SEASON 2/EPISODE 7)
Lyra and Will search for Will’s father; Mrs. Coulter meets a formidable foe. Promo
- HBO Industry – Monday, December 21, 10:00PM Show More
- PRE-CRISIS ACTIVITY (SEASON 1/EPISODE 7)
Reduction in Force Day looms, so the graduates do whatever it takes to secure final recommendations from their superiors and solidify vital client relationships. At a dinner party hosted by Yasmin and Sebastian, resentment and jealousy bubble to the surface, and Harper divulges confidential company business.
- HBO Industry – Monday, December 21, 10:52PM Show More
- REDUCTION IN FORCE (SEASON 1/EPISODE 8)
The graduates take vastly different approaches as they stand before senior management to prove they’re worthy of permanent positions after a tumultuous few months at Pierpoint. Following an unexpected meeting with a familiar face, Harper contends with a decision that could transform the culture at the bank. Season 1 finale.
- Lifetime SPOTLIGHT ON CHRISTMAS – Monday, December 21, 8:00PM Show More
- Dumped two weeks before Christmas, actress Olivia O’Hara (Tori Anderson) secretly returns to her tiny hometown to hide out, eat cookies and avoid the press. What she doesn’t expect is to be faced with the family she left behind, meeting a charming new guy Casey Rawlins (Victor Zinck Jr.), and a noisy reporter following her every move. Completely overwhelmed, Olivia contemplates running away from her life once again but with a new found confidence and freedom, Olivia bravely steps up to take the starring role in her own life, realizing that home is where the heart is and that she deserves to be loved for exactly who she really is. Spotlight on Christmas is produced by Reel One Entertainment with Tom Berry, Sebastian Battro, Breanne Hartley, and Louisa Cadywould, executive producing. Ali Liebert executive produces and directs from a script by Juliana Wimbles. Promo
- Lifetime THE CHRISTMAS HIGH NOTE – Tuesday, December 22, 8:00PM Show More
- After being stood up by her partner Brad (William McNamara), Rachel (Jamie Luner) soon meets Michael (Johnny Messner) and his teenage daughter, Sophia. During Christmas Eve pageant rehearsals, Sophia finds herself challenged to hit the high note in her solo of Hark! The Herald Angels Sing. Rachel offers to coach Sophia’s performance and discovers a new interest in Michael. The Christmas High Note is produced by Copper Beeches. Ned Nalle, Fiorenza Cella, Evan Setyawan, Mike Lischke and Stu Kosh serve as executive producers. Brian Skiba directs from a script written by Clifford McGhee and Courtney Miller. Promo
- Lifetime CHRISTMAS AT THE CASTLE – Wednesday, December 23, 8:00PM Show More
- This Christmas, Blaire Henderson (Brooke Burfitt), a perfume expert from New York, is sent to remote Scotland to find a rare fragrance, The Heart of the Highlands. But when she arrives, she finds the dashing license owner, Alistair McGregor (Dan Jeannotte) is a stubborn aristocrat who won’t sell. Thinking on her feet, she poses as a documentary filmmaker to learn the secret formula. The more time they spend together, the more sparks fly. With the scent of romance in the air, will Blaire find love where she least expected? Christmas at the Castle is produced by Reel One Entertainment with Rory Gorman, John Johnston, Lars Knudsen, Scott Lines, Rhys Williams, Tom Berry, Louisa Cadywould and Sebastian Battro serving as executive producers. Ryan Alexander Dewar directs from a script by Louise Burfitt-Dons. Promo
- Lifetime MY SWEET HOLIDAY – Friday, December 25, 8:00PM Show More
- When Sadie’s (Malone Thomas) boyfriend cancels their holiday plans, she decides to spend Christmas with her parents back in her hometown, only to find out they’ve sold the family’s beloved chocolate store to a stranger who knows nothing about chocolate. Begrudgingly, her father convinces her that she’d be the obvious choice to help teach the new owner everything she knows about chocolate. In the middle of planning the perfect retirement party for her parents, she discovers that not everything has to be perfect. And sometimes, when you least expect it, you find love. My Sweet Holiday is produced by American Cinema Inspires; written, directed and executive produced by Sandra L. Martin. Isaac Alongi also serves as executive producer. Promo
- Netflix LOVESTRUCK IN THE CITY – Tuesday, December 22 Show More
- Series Premiere – Heart stolen by a free-spirited woman after a beachside romance, a passionate architect sets out to reunite with her on the streets of Seoul. Promo
- Netflix BRIDGERTON – Friday, December 25 Show More
- Based on Julia Quinn’s best-selling novels, this series unfolds in the sexy, lavish and competitive world of Regency London high society. Promo
- Own FIRST CHRISTMAS – Tuesday, December 22, 9:00PM Show More
- Given up for adoption and placed in foster care at a young age, writer Halle Downing (Idara Victor, “Alita: Battle Angel”) receives the blessing of a lifetime when she is invited to spend Christmas in New Orleans with the biological family she never knew she had – The Moores. Halle’s grandmother “Memaw” (Tonea Stewart, “A Time to Kill”) welcomes the young woman with open arms, completely overwhelming Halle with emotion at the significance of finally finding her family. Extremely excited to meet her twin siblings Tiffany (Samantha Smith, “Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins”) and Glenn (Mason Beauchamp, “NCIS: New Orleans”) along with younger brother Drew (Peyton Jackson, “Nobody’s Fool”) for the first time, Halle soon faces the hard reality that finding her place in this close-knit family is going to take longer than she thought, something that becomes particularly evident when she witnesses Tiffany’s apprehension about introducing her new girlfriend Paris (Amanda Tavarez, “Queen Sugar”) to the family for the first time. However, as Christmas approaches, Halle begins to gain perspective on the Moore family dynamic and ultimately comes to embrace and celebrate her first family holiday with a special gift that tells her she is right where she is supposed to be. Promo
- Showtime Shameless – Sunday, December 20, 9:00PM Show More
- FRANCES FRANCIS FRANNY FRANK (SEASON 11/EPISODE 3)
In a rush to get out of the house, Debbie loses track of Franny and has to balance her search for Franny with her handy-woman jobs. Meanwhile, Frank and Franny have a day of weed runs and adventure; Ian and Mickey question who is the “man” in their relationship; a delighted Carl gets a new Training Officer who loves to kick ass; and when Brad and Cami learn about their newborn baby’s health complications, Lip and Tami step in to help. Promo
- Showtime Your Honor – Sunday, December 20, 10:00PM Show More
- PART THREE (SEASON 1/EPISODE 3)
Michael once again uses his clout to obscure details of the fatal accident involving his son. Jimmy and Gina are determined to get their revenge, while Lt. Nancy Costello is already convinced that something is amiss in the investigation. Promo
- Starz Power Book II: Ghost – Sunday, December 20, 8:00PM Show More
- FAMILY FIRST (SEASON 1/EPISODE 8)
Tariq can’t help but feel left out, as parents flood the campus for Homecoming at Stansfield. Promo
- Sundance Now SHADOW LINES – Thursday, December 24 Show More
- In the 1950’s, the hottest spot of the Cold War is not Washington or Moscow, but Helsinki, where the KGB and the CIA vie for control of Finland, a small Nordic country wedged between East and West powers. Helena (Emmi Parviainen, Secret Lives, Games People Play) , a student freshly returned from the United States, is recruited by her godfather to join a top-secret Finnish task force in its ongoing missions: preventing the two global powerhouses meddling in the presidential election and keeping their homeland independent. But as she begins to discover the truth about her past, her personal and professional life collide. With long kept secrets and political agendas coming to a head, the team must overcome the lies and distrust if they have any chance of succeeding. Promo
- TBS American Dad! – Monday, December 21, 10:00PM Show More
- YULE. TIDE. REPEAT. (SEASON 15/EPISODE 22)
After Stan’s plan for the perfect Christmas goes terribly, tragically wrong, he’s given a magical opportunity to make things right. Promo
- ABC The Bachelorette: 1612 (12/21) Show More
- “1612” – A two-night special event kicks off with Tayshia ready to take her relationships with Brendan, Ivan and Zac to the next level in the fantasy suites. One man, whom she saw a future with from the start, is suddenly anxious and reveals why to Tayshia. How will that affect their special night? But nothing could prepare her for the bombshell surprise that rocks her world and may put her happily ever after in jeopardy when one man she can’t forget returns. Former Bachelorettes JoJo Fletcher and Rachel Lindsay lend Tayshia their support and advice at crucial times on “The Bachelorette,” MONDAY, DEC. 21 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-PG, DL)
- ABC The Bachelorette: SEASON FINALE – 1613 (12/22) Show More
- “1613” – Season Finale – After a shocking rose ceremony, Tayshia is excited to introduce the remaining bachelors to her family. Will the men win over her family? Her father voices concerns that she might make a big mistake. When proposal day arrives, Tayshia is so overcome with emotion that not even Chris Harrison can read her tears. Will Tayshia bravely step into the future she has been dreaming of or will she be too scared of repeating her past? Find out on “The Bachelorette,” TUESDAY, DEC. 22 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on ABC.
- ABC Supermarket Sweep: “Serious Steaks On The Line” (12/22) Show More
- SUPERMARKET SWEEP: “Serious Steaks On The Line” (109)
Host Leslie Jones is back with lots of laughs and unbeatable energy in a brand-new episode of “Supermarket Sweep” airing on a special night and time on ABC. Airing Tuesday, Dec. 22 (10:01-11:00 p.m.)
- ABC The Great Christmas Light Fight: 806 & 801 (12/23) Show More
- SEASON FINALE – ABC’S ‘THE GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT’ CONCLUDES ITS EIGHTH SEASON WITH THE FINAL TWO EPISODES, FEATURING THE MOST ELABORATE HOLIDAY DISPLAYS ON WEDNESDAY, DEC. 23
“The Great Christmas Light Fight” will air its final two back-to-back episodes, WEDNESDAY, DEC. 23 (9:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. Produced by Fremantle, the popular festive series features returning celebrity judges: lifestyle expert Carter Oosterhouse and famed interior designer Taniya Nayak.
All isn’t always calm, but all is definitely bright as season eight of the Christmas classic takes viewers across the country to the most elaborate and awe-inspiring holiday displays in the nation. For the last time this holiday season, we will see four fantastic families face off in each one-hour episode and compete to win the $50,000 prize, should they out-decorate the competition.
“806” (9:00-10:00 p.m. EST) – Four festive families from across America showcase their incredible displays, including the Seddio family that brings the magic of Christmas to life, with one of the oldest displays in New York City, featuring Santa’s workshop filled with charming animatronics, plus a singing Christmas tree, the Seddio blimp and even stars from Disney on Ice in Brooklyn, New York; the Priem family creating an energetic, megawatt synchronized light show, incorporating larger-than-life presents, Christmas ornaments dressed in lights and a mega tree covered in over 6,000-pixel lights in Atlanta, Georgia; the Koors family puts on a dazzling traditional Christmas display, with every acre of their property dripping in lights, plus snowflakes cascading over the rooftop and white lights on the ground simulating snow in Independence, Kentucky; and the Bigda family creates a playful display, incorporating unique moving, hand-drawn cutouts depicting every Disney character imaginable, crafted by everyday items in Winter Haven, Florida. Don’t miss judge Taniya Nayak decide who will win $50,000 and the coveted Light Fight trophy on ABC’s “The Great Christmas Light Fight.”
“801” (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST) – Do you see what I see? It’s the final season eight episode of “The Great Christmas Light Fight” and this is a Light Fight viewers won’t want to miss as the Farmer family brings a display jam-packed with blow molds and inflatables, featuring a roof with more decorations than most family’s entire displays in Alexandria, Virginia; the Pennington family shows off the high-tech and jaw-dropping display, which they work year-round to produce in Corriganville, Maryland; the Padilla family sets alight their most magical place on earth with an interactive display reminiscent of a mini-Disneyland in Burbank, California; and the Register family, led by a mechanic, uses exhaust pipes and other recycled goodies to turn their display into a full throttle masterpiece in Surf City, North Carolina. Hold on to your hot chocolate as we find out who takes home the coveted Light Fight trophy when judge Carter Oosterhouse picks the final winner of the season on ABC’s “The Great Christmas Light Fight.”
- ABC NBA Christmas Day: Dallas Mavericks at Los Angeles Lakers (12/25) Show More
- NBA Christmas Day: Dallas Mavericks at Los Angeles Lakers. Airing Friday, Dec. 25 (8:00-10:30 p.m.) on ABC.
- Bravo The Real Housewives of Atlanta – Sunday, December 20, 8:00PM Show More
- TEN TEN, TWENTY TWENTY Preview
Porsha returns home from her second arrest in Kentucky and also reveals that she and Dennis have called it quits. Kenya offers Cynthia marital advice and juggles her fast track friendship with LaToya. Drew and Ralph agree to go to marriage counseling, while Cynthia and Mike disagree over when to host their dream wedding.
- Bravo The Real Housewives of Orange County – Wednesday, December 23, 9:00PM Show More
- EPISODE 1511
- Bravo The Real Housewives Of Salt Lake City – Wednesday, December 23, 10:00PM Show More
- FASHION FAUX PAS
- CBS “60 MINUTES” LISTINGS FOR SUNDAY, DEC. 20 Show More
- 7:30-8:30 PM, ET/7:00-8:00 PM, PT
AN END IN SIGHT – Bill Whitaker takes 60 MINUTES cameras into Pfizer labs to tell the story of how its collaboration with the German company BioNTech led to the first emergency use authorization for a vaccine in the U.S. Marc Lieberman is the producer. Preview
JUSTICE DEFENDERS – Anderson Cooper reports from Kenya on an organization enabling justice and changing lives by providing legal education and counsel to thousands of inmates, most of whom have not been represented by a lawyer. Preview Michael Gavshon and Kate Morris are the producers.
LALIBELA – 60 MINUTES cameras capture the century-old Christmas Eve spectacle of nearly 200,000 Christians massing on the site of 11 churches carved from rock 800 years ago. Scott Pelley reports on the mystery of how and why they were built. Nicole Young is the producer. Preview
- CBS GARTH & TRISHA LIVE! A HOLIDAY CONCERT EVENT – Sunday, December 20 Show More
- CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH “GARTH & TRISHA LIVE! A HOLIDAY CONCERT EVENT” SUNDAY, DEC. 20 ON CBS
Celebrate the holiday season with Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood when they return to CBS with a new one-hour concert special, GARTH & TRISHA LIVE! A HOLIDAY CONCERT EVENT, to be broadcast Sunday, Dec. 20 (8:30-9:30 PM, live ET/8:00-9:00 PM, delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. The special will also be available to stream live on CBS All Access. Following up on the success of their CBS concert special on April 1 of this year, Brooks and Yearwood will perform live by request from their home recording studio, Studio G, singing songs of the season for viewers looking for the comfort and shared joy of music during the holidays.
- CBS 22ND ANNUAL A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS – Sunday, December 20 Show More
- CBS ANNOUNCES THE “22ND ANNUAL A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS” HOSTED BY GAYLE KING, AN ENTERTAINMENT SPECIAL CELEBRATING FAMILIES WHOSE LIVES HAVE BEEN CHANGED THROUGH ADOPTION FROM FOSTER CARE, TO BE BROADCAST SUNDAY, DEC. 20
Josh Groban, Miranda Lambert, Meghan Trainor, Leslie Odom, Jr. and
Andrea Bocelli to Perform on the Special
CBS today announced that the 22ND ANNUAL A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, hosted by Gayle King, will be broadcast Sunday, Dec. 20 (9:30-10:30 PM, ET/9:00-10:00 PM, PT) on the CBS Television Network and will also be available to stream live and on-demand on CBS All Access. The special features uplifting stories of adoption from foster care and raises awareness of this important social issue. The inspirational stories of these American families are enhanced with performances by extraordinary artists, including Josh Groban, Miranda Lambert, Meghan Trainor, Leslie Odom, Jr. and Andrea Bocelli.
For the last two decades, the award-winning special has shined a light on the thousands of American children in foster care and has inspired tens of thousands of adoptions, moving these children into loving “forever families.” This year, viewers will witness virtual adoptions as three families adopt their children on air.
Currently, there are more than 400,000 children in foster care in the U.S. who are hoping for a “forever home.” Foster children lead a difficult life. Only half graduate from high school, three percent graduate college and 25 percent end up homeless. As this special illustrates, given a home and a chance, these children can thrive and go on to lead exemplary, even extraordinary, lives.
- CBS THE PRICE IS RIGHT & LET’S MAKE A DEAL – Monday, December 21 Show More
- “THE PRICE IS RIGHT AT NIGHT” AND “LET’S MAKE A DEAL PRIMETIME” CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS WITH BACK-TO-BACK THEMED PRIMETIME SPECIALS, MONDAY, DEC. 21 ON CBS!
CBS’ top-rated daytime game shows, THE PRICE IS RIGHT hosted by Drew Carey and LET’S MAKE A DEAL hosted by Wayne Brady, celebrate the holidays with back-to-back themed primetime specials, Monday, Dec. 21 on the CBS Television Network.
First, get in the holiday spirit with THE PRICE IS RIGHT AT NIGHT (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) when families come on down to the iconic game show stage to play for festive prizes.
Then, LET’S MAKE A DEAL PRIMETIME (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) will be decked out with holiday decorations, and festively themed games and deals. Plus, Christopher Jackson, star of CBS’ BULL, makes a special guest appearance.
- CBS 48 HOURS – Saturday, December 26 Show More
- Airing 12/26/20 (Saturday) (10:00 PM) on the CBS Television Network: TBA
- The CW The Christmas Caroler Challenge – Friday, December 25 Show More
- SPECIAL EVENT SERIES FINALE
“The Finals” – (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
AND THE WINNER IS – Dean Cain and Laura McKenzie host the Christmas caroling competition event series which began with 10 extraordinary Christmas carol groups, each with their own stylized brand of carols. This week the final two groups face off to win the competition and we will see performances by our judges Mikalah Gordon, Brandon Rogers and Garry Gary Beers! Both groups will be assessed by the celebrity judges and a winner will be chosen. The event series is produced by Associated Television International (#202). Original airdate 12/25/2020.
- FOX COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS – Monday, December 21 Show More
- **SEASON FINALE**–“COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS” – (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Video Clips
VISIT THE NEW YORK WORLD’S FAIRS OF THE PAST AND FUTURE ON THE ALL-NEW SEASON FINALE OF “COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS” MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, ON FOX
Young Carl Sagan and Neil deGrasse Tyson first discovered their passion for science at the New York World’s Fairs of the past. Visit the dazzling pavilions of the 2039 New York World’s Fair, where problems currently considered intractable may have been solved through public commitment and scientific imagination. A child’s journey comes full circle, presenting a future bright with possibilities in the all-new “Seven Wonders of the New World” season finale episode of COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS airing Monday, Dec. 21 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (C-313) (TV-PG D, V)
- FOX WWE’S FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN – Friday, December 25 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 25, 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. 25 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. (WWE-2252) (TV-PG D, L, S, V)
- FOX PBC FIGHT NIGHT – Saturday, December 26 Show More
- **FOX SPORTS**–“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 26, ON FOX
FOX PBC FIGHT NIGHT airs Saturday, Dec. 26 (8:00 PM-CC ET Live/5:00 PM-CC PT Live) on FOX. (FSP-2139) (n/a)
- NBC “SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL””CLEVELAND BROWNS AT NEW YORK GIANTS” ORIGINAL Show More
- 12/20/2020 (08:20PM – 11:30PM) (Sunday) : Cleveland Browns (9-4) at New York Giants (5-8). From MetLife Stadium.
- USA Network WWE Monday Night Raw – Monday, December 21, 8:00PM Show More
Action from the WWE Performance Center in Orlando.
- USA Network WWE NXT – Wednesday, December 23, 8:00PM Show More
Showcasing the top up-and-coming WWE talents as they prove they’ve got what it takes.
- USA Network Chrisley Knows Best – Thursday, December 24, 9:00PM Show More
- CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
The Chrisleys celebrate Christmas, featuring never-before-seen moments.
- USA Network Chrisley Knows Best – Thursday, December 24, 9:44PM Show More
- HOLIDAY CELEBRATION
The Chrisleys celebrate the holiday season, featuring never-before-seen moments.
- ABC Special: The Sound of Music (12/20) Show More
- RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN’S ‘THE SOUND OF MUSIC’ AIRS SUNDAY, DEC. 20, ON ABC
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s cinematic treasure “The Sound of Music” airs SUNDAY, DEC. 20 (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.
“The Sound of Music” stars Julie Andrews as Maria von Trapp, Christopher Plummer as Captain George von Trapp, Eleanor Parker as Baroness Elsa Schraeder, Richard Haydn as Max Detweiler, Charmian Carr as Liesl von Trapp, Nicholas Hammond as Friedrich von Trapp, Heather Menzies as Louisa von Trapp, Duane Chase as Kurt von Trapp, Angela Cartwright as Brigitta von Trapp, Debbie Turner as Marta von Trapp, Kym Karath as Gretl von Trapp, Peggy Wood as Mother Abbess, Anna Lee as Sister Margaretta, Portia Nelson as Sister Berthe, Marni Nixon as Sister Sophia, Daniel Truhitte as Rolfe and Ben Wright as Herr Zeller. Promo
- ABC CMA Country Christmas (12/21) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 11/30/20) Show More
- ENJOY THE HOLIDAYS AT HOME WITH ‘CMA COUNTRY CHRISTMAS’
Eleventh Annual Holiday Music Special to Feature Performances From Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Lady A, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Thomas Rhett, and Darius Rucker with Lindsey Stirling
Hosted by Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins
With an intimate, at-home setting that throws back to classic holiday specials of the past, “CMA Country Christmas” features performances of new and original songs as well as traditional Christmas favorites. Hosted by husband-and-wife team, country superstar Thomas Rhett and New York Times bestselling author Lauren Akins, the 11th annual musical special rebroadcasts MONDAY, DEC. 21 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-PG) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 11/30/20)
- ABC Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town (12/23) (Rebroadcast.) Show More
- WEDNESDAY, DEC. 23
“Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town” – 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.) Promo
- ABC The Greatest Showman (12/24) (Rebroadcast.) Show More
- THURSDAY, DEC. 24
“The Greatest Showman”- Network Broadcast Premiere – An original musical inspired by the life of P.T. Barnum, starring Hugh Jackman. Barnum was a visionary who rose from nothing to create the “Greatest Show on Earth,” a spectacle and celebration of his larger-than-life imagination that captivated audiences around the globe. (8:00-10:00 p.m.)Promo
- ABC Disney Prep & Landing (12/24) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 12/8/09) Show More
- ‘DISNEY PREP & LANDING,’ FROM WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS, AIRS THURSDAY, DEC. 24, ON ABC
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. 24 (10:00-10:30 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? Promo
- ABC Disney Prep & Landing 2: Naughty vs. Nice (12/24) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 12/5/11) Show More
- ‘DISNEY PREP & LANDING 2: NAUGHTY VS. NICE,’ FROM WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS, AIRS THURSDAY, DEC. 24, ON ABC
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. 24 (10:30-11:00 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) Promo
- ABC Shark Attack: The Paige Winter Story with Robin Roberts (12/25) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 12/5/11) Show More
- ROCK’N ROBIN PRODUCTIONS AND ABC NEWS PRESENT AN EXCLUSIVE PRIMETIME SPECIAL ON THE RESCUE AND RECOVERY OF 17-YEAR-OLD SHARK ATTACK SURVIVOR PAIGE WINTER
Robin Roberts to Co-Executive Produce and Host the Hour-Long Special Documenting Winter’s Inspiring Journey Featuring Never-Before-Seen Interviews and Footage
‘Shark Attack: The Paige Winter Story with Robin Roberts’ Airs Friday, December 25 at 10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT, on ABC
On June 2, 2019, North Carolina teenager Paige Winter was swimming in waist-deep water when suddenly a shark attacked – and in an instant – life would never be the same. Following Winter’s story for more than a year, Robin Roberts and ABC News chronicle her unprecedented journey: from the harrowing attack and months of rehabilitation to the trials, tribulations and struggles. The hour-long special features 12 months of unfettered and exclusive access to Winter and her family who – for the first time – share their story in the hopes of inspiring others. The primetime special, “Shark Attack: The Paige Winter Story with Robin Roberts,” airs Friday, December 25 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC.
- ABC black-ish: Compton Around the Christmas Tree (12/25) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 12/2/20) Show More
- DRE BRINGS THE FAMILY TO HIS HOMETOWN OF COMPTON DURING A SPECIAL HOLIDAY EPISODE OF ABC’S ‘BLACK-ISH’
“Compton Around the Christmas Tree” – Dre realizes he’s out of touch with his roots after Junior claims he’s turned into a “valley dad,” so he takes the family to his hometown of Compton. Meanwhile, Bow tries to teach Jack and Diane about the spirit of giving by having them volunteer in Compton for Christmas on “black-ish,” FRIDAY, DEC. 25 (10:30-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-PG, L) Episodes can also be viewed on demand and on Hulu. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 12/2/20)
“Compton Around the Christmas Tree” was written by Steven White and directed by Eric Dean Seaton. Promo
- ABC To Tell the Truth: 513 (Jeannie Mai, Craig Robinson, Bobby Moynihan, Meagan Good) (12/26) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 6/18/20) Show More
- JEANNIE MAI, CRAIG ROBINSON, BOBBY MOYNIHAN AND MEAGAN GOOD WRANGLE THE TRUTH ON ABC’S ‘TO TELL THE TRUTH’
Hosted by Anthony Anderson
“513 (Jeannie Mai, Craig Robinson, Bobby Moynihan, Meagan Good)” – TV host Jeannie Mai, comedian and actor Craig Robinson, comedian and actor Bobby Moynihan, and actress Meagan Good make up the celebrity panel on “To Tell the Truth,” airing SATURDAY, DEC. 26 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-PG, D) This week’s action-packed panel of heroes and imposters feature a shark wrangler, Black Widow’s stunt double, a Big Foot hunter, a beloved taco critic and a Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee. Episodes can also be viewed on demand and on Hulu. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 6/18/20)
- ABC Shark Tank: 1120 (12/26) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 4/10/20) Show More
- EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN OF KIND, DANIEL LUBETZKY, RETURNS TO ABC’S ‘SHARK TANK’
“1120” – An entrepreneur from Madison, Wisconsin, asks the Sharks for a lot of cheddar, hoping he hasn’t bitten off more than he can chew, as he goes all in on his state’s staple food. Can best friends from Los Angeles, California, convince the Sharks to invest in their energy product which keeps people awake and alert on the go? Moms from Evanston, Illinois, try to sell the Sharks on the business of slime with their play-driven environment for kids. Finally, a family of entrepreneurs from Okarche, Oklahoma, pitch their garden product designed to keep homes pest-free without risking harm to those inside on “Shark Tank,” SATURDAY, DEC. 26 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-PG, L) Episodes can also be viewed on demand and on Hulu. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 4/10/20)
In a “Shark Tank” update, the Johnson family joins investor Matt Higgins in Miami, Florida, during Super Bowl LIV to sell Tailgate N Go, a portable outdoor kitchen that packs up into a box and is perfect for tailgating.
The Sharks in this episode are Mark Cuban, Kevin O’Leary, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec and Guest Shark Daniel Lubetzky.
- ABC The Rookie: The Q Word (12/26) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 5/3/20) Show More
- OFFICERS NOLAN, CHEN AND WEST ARE IN THE FINAL STRETCH ON ABC’S ‘THE ROOKIE’
“The Q Word” – Their rookie year is coming to an end and officers Nolan, Chen and West are about to be squeezed harder than ever before as their training officers evaluate whether they are truly ready for the job. Meanwhile, after one of their rookie classmates is involved in a shooting, the team uncovers some unsettling evidence on “The Rookie,” airing SATURDAY, DEC. 26 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-14, LV) Episodes can also be viewed on demand and on Hulu. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 5/3/20)
Guest starring in this episode is Harold Perrineau as Detective Nick Armstrong, Ali Larter as Dr. Grace Sawyer, Brent Huff as Officer Smitty, Crystal Coney as Nurse Lisa, Jeff Pierre as Emmett Lang, Chris O’Shea as Officer Chris Rios, Hannah Kasulka as Officer Erin Cole and Greg Serano as T.O. Martinez.
“The Q Word” was written by Natalie Callaghan and Nick Hurwitz, and directed by David McWhirter. Promo
- A STARTLING TRUTH EMERGES AFTER GIBBS PLACES DINOZZO AND MCGEE IN CHARGE OF FINDING A REPLACEMENT FOR ZIVA, ON A REBROADCAST OF THE SEVENTH SEASON PREMIERE OF “NCIS,” ON A SPECIAL NIGHT, SUNDAY, DEC. 20
“Truth Or Consequences” – As the hunt for Ziva’s replacement begins, Gibbs and his remaining team members must head back to work with the past still weighing heavily on their minds, on a rebroadcast of the seventh season premiere of NCIS, Sunday, Dec. 20 (10:30-11:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 9/22/09)
DIRECTED BY: Dennis Smith
WRITTEN BY: Jesse Stern Promo
- CBS THE NEIGHBORHOOD – Monday, December 21 Show More
- CALVIN AND DAVE TEAM UP TO FIND GROVER’S STOLEN PRESENT IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS, ON “THE NEIGHBORHOOD,” MONDAY, DEC. 21
“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. 21 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
WRITTEN BY: Tracey Ashley
DIRECTED BY: Ron Moseley Promo
- CBS BOB ♥ ABISHOLA – Monday, December 21 Show More
- BOB HIRES ABISHOLA TO TAKE CARE OF DOTTIE IN HIS HOME WHILE SHE RECOVERS, ON A REBROADCAST OF “BOB ♥ ABISHOLA,” MONDAY, DEC. 21
“Tough Like a Laundromat Washing Machine” – Bob hires Abishola to take care of Dottie in his home while she recovers. Also, Dottie has a hard time dealing with her limitations and takes it out on Abishola, on a rebroadcast of BOB ♥ ABISHOLA, Monday, Dec. 21 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 11/4/19.)
STORY BY: Chuck Lorre, Al Higgins, Gina Yashere
TELEPLAY BY: Matt Ross
DIRECTED BY: Beth McCarthy-Miller Promo
- CBS KID OF THE YEAR – Monday, December 21 Show More
- Kid of the Year airing Monday, Dec. 21 (9:00 PM) IME and Nickelodeon Reveal the First-ever Kid of the Year
Gitanjali Rao, 15, is Recognized as the 2020 Kid of the Year for Her Mission to Create a Global Community of Young Innovators to Solve the World’s Biggest Problems
Kid of the Year TV Special, Hosted by Trevor Noah and Produced by TIME Studios, to Simulcast on Nickelodeon, TV Land, TeenNick and Nicktoons on Friday, Dec. 4 at 7:30 P.M. (ET/PT)
Special to Also Air on Comedy Central on Friday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. (ET/PT) and
CBS Television Network on Monday, Dec. 21, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
TIME, TIME for Kids and Nickelodeon announced 15-year-old scientist and inventor Gitanjali Rao from Colorado as the 2020 Kid of the Year, the multiplatform initiative recognizing extraordinary young leaders who are making a positive impact in their communities.
Selected from a field of more than 5,000, 2020 Kid of the Year Gitanjali Rao is featured on the Dec. 14 cover of TIME, available on newsstands on Friday, Dec. 4. See the cover here: https://bit.ly/37ryOD2
In an interview with Angelina Jolie for TIME, Rao spoke about her work using technology to tackle issues ranging from contaminated drinking water to opioid addiction and cyberbullying: “I don’t look like your typical scientist. Everything I see on TV is that it’s an older, usually white man as a scientist. It’s weird to me that it was almost like people had assigned roles, regarding like their gender, their age, the color of their skin. My goal has really shifted not only from creating my own devices to solve the world’s problems, but inspiring others to do the same as well. Because, from personal experience, it’s not easy when you don’t see anyone else like you. So I really want to put out that message: If I can do it, you can do it, and anyone can do it.”
Read the full interview and TIME cover story: time.com/kid-of-the-year-2020
Kid of the Year Gitanjali Rao, alongside the other top finalists and honorees, will be recognized during the first-ever Kid of the Year TV special, hosted by Trevor Noah. The special will simulcast across Nickelodeon, TV Land, TeenNick and Nicktoons on Friday, Dec. 4, at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT). It will also air on Comedy Central on Friday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. (ET/PT) and CBS Television Network on Monday, Dec. 21, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT).
The Kid of the Year TV special will feature guest stars from entertainment, sports and pop culture to help surprise the top five Kid of the Year finalists and celebrate their work. Celebrity guests making appearances throughout the special include Kristen Bell, Simone Biles, Dixie D’Amelio, Billie Eilish, Rob Gronkowski, Neil Patrick Harris, Chris Hemsworth, Ken Jeong, Angelina Jolie, Chloe Kim, Brie Larson, Zachary Levi, Russell Westbrook and Malala Yousafzai, among others.
Each of the top five Kid of the Year honorees will receive a cash prize from Nickelodeon and have the opportunity to serve as a Kid Reporter for TIME for Kids with exclusive access to a Nickelodeon event. For additional information about the initiative, visit KidoftheYear2020.com.
- CBS BULL – Monday, December 21 Show More
- CHUNK’S FRIEND ASKS BULL TO HELP THE PARENTS OF A STUDENT WITH AN ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP SUE AN ELITE BOARDING SCHOOL AFTER THE TEEN DIES WHILE TRAINING, ON A REBROADCAST OF “BULL,” MONDAY, DEC. 21
“Behind the Ivy” – Chunk’s friend, Reggie (Don Guillory), an elite boarding school’s counselor, asks Bull to help the parents of an athletic scholarship student bring a wrongful death suit against the school after the teen dies suddenly while training, on a rebroadcast of BULL, Monday, Dec. 21 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 1/20/20.)
WRITTEN BY: Steven Paul Martinez
DIRECTED BY: Alex Pillai
- WITH THEIR LIVES IN DANGER, GIBBS AND ZIVA’S ROGUE INVESTIGATION TAKES AN UNEXPECTED TURN WHEN A POSSIBLE TERRORIST PLOT IS REVEALED, ON A REBROADCAST OF “NCIS,” TUESDAY, DEC. 22
Cote de Pablo Guest Stars as Ziva David
“Into the Light” – With their lives in danger, Gibbs and Ziva’s rogue investigation takes an unexpected turn when a possible terrorist plot is revealed, on a rebroadcast of NCIS, Tuesday, Dec. 22 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 10/1/19.)
WRITTEN BY: Steven D. Binder
DIRECTED BY: Tony Wharmby Promo
- CBS A HOLLY DOLLY CHRISTMAS – Wednesday, December 23 Show More
- GRAMMY® AWARD-WINNING ENTERTAINMENT ICON DOLLY PARTON SHARES THE SPIRIT OF THE HOLIDAYS IN HER NEW ONE-HOUR SPECIAL “A HOLLY DOLLY CHRISTMAS,” REBROADCAST ON WEDNESDAY, DEC. 23 CBS
Global icon and country music superstar Dolly Parton shares the spirit of the holidays in her new one-hour entertainment special A HOLLY DOLLY CHRISTMAS, to be rebroadcast Wednesday, Dec. 23 (8:30-9:30 PM, ET/8:00-9:00 PM, PT) on the CBS Television Network and available to stream live and on demand on CBS All Access.
Christmas is Dolly Parton’s favorite time of year, and America’s beloved entertainer is excited to share some much needed joy and holiday cheer at the end of this challenging year. Performing from an intimate, candlelit set, Dolly brings both powerful, faith-ﬁlled hymns and light-hearted holiday classics to viewers, sharing personal Christmas stories and faith-based recollections of the season, interspersed with songs from her new, record-breaking #1 holiday album A Holly Dolly Christmas.
- CBS GARTH & TRISHA LIVE! A HOLIDAY CONCERT EVENT – Wednesday, December 23 Show More
- CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH A REBROADCAST OF “GARTH & TRISHA LIVE! A HOLIDAY CONCERT EVENT” WEDNESDAY, DEC. 23 ON CBS
Celebrate the holiday season with Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood when they return to CBS with a new one-hour concert special, GARTH & TRISHA LIVE! A HOLIDAY CONCERT EVENT, to be broadcast Wednesday, Dec. 23 (9:00-9:30 PM) on the CBS Television Network. The special will also be available to stream live on CBS All Access. Following up on the success of their CBS concert special on April 1 of this year, Brooks and Yearwood will perform live by request from their home recording studio, Studio G, singing songs of the season for viewers looking for the comfort and shared joy of music during the holidays.
- CBS S.W.A.T. – Wednesday, December 23 Show More
- THE SWAT TEAM IS TASKED WITH PROVIDING SECURITY FOR A WARLORD WHO IS BEING HUNTED BY ASSASSINS WHILE HE’S IN LOS ANGELES WAITING TO BE EXTRADITED, ON A REBROADCAST OF “S.W.A.T.,” WEDNESDAY, DEC. 23
Editor’s note: This episode replaces the previously scheduled programming.
“Monster” – The SWAT team’s task to provide security for a warlord is threatened by assassins determined to take him out before he’s extradited by the International Criminal Court. Also, Hondo’s father, Daniel Sr. (Obba Babatundé), tries to make amends to his mother, Charice (Debbie Allen), Street’s foster brother, Nate (Cory Hardrict), asks for his help with a corrupt boss and Deacon reluctantly explores therapy for his daughter, Lila (Amanda Lowe-Oadell), on a rebroadcast of S.W.A.T., Wednesday, Dec. 23 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 12/11/19.)
WRITTEN BY: A.C. Allen
DIRECTED BY: Guy Ferland Promo
- CBS YOUNG SHELDON – Thursday, December 24 Show More
- AFTER A PHONE CALL WITH DALE’S EX-WIFE, DR. STURGIS LEARNS THAT HE MAY STILL HAVE A CHANCE WITH MEEMAW, ON A REBROADCAST OF “YOUNG SHELDON,” THURSDAY, DEC. 24
Country Music Superstar Reba McEntire Guest Stars as Dale’s Ex-Wife, June
Craig T. Nelson Returns as Dale
“A Boyfriend’s Ex-Wife and a Good Luck Head Rub” – Meemaw meets Dale’s ex-wife, June (Reba McEntire). Also, Sheldon is forced to work on a group project with reluctant college students, on a rebroadcast of YOUNG SHELDON, Thursday, Dec. 24 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 2/13/20.)
STORY BY: Steven Molaro & Steve Holland & Eric Kaplan
TELEPLAY BY: Maria Ferrari & Tara Hernandez & Jeremy Howe
DIRECTED BY: Jaffar Mahmood Promo
- CBS B POSITIVE – Thursday, December 24 Show More
- THOMAS MIDDLEDITCH AND ANNALEIGH ASHFORD STAR IN CHUCK LORRE AND MARCO PENNETTE’S NEW COMEDY ABOUT A THERAPIST WHO IS FACED WITH FINDING A KIDNEY DONOR WHEN HE RUNS INTO A WOMAN FROM HIS PAST WHO VOLUNTEERS HER OWN, ON THE SERIES PREMIERE REBROADCAST OF “B POSITIVE,” THURSDAY, DEC. 24
Kether Donohue, Sara Rue, Maggie Elizabeth Jones, Izzy G. and Terrence Terrell Also Star
“Pilot” – Drew, a recently divorced father, discovers he needs a kidney and finds his donor in the last person he ever would’ve imagined, on the series premiere of B POSITIVE, Thursday, Dec. 24 (8:31-9:01 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Thomas Middleditch, Annaleigh Ashford, Kether Donohue, Sara Rue, Izzy G. and Terrence Terrell star.
Drew (Middleditch) is a therapist and newly divorced dad who is faced with finding a kidney donor when he runs into Gina (Ashford), a rough-around-the-edges woman from his past who volunteers her own. Together, they form an unlikely and life-affirming friendship, as they begin a journey that will forever affect both of their lives. Gabby (Donohue) is Gina’s best friend; Julia (Rue) is Drew’s ex-wife; Maddie (Izzy G.) is Drew and Julia’s teenage daughter; and Eli (Terrell) is a new friend of Drew’s who is also going through dialysis.
WRITTEN BY: Marco Pennette
DIRECTED BY: James Burrows Promo
- CBS MOM – Thursday, December 24 Show More
- CHRISTY, BONNIE AND THE LADIES STEP IN TO HELP WHEN MARJORIE BABYSITS HER GRANDDAUGHTER FOR THE FIRST TIME, ON A REBROADCAST OF THE 150TH EPISODE OF “MOM,” THURSDAY, DEC. 24
“A Judgy Face and Your Grandma’s Drawers” – Christy, Bonnie and the ladies step in to help when Marjorie babysits her granddaughter for the first time, on a rebroadcast of the 150th episode of MOM, Thursday, Dec. 24 (9:01-9:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 3/12/20.)
STORY BY: Gemma Baker and Marco Pennette
TELEPLAY BY: Alissa Neubauer, Adam Chase and Sheldon Bull
DIRECTED BY: James Widdoes
- CBS THE UNICORN – Thursday, December 24 Show More
- WADE AND THE GIRLS TACKLE HOSTING A TRADITIONAL THANKSGIVING DINNER FOR FRIENDS AND EXTENDED FAMILY, ON A REBROADCAST OF “THE UNICORN,” THURSDAY, DEC. 24
Annie Mumolo Guest Stars as Aunt Allison, Wade’s Opinionated and Passive-Aggressive Sister-in-Law Who’s in Town for Thanksgiving
“Turkeys and Traditions” – Wade and the girls tackle hosting a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for friends and extended family. Also, Ben attempts to make a fried turkey for the very first time, on a rebroadcast of THE UNICORN, Thursday, Dec. 24 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Annie Mumolo guest stars as Aunt Allison, Wade’s opinionated and passive-aggressive sister-in-law who’s visiting for Thanksgiving. (Originally broadcast 11/21/19.)
WRITTEN BY: Skander Halim & Gina Ippolito
DIRECTED BY: Dean Holland
- CBS FBI – Thursday, December 24 Show More
- AFTER A BOMB DETONATES AT A RESTAURANT IN QUEENS, THE CASE BECOMES PERSONAL FOR OA, WHO GOES UNDERCOVER TO PREVENT ANOTHER ATTACK, ON A REBROADCAST OF THE SECOND SEASON PREMIERE OF “FBI,” THURSDAY, DEC. 24
Alana De La Garza Joins the Cast as Special Agent in Charge Isobel Castille
“Little Egypt” – After a bomb detonates at a restaurant in Queens, the case becomes personal for OA, who grew up eating there. But what initially seems like a terrorist attack reveals itself to be more complex, and OA goes undercover to prevent another incident, on a rebroadcast of the second season premiere of FBI, Thursday, Dec. 24 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Alana De La Garza joins as the cast as new Special Agent in Charge Isobel Castille. John Boyd guest stars as Stuart Scola, Kristen’s partner out in the field. (Originally broadcast 9/24/19.)
WRITTEN BY: Rick Eid
DIRECTED BY: Arthur Forney Promo
- CBS MACGYVER – Friday, December 25 Show More
- EX-MI6 AGENT RUSS TAYLOR RECRUITS THE FORMER MEMBERS OF THE PHOENIX FOUNDATION TO HUNT DOWN A BIOWEAPON THAT’S PLANNED TO BE USED FOR AN ATTACK ON A MAJOR U.S. CITY, ON A REBROADCAST OF THE FOURTH SEASON PREMIERE OF “MACGYVER,” FRIDAY, DEC. 25
Henry Ian Cusick Joins the Cast as Russ Taylor, an Ex-MI6 Agent-Turned-Private Military Contractor
“Fire + Ashes + Legacy = Phoenix” – Ex-MI6 agent Russ Taylor (Henry Ian Cusick)
recruits former Phoenix Foundation members Mac, Riley, Bozer, Matty and Desi to hunt down a bioweapon that’s planned to be used by a mysterious organization for a devastating attack on a major U.S. city, on a rebroadcast of the fourth season premiere of MACGYVER, Friday, Dec. 25 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 2/7/20.)
WRITTEN BY: Terry Matalas
DIRECTED BY: David Straiton
- CBS MAGNUM P.I. – Friday, December 25 Show More
- MAGNUM, FLOODED WITH MEMORIES OF HIS TOUR IN AFGHANISTAN, HELPS HIS FALLEN FRIEND’S BROTHER SEARCH FOR A NOW-GROWN AFGHAN BOY WHO MAY HAVE BEEN A VICTIM OF TRAFFICKING, ON A REBROADCAST OF “MAGNUM P.I.,” FRIDAY, DEC. 25
“Blood Brothers” – Magnum, flooded with memories of his tour in Afghanistan, helps his fallen friend’s brother search for a now-grown Afghan boy who may have been a victim of trafficking, on a rebroadcast of MAGNUM P.I., Friday, Dec. 25 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 12/6/19.)
WRITTEN BY: Peter Lenkov & Eric Guggenheim
DIRECTED BY: Peter Weller Promo
- CBS BLUE BLOODS – Friday, December 25 Show More
- FRANK’S FONDNESS FOR AN OLD FRIEND PROVES TO BE A MISTAKE WHEN HER SON THREATENS TO PUBLICLY REVEAL WHO SHE REALLY WAS, ON A REBROADCAST OF “BLUE BLOODS,” FRIDAY, DEC. 25
“Behind the Smile” – Frank’s esteem for an old friend and late socialite proves to be a mistake when her son threatens to publicly reveal who she really was. Also, Jamie asks Erin for help apprehending a perp who shot at him after learning she chose not to send him to prison six months ago; Eddie clashes with her new boss, Sergeant McNichols (Stephanie Kurtzuba); and Danny drags Baez into a case involving a suspicious grieving couple, on a rebroadcast of BLUE BLOODS, Friday, Dec. 25 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 10/11/19.)
WRITTEN BY: Daniel Truly
DIRECTED BY: Ralph Hemecker Promo
- WHEN A MAN POSING AS LASALLE ATTEMPTS TO FREE A YOUNG WOMAN FROM JAIL, THE TEAM INVESTIGATES BOTH THE IMPOSTER AND THE PRISONER, ON A REBROADCAST OF “NCIS: NEW ORLEANS,” SATURDAY, DEC. 26
“Pride and Prejudice” – When a man impersonating Lasalle attempts to free a young woman from jail, the team investigates both the imposter and the prisoner. Also, Pride’s daughter pays him a surprise visit, on a rebroadcast of NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, Saturday, Dec. 26 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 3/15/20.)
WRITTEN BY: Brooke Roberts
DIRECTED BY: Hart Bochner Promo
- CBS 48 HOURS – Saturday, December 26 Show More
- Airing Saturday, December 26 (9:00 PM) on the CBS Television Network. Repeat – TBA (R)
- The CW Masters of Illusion – Sunday, December 20 Show More
- ONE-HOUR SPECIAL
“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 Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer – Monday, December 21 Show More
- ONE-HOUR SPECIAL
“Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-G) (HDTV)
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. Promo
- The CW Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown 2020 – Monday, December 21 Show More
- ONE-HOUR SPECIAL
“Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown 2020” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
HOSTS KEVIN FRAZIER AND KELTIE KNIGHT RETURN – This holiday special 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 12/9/2020.
- The CW Silent Night – A Song For the World – Wednesday, December 23 Show More
- TWO-HOUR SPECIAL
“Silent Night – A Song For the World” – (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG) (HDTV)
A SONG FOR THE WORLD – A SPECIAL ON THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS CHRISTMAS CAROL NARRATED BY HUGH BONNEVILLE – A musical film documentary about the creation and cultural impact of the world’s most famous Christmas carol. Composed in 1818 in Salzburg, and translated into 140 languages, Silent Night caused a Christmas ceasefire in World War I, while Bing Crosby’s version is the third best-selling single ever. In short: A song for the world! The film tells the story of Silent Night, narrated by Hugh Bonneville, with new recordings by global stars in different languages with a cast including Kelly Clarkson, Joss Stone, John Rhys-Davies, David Foster, Katharine McPhee, Randy Jackson, Gavin Rossdale, Sheléa, Ailee, Josh Groban, The Vienna Boys Choir, Anggun, Lina Makhoul, The Tenors, Rolando Villazón and many more. The special was created and directed by Award winning director Hannes M. Schalle and produced by Marlene Beran of Moonlake Entertainment. Original airdate 12/10/2020.
- The CW iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2020 – Thursday, December 24 Show More
- NINETY-MINUTE SPECIAL
“iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2020” – (8:00-9:30 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
A STAR-STUDDED HOLIDAY MUSICAL EVENT – iHeartRadio Jingle Ball celebrates the holiday season with a spectacular music event featuring performances by some of the world’s biggest and brightest recording artists. The star-studded concert event will feature performances from Billie Eilish, Doja Cat, Dua Lipa, Harry Styles, Lewis Capaldi, Sam Smith, Shawn Mendes, The Weeknd, and many more. Original airdate 12/14/2020.
- The CW Whose Line Is It Anyway? – Thursday, December 24 Show More
- “Charles Esten 4” – (9:30-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG, DL) (HDTV)
ANYTHING FOR LAUGHS – 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 (#809). Original airdate 10/19/2020.
- FOX THE SIMPSONS – Sunday, December 20 Show More
- “THE SIMPSONS” – (7:00-7:30 PM ET/PT) CC-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Promo
SOMEONE IS STEALING CHRISTMAS PRESENTS ON “THE SIMPSONS” SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20, 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 “Bobby, It’s Cold Outside” episode of THE SIMPSONS airing Sunday, Dec. 20 (7:00-7:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (SI-3101) (TV-PG L, V)
Guest Voice Cast: Scott Bakula as himself; Steve Ballmer as himself
- FOX BOB’S BURGERS – Sunday, December 20 Show More
- “BOB’S BURGERS” – (7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Promo
BOB GETS A NEW JOB ON “BOB’S BURGERS” SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20, ON FOX
Bob agrees to be the temporary chef at the Fischoeders’ new nightclub. Meanwhile, the kids get hold of a stock tank and decide to throw a pool party in the restaurant basement in the “Copa-Bob-bana” episode of BOB’S BURGERS airing Sunday, Dec. 20 (7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (BOB-1002) (TV-PG D, L, V)
Guest Voice Cast: Kevin Kline as Mr. Fischoeder; Brian Huskey as Regular Sized Rudy; Bobby Tisdale as Zeke; Wendy Molyneux as Jen; Stephanie Beatriz as Choe Barbash; Bill Hader as Mickey; Zach Galifianakis as Felix; David Wain as Grover; Laura Silverman as Andy; Sarah Silverman as Ollie
- FOX THE MOODYS – Sunday, December 13 Show More
- **ONE-HOUR ENCORE**–“THE MOODYS” – (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Promo
MEET THE MOODY FAMILY ON A SPECIAL ENCORE OF THE SERIES PREMIERE “THE MOODYS” SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20, ON FOX
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., his wife, Ann, and three grown children – Dan, the youngest of the siblings and the “creative one,” Bridget, the middle sister and the “overachiever,” and Sean Jr., 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, 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” special one-hour episode of THE MOODYS airing Sunday, Dec. 20 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (MDS-101/MDS-102) (TV-14 D, L, V)
Guest Cast: María Gabriela de Faría as Cora, Josh Segarra as Marco, Kevin Bigley as Brian “Monty” Montgomery, Gerry Dee as Roger, Ulka Simone Mohanty as Mukta.
- FOX BOB’S BURGERS – Sunday, December 20 Show More
- “BOB’S BURGERS” – (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Promo
LINDA SAVES CHRISTMAS ON “BOB’S BURGERS” SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20, ON FOX
Megan Mullally (“Will & Grace”) & Tim Meadows (“Schooled”) Guest-Voice
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 “Have Yourself A Maily Linda Christmas” episode of BOB’S BURGERS airing Sunday, Dec. 20 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (BOB-909) (TV-PG 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 Promo
PA: Viewer discretion is advised.
MEG TAKES STEWIE TO MEET SANTA ON “FAMILY GUY” SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20, 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 “Christmas is Coming” episode of FAMILY GUY airing Sunday, Dec. 20 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (FG-1706) (TV-14 D, L, S, V)
- FOX I CAN SEE YOUR VOICE – Wednesday, December 23 Show More
- **TWO-HOUR ENCORE EPISODE**–“I CAN SEE YOUR VOICE” – (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1
CAN YOU GUESS WHO THE GOOD SINGERS ARE? ON “I CAN SEE YOUR VOICE” WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, ON FOX
Hosted by Ken Jeong, permanent panelists Cheryl Hines and Adrienne Bailon-Houghton and an additional rotating panel of celebrity detectives must help contestants tell the difference between good and bad singers, without ever hearing them sing a note. With $100,000 on the line and the celebrity panel by their side, the first contestant will attempt to weed out the bad “Secret Voices” from the good, based on a series of clues, interrogation and lip synch challenges. In the end, the singer whom the contestant picks will reveal if they are good or bad in a duet performance with a musical superstar, Rick Springfield, resulting in an amazing musical collaboration or a totally hilarious train wreck. Then, a second contestant’s pick will reveal their abilities in a duet with musical superstar, Katherine McPhee, in the “Episode 8: Rick Springfield, Taye Diggs, DeRay Davis, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Houghton / Episode 10: Katharine McPhee, Joel McHale, Niecy Nash, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Houghton” two-hour encore episode of I CAN SEE YOUR VOICE airing Wednesday, Dec. 23 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (VOI-106/102) (TV-PG D, L)
- FOX THE RESIDENT – Thursday, December 24 Show More
- “THE RESIDENT” – (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Promo
PA: Viewer discretion is advised.
CAIN JUMPS INTO DAMAGE CONTROL MODE ON “THE RESIDENT” THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24, ON FOX
When Cain becomes aware of an emergency situation breaking out at the hospital, he recruits Ezra to help keep it under wraps. Also, Nic works to come up with a support system for a patient in need of a lung transplant. Meanwhile, Kit’s son-in-law’s condition continues to worsen in the “Support System” episode of THE RESIDENT airing Thursday, Dec. 24 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (RES-319) (TV-14 L, V)
Guest Cast: Rob Yang as Logan Kim; Michael Hogan as Dr. Albert Nolan; Eli Gelb as Dr. Exra Dreyfuss; Andy Ridings as Derek Ingrams; Chelsea Gilligan as Molly Ingrams; and Scarlett Blum as Josie Ingrams; Connor Paolo as Isaac Morgan; Kwajalyn Brown as Sophia Marino; Helen Abell as Maddie; and Enya Flack as Cheryl Whickford.
- FOX PRODIGAL SON – Thursday, December 24 Show More
- “PRODIGAL SON” – (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Promo
PA: Viewer discretion is advised.
A NEW MONSTER EMERGES ON “PRODIGAL SON” THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24, ON FOX
Dermot Mulroney (“My Best Friend’s Wedding”) Guest-Stars
After a catastrophic turn of events, Malcolm and Ainsley are convinced there’s more to Nicholas Endicott (guest star Dermot Mulroney) than meets the eye. Their only hope just might be an impromptu Whitly family reunion in the “The Professionals” episode of PRODIGAL SON airing Thursday, Dec. 24 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (PR-121) (TV-14 D, L, V)
Guest Cast: Dermot Mulroney as Nicholas Endicott; Molly Griggs as Eve Blanchard; Anna Eilinsfeld as Sophie; Matthew Lawler as Eddie; Richard V. Licata as Ciro; Dagmara Dominczyk as The Nightingale
- FOX COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS – Saturday, December 26 Show More
- “COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS” – (11:00 PM-Midnight ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1
FOLLOW THE LIGHT ON “COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS” SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26, ON FOX
In the counterintuitive realm of quantum mechanics, light can be two contradictory things, and somehow – no one knows how – an unseen observer can alter the nature of reality. Meet the man who stumbled upon this hole in reality and the still-unfolding technological revolution that it made possible in the “Magic Without Lies” episode of COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS airing Saturday, Dec. 26 (11:00 PM-Midnight ET/PT) on FOX. (C-309) (TV-PG V)
- NBC “SPECIALS””DR. SEUSS’ THE GRINCH MUSICAL!” REPEAT Show More
- 12/21/2020 (08:00PM – 10:01PM) (Monday) : NBC is bringing the beloved classic children’s story to life this holiday season with a fun-filled two-hour production of “Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Musical!” filmed at the Troubadour Theatre in London. This musical version of the acclaimed theater production breathes new life into a timeless story. Promo
- NBC “WEAKEST LINK””WEAKEST LINK PREMIERE” Show More
- 12/21/2020 (10:01PM – 11:00PM) (Monday) : Emmy winner Jane Lynch hosts a revival of the international phenomenon. Eight strangers work as a team to play a high stakes game of trivia, then vote each other off one-by-one for a chance to win up to $1 million dollars. Who will be the Weakest Link? TV-PG
- NBC “THE VOICE””THE VOICE HOLIDAY CELEBRATION” REPEAT Show More
- 12/22/2020 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Tuesday) : An array of “Voice” coaches past and present, some music superstars and many beloved artists from the “Voice” family perform holiday classics and popular modern favorites. Plus, Season 19 coaches Blake, Kelly, John and Gwen share some of their favorite holiday traditions and memories. TV-PG
- NBC “SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE””A SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL” Show More
- 12/22/2020 (09:00PM – 11:00PM) (Tuesday) : TV-14
- NBC “CHICAGO MED””WHEN DID WE BEGIN TO CHANGE” REPEAT Show More
- 12/23/2020 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Wednesday) : In the season six premiere, the entire staff at Chicago Med adjusts to the new normal of the pandemic. Dr. Choi, Dr. Lanik and April fight on the front lines. Dr. Halstead and Hannah face a troubling reality. Dr. Charles tries to clear the air with his daughter following recent developments. TV-14 Promo
- NBC “CHICAGO FIRE””RATTLE SECOND CITY” REPEAT Show More
- 12/23/2020 (09:00PM – 10:00PM) (Wednesday) : In the season 9 premiere, Firehouse 51 welcomes a new member to the team, whose presence could provide some complications. Brett’s leadership shines during a scary call. Boden sees great potential in Kidd and proposes an idea that could have lasting repercussions. TV-14
- NBC “CHICAGO PD””FIGHTING GHOSTS” REPEAT Show More
- 12/23/2020 (10:00PM – 11:00PM) (Wednesday) : SEASON PREMIERE. The team responds to the shooting of a 5-year-old girl and they must work the case while facing new obstacles that come from the heightened attention on police reform. Atwater is targeted by a group of officers who want to hurt him for standing against the blue wall. Voight questions whether he’s cut out for a new form of policing as he manages oversight from the CPD’s deputy superintendent. TV-14 Promo
- NBC “MOVIE OF THE WEEK””IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE” Show More
- 12/24/2020 (08:00PM – 11:00PM) (Thursday) : 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 Promo
- NBC “SPECIALS””HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS” Show More
- 12/25/2020 (08:00PM – 08:30PM) (Friday) : The classic tale of the curmudgeonly Grinch who’s hoping to remove the joy from Christmas but, ultimately, has a change of heart. TV-G Promo
- NBC “MOVIE OF THE WEEK””HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS” Show More
- 12/25/2020 (08:30PM – 11:00PM) (Friday) : 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 Promo
- NBC “ELLEN’S GAME OF GAMES””I FELL INTO A BURNING RING OF BUBBLES” Show More
- 12/26/2020 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Saturday) : Ellen DeGeneres invites contestants to play “Mount St. Ellen,” “You Bet Your Wife,” “See You Later Alligator” and the new game “Dirty Laundry.” The winner of each round advances to “Know or Go” and the winner of that round advances to “Hot Hands” for a chance to win a cash prize. Stephen “tWitch” Boss serves as announcer. TV-PG
- NBC “THE WALL””HECTHAN AND HECTOR” Show More
- 12/26/2020 (09:00PM – 10:00PM) (Saturday) : Brother’s Hecthan and Hector reside in Fort Lee, NJ. Hecthan, a corrections officer, and Hector an Army Veteran are hoping to win big to help family and friends devastated by Hurricane Maria in their native Puerto Rico. TV-PG
- NBC “SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE””JASON MOMOA / MUMFORD & SONS” ORIGINAL Show More
- 12/26/2020 (10:00PM – 11:00PM) (Saturday) : TV-14
- NBC “SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE””TBA” ORIGINAL Show More
- 12/26/2020 (10:00PM – 11:00PM) (Saturday) : TV-14
- These TV shows come out on DVD this week: “The 100: The Complete Series”; “Battle Athletes TV Series & OVA SDBD” (only on Blu-ray); and “Fairy Tail: Final Season – Part 25” (only on Blu-ray).
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