Air Date: Sunday, November 21, 2004
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST on NBC
Episode Title: (#309) "Tidings Of Comfort And Joy"
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Sunday, November 21 2004


"Tidings Of Comfort And Joy: Commercial Free Byford"

KELLY CLARKSON REPRISES ROLE AS BRENDA LEE, AND JOJO GUEST STARS AS A YOUNG LINDA RONSTADT -- In a commercial -free episode sponsored by Ford, JJ (Will Estes), barely alive in the jungle, finds a Christmas miracle in an American soldier, Joey Tremain (guest star Chris Pine). Together they encourage each other to stay alive until they find help, and hopefully a way to get home to their loved ones. Meanwhile, Helen (Gail O'Grady) teaches Beth (Rachel Boston) some important tips on caring for her new baby. However, Beth becomes infuriated when Helen invites her estranged father over to the house to meet his new grandson. When Meg (Brittany Snow) gets upset that Army recruiters are visiting the campus and encouraging students to enlist, she finds herself in a dangerous situation when Chris (guest star Milo Ventimiglia) and two of his friends decide to take matters into their own hands at the recruiting center. Kelly Clarkson ("American Idol") reprises her role as Brenda Lee singing "Rock Around the Christmans Tree," and JoJo guest stars as a young Linda Ronstandt auditioning for Bandstand. "Extra" co-host Dayna Devon and Nick Warnock ("The Apprentice") also guest star. Tom Verica, Jonathan Adams, Arlen Escarpeta, Vanessa Lengies, Sarah Ramos and Ethan Dampf also star.

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