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GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT, THE [UPDATED]
Air Date: Monday, December 02, 2019
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-10:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#701/704) "Episode 701/704"
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SEASON PREMIERE

ABC UNWRAPS THE GIFT OF 'THE GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT' WITH TWO BACK-TO-BACK EPISODES PREMIERING MONDAY, DEC. 2

As the temperature cools down, the holiday season warms up with "The Great Christmas Light Fight," airing two back-to-back episodes on MONDAY, DEC. 2 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. Following the season seven premiere, new episodes will air MONDAY, DEC. 9 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), and MONDAY, DEC. 16 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST). Produced by Fremantle, the immensely popular series features returning celebrity judges: lifestyle expert Carter Oosterhouse and famed interior designer Taniya Nayak. View a sneak peek of the season seven premiere here.

Season seven of the holiday hit will once again showcase the most extravagant and utterly spectacular Christmas displays America has to offer! In each one-hour episode, four families with dazzling household displays will compete to win $50,000 and the coveted Light Fight trophy. This season, viewers will also be treated to a second round of the special heavyweights episode, featuring light shows so massive, they extend well beyond household frames. Additionally, peek inside featured family homes for an impressive batch of unique interior Christmas displays, as judges Oosterhouse and Nayak lead the way in another year of over-the-top holiday cheer.

"701" (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST) - Let the holiday festivities begin! First to showcase their spectacular holiday displays are the Brewster family with their "Christmas in New York City" themed display, featuring a Herald Square stage with dancers inspired by The Rockettes and a massive Rockefeller Center tree in Brewerton, New York; the Chiles family with a "Miracle of a Million Lights" display covering outside and inside of an 1880s-era mansion with 60-foot-tall candy cane trees and a life-size snow globe in Portland, Oregon; the Sanda twins who combine their sophisticated DIY skills to create a unique freeform lighting technique never before seen on the show, featuring handmade motorized controls that create the illusion of twinkling lights and a nativity scene starring a homemade animatronic Santa bearing gifts in Glendale, Arizona; and the Rose family with their heartfelt holiday display covering every square inch of their house, featuring sensational handmade gingerbread cutouts, an inflatable hugging bear and a special garden area dedicated to the memory of their daughter in Hazlet, New Jersey. Tune in as judge Taniya Nayak makes the tough decision of who will be the first to walk away with $50,000 and the coveted Christmas Light trophy this holiday season on ABC's "The Great Christmas Light Fight."

"704" (9:00-10:00 p.m. EST) - The festivities continue with the Torres family's pirate-themed Caribbean Christmas display, featuring a two-story handcrafted castle that covers the fa´┐Żade of their house, a life-sized pirate ship with cannons and a 35-foot mast in Henderson, Nevada; the Murphy family, with the help of their art class students, transforming their house into Christmas art with over 400 precisely cut figurines, 75 extravagant scenes and a massive 25-year-old Cinderella castle in West Frankfort, Illinois; the Howard family with an incredible light show that incorporates a giant multicolored mega tree and a violin playing as if it's floating in the air in Fillmore, California; and the Taylor family with their magical forest display spanning across three acres, including over 50 beautifully lit trees covered in 500,000 lights and a 90-foot tree with 23,000 lights brightening up the massive wonderland in Henderson, Nevada. Watch as judge Carter Oosterhouse decides who Christmas will come early for as the winner of ABC's "The Great Christmas Light Fight."

"The Great Christmas Light Fight" comes from Fremantle ("American Idol," "America's Got Talent"). Brady Connell, Max Swedlow (both "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition") and Felicia Aaron White are executive producers for the series. Jennifer Mullin is the executive producer for Fremantle.

About ABC Entertainment

ABC Entertainment airs compelling programming across all day parts, including "Grey's Anatomy," the longest-running medical drama in prime-time television; riveting dramas "The Good Doctor," "How to Get Away with Murder," "A Million Little Things" and "Station 19"; the Emmy(R) Award-winning "Modern Family" and trailblazing comedy favorites "American Housewife," "black-ish," "Bless This Mess," "The Conners," "The Goldbergs," and "Schooled"; the popular "Summer Fun & Games" programming block, including "Card Sharks," "Celebrity Family Feud," "Holey Moley" and "Press Your Luck"; star-making sensation "American Idol"; reality phenomenon "Shark Tank"; "The Bachelor" franchise; long-running hits "Dancing with the Stars" and "America's Funniest Home Videos"; "General Hospital," which has aired for more than 55 years on the network; and late-night talk show "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"; as well as the critically acclaimed hit special "Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's 'All in the Family' and 'The Jeffersons.'" The network also boasts some of television's most prestigious awards shows, including "The Oscars(R)," "The CMA Awards" and the "American Music Awards." ABC programming can also be viewed on ABC.com, the ABC app and Hulu.

About Fremantle

Fremantle is one of the largest and most successful creators, producers and distributors of scripted and unscripted content in the world. A global entertainment powerhouse, Fremantle has an outstanding international network of production teams, companies and labels in over 30 countries. Fremantle produces in excess of 12,000 hours of original programming, roll out more than 70 formats and air 400 programs a year worldwide. The group distributes over 20,000 hours of content in more than 200 territories. Fremantle is also a world leader in digital and branded entertainment, with more than 370 million subscribers across 1,500 social channels and over 100 billion views across all platforms. Fremantle is part of RTL Group, a global leader across broadcast, content, and digital, itself a division of the international media giant Bertelsmann. For more information, visit www.fremantle.com, follow us @FremantleUS or visit our Facebook and Linkedin pages.

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GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT, THE (ABC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
12/9/13 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (fall 2019)
TIME SLOT:
mondays from 8:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
7 (6 episodes)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2020-21 season (the show's eighth) on 11/1/19
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, November 2019) 'Tis the season for ABC's immensely popular decorating competition series, "The Great Christmas Light Fight," which continues to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with celebrity judges - lifestyle expert Carter Oosterhouse and famed interior designer Taniya Nayak. The series returns for its seventh season with back-to-back episodes starting MONDAY, DEC. 2 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), for three consecutive weeks. ABC also announced the pickup of season eight to air in 2020. Season seven of the holiday hit will once again showcase the most extravagant and utterly spectacular Christmas displays America has to offer! In each one-hour episode, four families with dazzling household displays will compete to win $50,000 and the coveted Light Fight trophy. This season, viewers will also be treated to a second round of the special Heavyweights episode, featuring light shows so massive, they extend well beyond household frames. Additionally, peek inside featured family homes for an impressive batch of unique interior Christmas displays, as Judges Oosterhouse and Nayak lead the way in another year of over-the-top holiday cheer.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Carter Oosterhouse as Judge (Season 3- )
· Taniya Nayak as Judge (Season 3- )
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Michael Moloney as Judge (Season 1-2)
· Sabrina Soto as Judge (Season 1-2)
CREW INFORMATION:
· Brady Connell as EP
· Felicia Aaron White as EP
· Jennifer Mullin as EP
· Max Swedlow as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (competition)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· FremantleMedia North America