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GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT, THE
Air Date: Monday, December 09, 2019
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-10:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#703/706) "Episode 703/706"
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'THE GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT' CONTINUES WITH ITS HIGHLY ANTICIPATED 'HEAVYWEIGHTS' DIVISION, SHOWCASING THE BIGGEST AND BRIGHTEST DISPLAYS IN THE HISTORY OF THE SHOW, MONDAY, DEC. 9, ON ABC

The holiday magic continues with two new back-to-back episodes of "The Great Christmas Light Fight," MONDAY, DEC. 9 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. Produced by Fremantle, the immensely popular series features returning celebrity judges - lifestyle expert Carter Oosterhouse and famed interior designer Taniya Nayak.

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.

"703" (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST) - Kicking off the long-awaited "heavyweights" division episode with spectacular holiday displays is the Bentley family with "Bentleyville," a 22-acre decorated city park with 5 million lights, over 200 enormous wireframes and the tallest man-made mega tree in the country, standing at 128 ft tall in Duluth, Minnesota; the Winter family with "Cambria Christmas Market," a Germany meets California whimsical display, filled with gift shops and food stalls, plus an enchanted forest spread over 25 acres featuring larger-than-life ornaments, a replica of the Golden Gate bridge and more in Cambria, California; the An family with "Magical Winter Lights," one of the most unique displays to ever be seen on the show, combining the traditional American Christmas with the ancient Chinese light festival, made entirely of delicate, intricately designed Chinese lanterns, including a "Light Fight" record-breaking 6 million lights on 20 acres in Houston, Texas; and Kenny Irwin with "Robolights," an industrial Christmas land made out of robots built from recycled materials, including a candy cane palace, a tower of gifts, amusement park rides turned into sculptures, a 10,000 watt robot sculpture, and a Santa ditching his sleigh for a spicy masala chuck wagon stagecoach in Palm Springs, California. Who will walk away with $50,000 and the coveted Christmas Light trophy? Tune in to watch judge Taniya Nayak make the decision on ABC's "The Great Christmas Light Fight!"

"706" (9:00-10:00 p.m. EST) - In the second episode of the evening, four festive families showcase their displays, including the Nagy family with their high energy, high-tech light show dedicated to their dog, Prince, and packed with a towering joy sign retrofitted with color-changing pixel lights, a ballet of snowflakes on the roof and Mr. Frost, an interactive talking snowman made from a 6 ft tall beach ball in Waterford Township, Michigan; the Nirschl family with their heartwarming Christmas display, dedicated to family and all the things they love, including inflatables, a magical archway with over 500,000 lights, and a festive interior entirely covered in Santas in Daytona Beach, Florida; the Maywald family with their magical display, featuring fireworks lighting up nostalgic scenes that will take you to Christmas past, over 300 blow molds, a vintage Christmas storeroom, and DIY favorites like a snowman built from tires in Austin, Texas; and the Banda family with their charming handmade Christmas town, "Northopolis," which includes a PVC pipe and cloth constructed lightweight mobile display that they reassemble every evening during the holiday season, and a bigger-than-life Santa, reindeer and wise men in Weslaco, Texas. Don't miss judge Carter Oosterhouse decide who will win $50,000 and the coveted Light Fight trophy on 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)
Returns in Holiday 2020 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
12/9/13 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2020/2021 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
8 (??? 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