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GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT, THE
Air Date: Monday, December 16, 2019
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-10:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#702/705) "Episode 702/705"
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SEASON FINALE

ABC'S 'THE GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT' CONCLUDES ITS SEVENTH SEASON WITH THE FINAL TWO EPISODES, HIGHLIGHTING THE MOST EXTRAVAGANT AND UTTERLY SPECTACULAR CHRISTMAS DISPLAYS IN AMERICA, MONDAY, DEC. 16

"The Great Christmas Light Fight" will air its final two back-to-back episodes, MONDAY, DEC. 16 (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. The show will also celebrate a milestone moment as it crowns the final winner in "705," reaching a total of $2 million in prize money awarded to winning families throughout the show's history.

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.

"702" (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST) - Four festive families from across America showcase their incredible displays, including the Miranda family with their synchronized pixel light show, homemade 3D-printed parts and two matrix displays with green screen video effects of their children dancing in Edmond, Oklahoma; the DeGennaro family with a North Pole in the desert nodding their 30-year love story and featuring eight DIY reindeer, a candy river with homemade Gingerbread men on the outside and over 1,7000 decorations stacked from floor to ceiling on the inside in Las Vegas, Nevada; the Sowell family with their 15-acre farmland display holding over 1 million lights to create a beach scene with actual Florida beach sand, a carnival scene with a homemade Ferris wheel, an automated Santa kissing Mrs. Claus and a nativity scene with live people, a camel and zebras in Milton, Florida; and the Beltran family with their winter wonderland including over 40 mounted rooftop decorations and a vintage Nativity scene, wireframes and blow molds covering their entire yard in Moreno Valley, California. Tune in to see judge Carter Oosterhouse choose the winner of $50,000 and the coveted Light Fight trophy on ABC's "The Great Christmas Light Fight."

"705" (9:00-10:00 p.m. EST) - The holiday festivities conclude in the final episode of the season with the Cottrell family and their extravagant display made by 89-year old Calvin Cottrell and his family featuring a tractor ride around four acres of beautifully handcrafted signs, a homemade barn for their Nativity scene, an extraordinary Ferris wheel with bright bear blow molds and a 47-year old Mega Tree with its original lights in Rossville, Indiana; the Hudgins family with their combination of humor and artistry that helped to create perfectly designed character cutouts, elf houses with animated characters, hand-painted blow molds and Gingerbread men that celebrate every person in their family in Mechanicsville, Virginia; the Rombeiro family who have kept their 27-year old family tradition alive in honor of their father who passed away with reindeer that sway in the wind to look like they are flying, a motorized Santa blow mold that moves and a massive arch over the driveway created by combining two trees, plus an interior filled with themed rooms and a handmade train village in Novato, California; and college sweethearts, the Jones family, who put their year-round love for Christmas on display with 47 oak trees and 400,000 lights, creating a massive, magical light show with beautifully colored tree trunks, dancing arches, a hand-built Nativity and the word "Joy" in 7-foot letters right smack in the middle of their yard in Boerne, Texas. Who will walk away with $50,000 and the coveted Light Fight trophy? Tune in to watch judge Taniya Nayak make the final decision 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