or


[11/10/08 - 08:31 AM]
The 10th Annual a Home for the Holidays with Faith Hill, an Annual Entertainment Special Celebrating the Joys of Adoption, to Be Broadcast Tuesday, DeC. 23 on the CBS Television Network
Kristin Chenoweth, Patricia Heaton, Rene Russo, Martin Short, Melissa Etheridge, Tim McGraw, Gavin Rossdale and Jamie Foxx are all set to appear in the special.

[via press release from CBS]

"THE 10TH ANNUAL A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS WITH FAITH HILL," AN ANNUAL ENTERTAINMENT SPECIAL CELEBRATING THE JOYS OF ADOPTION, TO BE BROADCAST TUESDAY, DEC. 23 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

Faith Hill, Melissa Etheridge, Tim McGraw, Gavin Rossdale and Jamie Foxx Will Perform to be Among Artists Performing on the 10th Anniversary of this Moving Holiday Special

Kristin Chenoweth, Patricia Heaton, Rene Russo, Martin Short, And Other Celebrities Present Inspirational Stories About Foster Care Adoption

THE 10TH ANNUAL A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS WITH FAITH HILL, a new entertainment special to be broadcast Tuesday, Dec. 23 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, will include moving performances by Grammy Award-winning country music star Faith Hill, Grammy Award-winning rock singer/songwriter Melissa Etheridge, Grammy Award-winning country music star Tim McGraw and rock musician Gavin Rossdale and Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx, among others. Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth ("Pushing Daisies," "Wicked"), Emmy and SAG Award winner Patricia Heaton ("Everybody Loves Raymond," "Front of the Class"), Rene Russo ("The Thomas Crown Affair"), Emmy Award-winning comedian Martin Short ("Father of the Bride," "SNL") are among the celebrities presenting inspirational stories about adoption.

Following the success of the past nine annual shows, the 10th anniversary special continues to tell touching stories about foster care adoption to raise awareness of this important social issue. The inspirational stories of these American families are enhanced by performances from some of today's most popular artists.

The musical performances frame several pre-taped story segments which are presented by celebrities who either have their own adoption experiences or are involved with children's issues. The stories highlight many exceptional American children and families involved in this rewarding process.

�� The Miles Family (Richmond, Va.)

Betsy and David Miles were married eight years when they decided to adopt a 9-year-old foster child named Katy. During their meeting with social workers, the couple was also asked to consider a 14-year-old boy as a temporary placement. "When Haisten moved in with us, and we just fell in love with him," says Betsy. The Miles soon adopted both children. "Knowing you are loved is a powerful thing. Katy was tagged as a special needs child, and now she's in the top of her class and Haisten is an honor student," says David.

�� The Windham Family (Orange County, Calif.)

After watching "A Home for the Holidays," musicians Daniel and Jill Windham decided to adopt 12-year-old Dakota. Little did they know that Dakota had always turned to music to help cope with his difficult past. "Our son is so brave and to find each other - it was just meant to be," says Jill. Today, Dakota is a gifted bass guitarist.

�� The Millner Family (Santa Clarita, Calif.)

Each year, more than 25,000 foster children reach the age of 18 without ever being adopted. Frederick Millner was one of those children. After living his entire childhood in foster care, Frederick joined the military, married his wife, Kimberly, and adopted a little boy to give a foster child the life he never had. "I tell my son how much I love him every day. There was always an outline to my life, but my wife and son are the light that has filled the darkness," says Frederick.

�� Children Waiting (Los Angeles)

There are over one half million children currently in foster care in the United States. This segment gives voice to these children by creating an intimate portrait of children who need permanent loving homes.

To commemorate the 10th anniversary, foster children featured in past years will be brought back to the show, joined by their new adoptive families.

This year, 193 members of the U.S. Congress participated in awarding CBS with the 10th Annual Angels in Adoption Award. The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) gives this honor to people or organizations committed to raising awareness about adoption.

The special has been visited by some of the top names in entertainment over the past decade. Performers have included Mary J. Blige, Black Eyed Peas, Mariah Carey, Charlotte Church, Sheryl Crow, Miley Cyrus, Destiny's Child, Melissa Etheridge, Fergie, Five for Fighting, Jamie Foxx, Kenny G., Vince Gill, The Goo Goo Dolls, Amy Grant, Josh Groban, Faith Hill, Enrique Iglesias, Chaka Kahn, Carole King, John Legend, Jesse McCartney, Reba McEntire, Brian McKnight, Katharine McPhee, Mandy Moore, No Doubt, N'Sync LeAnn Rimes, Gwen Stefani, Rod Stewart, Usher, Vanessa Williams, Stevie Wonder and more.

Celebrity presenters throughout the years have included Muhammad Ali, Candice Bergen, Kate Capshaw, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ellen DeGeneres, Dana Delaney, Danny Devito, Calista Flockhart, Morgan Freeman, Andy Garcia, Scott Hamilton, Darryl Hannah, Angie Harmon, Patricia Heaton, Dustin Hoffman, Lauren Holly, Melina Kanakaredes, David Krumholtz, Ray Liotta, George Lopez, Rhea Perlman, Rene Russo, Jeri Ryan, Martin Sheen, Steven Spielberg, Bruce Willis and Henry Winkler.

The special is presented in association with the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and the Children's Action Network. Wendy's restaurant founder Dave Thomas, who was adopted, established the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption in 1992. It is dedicated to increasing the awareness of the more than 129,000 children in the United States foster care system who have been freed for adoption. Wendy's Restaurants is a program sponsor.

The Children's Action Network was founded in 1990 by leaders in the entertainment industry to harness the power of the entertainment media on behalf of children. The special is a part of CAN's National Adoption Campaign to raise awareness of the joys of adopting and to find homes for the children who are waiting.

THE 10TH ANNUAL A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS WITH FAITH HILL is produced by Triage Entertainment and Goldsmith Entertainment, in association with the Children's Action Network and the Dave Thomas Foundation. Karen Mack, Stu Schreiberg, Stephen Kroopnick and Marilyn Seabury are the executive producers. Kelly Brock is producer, Kimberly Steer a supervising producer and Mary Donaldson a coordinating producer. Michael Simon is directing the special.

RATING: To Be Announced





  [november 2008]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND (CBS)
· FRONT OF THE CLASS (CBS)
· PUSHING DAISIES (ABC)









[08/02/15 - 08:50 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: "Celebrity Family Feud" Repeats Power Demo Victory for ABC
The Alphabet leads the night among adults 18-49.

[08/02/15 - 08:36 AM]
"Aquarius" Grows by 50% Week to Week in Adult 18-49 for Its Top Rating to Date Among Three Saturday Telecasts
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, August 1.

[08/01/15 - 11:35 AM]
2015 PBS Arts Fall Festival Celebrates Fifth Anniversary Season
The 2015 PBS Arts Fall Festival returns October 9 at 9:00/8:00c, celebrating its fifth season, with eight new weekly programs.

[08/01/15 - 11:25 AM]
Disney's "Descendants" Waves Magic Ratings Wand for Disney Channel with 6.6 Million Total Viewers
Disney Channel spins the numbers for Friday, July 31.

[08/01/15 - 09:50 AM]
New Episodes of "Super Why!" Soar Onto PBS Kids Starting August 17
Developed for children ages 3-6, the series helps kids explore reading and the alphabet, word families, spelling, comprehension and vocabulary as they follow their favorite Storybrook Village characters on interactive adventures.

[08/01/15 - 09:49 AM]
PBS Kids Premieres All-New Movie, "Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle"
In this adventure-filled feature-length movie, Curious George takes a trip to space but crash-lands in the jungles of Africa, leading to an unforgettable journey with new animal friends.

[08/01/15 - 08:54 AM]
Friday's "Dateline" Hits Three-Week Highs in 18-49 and Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, July 31.

[08/01/15 - 08:45 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "Dateline" Powers NBC to Demo Victory
The Peacock leads the night among adults 18-49 for the fifth consecutive week.

[07/31/15 - 04:01 PM]
Raven-Symone Returns to Disney Channel to Guest Star in a Special Episode of Hit Spy Comedy "K.C. Undercover," Monday, September 7
The special one hour episode featuring a tour de force of audacious physical comedy, imagination and unexpected disguises, premieres on said Monday.

[07/31/15 - 03:50 PM]
The CW Sets New Season Premiere Date for "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" and "Jane the Virgin"
Both series will now roll out one week earlier, on Monday, October 12.

[07/31/15 - 03:33 PM]
AMC's Martial Arts Drama Series "Into the Badlands" to Premiere Sunday, November 15th at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
The series premiere will coincide with AMC's newest movie event, "AMC FightFest," a two-week martial arts movie marathon beginning Monday, November 2 through Friday, November 13.

[07/31/15 - 03:32 PM]
AMC Confirms 15-Episode Order for Second Season of "Fear the Walking Dead"
As previously announced, the series will debut in the U.S. Sunday, August 23 at 9:00/8:00c with an extended 90-minute episode.

[07/31/15 - 03:31 PM]
AMC Places Straight-to-Series Order for "The West" (WT) from Executive Producers Robert Redford and Stephen David Entertainment
In addition, AMC announced today that "The Making of The Mob," also executive produced by Stephen David Entertainment.

[07/31/15 - 01:37 PM]
"Shadowhunters" Star Alberto Rosende to Participate in a Live Twitter Chat with Fans on Tuesday, August 4
Starting at 12:00pm PT/3:00pm ET, fans can tweet Alberto Rosende (@arosende) using #AskAlberto in their message.

[07/31/15 - 01:01 PM]
Starz Releases All New "Blunt Talk" Key Art and Trailer, First Look Photo of Lucy Lawless in "Ash vs Evil Dead," and "Survivor's Remorse" Trailer from TCA
"Blunt Talk" and "Survivor's Remorse" both kick off on Saturday, August 22 on the pay channel.