[11/29/10 - 06:44 AM]
Gather 'Round the Television for Holiday Cheer This December on FOX
FOX details its December programming highlights (SPOILERS!).

[via press release from FOX]






This holiday season, FOX delivers all-new and fan-favorite holiday-themed episodes, family-friendly movies, an exciting new game show and festive specials, including:

Sunday, Dec. 5

THE SIMPSONS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) - "The Fight Before Christmas"

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Springfield, but while Marge (Julie Kavner) gets in the holiday spirit, it's bah humbug for the rest of the family. Marge writes a letter to Martha Clause (guest voice Martha Stewart) asking for help. Martha comes to the rescue and transforms the house into the North Pole chalet Marge has always dreamed of, but when Homer (Dan Castellaneta) and the kids are absent from the perfectly trimmed home, she realizes what makes the holidays special. Meanwhile, the Simpsons get ready to sneak away for a Hawaiian holiday, but surprise visitors, including Katy Perry (guest-starring as herself in a special live-action sequence featuring the Simpsons as puppets) delay their getaway.

THE CLEVELAND SHOW (8:30-9:30 PM ET/PT) - "Murray Christmas"/"Beer Walk!"

When Rallo's (Mike Henry) teacher forces him to spend time with senior citizens during the holidays, he meets Murray (guest voice Carl Reiner), who teaches him about Hanukkah. In an attempt to rekindle Murray's holiday spirit, Rallo grants his wish and helps him escape from the retirement home. Later, Donna (Sanaa Lathan), frustrated by her husband's laziness on the weekends, nags Cleveland (Mike Henry) to do something more with his life. To prove to his worth to Donna, Cleveland recruits his buddies from Stoolbend and Quahog, including Peter (Seth MacFarlane), Joe (Patrick Warburton) and Quagmire (Seth MacFarlane), to participate in the First Annual Charity Beer Walk.

Tuesday, Dec. 7

GLEE (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) - "A Very Glee Christmas"

Finn (Cory Monteith) tries to bring a little holiday cheer to McKinley High, and Artie (Kevin McHale) discovers that Brittany (Heather Morris) still believes in Santa. Meanwhile, the teachers pick their Secret Santas, and one manipulative coach rigs the gift-giving in her favor.

Tuesday, Dec. 7 (cont'd)

RAISING HOPE (9:01-9:30 PM ET/PT) - "Toy Story"

Every year, Burt (Garret Dillahunt) gets the season's hottest toys and sells them off for money, and Jimmy (Lucas Neff) is always disappointed because his dad never saves him any of the cool gifts. This year, Burt lets Jimmy in on his scheme and agrees to split half the cash with him, but Jimmy makes him promise to save one toy for Hope. Meanwhile, Virginia (Martha Plimpton) signs the family up to participate in their church's living nativity scene in order to gain respect from the other parishioners. Her plan to have Hope play baby Jesus is destroyed when another family's baby is selected to play the role, so the family springs into action and organizes a competing nativity scene.

Saturday, Dec. 11

COPS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) - "Ho! Ho! Ho! #8"

When an officer from the Amarillo Police Department in Texas approaches a woman on the street about her suspicious late-night behavior, the interaction turns into a chase on foot. Meanwhile, in Hillsborough County, Florida, officers on the late-night patrol team up to respond to a call regarding a hand-to-hand transaction at a local motel.

Sunday, Dec. 12

THE SIMPSONS (7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT) - "O Brother, Where Bart Thou?" - Encore Episode

Lisa (Yeardley Smith) informs Bart (Nancy Cartwright) one snowy day in Springfield that she and Maggie share a bond that Bart will never understand because he doesn't have a brother, so Bart asks Homer for a baby brother. When Homer denies Bart's request, Bart makes his way to the Springfield Orphanage to find what he thinks he's missing.

THE SIMPSONS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) - "Donnie Fatso"

Homer (Dan Castellaneta) spends New Year's Eve in the Springfield Penitentiary after getting caught bribing an official. An FBI investigator (guest voice Jon Hamm) offers to reduce his jail time if Homer agrees to go undercover as an informant to investigate Fat Tony (guest voice Joe Mantegna). When Homer develops a special bond with Fat Tony and his family, he becomes conflicted between his obligation to the government and his loyalty to his new family.

FAMILY GUY (8:30-9:30 PM ET/PT) - "Road to the North Pole"

Stewie's (Seth MacFarlane) favorite thing after his teddy bear, Rupert, is Christmas. So when he hears that Santa is making an appearance at the mall, he begs Brian (Seth MacFarlane) to take him so that he can tell Santa in person what he wants for Christmas. Brian begrudgingly takes Stewie to the mall, only to get the brush-off from Santa. As a result, Stewie and Brian travel to the North Pole to find Santa and teach him a lesson in holiday cheer.

AMERICAN DAD (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) - "For Whom The Sleigh Bells Toll"

Stan (Seth MacFarlane) gives Steve (Scott Grimes) a gun for Christmas even though Francine (Wendy Schaal) warns him against it. As usual, Stan ignores her, setting off a chain of events that sends the North Pole into a tizzy. This special episode features guest voice appearances by David Boreanaz, Drew Barrymore, Carrie Fisher, H. Jon Benjamin and Seth MacFarlane's dad, Ron MacFarlane.

Monday, Dec. 13

LIE TO ME (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) - "Secret Santa" - Encore Episode

Lightman travels to Afghanistan during the holiday season to assist in a mission to rescue two captured marines, and his only source of intelligence is an American expatriate.

Thursday, Dec. 16

BONES (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) - "The Goop on the Girl" - Encore Episode

When a man dressed as Santa Claus blows himself up during a botched bank robbery, Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and Booth (David Boreanaz) work to identify the bomber and determine his motives. Meanwhile, Brennan makes plans to spend Christmas in El Salvador, but her father (guest star Ryan O'Neal) convinces her to spend the holidays with him and Margaret Whitesell (guest star Zooey Deschanel), a newly discovered distant relative.

Monday, Dec. 20


If you and a friend were handed a million dollars in cash and only had to answer a few simple questions to keep it, could you do it? MILLION DOLLAR MONEY DROP, the ultimate high-stakes game show, gives teams $1 million in cold, hard cash and all they have to do to keep it is correctly answer seven multiple-choice questions. Actor and comedian Kevin Pollak will host the suspense-filled game show also airing Tuesday, Dec. 21 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), Wednesday, Dec. 22 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and Thursday, Dec. 23 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).

Tuesday, Dec. 21

GLEE (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) - "A Very Glee Christmas" - Encore Episode

Finn tries to bring a little holiday cheer to McKinley High, and Artie discovers that Brittany still believes in Santa. Meanwhile, the teachers pick their Secret Santas, and one manipulative coach rigs the gift-giving in her favor.

Wednesday, Dec. 22

HUMAN TARGET (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) - "The Other Side of the Mall"

When a murder attempt is made on a seemingly innocuous family, Chance (Mark Valley) and the team must travel to their version of hell during the holiday season - suburbia, where Chance and Guerrero (Jackie Earle Haley) go undercover at a boring corporate office, Winston (Chi McBride) joins a neighborhood book club and Ames (Janet Montgomery) chaperones a high-school party as they try to figure out which family member is being targeted and why. John Michael Higgins ("Arrested Development," "For Your Consideration") guest-stars in the episode.

Friday, Dec. 24

FOX MOVIE SPECIAL: ARE WE DONE YET? (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) - Network Premiere

In the follow-up to the hit comedy "Are We There Yet?," newlyweds Nick (Ice Cube) and Suzanne Persons (Nia Long) purchase a "fixer-upper" and relocate from the city to the suburbs as they hope to make a better life for their new family. Problems ensue as Nick deals with the financial woes of the move and battles with their peculiar house contractor, Chuck (John C. McGinley). The two men go head-to-head when Nick begins to notice that Chuck is growing alarmingly close to his wife and step-children. Will the Persons family be able to mend their issues and survive a life in the suburbs?

Saturday, Dec. 25


Emmy Award winner and GLEE scene-stealer Jane Lynch lends her voice as she counts down the small screen's most memorable seasonal moments from the famous Thanksgiving food fight on "Cheers" to Christmas gone horribly wrong on FAMILY GUY and the hilarious holiday newsletter scene from "Two and a Half Men." The special will relive the Top 30 holiday moments gathered from some of television's biggest shows, including "Friends," "The Big Bang Theory," "I Love Lucy," "WKRP in Cincinnati" and many more.

Sunday, Dec. 26

AMERICAN DAD (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) - "Rapture's Delight" - Encore Episode

When the Smith family goes to church on Christmas Day, Stan is furious when he can't get a good seat. While Francine tries to ease his frustration, a moment of divine intervention occurs. Upset that he has been left on earth with Francine during the ultimate fight between good and evil, Stan ditches his wife to get into the pearly gates of heaven, but when Francine is kidnapped, Stan fights to get her back.

FAMILY GUY (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) - "Business Guy" - Encore Episode

When Peter (Seth MacFarlane) gives Lois' (Alex Borstein) father the bachelor party he never had, Mr. Pewterschmidt slips into a coma and not even Dr. House (guest voice Hugh Laurie) can bring him out of it. With her father incapacitated, Lois is given control of Pewterschmidt Industries. Peter convinces Lois to let him run the operation, but he gets power-hungry and fires the board. Mr. Pewterschmidt soon bounces back and tries to regain control of what he's built - even though it may be more difficult than Christmas shopping for Peter.

Friday, Dec. 31

FOX MOVIE SPECIAL: ROCKY BALBOA (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) - Network Premiere

Sylvester Stallone brings everyone's favorite "Italian Stallion" back to the boxing ring with the sixth film in the Rocky franchise. Now a widower and restaurant owner, Rocky Balboa (Stallone), is still remembered as the best club fighter in the world. Driven by a strained relationship with his son and a sudden regaining interest in fighting, Rocky decides to enter the ring one more time. Will he be able to handle the current heavyweight champion, or will his personal struggles and age catch up to him?

FOX SPECIAL: NEW YEAR'S EVE LIVE (11:00 PM-12:30 AM ET live; CT/MT/PT tape-delayed)

Emmy Award-winning TV personality Nancy O'Dell will stay up late to host the biggest celebration of the year and ring in 2011 on NEW YEAR'S EVE LIVE. O'Dell will help count down to 2011 during the ultimate year-end bash featuring the year's chart-topping musical guests. As midnight nears, FOX cameras will capture every electrifying moment from Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas and the heart of New York City as the world-famous New Year's Eve Ball makes its descent into Times Square. Musical guests and additional participants scheduled to appear will be announced.

  [november 2010]  


[12/01/15 - 12:13 PM]
Hollywood's A-List Heads to Ovation TV for No-Holds-Barred Interview Show, "Los Angeles Times' The Envelope"
The series is hosted by Rebecca Keegan and Mark Olsen who sit down with the year's critically acclaimed directors and actors for an in-depth discussion of their awards-worthy films and the filmmaking process.

[12/01/15 - 12:10 PM]
truTV Expands Scripted Slate with Pre-Launch Renewal of "Those Who Can't," And Begins Development on Three New Scripted Projects
"Those Who Can't" centers on a trio of trouble-making high school teachers played by show creators and executive producers Adam Cayton-Holland, Andrew Orvedahl and Ben Roy.

[12/01/15 - 11:46 AM]
"War & Peace" Reimagined for a New Generation Premieres on Lifetime, A&E and History January 18
The epic features an award-winning cast including Paul Dano, Lily James, James Norton, Jim Broadbent, Gillian Anderson and others.

[12/01/15 - 10:49 AM]
TV One Celebrates Eddie Murphy in PBS' "18th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor" Special This Friday, December 4 at 8 P.M. ET
Originally broadcast on PBS stations nationwide, the special taped at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and features star-studded appearances by leading entertainers and comedians.

[12/01/15 - 10:13 AM]
Video: Starz Releases First Look at "Outlander" Season Two
The Season Two teaser is the first release for Starz' 25 Days of #OutlanderOfferings.

[12/01/15 - 10:07 AM]
"Behind the Magic: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" to Air on ABC, Sunday, December 13
Ginnifer Goodwin narrates the one-hour special, which explores the moment where folklore met filmmaking.

[12/01/15 - 09:46 AM]
An All-New "The Biggest Loser" Returns January 4 with a New Host, Theme, Logo, Gym and Format and Eight Compelling Contestant Teams of Two
Dolvett Quince and Jen Widerstrom return to train eight contestant teams of two, all with compelling stories.

[12/01/15 - 08:35 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Charts with "The Voice," "Superstore"
The Peacock wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49 by wide margins.

[12/01/15 - 08:06 AM]
Video: Netflix Presents "A Very Murray Christmas"
In just 4 days, Bill Murray and his celebrity friends will bring joy and laughter to people all around the world with the Netflix original holiday special.

[12/01/15 - 07:41 AM]
"Bolshoi Babylon," An Unprecedented Inside Look at the Famed Russian Ballet Company in the Wake of Scandal, Debuts Dec. 21 on HBO
The film was previously slated to debut the week prior on Monday, December 14.

[12/01/15 - 07:35 AM]
Nickelodeon Presents Series Finale of Landmark "Nick News with Linda Ellerbee," Commemorating 25 Years on Air, Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 8PM (ET/PT)
Ellerbee, who has announced her retirement, will highlight some of Nick News' most poignant episodes and discussions, while presenting the story and philosophy behind the award-winning series.

[12/01/15 - 07:30 AM]
Juanes, Seth MacFarlane and Trisha Yearwood Added to Lineup for "Sinatra 100 - An All-Star Grammy Concert," Sunday, Dec. 6 on CBS
They join previously announced performers Tony Bennett, Garth Brooks, Zac Brown, Harry Connick, Jr., Celine Dion, Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, John Legend, Adam Levine, Carrie Underwood and Usher.

[12/01/15 - 07:03 AM]
Luke Bryan, Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth, and Demi Lovato to Perform in Times Square During "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2016"
They join previously announced performers One Direction, who will headline the Billboard Hollywood Party in Los Angeles.

[12/01/15 - 06:51 AM]
Video: MTV Reveals Stunning Opening Title Sequence for "The Shannara Chronicles"
The show open features powerful and stunning visuals of the post-apocalyptic world of "Shannara," harmonized with artist Ruelle's haunting hit song, "Until We Go Down."

[12/01/15 - 06:07 AM]
Bravo Media Announces "The Lookbook," A New Premier Digital Shopping Experience
Hosted on Bravotv.com, the online platform kicks off tied to the sophomore season of Bravo's scripted series "Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce."