DISNEY CHANNEL'S ANNUAL WINTER PROGRAMMING EVENT, "FA-LA-LA-LIDAYS," KICKS OFF FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28 WITH A ONE-HOUR CROSSOVER OF POPULAR COMEDIES "JESSIE" AND "LIV AND MADDIE"
Crossover Episode Available to Verified WATCH Disney Channel Viewers Beginning November 21
A Hawaiian holiday episode of "Jessie" guest starring Maia Mitchell ("Teen Beach Movie") and popular "Liv and Maddie" characters Joey Bragg and Tenzing Norgay Trainor, plus a holiday reunion episode of "Girl Meets World" guest starring "Boy Meets World" alumni Rider Strong ("Shawn Hunter"), William Russ ("Alan Matthews") and Betsy Randle ("Amy Matthews"), new episodes of "I Didn't Do It" guest starring Reginald Vel Johnson ("Family Matters"), "Dog With A Blog" and "Liv and Maddie," will be presented during the fourth annual "Fa-la-la-lidays" winter programming event beginning FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28 through December. The animated premiere of Disney Pixar's "Toy Story That Time Forgot" is also scheduled during the month. The multi-platform rollout begins with the "Jessie" episode, available to verified viewers on WATCH Disney Channel on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21. WATCH Disney Channel will continue to roll out holiday programming including 25-days of throwback and holiday-themed episodes, beginning, MONDAY, DECEMBER 1.
The "Fa-La-La-Lidays" celebration includes the winter makeover of DisneyChannel.com. Each week, kids and families will receive a new, exclusive "gift" to unwrap containing holiday-themed games, videos and activities. It will also feature online crafts, giving fans the ability to print their own one-of-a-kind presents to share, including posters, holiday cards and ornaments.
To date, Disney Channel is the #1 TV network in Total Day for the fourth-straight year in Kids 6-11 and sixth year in a row in Tweens 9-14. The fourth annual "Fa-la-la-lidays" programming event features hit series that rank among the Top 10 TV series, year to date, among Kids 6-11.
The "Fa-la-la-lidays" highlights include (all times ET/PT):
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28
8:00 p.m. - "Jessie"
"Jessie's Aloha Holidays with Parker and Joey" - In this one-hour special crossover episode with "Liv and Maddie's" Parker and Joey, Jessie and the Ross kids plan a tropical Christmas at the family's Hawaiian villa where Jessie reunites with her famous friend Shayelee Michaels. Guest starring are "Liv and Maddie's" Joey Bragg and Tenzing Norgay Trainor as Joey Rooney and Parker Rooney, Maia Mitchell as Shaylee Michaels, Amy Hill as Keahi and Wayne Wilderson as Kevin Randolf
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5
8:00 p.m. - "Girl Meets World"
"Girl Meets Home for the Holidays" - It's Christmas at the Matthews, and Cory's best friend Shawn Hunter, Riley's grandparents, and Uncle Joshua are coming over for a holiday dinner. Meanwhile, Topanga works on executing the perfect meal to put her mother-in-law at ease while Shawn sees his likeness in Maya and forms a bond with her and Riley. Guest starring are Rider Strong as Shawn Hunter, Betsy Randle as Amy Matthews, William Russ as Alan Matthews and Uriah Shelton as Joshua Matthews
8:30 p.m. - "Dog With A Blog"
"Stan Steals Christmas" - In an effort to teach the James-Jennings kids the true meaning behind Christmas, Stan hides all of the holiday presents from the family, ultimately teaching them a greater lesson about giving back to others.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7
8:00 p.m. - "Liv and Maddie"
"New Year's Eve-A-Rooney" - Liv co-hosts and performs at a New Year's Eve party, and when a secret is revealed on live TV, it causes Maddie to question her long-distance relationship with Diggie. Guest starring Ryan McCartan as Diggie, Kurt Long as Johnny Nimbus
8:30 p.m. - "I Didn't Do It"
"Merry Miss Sis" - The Watson twin's sibling rivalry reaches an all-time high during their family's holiday party, leading Logan to wish he never had a sister. A special angel grants his wish and shows Logan how different his family and friends would be if Lindy wasn't around. Guest starring Reginald Vel Johnson ("Family Matters") as Angel Santos
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12
8:30 p.m. - "Toy Story That Time Forgot"
Buzz, Woody, Trixie, Rex and the gang are back in town for a brand-new animated special.
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Source: NTI, U.S. ratings, most current, as dated.