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Gayle King spotlights adoption on CBS’ annual ‘A Home for the Holidays’ special Gayle King gave serious consideration to adopting at one point. That ultimately didn’t happen, but the “CBS This Morning” co-anchor revisits the topic by hosting the 22nd annual edition of that network’s “A Home for the Holidays” special Sunday, Dec. 20. As usual, the hour merges musical performances with several true stories of families who have taken in new members; this year’s singing guests are current Grammy Award nominee Miranda Lambert, Josh Groban, Meghan Trainor, “Hamilton” Tony Award winner Leslie Odom Jr. and Andrea Bocelli. King foresees a bigger response to “A Home for the Holidays” this year. “I just feel there’s a special poignancy to anything that makes you feel good,” she reflects. “We are all so COVID-weary, we’re tired of the nastiness of politics, we have an economic crisis, we have a racial crisis in this country ... so when you can find anything that smacks of goodness, you take it.” Celebrity adoptees such as Faith Hill and Kristin Chenoweth have been involved in “ A Home for the Holidays” previously. “I have a son and daughter who are 33 and 34,” King notes, “and after I had them, I said to my now-exhusband, ‘There are so many children that we could give a good home to.’ I really wanted to adopt a baby – a black

child, because at the time, they were really hard to find homes for. But he said, ‘I just don’t think I could love an adopted child as much as I love my own.’ “I never saw that as an issue,” King recalls, “and though I appreciated his candor, I didn’t think it would be fair to bring a child into that situation. I was definitely open to it, though.” While the four stories told in the newest “A Home for the Holidays” all have Los Angeles as their common backdrop, adoption obviously is a universal subject. “This is about looking for good stories,” reasons King. “These will take your heart and squeeze it when you watch. I think so many of us take our forever families for granted. There is a child out there who would kill to have a parent or a sibling who got on their nerves. Everybody wants to belong.” Having delivered so much worldshaking news almost daily lately, King admits that she deems 2020 to have been “exhausting. I’ve been telling people that I’ve found it spiritually and emotionally draining, and I mean that. On many different levels. “On the other hand, I look at families that have become closer than ever because they’re forced to stay home and engage with one another, so some good things have come out of this year. They really have.”


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You know, it was such an instrumental moment in my career. Andy is still a very, very close friend and he’s been a real mentor to me since that film. And I’ve learned a lot from him, not just as an actor but as a man, and I’m grateful for that movie and for the relationship I have with him. But it was the first thing I ever shot at home, and to be able to work with those incredible actors – obviously Andy but Julianna, Emily Mortimer, Ezra Miller, Alan Arkin – I mean, I would just show up on set and just watch these incredible artists do their thing. I learned so much on that movie, it almost felt like grad school (laughs). I started so young in the business and I was doing commercials as a teenager and stuff and then I worked as a teenager in films. And “City Island” felt like a deeply informative learning experience and when I came out of that I felt secure as an actor in a way that I hadn’t before and I kind of felt like I’d matured through that movie. I was probably 22 or 23 at that point. And it was a positive portrayal of The Bronx, which you don’t see a lot of in film.

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Though Spencer notes that many Santathemed displays and attractions mark the site, she adds that “what’s important there is the spirit of Christmas. There are only 2500 residents, and hundreds of them volunteer every year to make sure that every letter a kid writes – whether it’s a wish list or a prayer for a family member – gets a response. And last year, that amounted to 31,000 letters.” In selecting who got the home improvements, Spencer reports, “We narrowed it down to very deserving, incredible families that could sure use a smile and a bit of a renovation. And you know, Santa has a lot of elves ... and so do I. I know the phrase is overused, but it takes a village. Or, in this case, a town.” Spencer’s earlier HGTV-series cred came in handy when she arrived in Santa Claus: “When I first rolled up and asked to go inside the first renovation, I couldn’t see the woman, but all I heard was, ‘Sure you can go in. And I just have to say, I love ”Flea Market Flip“!’ That was a really nice way to be greeted.”

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Instead of Santa Claus, Lara Spencer is coming to town. And the town in question is named ... Santa Claus. The ABC “Good Morning America” entertainment contributor joins designers, contractors and volunteers to give an Indiana locale a holiday-season makeover in “Surprising Santa Claus,” an HGTV special debuting – appropriately – Friday, Dec. 25. Two specific houses are designated for the main renovations, but the town square also will get spruced up before the mission is over, hopefully within the designated time frame. “I had no idea there was a place called Santa Claus, Ind.,” the lively Spencer admits, “but once I did, there was no way I was not going to see it in person. And my first impression of it, honestly, was pure joy. It’s a tiny little town filled with the proudest, sweetest people who volunteer their time to make sure every single letter addressed to Santa Claus gets an answer. It’s really pretty remarkable.”

“City Island” has been making the rounds on pay cable lately. How was it as a young actor working with pros like Andy Garcia and Julianna Margulies?

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George Clooney directed and stars in this adaptation of Lily Brooks-Dalton’s acclaimed novel “Good Morning, Midnight,” which follows Augustine (Clooney), a lonely scientist in the Arctic, who tries to stop Sully (Felicity Jones) and her fellow astronauts from returning to Earth to a mysterious global catastrophe. David Oyelowo, Kyle Chandler, Demián Bichir and Tiffany Boone also star in this drama movie. (ORIGINAL)

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From Shondaland and creator Chris Van Dusen (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal”) comes this drama series set in Regencyera England that follows young debutante Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor, “Younger”) and her efforts to find true love despite her powerful family’s meddlings, society’s expectations and the scorn of the mysterious Lady Whistledown (Julie Andrews). Adjoa Andoh, Jonathan Bailey and Polly Walker also star. (ORIGINAL)

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French filmmaker Maiwenn (“Polisse,” “The Price of Success”) co-wrote, directed and stars in this 2019 drama in which she plays a Frenchwoman who decides to explore her Algerian roots following the death of her grandfather. Fanny Ardant, Louis Garrel, Dylan Robert and Marine Vacth are also in the cast of this French/Algerian production.

BEST CHRISTMAS MOVIES “It’s a Wonderful Life” (1946) It has been written that James Stewart’s tour as a decorated World War II Air Force pilot equipped him with the raw emotion and depth to render his iconic turn as suicidal George Bailey, who gets a glimpse at what his loved ones’ lives would be without him, thanks to an angel. The final product speaks for itself. “Miracle on 34th Street” (1947) Edmund Gwenn made his name in Hollywood history with his superb performance as the nice elderly man trying to convince the world he’s Santa Claus in this holiday classic. So convincing was he, in fact, that he actually had 8-year-old castmate Natalie Wood fooled into thinking he was the genuine article – at least until the wrap party. “A Christmas Carol” (1951) Though worthy Scrooges have come before and since, Alistair Sim’s turn as the miserly Victorian London shopkeeper

given an attitude adjustment by three ghosts on Christmas Eve is still the standard bearer. Accept no substitutes. “White Christmas” (1954) Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye made a very likable duo as songand-dance men helping save their former Army commander’s failing Vermont inn while romancing sister performers (Rosemary Clooney, Vera-Ellen) in director Michael Curtiz’s classic holiday musical. “A Christmas Story” (1983) This nostalgic slice of 1940s Americana about young Ralphie and his wish for a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas gave future producer Peter Billingsley his most noteworthy acting credit to date and TBS a day’s worth of programming every Dec. 25. Darren McGavin and Melinda Dillon are also in the fine cast. “Home Alone” (1990) A 9-year-old Macaulay Culkin rocketed to stardom with his appealing

performance as a youngster who outwits two burglars (Daniel Stern, Joe Pesci) who broke into his home after his parents accidentally leave him behind for Christmas vacation in director Chris Columbus’ hit family comedy. “The Nightmare Before Christmas” (1993) Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, stumbles through a portal into a Christmas Town, where he embraces the alien holiday and tries to celebrate it with many unintended and unpleasant consequences in this sly animated classic. “Elf” (2003) No one does manchild better than Will Ferrell and that’s evident in this light-hearted Jon Favreau-directed comedy about a human raised by elves at the North Pole, who goes to New York to find his birth father. James Caan, Bob Newhart, Ed Asner, Zooey Deschanel and Mary Steenburgen head an impressive cast.


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Reelz takes a look back at the life, legacy and music of Whitney Houston, including “One Moment in Time”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “My Love Is Your Love,” in a special “Story of Her Song” episode airing Sunday. See what other celebrity programming the cable channel has to offer at www.reelz.com

John Legend returns for a second year to serve as host as stars perform to honor humanitarians and changemakers, during a year that’s been like none other in history, in Global Citizen Prize Saturday on NBC. Learn more about the program and cast your vote for this year’s Cisco Youth Leadership Award at www.globalcitizen.org

An unexpected romance develops between a single mother (Cindy Sampson) and a Hollywood actor (Steve Byers) as they work together to stop a town’s school from closing right before Christmas Eve in “A Christmas Break” Sunday on Lifetime. Watch more yuletide movie offerings by visiting www.mylifetime.com

When a snowstorm disrupts holiday travel, two former classmates (Greyston Holt, Rachael Leigh Cook) must work together to find a way home in “Cross Country Christmas” Sunday on Hallmark Channel. Learn more about their personal favorite Christmas memories at www. hallmarkchannel.com/cross-country-christmas

Host Jesse Palmer asks the final four competitors to create a holiday macaron tower, with the last baker standing taking home $25,000 in the season finale of “Holiday Baking Championship” Monday on Food Network. Find sweet recipes at www.foodnetwork.com/shows/ holiday-baking-championship

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and Dumber,” “The Mask,” “Batman Forever” (as the Riddler), “The Cable Guy” and “Liar Liar” – and he earned particular critical acclaim for “The Truman Show.” The Ron Howard-directed live-action version of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” – which NBC airs Friday, Dec. 25 – cast Carrey in the title role. “Bruce Almighty,” “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events,” “Yes Man” and the animated “Horton Hears a Who” and “A Christmas Carol” were among Carrey’s other movies during the 2000s. After executive-producing the Showtime series “I’m Dying Up Here,” Carrey made a return to television acting in that network’s “Kidding,” which lasted two seasons. Featured this year in the movie “Sonic the Hedgehog,” he recently appeared as President-elect Joseph Biden on “Saturday Night Live” and his debut book “Memoirs and Misinformation: A Novel” was published this past summer. Previously married twice (the second time, to actress Lauren Holly), Carrey has had relationships with Renee Zellweger and Jenny McCarthy.

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James Eugene Carrey was born on Jan, 17, 1962, in Newmarket, Ont. Raised in other Canadian provinces, he and one of his three older brothers worked after school at the tire factory where their father had a job. Carrey dropped out of school on his 16th birthday and began doing comedy at a Toronto club. Homeless for a time, Carrey’s family found a new residence, and Rodney Dangerfield signed him as an opening act. After working in Las Vegas, Carrey went to Los Angeles and began performing at the legendary Comedy Store (as seen in a recent Showtime documentary about the site). Carrey’s “Tonight Show” debut was followed by his audition to join “Saturday Night Live,” and though he wasn’t chosen, he has guest-hosted the show several times. He later costarred in another NBC series, “The Duck Factory,” then found fame and popularity as a member of the ensemble cast on “In Living Color.” Though he had made the movie “Once Bitten” earlier, Carrey’s film career was jump-started by the huge success of “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.” He had other hits in “Dumb

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A celebrated chef in the city (Kim Shaw) heads home to spend the holidays at the quaint, magical bed and breakfast where she grew up in “Christmas on the Menu,” unwrapping Friday on Lifetime. Find the the full list of the cable channel’s festive films by visiting www.mylifetime. com/christmas-movies-full-schedule


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(2:55) ››› “Rush” (:34) “American Woman” (2018) Get (:29) ›› “Be Cool” (2005) John Travolta. ››› “Crimson Peak” (2015) ››› “Blinded by the Light” (2019) ›› “Alita: Battle Angel” (2019) (:12) ›› “The Art of Racing in the Rain” ››› “Calendar Girls” (2003) › “Trail of the Pink Panther” (:29) › “Gone Fishin’” (1997) (:05) ›› “The Honeymooners” (:36) ››› “The Fighter” Flawless (:45) ››› “Murder on the Orient Express” (1974) (8:54) ›› “Safe House” (2012) (10:50) › “The Kitchen” (2019) (:34) ›› “Brown Sugar” (2002) (:25) ›› “Beaches” (1988) (5:13) Movie Varied Programs Movie Varied Programs Movie Varied Programs Movie Varied Programs Movie Varied (5:00) ››› “Ray” (2004) Fine (7:50) ›› “Uncle Buck” (1989) ››› “Mr. Wonderful” (1993) (:15) ››› “Walk the Line” (2005) Joaquin Phoenix. (:35) ›› “The Wedding Date” REAL Sports Gumbel (4:50) “The Sentinel” (6:51) ›› “The Pacifier” (2005) ›› “*batteries not Included” (1987) (:17) ›› “The Fountain” (11:55) “The Whole Ten Yards” (:35) ››› “Just Mercy” (2019) Michael B. Jordan. “The Blind Side” (:10) ››› “Moulin Rouge” (2001) Nicole Kidman. (:20) ›› “Daylight” (1996) (:15) ››› “The Namesake” (2006) Kal Penn. (:20) ›› “Black Christmas” “Downton Abbey” (4:05) Ray Lonely ›› “Becoming Jane” (2007) (:01) ›› “The Fountain” (:40) ››› “True Grit” (2010) Jeff Bridges. (:35) ›› “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” “Wrath-Titans” (5:20) ›› “The Sentinel” “Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights” (8:50) ››› “Ad Astra” (2019) Brad Pitt. 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(:05) ››› “The Hunt for Red October” (1990) ›› “Chain Reaction” (1996) (:15) “21 Bridges” ›› “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves” (1991) ››› “The Bridges of Madison County” (:45) ›› “Heartbreak Ridge” (1986) Clint Eastwood. ››› “Dangerous Liaisons” (1988) “Basis of Sex” Movie Varied Programs (:15) Movie Varied Movie Varied Programs (:15) ››› “Night Nurse” “Parachute Jumper” (:45) ›› “Angel Face” (1952) “Sworn Enemy” (:45) ›› “Downstairs” (1932) (:15) ›› “Passion Flower” (:45) “Escape From East Berlin” (5:30) “The Letter” (:15) ››› “The Westerner” (1940) ››› “The Little Foxes” (1941) (:15) ›››› “Mrs. Miniver” (1942) Greer Garson. (:45) ›››› “The Best Years of Our Lives” (1946) ››› “A Christmas Carol” ›› “Larceny, Inc.” (1942) (:15) ›› “Crooks Anonymous” (1962) ›› “Mr. Soft Touch” (1949) Glenn Ford. ››› “Room for One More” (:45) ››› “Penny Serenade” (5:45) “Never Say Goodbye” ›› “My Reputation” (1946) (:15) ››› “Come to the Stable” (1949) ›› “Lady in the Lake” (1946) (:45) ››› “The World of Henry Orient” (:45) “The Lion in Winter” (1968) “All That Heaven Allows” (1955) ››› “Pocketful of Miracles” (1961) Glenn Ford. “Bell Book Cndl” “Daughter-Rosie” (:15) ›› “On Moonlight Bay” (1951) ›› “Period of Adjustment” (1962) (:05) ››› “Greenberg” (2010) Ben Stiller. “Run Hunted” (:15) › “Loosies” (2011) (:45) ›››› “Rain Man” (1988) Dustin Hoffman. ›› “Muppets From Space” “Round of Your Life” (2019) Long Hot Summers - The (:25) ›› “The Beaver” (2011) ›› “The Money Pit” (1986) ››› “The First Wives Club” (:15) “Ode to Joy” (2019) Martin Freeman. ››› “Your Sister’s Sister” Urban (4:45) “Rain Man” “Beneath a Sea of Lights” Ali “Olympic Dreams” (2019) “Red Joan” (2018) Judi Dench. 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Lauren Greenfield’s critically acclaimed 2019 documentary focuses on polarizing former first lady of the Philippines Imelda Marcos, who recounts the 21 years she and husband Ferdinand Marcos were in power before being deposed and forced into exile in 1986. The film’s second half shifts focus to efforts by the Marcos family to make over their family’s reputation and return to their country’s political scene.

“The Bernie Mac Show”

Paul Reiser was star and co-creator (with Danny Jacobson) of this sitcom that aired its first seven seasons from 199299 on NBC and the Season 8 revival on Spectrum. He plays documentary filmmaker Paul Buchman, who deals with the minutiae of life in New York City with his wife Jamie (Helen Hunt). Anne Ramsay, Leila Kenzle, John Pankow and Richard Kind are also in the talented cast.

Created by Larry Wilmore and based on one of Mac’s stand-up routines, this 2001-06 Fox sitcom stars Mac as a fictionalized version of himself, a comic who takes in his sister’s three children when the woman enters rehab. Mac’s celebrity was also used as a plot device to bring other celebs on the show, including Halle Berry, Serena Williams, Shaquille O’Neal and Don Rickles. Kellita Smith Smith and Camille Winbush are also in the regular cast.

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good and in some ways, it’s it back in the day. (Playing Glen) Bateman really did offer for the bad. The traits and behaviors that have come out something. of the stress this has out on everybody is real, and (King) Since “The Stand” is certainly plays on that theme sparked by a pandemic, hugely in the book. what do you think about

its relevance now?

I think there’s sort of a hyper-reality going on in Stephen’s version, and now that we’ve all lived through the real version, it does feel like people’s personalities are heightened at this time – whether it’s a friend or someone you work with. In some ways, that’s for the

Since the filming of it was wrapping up just as the pandemic was ramping up, how did the making of “The Stand” go for you?

and the producers made me feel right at home. It was all great. Since “The Stand” first was made for television in 1994, did you have interest in seeing that version?

I didn’t. I didn’t know where to find it, not that I would have watched it if I did. It felt like we were doing our own I think it ran very well. I was a thing, and (the producers) had worked really hard to update little late to the party, and by it and put their stamp on it. the time I got in there, there Everybody was working off a was a good vibe. I thought 17 17 new vibe for it. the cast was really excellent,

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Even in that first meeting, he was very passionate about Stephen King, so ... you blink, and almost 10 years, the phone rings. And that’s when I first heard about this coming back to life. I’m not sure this role would have jumped out at me, but all the characters were great in the book; I remember that from reading

Eugene Ashe (“Homecoming”) wrote and directed this romantic drama about two friends — a jazz saxophonist (Nnamdi Asomugha, “Crown Heights”) and a TV producer (Tessa Thompson, “Dear White People”) — who reunite after years to find that while their lives have gone in different directions, their feelings for each other remain the same. Eva Longoria and Aja Naomi King are also in the talented cast. (ORIGINAL)

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You also worked earlier with Josh Boone, a director and executive producer of “The Stand,” on the movie “Stuck in Love.” Did you suspect this was in his plans then?

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Dan Jeannotte and Brooke Burfitt 5 p.m. on TCM Movie: Meet Me in St. Louis In director Vincente Minnelli’s nostalgic 1944 musical masterpiece, a St. Louis family is disappointed to learn it must move to New York just before the 1904 World’s Fair opens, but the plot is mere window dressing compared to Judy Garland performing some of her most timeless hits, including “The Boy Next Door,” “The Trolley Song” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” Margaret O’Brien, Mary Astor and Leon Ames co-star. 8 p.m. on LIFETIME Movie: Christmas at the Castle New York perfume expert Blaire Henderson flies to Scotland in search of a rare fragrance called The Heart of the Highlands. Upon arrival, though, she is dismayed to discover the license holder to that perfume is held by Alistair McGregor, a dashing but stubborn aristocrat who isn’t interested in selling. Thinking fast, Blaire pretends to be a documentary filmmaker, hoping she can learn the secret ingredients for the fragrance on the sly. Brooke Burfitt, Dan Jeannotte, Geraldine Somerville and Nicholas Farrell star in this holiday drama. 9 p.m. on TLC Buddy Valastro: Road to Recovery This new two-hour documentary charts the recovery process of fan-favorite “Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro, in the aftermath of a September bowling accident that left his right hand horribly mangled. To date, Vasastro has had three surgeries on his hand, which was impaled on a metal barb as he was fixing the pinsetter in his home bowling alley. The injury left him with numbness and limited motion in two fingers of the affected hand, which is the dominant hand Valastro uses 19 19 in his work.

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A ‘Cake Boss’ heals from a gruesome injury in TLC’s ‘Buddy Valastro: Road to Recovery’ A career-threatening hand injury may have Buddy Valastro down, but by his estimation he’ll never be out. In September, the “Cake Boss” star and owner of the Hoboken, N.J.,based Carlo’s Bakery had his right hand impaled repeatedly by a metal rod in a malfunctioning pinsetter in his home bowling alley. The resulting injury has required three surgeries to date with months of rehab of lying ahead. The story of his journey back from the gruesome accident is told in the twohour special “Buddy Valastro: Road to Recovery,” premiering Wednesday, Dec. 23, on TLC. The film follows the dramatic events as they unfolded in real time, with footage captured immediately after the mishap along with the surgeries, his rehab and his first days back on the job. “It really started with me wanting to capture everything that was happening so I could share it with my doctors,” Valastro says of his reason for doing the film, “and not miss any important details during the chaos of the accident. But after talking with the TLC team, I agreed that sharing this story could help others who are experiencing any of their own challenges and recovery.” At this writing, Valastro says that he is still dealing with stiffness, numbness and

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some pain as the nerves and tendons heal and he estimates that the hand is at about 10-15 percent of its pre-accident strength. Because of that, he’s learned to perform some functions left-handed. And he’s maintained a positive attitude. “I’ve always been this way,” he says. “I’m a fighter and have so much to live for and work hard for. My family keeps me motivated. There’s so much I want to teach my kids and pass down the skills I learned from my own dad. I’m lucky to love what I do, so want to keep going and prove to myself I can do it.” At 43, Valastro says he’s too young to be relegated to the sidelines and wants to be able to perform all the intricate functions he did prior to the accident. But even though everyone is optimistic, it’s still early and there are no guarantees. So does he have a plan B in case there is no full recovery? “It won’t happen, I won’t let it,” he says. “I’m still in the bakery every day, working with the team. My hand might be recovering, but my mind and mouth and feet are going as fast as ever. I have an amazing team and we’re hustling and keeping up with our holiday orders. ... I love a challenge so I’ll do everything I can.”

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Wentz looks to break out of season-long funk versus Cardinals In an NFC East that no one seems to want to win, the Philadelphia Eagles could steal a division title. Carson Wentz, now is your time to step up. Indeed, the quarterback who electrified the league with an MVPlike performance in 2017 and then hoisted the Eagles on his back to the playoffs in 2019 has been something of a mystery this year. At this writing, with the Eagles standing at 3-6-1 and (believe it or not) within striking distance of first place, Wentz is in the midst of a nightmare season, leading the league in interceptions (14), fumbles (10) and sacks (40), and ranking 32nd in completion percentage (58.4) and 31st in yards per attempt (6.2). Some point to out-of-sync mechanics and poor decision-making as the root of the problem. Others say it’s the system he’s playing

in. Still others think it’s coaching. Many different voices were in Wentz’s ear this season giving conflicting messages. That has to serve to confuse. And then there’s the presence of his apparent successor. In April, the Eagles drafted Jalen Hurts out of Oklahoma with the 53rd overall pick. Though the team said the newcomer was no threat to Wentz’s standing, he may not have taken it that way. Whatever the case, the Eagles are stuck with a franchise quarterback in a season-long slump. Still, this season is salvageable and a stellar performance and victory over the Arizona Cardinals, whom they visit Sunday, Dec. 20, on Fox, would certainly go a long way toward turning around an otherwise forgettable 2020 campaign.

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sportszone BASKETBALL Thursday 2:00 p.m. FS1 Creighton at St. John’s. From Carnesecca Arena in Queens, N.Y. (Live) 4:00 p.m. ESPN Kansas at Texas Tech. From United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, Texas. (Live) FS1 Connecticut at Providence. From Alumni Hall in Providence, R.I. (Live) 6:00 p.m. ESPN Golden State Warriors at Sacramento Kings. From Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, Calif. (Live) FS1 Seton Hall at Marquette. From Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee. (Live)

Friday 11:00 a.m. FS1 Xavier at DePaul. From Wintrust Arena in Chicago. (Live) 2:00 p.m. CBSN BYU at San Diego State. From Viejas Arena in San Diego. (Live) 5:00 p.m. ESPN2 Brooklyn Nets at Boston Celtics. From TD Garden in Boston. (Live) 7:30 p.m. ESPN Los Angeles Lakers at Phoenix Suns. From Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix. (Live)

Wednesday 12:00 p.m. ESPN2 UCLA at Oregon. From Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Ore. (Live) FS1 Xavier at Creighton. From CHI Health Center in Omaha, Neb. (Live) 2:00 p.m. FS1 Georgetown at Seton Hall. From Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. (Live) 4:00 p.m. FS1 Villanova at Marquette. From Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee. (Live) 4:30 p.m. TNT Milwaukee Bucks at Boston Celtics. From TD Garden in Boston. (Live) 6:00 p.m. FS1 Connecticut at DePaul. From Wintrust Arena in Chicago. (Live) 7:30 p.m. ESPN Dallas Mavericks at Phoenix Suns. From Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix. (Live)

BOXING Saturday 6:00 p.m. Showtime Showtime East Emmanuel Rodriguez vs. Nonito Donaire. Rodriguez (19-1-0, 12 KOs) meets Donaire (40-6-0, 26 KOs) for the vacant WBC World Bantam title from Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Conn. (Live)

FOOTBALL Thursday

Sunday 10:00 a.m. KBAK NFL Football (Live) 1:00 p.m. KBFX Philadelphia Eagles at Arizona Cardinals. A battle of the birds takes place in the desert as the Cardinals and Eagles battle. The last time these former division foes met was 2017, when Carson Wentz went off for 304 passing yards and four TDs in Philadelphia’s 34-7 victory over Arizona. (Live) 1:25 p.m. KBAK Kansas City Chiefs at New Orleans Saints. The Chiefs visit the Mercedes-Benz Superdome to play the Saints. New Orleans has won four in a row in its famous digs, sporting a 5-1 record in 2020. Le’Veon Bell (KC) had a career-high 159 receiving yards the last time he faced the Saints in 2014. (Live) 5:20 p.m. KGET Cleveland Browns at New York Giants. Baker Mayfield and the Browns try for a season sweep of the NFC East as they visit the Giants. Cleveland has racked up 105 points in victories over Washington, Dallas and Philadelphia. May-

Sunday 6:00 a.m. NBCSN Premier League Soccer Tottenham Hotspur vs Leicester City. From Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London. (Live) 8:25 a.m. NBCSN Premier League Soccer Manchester United vs Leeds United. From Old Trafford in Trafford, Greater Manchester, England. (Live) 11:15 a.m. NBCSN Premier League Soccer West Brom vs Aston Villa. From The Hawthorns in Sandwell, West Midlands, England. (Live)

Monday Corey Kispert and Gonzaga take on Iowa Saturday on CBS. field tossed four touchdown passes across those games. (Live)

Monday 11:30 a.m. ESPN Myrtle Beach Bowl: Teams TBA. (Live) 5:00 p.m. ESPN Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals. The Steelers seek their 12th straight victory over the Bengals. Pittsburgh prevailed 36-10 in Week 10. Ben Roethlisberger passed for 333 yards and four TDs, two to Chase Claypool, in the win. Cincinnati last defeated Pittsburgh on Nov. 1, 2015. (Live) 12:30 a.m. ESPN2 Myrtle Beach Bowl: Teams TBA. (Same-day Tape)

Tuesday 12:30 p.m. ESPN Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Teams TBA. (Live) 4:00 p.m. ESPN Boca Raton Bowl: Teams TBA. (Live)

Wednesday 12:30 p.m. ESPN R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl: Teams TBA. (Live) 4:00 p.m. ESPN Montgomery Bowl: Teams TBA. (Live)

GOLF Thursday 10:00 a.m. GOLF CME Group Tour Championship, First Round. (Live)

Friday 10:00 a.m. GOLF CME Group Tour Championship, Second Round. (Live) 2:00 p.m. GOLF PNC Championship, Pro-Am. (Sameday Tape)

Saturday 10:00 a.m. GOLF CME Group Tour Championship, Third Round. (Live) 11:30 a.m. KGET PNC Championship, Day 1. From the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. (Live) 3:00 p.m. GOLF PNC Championship, Day 1. (Taped)

Sunday 9:00 a.m. KGET CME Group Tour Championship, Final Round. From Tiburón Golf Club in Naples, Fla. (Live) 11:00 a.m. GOLF PNC Championship, Final Day. (Sameday Tape) 12:00 p.m. KGET PNC Championship, Day 2. From the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. (Live) 8:00 p.m. GOLF CME Group Tour Championship, Final Round. From Tiburón Golf Club in Naples, Fla. (Taped)

HOCKEY Saturday 3:30 p.m. NBCSN Michigan State at Notre Dame. (Live)

MIXED MARTIAL ARTS Sunday 1:01 a.m. TNT ONE Championship: Collision Course In the main event, Nong-O Gaiyanghadao defends the ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai World Championship against Rodlek PK.Saenchai Muaythaigym, while the USA’s Lowen Tynanes returns to action against former ONE Featherweight World Champion Marat Gafurov. (Taped)

9:25 a.m. NBCSN Premier League Soccer Burnley vs Wolverhampton Wanderers. From Turf Moor in Burnley, Lancashire, England. (Live) 11:55 a.m. NBCSN Premier League Soccer Chelsea vs West Ham United. From Stamford Bridge in London, England. (Live)

Wednesday 9:25 a.m. ESPN2 Italian Serie A Soccer Hellas Verona vs Inter Milan. From Marcantonio Bentegodi Stadium in Verona, Veneto, Italy. (Live)

WINTER SPORTS Saturday 5:30 p.m. NBCSN Biathlon IBU World Cup: Womens’ 10km Pursuit. From Hochfilzen, Austria. (Same-day Tape) 6:30 p.m. NBCSN FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup: Women’s Downhill. From Val d’Islere, France. (Same-day Tape) 7:30 p.m. NBCSN FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup: Men’s Downhill. From Val Gardena, Italy. (Same-day Tape)

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4:00 p.m. NBCSN FIS Cross-Country Skiing World Cup: Men’s and Women’s Sprint, Teams. (Same-day Tape) 6:30 p.m. NBCSN FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup: Women’s Super-G. From Val d’Islere, France. (Same-day Tape) 8:00 p.m. NBCSN FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup: Men’s Giant Slalom, 1st 21 Round. (Same-day Tape) 21

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5:00 p.m. KBFX Los Angeles Chargers at Las Vegas Raiders. Justin Herbert’s Chargers head into an AFC West game against the Raiders. Herbert threw for 326 yards and two TDs in the clubs’ Nov. 8 meeting, but a last-second pass to Donald Parham Jr. in the end zone was ruled incomplete, and Las Vegas won 31-26. (Live)

Saturday 9:00 a.m. KERO Big 12 Championship — Oklahoma vs Iowa State. (Live) KBFX B1G Championship: Teams TBA — TBA vs Northwestern. (Live) ESPN Teams TBA. (Live) 11:30 a.m. FS1 Teams TBA. (Live) 12:00 p.m. CBSN Air Force at Army. From Michie Stadium in West Point, N.Y. (Live) 12:30 p.m. ESPN Teams TBA. (Live) 1:00 p.m. KERO ACC Championship — Clemson vs Notre Dame. (Live) KBFX ESPN2 Teams TBA. (Live) 3:30 p.m. FS1 Teams TBA. (Live) 4:00 p.m. ESPN Tropical Smoothie Café Frisco Bowl: Teams TBA. (Live) 5:00 p.m. KERO American Conference Championship. (Live) KBAK SEC Championship: Teams TBA — Alabama vs Florida. (Live) 7:30 p.m. FS1 Teams TBA. (Live) 11:00 p.m. FS1 B1G Championship: Teams TBA — TBA vs Northwestern. (Same-day Tape) 11:30 p.m. ESPN2 Tropical Smoothie Café Frisco Bowl: Teams TBA. (Same-day Tape)

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Sunday 9:00 a.m. FS1 Creighton at Connecticut. From Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, Conn. (Live) 10:00 a.m. ESPN2 Illinois at Rutgers. From Rutgers Athletic Center in Piscataway, N.J. (Live) 11:00 a.m. FS1 Marquette at Xavier. From Cintas Center in Cincinnati. (Live) 12:00 p.m. ESPN2 USC at Oregon State. From Gill Coliseum in Corvallis, Ore. (Live)

Tuesday 4:00 p.m. ESPN2 Texas Tech at Oklahoma. From the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Okla. (Live) TNT Golden State Warriors at Brooklyn Nets. From Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. (Live) 6:00 p.m. ESPN2 West Virginia at Kansas. From Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kan. (Live) 7:00 p.m. TNT Los Angeles Clippers at Los Angeles Lakers. From Staples Center in Los Angeles. (Live)

Saturday 9:30 a.m. KGET Premier League Soccer Everton vs Arsenal. From Goodison Park in Liverpool, Merseyside, England. (Live) 3:25 a.m. ESPN2 Italian Serie A Soccer Torino vs Bologna. From Torino Olympic Stadium in Turin, Piedmont, Italy. (Live)

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9:00 a.m. KBAK Iowa vs Gonzaga. From the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D. (Live) CBSN Women’s College Ole Miss at George Mason. From EagleBank Arena in Fairfax, Va. (Live) ESPN2 Teams TBA. (Live) 11:00 a.m. KBAK North Carolina vs Ohio State. From Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland. (Live) ESPN2 Teams TBA. (Live) 11:30 a.m. NBCSN Ole Miss at Dayton. From UD Arena in Dayton, Ohio. (Live) 1:30 p.m. NBCSN Delaware at La Salle. From Tom Gola Arena in Philadelphia, Pa. (Live) 2:00 p.m. KBAK Kentucky vs UCLA. From Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland. (Live) 4:30 p.m. ESPN2 Teams TBA. (Live) 5:00 p.m. KBFX Villanova vs Virginia. From Madison Square Garden in New York. (Live) 6:30 p.m. ESPN2 Teams TBA. (Live)

Monday 5:00 p.m. ESPN2 Tulsa at Memphis. From the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tenn. (Live) 6:00 p.m. FS1 New Mexico at Boise State. From Taco Bell Arena in Boise, Idaho. (Live)

SOCCER

Friday 1:00 p.m. FS1 Teams TBA. (Live) 4:30 p.m. ESPN MAC Championship: Teams TBA. (Live) 5:00 p.m. KBFX Pac-12 Championship: Teams TBA. (Live) 10:00 p.m. FS1 Pac-12 Championship: Teams TBA. (Taped)

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1:30 p.m. FS1 Providence at Seton Hall. From Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. (Live) 3:30 p.m. FS1 Georgetown at St. John’s. From Carnesecca Arena in Queens, N.Y. (Live) 5:30 p.m. FS1 Saint Louis at Minnesota. From Williams Arena in Minneapolis. (Live)

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“Movie: Out Stealing Horses”

Stellan Skarsgard (“Chernobyl”) stars as a man who retires to the solitary life in the Norwegian wilderness following the death of his wife but has memories reawakened when he meets a neighbor he knew in 1948 in this 2019 drama from director Hans Petter Moland (“Aberdeen”). Bjorn Floberg, Tobias Santelmann and Danica Curcic also in this joint Norwegian/Swedish/Danish production.

“Movie: She Dies Tomorrow”

Amy Seimetz (“Sun Don’t Shine,” “Alexander the Last”) wrote and directed this 2020 comedy about a woman (Kate Sheil, “Lost Holiday”) whose conviction that she will die tomorrow sweeps like a contagion through a small town. Jane Adams (“Frasier”), Kentucker Audley, Katie Aselton and Chris Messina are also in the cast.

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“Movie: Waiting for the Barbarians”

From Italy and director Ciro Guerra (“Embrace of the Serpent,” “Birds of Passage”) comes this 2019 drama movie about a local magistrate who begins to question his loyalty to his country while holed up in a remote outpost. Mark Rylance, Johnny Depp, Robert Pattinson and Greta Scacchi head a strong cast.

Go online and one can find communities of enthusiasts that run the gamut from the conventional (quilting, coin collecting) and the unconventional (free cosmetic surgery, step counting) to the downright weird (airport carpeting, zombie preparedness). And then there are those who like to put their all into their outdoor holiday displays. Carter Oosterhouse knows these folks well. As a judge (alongside Taniya Nayak) on “The Great Christmas Light Fight,” which has its Season 8 finale Wednesday, Dec. 23, on ABC, he sees them as a savvy group whose members often turn up on the show. And they know what he’s looking for in a display design. “You know, there’s this whole world that exists,” Oosterhouse explains, “this subculture that exists of these people who talk online and they know whose light show and what they’re doing and what type of light elements that they’re using that they’re bringing to their display, and what are the new products. “And that’s really kind of interesting,” he continues, “because I’ll be at a display one year and they will have referenced a display that we did two years ago and how they’re still friends and they talk online. There’s this whole group that exists as light fighters that are trying to create the biggest, best light show ever.” As for what blows him away, the 44-year-old native Michigander says it’s all about the DIY aspect.

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Season 2 of this supernatural horror series picks up eight years after the events of Season 1 and finds the evil Charlie Manx (Zachary Quinto) targeted by working-class young artist Vic McQueen (Ashleigh Cummings), who is bent on destroying him. But Charlie knows Vic has a vulnerability and a soul he desires — that of her 8-year-old son Wayne. Ólafur Ólafsson and Jahkara Smith also star.

“I’m a carpenter originally ...,” he says, “so when I can see people create stuff that otherwise would be tossed out or thrown away or wouldn’t be used in a light display and it’s seamlessly integrated within the space and then you dive into it and you see all the mechanics of it, I love seeing that. “I love seeing items that are not store-bought that are custommade.” Full name: Carter Nicholas Oosterhouse Birth date: Sept. 19, 1976 Birthplace: Traverse City, Mich. Alma mater: Central Michigan University, B.A. in nutrition Family ties: With his wife, actress Amy Smart, has a three-year-old daughter, Flora TV credits include: “Three Wishes,” “The Inside Job,” “HGTV Green Home 2008,” “HGTV Green Home Giveaway 2009,” “Change the World: American Heroes,” “Surprise Vacations: Disney Parks Edition,” “Carter Can,” “Celebrity Motor Homes,” “Million Dollar Rooms,” “Hot in Cleveland,” “The Doctors,” “Rowhouse Showdown,” “Trading Spaces,” “Rachael Ray” Did you know?: Oosterhouse played rugby in college and is also an expert sailer and kayaker


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NBC proves ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ on Christmas Eve again Karolyn Grimes didn’t see “It’s a Wonderful Life” until long after its release, but playing Zuzu Bailey in it has given her an interesting life, indeed. The now-former actress was six years old when she made the Frank Capra-directed 1946 movie classic, which NBC gives its long-traditional Christmas Eve telecast Thursday, Dec. 24. Grimes shares some choice scenes with James Stewart as Zuzu’s father George, who ponders how life would have been without him – a familiar premise that eventually requires novice angel Clarence (Henry Travers) to show him the way to personal redemption. “I remember the snow,” the pleasant Grimes recalls of making the film. “That was what really fascinated me. It doesn’t snow in Hollywood, so I had never seen it. It wasn’t real, but I thought it was wonderful and fabulous. And, of course, that big Christmas tree really set me on fire. I was an only child, we just had a little tree sitting on a table, and that’s how we celebrated Christmas ... and then, here’s this gigantic tree. I really loved that.” Another “Wonderful” memory for Grimes is of “chasing Jimmy (Stewart) around the set. He was super-tall, and in the movie, I’m on his back or in his arms – always way up there looking down, and that made him seem even taller. Plus, he was so gentle and so kind. Looking back, I realize he really made an effort to make some magic between us.” At his initiation, Stewart reunited in 1980 with Grimes, who cites him as “just the most wonderful man.” Paramount Home Entertainment has released a number of home-video versions of “It’s a Wonderful Life,” and this year, a Steelbook edition of the film is available for the first time. “It’s a gift to the people, it really is,” Grimes reasons, “and it’s exciting, because I know that people love the movie so much. (Paramount) needs to do that just to keep them satisfied.”

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Sandra Lee

SEEN DAILY DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON ON LIFETIME

What made you amenable to signing up with Lifetime for your special homemaking segments running there daily through Christmas?

What I love about them is that they’re a real family there. They try to bring everybody together, and everybody has a say. I can tell you from experience that not all networks are like that ... in fact, very few. I want to talk about how we make the best impact and get everybody’s point of view and work as a team, especially now. We’re all so separated, we need networks that bring families together, both internally and

externally. And listening to your audience, that’s also unique. It’s not about what the people in executive positions want to see, or who their favorite talent is. It’s about what the viewers is asking for, and that is extraordinary. What has your process been in preparing segments for Lifetime that are useful and relevant, but also relatively brief?

I always like a play on words, and when you’re doing short-form content, you have to be thoughtful about it. They have to be highly demonstrative in a very short period of time, so they have to speak for themselves, and they have to cover most if not all of the 80 million viewers Lifetime has. And that’s no small feat. Writing scripts that are only 60 seconds long is an intense process. And we want to remind everyone that if you miss something, you can go onto Lifetime’s social-media platforms and get the content there, too. If you miss it, we’ve got you covered. Do you feel you’ve been allowed to stay on your own brand in your Lifetime role?

They really allow you to do your job. They don’t micromanage it, they don’t pick it apart ... they let you be the executive who harnesses it, which is empowering. Sixty percent of their original movies are written and directed by women, so I feel very honored to be part of that initiative.

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