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What2Watch December 2019




And You Thought Your Family Was Dysfunctional


It’s Her Greatest Night Of Celebs & Life-Changing Giveaways



Kristin Chenoweth: © Crown Media United States, LLC. Credit: Michael Larsen

Tim Conway Luke Perry Doris Day & More

Kristin Chenoweth Dazzles In New Hallmark Original Movie “A Christmas Love Story”

Bluff City Law: © 2019 NBCUniversal Media, LLC. Credit: Jason Bell/NBC.

Hype TV NEWS Hype A New Era For

Gone is the pomp and pageantry of the 98-year-old Miss America competition you probably grew up watching, with those infamous swimsuit struts and judging primarily centered around a woman’s physical appearance. In this new era, coined Miss America 2.0, the competition puts intelligence and talent at the forefront, showering winners with a multitude of scholarship and philanthropic opportunities. New York’s Nia Franklin was crowned Miss America in September 2018 and was the first candidate to win under the organization’s new direction. “My year has meant so much to me,” tells Franklin. “I was the first Miss America 2.0, so I’ll be able to say that for the rest of my life.” Franklin was in grad school at the time struggling with debt when she first considered the Miss America organization for its scholarship opportunities. In three short years, she worked her way through area competitions for her chance at the title. To win, Franklin shares, contestants have to focus on “how you speak, how intelligent you are, how relatable you are to other people, and obviously talent.” Talent is 50% of the preliminary scoring, and for Franklin — an amazingly gifted opera singer, composer and writer — it was her golden ticket. “People are just fascinated with opera. When you’re young and you sing opera — a black woman that sings opera — it’s different. People don’t expect that, and it’s just amazing to be able to go outside of the box. I think that’s what Miss America 2.0 is. It’s not something that’s cookie cutter or you have to do it this way. It shows that you can be anything you want to be.” For Franklin, she’s proving just that. She plans to release new music in 2020 and continue her work at the organization she founded, Compose Her (, which is dedicated to supporting, encouraging and highlighting female composers and musicians. On Dec. 19, NBC will air live The 2020 Miss America Competition from the Mohegan Sun casino and resort in Connecticut. — Barb Oates

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Miss America: Nia Franklin: Credit: Jessielyn Palumbo Studios, LLC.

Miss America

Nia Franklin: Miss America 2019

YANKED!: Recently Canceled Shows Sunnyside went dark on NBC. The remaining Season 1 episodes are available on The Peacock also dismissed freshman series Bluff City Law after a 10-episode run. ... ABC shuttered soapy summer drama Grand Hotel after one season. ... AMC’s Lodge 49 has joined the Brilliant But Canceled Club after two seasons. ... Greg Garcia’s The Guest

Book has signed off on TBS after two seasons. ... After only one season, BET has closed the case on In Contempt. ... Freeform’s cancellationists canned Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists after one season and delivered the coup de grâce to Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger after two seasons. ... The final episodes of BoJack Horseman will debut on Netflix in January.

In The Works

By Taylor Neumann

CASTING NEWS Search Party’s Alia Shawkat will be a series regular opposite Jeff Bridges and John Lithgow in FX’s The Old Man. Based on a novel, the drama centers on a former CIA operative (Bridges) who, when almost taken out by an assassin, must reconcile with his past.

Jeff Bridges: © 2019 NBCUniversal Media, LLC. Credit: Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images.

Superman & Lois: Katie Yu/The CW.

Lucifer: © 2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. Credit: Brendan Meadows/FOX.

RuPaul: © 2019 Getty Images. Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images.

FROM THE CW The CW is looking to stay in the DC universe with Superman & Lois, a present-day drama based on the comic characters. The show will star Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch as the iconic couple, both of whom have appeared in the annual Arrowverse crossover event on the network.

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Remembrances Holiday Calendar New This Holiday What’s New Returning Favorites Understanding TVE On Demand New on HBO New on Showtime New on Starz New on Cinemax On Netflix Understanding TiVo

SPEAK OF THE DEVIL Netflix is splitting the final season of Lucifer into two eight-episode parts, with a break in between. This won’t do much to appease fans looking for more of the handsome devil, but it will delay the inevitable for a little while longer.

ARRIVING IN THE NEW YEAR Start your engines — VH1 has announced RuPaul’s Celebrity Drag Race, coming in 2020. Past iconic queens will assist with the complete drag transformation of a group of celebrities, with the winner receiving prize money for the charity of his or her choice. The celebrities have yet to be announced. 3

Remembrances 2019 A look back at the notable entertainment personalities we lost this year, but whom we will never forget.

Tim Conway (85) Born: Dec. 15, 1933;

Died: March 4, 2019 Luke Perry was as cool onscreen as he was kind off. The Ohio native, born Coy Luther Perry III, rocketed to megafame in 1990 as Beverly Hills, 90210’s ’s Byron-reading alcoholic bad boy Dylan McKay, helping to turn the fledgling FOX network into the epicenter of a pop-culture phenomenon. Trading cards, magazine covers, pillowcases — you name it and Perry’s face was probably on it. Fans freaked out over his effortless sex appeal and sideburns, and his on-camera chemistry with Shannen Doherty’s Brenda gave 90210 a Richard Burton-Elizabeth Taylor heat that still has a generation divided over whether Dylan belonged with Brenda or Kelly (Jennie Garth). He remained with the primetime soap through Season 6, then returned in 1998 for its last two years. Perry — who died surrounded by loved ones on March 4 at age 52 after suffering a massive stroke in Los Angeles — never lost his appreciation for the career-making character. He followed his breakout with grittier roles, including Oz’s ’s predatory professional surfing Rev. Jeremiah Cloutier and John From Cincinnati’s manager Linc Stark. Perry returned to series television in 2017 as Riverdale’s Fred Andrews, which he considered more of an honor than a job. “I feel really fortunate to get to do this,” he said at the time. “When you’ve lost sight of that, that’s when you get actors who just have a real head problem. I never want to be that guy. I enjoy my work.” — Damian Holbrook 4

Tim Conway: Credit: Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images.

Luke Perry (52) Born: Oct. 11, 1966;

Luke Perry: © 1995. Credit: Ron Davis/Getty Images.

Died: May 14, 2019 It’s easy to love any clown who makes us laugh, but there’s a special place in our hearts for the rare comedian who causes his fellow professionals to crack up. And no one mastered that particular art with more finesse than Tim Conway, whose bumbling persona masked a wickedly sharp improvisational wit. Conway, who died May 14 at age 85, suffering complications from a brain disorder, won four of nine Emmys for his work (including one for writing) on the legendary sketch classic The Carol Burnett Show, where he regularly joined the ensemble as a guest star before becoming a full-time cast member late in the show’s 11-season run. But the variety show wasn’t Conway’s first shot at stardom. He had already proved his worth as a reliable scene-stealer in his breakthrough role of klutzy Ensign Charles Palmer on the hit 1962-66 military sitcom McHale’s Navy opposite Ernest Borgnine. Conway was content to be a sidesplitting second banana, earning guest-actor Emmys for roles on Coach and 30 Rock, and he revealed to the Archive of American Television in a 2004 interview, “I would much rather stand in the background and make small funny things than be up at the head of the class.” And yet he headlined two short-lived shows, starred as an inept Texas Ranger on Rango for a half season on ABC in 1967 and infamously guest-hosted ABC’s 1969 Laugh-In knockoff, Turn-On, which was canceled on its opening night. All of which may account for why he once had a license plate that read “13 WKS.” That humility served him well in a long career that included the diminutive title character in the popular video series Dorf and voicing SpongeBob SquarePants’ Barnacle Boy (sidekick to Borgnine’s Mermaid Man). — Matt Roush

Doris Day ((97)

Valerie Harper: Credit: 2009 CBS WORLDWIDE INC./CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images.

Doris Day: ©2012. Credit: Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images.

Ken Kercheval: Credit: 2004 CBS WORLDWIDE INC./CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images.

Valerie Harper (80)

Born: April 3, 1922; Died: May 13, 2019 Que será, será. The lilting, Oscarwinning tune that became Doris Day’s signature (and her sitcom’s theme song) immediately conjures the memory of the adored Cincinnati songbird, who became a top box-office star in the 1960s. Day, who died of pneumonia at age 97, had a silky voice and a sunny personality, endearing her to generations even when critics underrated her talent by mocking her wholesome image. “It’s so ludicrous,” she griped in a 1969 interview. “I don’t even like apple pie.” A year earlier, Day had learned upon the death of her manager husband Martin Melcher that he had squandered her fortune and left her in debt. She turned to TV for the money, and The Doris Day Show (1968-73) became another milestone in her career. Her character, Doris Martin, evolved from a widowed mother living on a ranch to a single career woman in San Francisco, echoing the working-woman roles from her popular rom-com films with Rock Hudson. (She reunited with Hudson in 1985, embracing her ailing costar, who was dying of AIDS, on Doris Day’s Best Friends, a cable series demonstrating her love for animals.) — Matt Roush

Born: Aug. 22, 1939; Died: Aug. 30, 2019 It’s hard to remember a time when we weren’t rooting for Valerie Harper. It began in the ’70s, when she played Ken Kercheval wisecracking Rhoda Morgenstern, the brash and brassy (83) sidekick to winsome Mary Richards in the first four seasons of the Born: July 15, 1935; legendary Mary Tyler Moore Show. We already knew we loved Died: April 21, 2019 Mary, but we quickly came to worship Rhoda for her feisty and selfdeprecating wit. This beacon of independent feminism won us over Every great TV villain the moment she considered a piece of candy and quipped: “I don’t needs a pestersome know why I’m putting this in my mouth. I should just apply it directly foil — and few were to my hips.” Who was she kidding? Rhoda was a catch, the kind of as memorable as fearlessly funny friend anyone would be lucky to have. And Harper, who Dallas’ hapless died at age 80 after a long battle with cancer, was an instant TV star. Cliff Barnes, She won four Emmys as Rhoda: three as supporting actress and one as the perennial thorn in J.R. Ewing’s (Larry lead in the Rhoda spinoff, which sent the character back to New York and Hagman) side. Ken Kercheval, who died at into a whirlwind romance with a guy called Joe (David Groh). Their wedding age 83, played Barnes throughout the hit was a ratings blockbuster, and while the marriage eventually fell apart, Rhoda primetime serial’s entire 1978-91 run on — and Harper — maintained her scrappy appeal. For a generation of women CBS. Kercheval brought a resilient humor who came of age in the social revolutions of that era, Rhoda was a hero. And to the character, returning to the part while Harper’s TV career was not without blemish — after an embarrassing for TNT’s 2012-14 revival. Cliff Barnes contract dispute, she was fired from an ’80s sitcom that bore her name (the was Kercheval’s most notable role, show went on, erasing “Valerie” from its title) — the actress once again emerged but he also spent years on daytime as a role model when she went public with her crusade against terminal brain soaps (as Dr. Nick Hunter on Search cancer in 2013. Mere months after her diagnosis, she bravely tempted fate and for Tomorrow), was a frequent thrilled her fans by joining the cast of the grueling competition Dancing With the guest star in primetime series and Stars. She may not have won the trophy, but once again Harper earned our respect appeared in the Oscar-winning and admiration with her pluck, charm and drive. Well played, Valerie. — Matt Roush Network. — Matt Roush 5

Peter Fonda (79) Born: Feb. 23, 1940; Died: Aug. 16, 2019 Peter Fonda did not simply rely on the famous Hollywood surname of his father — legendary actor Henry Fonda — for his success, but rather made a name for himself as an actor and filmmaker. After appearing in some lesser-known counterculture films for producer Roger Corman in the 1960s, Fonda instantly became part of Hollywood history as producer, cowriter and costar of the iconic road movie drama Easy Rider (1969). The film netted Fonda a shared Oscar nomination for its screenplay, helped usher in the era of New Hollywood filmmaking and remains a landmark symbol of the 1960s counterculture. He didn’t find wide acclaim again until 1997, when he starred in the drama Ulee’s Gold, which earned him a Best Actor Oscar nomination. He died at age 79 from respiratory failure caused by lung cancer. – Jeff Pfeiffer

Rip Torn (88)

Born: Feb. 6, 1931; Died: July 9, 2019 Rip Torn, who died at age 88, was nominated for six Emmy awards for his role as Artie the foulmouthed producer on The Larry Sanders Show (1992-98), winning in 1996. His films include The Cincinnati Kid (1965), Cross Creek (1983) and Men in Black (1997). 6

John Clarke (88) (actor, Days of Our Lives) (b. 1931) Dick Dale (81) (king of the surf guitar) (b. 1937) Stanley Donen (94) (film director/ choreographer, On the Town, Singin’ in the Rain) (b. 1924) Bob Einstein (76) (actor/comedy writer, Super Dave Osborne, Curb Your Enthusiasm) (b. 1942) Robert Evans (89) (film producer/ studio executive, The Godfather, Chinatown, head of Paramount Pictures) (b. 1930) Albert Finney (82) (actor, Tom Jones, Scrooge, Skyfall) (b. 1936) Robert Forster (78) (actor, Jackie Brown, The Delta Force, Twin Peaks, Last Man Standing) (b. 1941) Rutger Hauer (75) (actor, Blade Runner, Nighthawks, Batman Begins) (b. 1944) David Hedison (92) (actor, Felix Leiter in Bond films Live and Let Die & Licence to Kill) (b. 1927) Peggy Lipton (72) (actress, The Mod Squad, Twin Peaks) (b. 1946) Bill Macy (97) (actor, Maude) (b. 1922) Peter Mayhew (74) (actor, Chewbacca in Star Wars films) (b. 1944)

Eddie Money (70) (musician, song “Take Me Home Tonight,” AXS TV’s Real Money) (b. 1949) “Mean” Gene Okerlund (76) (pro wrestling interviewer/host) (b. 1942) Ross Perot (89) (businessman/ philanthropist) (b. 1930) Cokie Roberts (75) (Emmy-winning journalist) (b. 1943) John Singleton (51) (director, Boyz n the Hood) (b. 1968) Kristoff St. John (52) (actor, The Young and the Restless) (b. 1966) Bart Starr (85) (Hall of Fame NFL quarterback) (b. 1934) Rip Taylor (88) (actor/comedian) (b. 1931) Gloria Vanderbilt (95) (fashion designer) (b. 1924) Jan-Michael Vincent (74) (actor, TV series Airwolf, film Big Wednesday) (b. 1944) John Witherspoon (77) (actor/comedian, Friday movies, The Boondocks series) (b. 1942) Herman Wouk (103) (Pulitzer Prize-winning author, The Caine Mutiny, The Winds of War) (b. 1915) Franco Zeffirelli (96) (film & television producer/director, Romeo and Juliet, Jesus of Nazareth, Endless Love) (b. 1923)

Rip Torn: Credit: J. Vespa/WireImage/Getty Images.

Born: July 28, 1948; Died: April 12, 2019 If Mary Tyler Moore turned the world on with her smile, costar Georgia Engel managed an equally nifty trick: turning the image of the ditzy blonde on its head with a beguiling innocence, sweet sincerity and crafty comic confidence. The role earned her two Emmy nominations, which were followed by three more from 2003 to 2005 for her guest role as Robert Barone’s mother-in-law Pat on Everybody Loves Raymond.

Carol Channing (97) (Tony-winning actress/singer, Broadway’s Hello, Dolly!, film Thoroughly Modern Millie) (b. 1921)

Dick Miller (90) (prolific character actor, Gremlins, original Little Shop of Horrors) (b. 1928)

Peter Fonda: Credit: Brenda Chase/Online USA Inc./Getty Images.

Georgia Engel (70)

Diahann Carroll (84) (Tony-winning actress, TV shows Julia and Dynasty) (b. 1935)

Georgia Engel: Credit: 2014 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc./ABC Photo Archives/Getty Images.

Born: July 5, 1929; Died: Feb. 23, 2019 She may never have been the boss, but when it came to comedy, Katherine Helmond commanded attention — first in the 1970s on the groundbreaking Soap, where her role as dithery socialite Jessica Tate earned her four of her seven Emmy nominations. In the ’80s, she was twice nominated over eight seasons as Mona, the man-hungry mother of Judith Light’s Angela on the hit sitcom Who’s the Boss? (Her seventh nod was in 2002 for playing Patricia Heaton’s mom in a recurring role on Everybody Loves Raymond.) Helmond, who died at age 89 of complications from Alzheimer’s disease, also had success in theater, with a Tony nomination, and movies, most memorably as the plastic surgery fanatic in Terry Gilliam’s Brazil. – Matt Roush

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Katherine Helmond: Credit: 2014 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc./ABC Photo Archives/Getty Images.

Katherine Helmond (89)



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December’s Best

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Laverne & Shirley: “Oh Hear the Angels’ Voices” MeTV, 4:30pm Christmas Town Hallmark, 7pm A Christmas Carol (1951) TCM, 7pm Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town ABC, 7pm Holiday Gingerbread Showdown Food, 9pm

Home Alone: © Twentieth Century Fox.

The Polar Express: © 2004 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures.

Prancer Returns Freeform, 11am The Honeymooners: “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” MeTV, 4pm Christmas at Dollywood Hallmark, 7pm Grounded for Christmas Lifetime, 7pm Time for You to Come Home for Christmas Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, 8pm

Frosty’s Winter Wonderland AMC, 9:45am The Love Boat: “The Christmas Cruise” MeTV, 5pm Holiday Affair TCM, 7pm A Cheerful Christmas Hallmark, 7pm Rediscovering Christmas Lifetime, 7pm Angel Falls: A Novel Holiday Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, 8pm Fred Claus AMC, 5:30pm Double Holiday Hallmark, 7pm A Family Christmas Gift Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, 8pm 21st Annual A Home for the Holidays With Idina Menzel CBS, 8pm The Bells of St. Mary’s TCM, 9:15pm

The Little Drummer Boy (1968) Freeform, 6am All I Want for Christmas AMC, 8am Christmas With the Kranks AMC, 6pm Rudolph the RedNosed Reindeer CBS, 7pm Fred Claus AMC, 8pm

I’ll Be Home for Christmas (1998) Freeform, 6:30am Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic Freeform, 10am A Miracle on Christmas Lake AMC, 1pm Miracle on 34th Street (1994) AMC, 6pm Wrap Battle Freeform, 8pm

Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice Freeform, 8am White Christmas AMC, 11:15am “Good Trouble” Holiday Special Freeform, 8pm Christmas Cookie Challenge Food, 9pm Holidays With the Houghs NBC, 9pm

Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas Is You AMC, 10am Same Time, Next Christmas ABC, 7pm Holiday Baking Championship: “Christmas Day Delights” Food, 8pm

Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure AMC, 8:30am Home Alone Freeform, 4:50pm National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation AMC, 7pm Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966) NBC, 7pm

The Polar Express AMC, 5pm Holiday episodes of “The Conners,” “Bless This Mess,” “mixed-ish” and “black-ish” ABC, 7pm Ellen’s Greatest Night of Giveaways NBC, 7pm Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) Freeform, 7:20pm

Prancer Returns Freeform, 7:30am Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish Freeform, 11:35am National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation AMC, 7pm Chopped: “New Year’s Party” Food, 8pm Miracle on 34th Street (1994) AMC, 9:15pm

’Twas the Night Before Christmas AMC, 1pm It’s a Wonderful Life NBC, 7pm 24 Hours of “A Christmas Story” TNT, 8pm Christmas Eve Mass NBC, 10:30pm

The Polar Express AMC, 5pm Christmas in Rockefeller Center NBC, 7pm Elf AMC, 7pm Ghosting: The Spirit of Christmas Freeform, 8pm The Great Food Truck Race: Holiday Hustle Food, 9pm

Holiday episodes of “The Goldbergs,” “Modern Family” and “Single Parents” ABC, 7pm Same Time, Next Christmas Freeform, 7pm Ellen’s Greatest Night of Giveaways NBC, 7pm Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic Freeform, 9pm

The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper AMC, 8:15am Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish Freeform, 10:05am Elf AMC, 7pm Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) Freeform, 7:20pm

Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice Freeform, 8am Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade ABC, 9am Frosty the Snowman Freeform, 2:10pm Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Freeform, 2:40pm

White Christmas AMC, 8:15am A Charlie Brown Christmas ABC, 7pm A Saturday Night Live Christmas Special NBC, 7pm Same Time, Next Christmas ABC, 8pm Holiday for Heroes Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, 8pm Michael Bublé’s Christmas in Hollywood AMC, 8:30am Olaf’s Frozen Adventure ABC, 7pm Ellen’s Greatest Night of Giveaways NBC, 7pm Toy Story That Time Forgot ABC, 7:30pm A Legendary Christmas With John and Chrissy NBC, 9pm

Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic Freeform, 6:30am The Pioneer Woman: “Christmas Goodies” Food, 12pm Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas Freeform, 6:20pm A Christmas Carol FX, 6:30pm Prep & Landing ABC, 7pm

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) Freeform, 4:20pm Frosty the Snowman Freeform, 7pm A Storybook Christmas Lifetime, 7pm Rudolph the RedNosed Reindeer Freeform, 7:30pm Fred Claus AMC, 9:05pm The Santa Clause Freeform, 11:30am Home Alone Freeform, 5:45pm Christmas Stars Lifetime, 7pm Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives: “A North Pole Christmas” Food, 7pm The 88th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade The CW, 7pm

Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey AMC, 8am Frosty the Snowman Freeform, 4:45pm A Christmas Story TBS, 6pm “I Love Lucy” Christmas Special CBS, 7pm

Pinocchio’s Christmas AMC, 6am Mistletoe & Menorahs Lifetime, 5pm Frosty the Snowman Freeform, 5:15pm A Christmas Love Story Hallmark, 7pm Christmas Unleashed Lifetime, 7pm

The Year Without a Santa Claus AMC, 2:45pm Home Alone 2: Lost in New York Freeform, 5:35pm Holiday Date Hallmark, 7pm A Christmas Winter Song Lifetime, 7pm DreamWorks Trolls Holiday NBC, 7:30pm

Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town Freeform, 10:50am Seinfeld “Festivus” Marathon TBS, 4:30pm The Christmas Hotel Lifetime, 7pm It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas Hallmark, 7pm

Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town Freeform, 3:45pm When Calls the Heart: “Home for Christmas” Hallmark, 7pm Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) NBC, 7:30pm Archie Bunker’s Place: “Father Christmas” Antenna TV, 7:30pm

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Merry Happy Whatever

Set during the happy but hectic days before and after Christmas, this eight-part comedy follows Don Quinn (Dennis Quaid), a strong-willed patriarch from Philadelphia doing his best to balance the stress of the holidays with the demands of his close-knit but eclectic family — and his family doing their best to manage him. Premieres on Netflix Nov. 28



Merry Happy Whatever: Credit: Netflix

In an emotional, three-night event, deserving people will receive lifechanging surprise holiday gifts from Ellen DeGeneres and her celebrity friends, who include Michelle Obama, Jennifer Aniston, Justin Timberlake, Robert Downey Jr., Melissa McCarthy, Michael B. Jordan, Jason Momoa, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Teigen, Steph and Ayesha Curry, and more. Bring your Kleenex! Airs on NBC Dec. 10-12

Ellen's Greatest Night of Giveaways: Credit: Michael Rozman

Ellen’s Greatest Night of Giveaways


Christmas With the Tabernacle Choir Featuring Kristin Chenoweth: Credit: Ronell S Crapo.

The Moodys: © 2019 FOX MEDIA LLC. Credit: Brian Bowen Smith/FOX.

A Christmas Carol: © 2019, FX Networks. All Rights Reserved.

Christmas With the Tabernacle Choir Featuring Kristin Chenoweth

In PBS’ 16th annual installment of the Tabernacle Choir’s holiday performance, Emmy and Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth performs holiday hits and classics including “Mary, Did You Know?” and “We Need a Little Christmas” from Mame. Chenoweth shares that the annual event is among the three TV specials she always watched as a child, along with the Miss America pageant and the Tony Awards. She says, “This Christmas concert is part of my history, part of my DNA, and it was a bucket list item of mine for a long time, so I am very honored and grateful for this experience.” Premieres on PBS Dec. 16


The Moodys This three-night, six-episode comedy follows a tight-knit but slightly dysfunctional family of five, all of whom gather in their hometown of Chicago for the “perfect” holiday. From breakups to arrests to sharing one bathroom, each family member is packing their own eccentricities and hiding secrets from the others — as if the holidays were all about carols and eggnog! Denis Leary, Elizabeth Perkins, Jay Baruchel, Chelsea Frei and François Arnaud star. Premieres on FOX Dec. 4, 9 & 10


A Christmas Carol

Guy Pearce (L.A. Confidential) stars as Ebenezer Scrooge and Andy Serkis (Black Panther) is the Ghost of Christmas Past in this adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic. Pearce describes this version of Scrooge’s path to redemption as “darker” and more of a “forensic” exploration into how the miser’s soul got to such a bad place. Ridley Scott and Tom Hardy are executive producers of this BBC/FX coproduction. Premieres on FX Dec. 19




A Christmas Love Story

A youth choir director (Kristin Chenoweth) who needs to write a big song for a Christmas Eve show is distracted when a boy with a golden voice joins her choir, which comes as a surprise to his widowed father (Scott Wolf). Premieres on Hallmark Channel Dec. 7 10

Olivia Anderson (Lea Michele) is a successful young woman who met her childhood sweetheart during her family’s annual Christmas visit to Hawaii. After being separated by distance and years, the two reunite at the same Hawaiian resort, and the old chemistry between them flares up anew — but circumstances conspire to keep them apart. Premieres on ABC Dec. 5

Holidays With the Houghs: © 2019 NBCUniversal Media, LLC. Credit: Trae Patton/NBC.



Same Time, Next Christmas

A Christmas Love Story: © 2019. Crown Media United States, LLC. Credit: Michael Larsen.

Brother and sister — and Emmy-winning choreographers — Derek and Julianne Hough put their friendly sibling rivalry on display in this festive hourlong holiday special. The pair perform individually and together in musical and dance performances as they put their own spin on holiday classics, share family holiday traditions and create new ones. Top recording stars and celebrity friends will also appear in the special. Premieres on NBC Dec. 16

Same Time, Next Christmas: © 2019 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. All rights reserved. Credit: Mario Perez.

Holidays With the Houghs



Holiday Gingerbread Showdown

Holiday Gingerbread Showdown: © 2019, Discovery, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Credit: Jessica Brooks.

The Great Christmas Light Fight: © 2017 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. All rights reserved. Credit: Byron Cohen.

Host Paige Davis tests the skills of three gingerbread artists in a series of holiday-themed challenges. Judges Mary Berg, Maneet Chauhan and Adam Young determine the winner of each episode, who will advance to the grand finale, where they will square off in the ultimate showdown. The clock is ticking on dreams of the $25,000 prize. Only one will be crowned Best Gingerbread Artist and will be featured in Food Network Magazine. Premieres on Food Network Dec. 1


The Great Christmas Light Fight

Season 7 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. Premieres on ABC Dec. 2 11



Born This Way: “A Very Born This Way Christmas”

Food Network’s Ree Drummond (The Pioneer Woman) and HGTV’s Jasmine Roth (Hidden Potential) team up with the Brady Bunch cast to whip up ’70s-inspired treats and retro DIY decorations to adorn the show’s famous home in festive Brady Bunch style. Premieres on HGTV Dec. 16 & Food Network Dec. 22 12

A Very Brady Renovation: Holiday Edition: Credit: HGTV.


A Very Brady Renovation: Holiday Edition

Born This Way: A Very Born This Way Christmas: Credit: Elizabeth Weinberg/A&E.

The cast gathers in this onehour special to reflect on their personal growth across the four seasons of the show and discuss its impact on the way society views people with disabilities. From finding jobs to navigating relationships and breakups to exerting their own independence, the group will rejoice in the journey they have been on together and thank fans for all of their support along the way. Premieres on A&E Dec. 18



The L Word: Generation Q

This sequel to the groundbreaking 2004-09 drama The L Word brings back original stars Jennifer Beals, Leisha Hailey and Katherine Moennig, and adds a new generation of characters played by Arienne Mandi, Leo Sheng, Jacqueline Toboni and more, as it interweaves the stories of various characters experiencing love, heartbreak, setbacks and success in Los Angeles. Premieres on Showtime Dec. 8

The L Word: Generation Q: © 2019. Credit: Hilary B Gayle/Showtime.

The SpongeBob Musical: Live on Stage!: © 2017. Credit: Jenny Anderson/Getty Images for Nickelodeon.

Work In Progress: © 2019 SHOWTIME. All Rights Reserved.

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Work in Progress

Chicago improv mainstay Abby McEnany co-created, cowrote and stars in this half-hour series described as a “funny and uniquely human comedy.” McEnany plays Abby, a 45-year-old self-identified queer dyke whose misfortune and despair unexpectedly lead her to a vibrantly transformative relationship. Lilly Wachowski (The Matrix) cowrote and serves as a co-showrunner with McEnany and her fellow improv alum Tim Mason. Premieres on Showtime Dec. 8

The SpongeBob Musical: Live on Stage! SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical comes to life on television! The production — filmed in front of a live studio audience — reunites original cast members from the Tony-nominated Broadway show to celebrate the cartoon’s 20th anniversary. Premieres on Nickelodeon Dec. 7 13




Sixteen new hopefuls are ready to take the runway by storm and make fashion history. Host Karlie Kloss is back, along with Christian Siriano as the mentor and returning judges Nina Garcia, Brandon Maxwell and Elaine Welteroth, to decide who has what it takes to make it in the industry. Premieres on Bravo Dec. 5


Project Runway: © 2019 Bravo Media, LLC. Credit: Joe Pugliese/Bravo.

Project Runway

The eight-episode second season of Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman’s crafting competition series will air as a “binge-worthy” holiday treat. After its premere, episodes will continue Dec. 3-5 and Dec. 9-10, before concluding with a two-hour finale on Dec. 11. Makers from Miami to Portland take fans through everything from office makeovers to 3D holiday creations. Premieres on NBC Dec. 2

Vikings: © 2019. Credit: Jonathan Hession/History.



Making It

Making It: © 2019 NBCUniversal Media, LLC.

The hit historical drama returns for its sixth and final season with a two-hour premiere. The 20-episode season will air in two parts; after the premiere, eight episodes will air over the following Wednesdays, with the remaining 10 episodes then airing in 2020. Series regular Katheryn Winnick (pictured at left with Alexander Ludwig) will make her directorial debut with an episode this season. Premieres on History Dec. 4

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Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood

(Drama) In 1969 Los Angeles, everything is changing, and television star Rick Dalton and his stunt double Cliff Booth will have to find their way around the industry they hardly recognize anymore. Premieres Dec. 10 Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie (R, 2:41) (HD) 16

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(Drama) A young boy in New York is taken in by a wealthy family after his mother is killed in a bombing at an art museum. Ansel Elgort, Nicole Kidman, Jeffrey Wright (R, 2:29) (HD) Premieres Dec. 3

(Horror) Continue the story 27 years after the Losers Club encountered Pennywise. Although they have grown up, they are pulled back into the fight again. Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader (R, 2:49) (HD) Premieres Dec. 10

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It Chapter Two

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The Goldfinch

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Hustlers (Drama) A crew of savvy strip club employees turn the tables on their Wall Street customers and take charge of their lives, with a lot of additional money. Based on a true story. Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Julia Stiles (R, 1:50) (HD) Premieres Dec. 10



Between Me And My Mind . . . . . . . . . . . 12/1 Blood Myth. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12/1 The 5th King: The Iran “The Blade” Barkley Story . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12/1 Battle Of Leningrad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12/3 Bennett’s War . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12/3 Bluebird . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12/3 Break . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12/3 Come On Feel The Noize: The Story Of How Rock Became Metal . . . . . .12/3 Edie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12/3 Freaks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12/3 Funan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12/3 The Goldfinch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12/3 Killerman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12/3 The Miracle Of “The Little Prince” . . . .12/3 Old Boys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12/3 Out Of Liberty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12/3


Ready Or Not . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12/3 Revival! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12/3 Tod@s Caen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12/3 Tokoloshe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12/3 Beyond The Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12/6 Daniel Isn’t Real . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12/6 Dark Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12/6 I See You . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12/6 A Million Little Pieces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12/6 Most Likely To Succeed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12/6 A New Christmas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12/6 Escape And Evasion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12/10 Hustlers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12/10 In Fabric . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12/10 It Chapter Two . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12/10 Monos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12/10 Once Upon A Time ... In Hollywood . .12/10 Sharks: Monster Of The Media . . . . . . .12/10


William Lee Martin: The Nutcracker — A Christmas Standup Spectacular . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12/10 The Great War. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12/13 Hell On The Border . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12/13 Mob Town . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12/13 Abominable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12/17 Ad Astra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12/17 Bernie The Dolphin 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12/17 Downton Abbey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12/17 The Favorite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12/17 Over The Rainbow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12/17 Overcomer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12/17 Rambo: Last Blood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12/17 Where’s My Roy Cohn? . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12/17 The Fighting Preacher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12/20 Judy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12/24 Lucy In The Sky. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12/31 17

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Downton Abbey


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(Drama) The staff and residents of Downton Abbey try to impress the king and queen during a visit by the royals to their humble estate. Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, Maggie Smith (PG, 2:02) (HD) Premieres Dec. 17

(Animated) Yi finds a Yeti on the roof while practicing her violin. She makes a pact to help the creature, whom she and her friends name Everest, return to his home. Voices of Chloe Bennet, Albert Tsai, Eddie Izzard (PG, 1:37) (HD) Premieres Dec. 17

(Adventure) Roy McBride became an astronaut because of his dad. Now, 30 years after he lost his father in a doomed expedition, he is searching for the truth. Brad Pitt, Liv Tyler, Ruth Negga (PG-13, 2:04) (HD) Premieres Dec. 17

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The Sun Is Also a Star

Secretary of State Charlotte Field needs some help as she begins a run for the White House. She decides to hire a recently unemployed journalist she once knew. Seth Rogen, Charlize Theron, June Diane Raphael (R) Premieres on HBO Dec. 7

A hopelessly romantic young man falls in love with a young woman who doesn’t believe in “happily ever after,” especially when her family is soon to be deported. Yara Shahidi, Charles Melton, Jake Choi (PG-13) Premieres on HBO Dec. 21

Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Her Smell A successful but self-destructive punk rocker struggles with sobriety while trying to recapture the creative inspiration that initially led her band to success. Elisabeth Moss, Cara Delevingne, Dan Stevens (R) Premieres on HBO Dec. 30

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The Pokémon character Pikachu is off on a mission to join forces with his missing partner’s son and track down the bad guys, whether Pokémon or human. Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, voice of Ryan Reynolds (PG) Premieres on HBO Dec. 28

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At Eternity’s Gate

The L Word: Generation Q

Vincent van Gogh believed he was a painter because that’s all he could do. His vision of the world is frightening to some but glorious to others, and his works live on. Willem Dafoe, Rupert Friend, Oscar Isaac (PG-13) Premieres on Showtime Dec. 5

The highly anticipated sequel to the groundbreaking series begins tonight. Jennifer Beals, Leisha Hailey and Katherine Moennig return from the original series. Also stars Arienne Mandi, Leo Sheng, Jacqueline Toboni (TV-MA) Premieres on Showtime Dec. 8

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Green Book

Work in Progress Abby McEnany stars as a 45-year-old selfidentified fat, queer dyke from Chicago whose misfortune and despair unexpectedly lead her to a vibrantly transformative relationship. Also stars Karin Anglin, Julia Sweeney (TV-MA) Premieres on Showtime Dec. 8

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A working-class Italian American bouncer takes a job driving an African American classical pianist on his concert tour in the Deep South. Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini (PG-13) Premieres on Showtime Dec. 14

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The Intruder

The renowned playwright William Shakespeare returns to the place he has called home to live out his final days. Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen (PG-13) Premieres on Starz Dec. 6

Scott and Annie are a young married couple looking for their dream house. When they find it, there is one problem: The owner who sold them the house refuses to let it go. Michael Ealy, Meagan Good, Dennis Quaid (PG-13) Premieres on Starz Dec. 7

Men in Black: International Brightburn After years of searching, Agent M discovers the Men in Black organization. Teamed with Agent H, she is prepared to take London by storm to eliminate a threat. Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Liam Neeson (PG-13) Premieres on Starz Dec. 21

Brandon is a special child, and now his differences are affecting everyone around him. His mom supports him and knows there is something unique about her son. Elizabeth Banks, Jackson A. Dunn, David Denman (R) Premieres on Starz Dec. 28

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Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

The Mustang

Travel back to when it all began as the story of Donna meeting Harry, Sam and Bill is told via flashback and, of course, song. Lily James, Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep (PG-13) Premieres on Cinemax Dec. 2

A violent convict is given the chance to participate in a rehabilitation program involving training wild mustangs. Matthias Schoenaerts, Jason Mitchell, Bruce Dern (R) Premieres on Cinemax Dec. 6

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Ron Stallworth is one of the first black detectives in Colorado Springs. When he finds a way to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan, he needs a white officer to impersonate him at meetings. John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier (R) Premieres on Cinemax Dec. 13

Rachel travels to Singapore to meet her boyfriend Nick’s family. She’s in for a bit of a surprise as she finds out just how wealthy Nick’s family is. Constance Wu, Michelle Yeoh, Henry Golding (PG-13) Premieres on Cinemax Dec. 20

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Magic for Humans A Christmas Season 2 Prince: The Available Dec. 4 Royal Baby Available Dec. 5


Season 1 Available Dec. 5

Marriage Story Available Dec. 6

Spirit Riding Free: The Spirit of Christmas

A Family Reunion Christmas Available Dec. 9

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6 Underground Available Dec. 13

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The Two Popes

Lost in Space

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The Witcher

Season 1 Available Dec. 20


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The Gift

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Season 3 Available Dec. 30

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Team Kaylie: Part 2

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