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NBC'S UNWRAPS A BUNDLE OF HOLIDAY-THEMED SERIES AND SPECIALS

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Jay Leno Hosts Military Audience for "The Jay Leno Show" Thanksgiving Night

Thursday Night Comedies Bring Holiday Laughter on Thursday, December 10

A Cappella Singing Series "The Sing-Off" Premieres Monday, December 14 As Four-Night Holiday Event

New SNL special "Saturday Night Live Christmas 2009" to Air December 17

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - November 11, 2009-NBC gives the gift of holiday-themed series episodes and specials throughout late November and December with a multitude of festivities, a special military audience for "The Jay Leno Show" airing Thanksgiving evening and a night of holiday-themed Thursday night comedies from "Community," "Parks and Recreation," "The Office" and "30 Rock" on December 10.

In addition, NBC premieres "The Sing-Off" as a four-night holiday event series beginning Monday, December 14 featuring the hottest a cappella singing groups from across America competing for the chance at an Epic Records/Sony Entertainment recording contract. Also, a new SNL holiday special "Saturday Night Live Christmas 2009" is set to air on Thursday, December 17.

Other programs joining in on the holiday spirit are the family friendly specials and movies -- the all-new special "Merry Madagascar," "83rd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Parade," "The National Dog Show Presented by Purina," "Christmas in Rockefeller Center," "A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa," "It's a Wonderful Life," "NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly" and the "121st Tournament of Roses Parade."

Following are programming dates and show descriptions (in order of airdate, all times ET):

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17 (8-8:30 p.m.) and repeating SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28 (8-8:30 p.m.)

"Merry Madagascar"

WHEN SANTA AND HIS REINDEER CRASH ONTO THE ISLAND OF MADAGASCAR IT'S UP TO THE CENTRAL PARK 'ZOOSTERS' TO SAVE CHRISTMAS - DreamWorks Animation presents a brand new holiday adventure starring everyone's favorite Central Park "zoosters." "Merry Madagascar" begins when Santa (Carl Reiner) and his sleigh unexpectedly crash land on the island, giving the jolly gentleman a case of amnesia. So it falls to Alex (Ben Stiller), Marty (Chris Rock), Melman (David Schwimmer), and Gloria (Jada Pinkett Smith) along with the ever-inventive Penguins to deliver the presents and save Christmas. And, it doesn't hurt that Santa's sleigh just might be able to make a little trip to New York City so they can finally return to their beloved home. But, during their rounds, the four re-discover the magic of giving and that it's ultimately more important than their own wish to return home. Throw in a long-lasting North Pole/South Pole rivalry between the Penguins and Santa's Reindeer, magic flying dust and a King Julien-based holiday called (what else?) 'Julianuary' and "Merry Madagascar" serves up a comedic holiday story like no other! Andy Richter and "Cedric the Entertainer" also star.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23 (8-9 p.m.)

"Heroes"

THANKSGIVING UNITES FAMILIES TOGETHER AND BRINGS NEW REVELATIONS - H.R.G. (Jack Coleman) hosts an untraditional Thanksgiving dinner. Elsewhere, the Petrelli family gets a surprise guest at their table. Meanwhile, Samuel (Robert Knepper) continues to hold Hiro (Masi Oka) hostage as Lydia (guest star Dawn Olivieri) goes in search for the truth. Greg Grunberg, Hayden Panettiere, Adrian Pasdar, Zachary Quinto, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Cristine Rose and Milo Ventimiglia also star. Ashley Crow, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Madeline Zima, Ray Park, Harry Perry, Elisabeth Rohm and Andrew Connolly also guest star.

"Trauma" (9-10 p.m.)

THANKSGIVING PLANS ARE PUT ON HOLD WHEN AN AIRPLANE IS FORCED DOWN - Thanksgiving travel gets dangerous when a packed commercial airliner must make an emergency landing that goes terribly wrong. Meanwhile, Nancy (Anastasia Griffith) finds herself reluctant to spend the holiday with her family. Elsewhere, Boone (Derek Luke) and Tyler (Kevin Rankin) respond to an unusually common Thanksgiving emergency. Cliff Curtis, Aimee Garcia, Taylor Kinney and Jamey Sheridan also star. John Terry, Matt Barr, Ryan Michelle Bathe and Scottie Thompson guest-star.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26 (9 a.m.-12 p.m.)

"83rd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade"

NATIONAL TRADITION RETURNS AS MACY'S THANKSGIVING PARADE IS HOSTED BY 'TODAY' STARS -- Meredith Vieira, Matt Lauer, and Al Roker ("Today") will host the "83rd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade" kicking off the festivities at 77th Street and Central Park West and taking a whole new route. Celebrating the start of the holiday season will be performers from stage and screen riding atop the parade's moving stages. Stars will include Bello, Grandma and the cast of the Big Apple Circus, Andrea Bocelli, Boys Like Girls, Alan Cumming, Billy Currington, DJ Lance Rock and the cast of "Yo Gabba Gabba!," Jimmy Fallon and The Roots, Gloria Gaynor, Emily Hughes, Kermit the Frog and Tiffany Thornton, Jane Krakowski, Ziggy Marley with Judah Marley, Katherine McPhee, Miss America 2009 Katie Stam, the cast and Muppets of Sesame Street, Mitchel Musso, Keke Palmer, The Pizzarelli Quartet, Jay Sean and Carly Simon. The parade will feature many eye-catching floats and balloons and will offer many new additions including the Pillsbury Doughboy, Ronald McDonald, Spider-Man, and Sailor Mickey Mouse. Broadcast on NBC since 1948, the parade has been transformed by television into a national tradition. The executive producers are Brad Lachman and Bill Bracken.

"The National Dog Show Presented by Purina" (12 noon - 2 p.m.)

CELEBRATE THE 'BEST IN SHOW' ON THANKSGIVING DAY- Returning to host the "National Dog Show Presented by Purina" television show is renowned comedic actor, author, canine aficionado and TV personality John O'Hurley ("Seinfeld"). He will be joined by expert analyst David Frei, who is an AKC-licensed judge and TV personality. The competition for "Best in Show" is the centerpiece of a family-oriented celebration of the world of canines. This year three new American Kennel Club-recognized breeds will make their national television and major competition debuts: The Irish Red and White Setter, Norwegian Buhund and Pyrenean Shepherd.

"The Jay Leno Show" (10-11 p.m.)

'THE JAY LENO SHOW' IS ALL NEW AND CELEBRATING THANKSGIVING WITH MEGAN FOX AND A SPECIAL STUDIO AUDIENCE OF MEN AND WOMEN CURRENTLY SERVING IN THE U.S. THE MILITARY

"The Jay Leno Show" is all new on Thanksgiving night with guest Megan Fox. Additionally, the show is recognizing the men and women who serve in the U.S. military by inviting representatives from each branch to sit in the studio audience for the special holiday taping.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2 (8-9 p.m.)

"Christmas in Rockefeller Center"

LIGHTING UP THE WORLD'S MOST FAMOUS CHRISTMAS TREE -- NBC heralds the arrival of the holidays on Wednesday, December 2 with a dazzling display of musical talent and the lighting of the world's most famous Christmas tree during the 12th annual "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" telecast. The star-studded 77th annual tree lighting extravaganza will feature an array of musical superstars performing current hits and holiday classics from Rockefeller Center in New York City. Prior to the network special, WNBC NBC's New York flagship station, will broadcast an additional live hour of the special (7-8 p.m. ET). "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" is produced by Brad Lachman Productions with Lachman serving as executive producer and Bill Bracken as producer.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10 (8-8:30 p.m.)

"Community"

SHIRLEY THROWS A HOLIDAY PARTY FOR THE GANG; ANTHONY MICHAEL HALL ('THE BREAKFAST CLUB') GUEST-STARS AS A CAMPUS BULLY -Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown) throws a Christmas party for the gang and much to her surprise learns her classmates come from a variety of backgrounds. Meanwhile, Jeff (Joel McHale) is challenged by the school bully (guest star Anthony Michael Hall) and faces the reality that he may fail Spanish 101. Chevy Chase, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Alison Brie, Donald Glover and Ken Jeong also star.

"Parks and Recreation (8:30-9 p.m.)

LESLIE BECOMES THE CENTER OF A HOLIDAY SCANDAL-- LOUIS C.K. ("LUCKY LOUIE") GUEST STARS-Leslie (Amy Poehler) designs the Pawnee Winter Wonderland Festival, but has to hide from the press when a meeting with a disgraced Councilman lands her in the middle of a sex scandal. Meanwhile, Ron (Nick Offerman) offers to cover for Leslie for the day, and quickly discovers how much work she really does. Aziz Ansari, Rashida Jones, Aubrey Plaza and Chris Pratt also star.

"The Office" (9-9:30 p.m.)

MICHAEL AND PHYLLIS FIGHT OVER SANTA PRIVILEGES-Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell) is outraged when Jim (John Krasinski) allows Phyllis (Phyllis Smith) to be Santa at the office Christmas party. Jim and Dwight (Rainn Wilson) try to get everyone into the holiday spirit despite the uncertainty with Dunder Mifflin. Meanwhile, Oscar (Oscar Nunez) has a secret crush. Jenna Fischer, Ed Helms, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Kate Flannery, Mindy Kaling, Angela Kinsey, Creed Bratton, Paul Lieberstein, B.J. Novak, Ellie Kemper and Craig Robinson also star.

"30 Rock" (9:30-10 p.m.)

ALWAYS EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON AT 'TGS'; CHEYENNE JACKSON GUEST-STARS--Jack's (Alec Baldwin) interest in a new social networking site unexpectedly reconnects him with a high school crush. Kenneth (Jack McBrayer) tries to organize a Secret Santa Fun Swap, but not without resistance from some of the staff members. Meanwhile, Liz (Tina Fey) battles the task of buying a gift that's good enough for Jack, and Jenna (Jane Krakowski) is horrified at the prospect of sharing her annual Christmas solo. Tracy Morgan, Scott Adsit, Judah Friedlander and Keith Powell also star.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11 (8-9 p.m.) and SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19 (8-9 p.m.)

"A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa"

MUPPETS MUST GET LETTERS TO SANTA ON TIME -- In "A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa," the Emmy and Grammy-Award winning Muppets deliver a one-hour special filled with songs, mayhem and heaps of holiday high spirits. On Christmas Eve, Kermit, Fozzie, Gonzo and the rest of the gang mistakenly avert three letters from making their way to Santa Claus. Can they get the letters to Santa in time? Needless to say, nothing -- not even Miss Piggy's planned trip to the tropics -- can stand between the Muppets and a Merry Christmas. The special boasts songs by Paul Williams (songwriter for "The Muppet Movie"), an all-star cast including Whoopi Goldberg, Richard Griffiths, Jane Krakowski, Tony Sirico, Steve Schirripa, Uma Thurman, Petra Nemcova, Jesse L. Martin and Madison Pettis -- and a heartfelt message about the true meaning of the holiday season - makes "A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa" destined to become a new holiday family classic. The special is produced by Muppets Productions, Inc.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER16 AND MONDAY, DECEMBER 21 (8-10 p.m.)

Series premiere of "The Sing-Off"

DEBUT OF 'THE SING-OFF' OFFERS A CAPPELLA VOICE COMPETITION -- "The Sing-Off" is a four-night event premiering Monday, December 14 (8-10 p.m. ET) that features a one-of-a-kind battle of voices that continues on December 15 and 16, culminating with a live finale on December 21 (8-10 p.m. ET each night). The show will feature the country's top eight a cappella groups performing popular songs in a way that viewers never heard them before. There's no lip-synching, back-up bands or safety net. They'll be singing for America's vote with the winner walking away with the ultimate prize -- an Epic Records/Sony Music recording contract. "The Sing-Off" is produced by Joel Gallen's ("America's Best Dance Crew") Tenth Planet Productions, Outlaw Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television. Joel Gallen, Deb Newmyer and Sam Weisman are executive producers.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12 (8-11 p.m.) and THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24 (8-11 p.m.)

"It's a Wonderful Life"

MOST 'WONDERFUL' HOLIDAY MOVIE IN FRANK CAPRA CLASSIC -- NBC presents Frank Capra's 1946 holiday classic, "It's a Wonderful Life," starring James Stewart, Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore. The film follows the life of George Bailey (Stewart) from childhood to maturity in the town of Bedford Falls. On what might be his last Christmas Eve, a discouraged Bailey wants to throw his life away. Fortunately, Clarence (Henry Travers), a second-class angel, is sent to show him the value of life. After Clarence gives Bailey a view of Bedford Falls without him, Bailey realizes how precious his life is and gets a second chance. He comes to learn that Clarence was right when he said, "No man is a failure who has friends." The film, which earned Oscar nominations for best picture, director, actor and film editing, was produced and directed by Capra.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17 (8-10 p.m.)

"Saturday Night Live Christmas 2009"

SNL CELEBRATES THE HOLIDAYS - This new holiday special features the funniest and most festive holiday sketches from "Saturday Night Live's" 35-year history. Lorne Michaels is the executive producer and Marci Klein produces.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31 (10-11 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.)

"NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly"

GREEN DAY HELPS TO RING IN THE NEW YEAR-Carson Daly's two-hour New Year's Eve special will air live on Thursday, December 31, beginning in primetime from 10-11 p.m. (ET), and continuing at 11:30 p.m. (ET) with the countdown to 2010 and the first performances of the New Year. "NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly" will broadcast in high definition from the middle of the world's most famous New Year's Eve destination, Times Square in New York City. Musical guests Green Day will perform.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 1, 2010 (11 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)

"121st Tournament of Roses Parade"

NBC's live, high-definition coverage of the "121st Tournament of Roses Parade" from Pasadena, California will feature heroic pilot Captain Chesley Sullenberger as this year's Grand Marshal. The parade, whose theme this year will be "A Cut Above The Rest," will feature all the lavish floral floats, spectacular marching bands and high-stepping equestrian teams that have made the New Year's Day event so popular. This year's Rose Queen and her court will also appear, along with special guests on spectacular floats, all paying tribute to everyday heroes. NBC has been broadcasting the New Year's Day parade for 83 years, beginning on radio in 1927 and then televising the event beginning in 1954. Arthur Forrest is the executive producer/director, Carol Kahl is the supervising producer and Stephanie Prescott is the coordinating producer for NBC Entertainment. Tom Patino is the line producer.

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Tuesday November 17

8:00pm
Merry Madagascar (NBC)
Rachaels Ray's Thanksgiving in 60 II (FOOD)

Wednesday November 18

8:00pm
Matha Stewart's Thanksgiving Special (FLN)

Thursday November 19

7:00pm
Christmas Caper (ABCFAM)

8:00pm
Paula's southern Thanksgiving (FOOD)

9:00pm
A Carol Christmas (ABCFAM)

Friday November 20

7:00pm
Santa Who? (ABCFAM)

8:00pm
Rachael Ray's Thanksgiving in 60

9:00pm
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (ABCFAM)

Saturday November 21

8:00pm
All-Star Thanksgiving Recipes (FOOD)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas-Cartoon (TBS)
Once Upon a Christmas (ABCFAM)
Mr. St. Nick (HALLMRK)

10:00pm
Twice Upon a Christmas (ABCFAM)
Most Wonderful Time of the Year (HALLMRK)

Sunday November 22

8:00pm
How the Grinch Stole Christmas-Cartoon (TBS)
Holiday in Handcuffs (ABCFAM)
Meet the Santas (HALLMRK)

9:00pm
Martha Stewart's Thanksgiving Speccial (FLN)
The Santa Claus (DISNEY)

10:00pm
Snowglobe (ABCFAM)

Monday November 23

7:00
A Holiday to Remember (ABCFAM)

8:00pm
Surviving the Holidays with Lewis Black (HIST)
The Christmas Choir (HALLMRK)

9:00pm
Unlikey Angel (ABCFAM)

10:00pm
Silent Night (ABCFAM)

Tuesday November 24

8:00pm
All I want for Christmas (HALLMRK)

10:00pm
A Christmas Visitor (HALLMRK)

Wednesday November 25

7:00pm
The Sons of Mistletoe (ABCFAM)

8:00pm
Martha Stewart's Thanksgiving Special (FLN)
Most Wonderful Time of the Year (HALLMRK)

9:00pm
Countdown to Christmas (QVC)

10:00pm
Christmas List (ABCFAM)
Silver Bells (HALLMRK)



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Wednesday November 25

7:00pm
Sons of Mistletoe (ABCFAM)

8:00pm
Martha Stewart's Thanksgiving Special (FLN)
Most Wonderful Time of the Year (HALLMRK)

9:00pm
Christmas List (ABCFAM)

10:00pm
Silver Bells (HALLMRK)

Thursday November 26

8:00pm
Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (ABC)
25 Great Holidy Ideas (HGTV)
Miracle on 34th Street (ABCFAM)
Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving (HALLMRK)

9:00pm
Elf (USA)
Martha Stewart's Christmas (FLN)

10:00pm
Our First Christmas (HALLMRK)

Friday November 27

7:00pm
Elf (USA)

8:00pm
Surviving the Holidays with Lewis Black (HIST)
I'll Be Home for Christmas (HALLMRK)

9:00pm
Call Me Claus (LIFEH)
The Santa Clause (TBS)
Moonlight & Mistletoe (HALLMRK)

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Saturday November 28

7:00pm
The Santa Clause 2 (DISNEY)
The Santa Clause (TBS)

8:00pm
Merry Madagascar (NBC)
A Boy Named Charlie Brown (ABCFAM)
Sanda Lee Celebrates:Holiday Homecoming (HGTV)
Home for the Holidays (WGNAME)

9:00pm
Snoopy, Come Home (ABCFAM)
Jingle All the Way (TBS)
Elf (USA)

Sunday November 29

7:00pm
A Town Without Christmas (LIFEH)

8:00pm
The Dog Who Saved Christmas (ABCFAM)
Beyond the Magic: Disney Holidays (HGTV)
Merry Christmas Jake and Josh (NIK)
A Time to Remember (HALLMRK)
The Santa Clause (TBS)

9:00pm
A Dog Named Christmas (CBS)
Home by Christmas (LIFEH)

10:00pm
The Dog Who Saved Christmas (ABCFAM)
The Santa Clause (TBS)
Larry The Cable Guy's Hula-Palooza Christmas Luau (CMT)

Monday November 30

7:00pm
The Dog Who Saved Christmas (ABCFAM)

8:00pm
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (ABC)
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (AMC)
Moonlight & Mistletoe (HALLMRK)

8:30pm
Shrek the Halls (ABC)

9:00pm
Naughty or Nice (ABCFAM)

10:00pm
Mr. St. Nick (HALLMRK)

10:30pm
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (AMC)

Tuesday December 1

8:00pm
Charlie Brown Christmas (ABC)
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (AMC)
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (ABCFAM)
When Angels Come to Town (HALLMRK)

8:30pm
Disney Prep & Landing (ABC)

10:00pm
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (ABCFAM)
A Grandpa for Christmas (HALLMRK)

10:30pm
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (AMC)

Wednesday December 2

8:00pm
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (CBS)
Christmas in Rockefeller Center (NBC)
Martha's Holiday Cookies (FLN)
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (AMC)
The Ultimate Christmas Present (DISNEY)
The Christmas Choir (HALLMRK)

9:00pm
Lost Holiday: The Jim and Suzanne Shemwell Story (LIFEH)

10:00pm
I'll Be Home for Christmas (LIFEH)

10:30pm
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (AMC)

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THE HOLIDAYS ARE MERRY AND BRIGHT THIS NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER ON FOX

[11.19.09 - 07:09 AM]

HOT FROM FOX...

ALL-NEW SEASONAL INSTALLMENTS OF "LIE TO ME," "HOUSE," "COPS," "BONES," "BROTHERS," "'TIL DEATH" AND "THE WANDA SYKES SHOW"

NIGHT OF ALL-NEW HOLIDAY-THEMED ANIMATION SUNDAY, DEC. 13

FESTIVE SPECIALS INCLUDE "CARRIE UNDERWOOD: AN ALL-STAR HOLIDAY SPECIAL" MONDAY, DEC. 7, "GORDON RAMSAY: COOKALONG LIVE" TUESDAY, DEC. 15 AND "BILLBOARD'S NEW YEAR'S EVE LIVE" THURSDAY, DEC. 31

WORLD BROADCAST PREMIERES OF "NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM," "ICE AGE: THE MELTDOWN" AND "BENCHWARMERS"

This holiday season, FOX delivers all-new holiday-themed episodes, family-friendly movies and festive specials, including:

Sunday, Nov. 22

THE CLEVELAND SHOW (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) "A Brown Thanksgiving"

Cleveland (Mike Henry) celebrates his first Thanksgiving with his new family, as well as his own parents, Cookie (guest voice Francis Callier) and Freight Train (guest voice Craig Robinson), and Donna's Auntie Momma (guest voice Kym Whitley). The holiday gets complicated when Roberta (Nia Long) and Federline (guest voice Jamie Kennedy) decide to celebrate on their own and Cleveland discovers a surprising secret about Auntie Momma.

Monday, Nov. 23

HOUSE (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) "Ignorance is Bliss"

In this episode set during the Thanksgiving holiday, House (Hugh Laurie) and the team take on the case of James Sidas (guest star Esteban Powell), an exceptionally brilliant physicist and author who traded his successful career for a job as a courier. For the ailing patient, intelligence is a miserable burden that has prompted depression and addiction, and this, coupled with his myriad unusual symptoms, nearly stumps the team. Meanwhile, the doctors at Princeton Plainboro wrestle with strained personal relationships.

LIE TO ME (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) "Secret Santa"

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

Thursday, Nov. 26 Thanksgiving

FOX MOVIE SPECIAL: NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) World Broadcast Premiere

Larry Daly (Ben Stiller), a divorced father who is about to be evicted from his apartment, takes a job as a night guard at the Museum of Natural History in New York to pay the bills. What he doesn't realize is that the objects in the museum a statue of Teddy Roosevelt, a T-Rex skeleton and army miniatures all come to life at night because of an ancient Egyptian tablet.

Friday, Nov. 27

FOX MOVIE SPECIAL: ICE AGE: THE MELTDOWN (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) World Broadcast Premiere

The prehistoric trio is back! Manny the Woolly Mammoth (Ray Romano), Sid the Sloth (John Leguizamo) and Diego the Saber-Toothed Tiger (Denis Leary) join forces with Ellie (Queen Latifah), the last female mammoth, and her mischievous possum brothers, Crash (Seann William Scott) and Eddie (Josh Peck), as they venture in search of safer ground.

Monday, Dec. 7

CARRIE UNDERWOOD: AN ALL-STAR HOLIDAY SPECIAL (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT)

Multi-platinum recording artist and Grammy Award winner Carrie Underwood headlines a two-hour variety special in which she will perform new music from her upcoming album as well as previous hits and holiday classics. Underwood will be joined on stage by special musical guests and chart-topping artists, including Dolly Parton, Brad Paisley, David Cook, Kristin Chenoweth, Christina Applegate and Sons of Sylvia.

Thursday, Dec. 10

BONES (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) "The Goop on the Girl"

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.

Saturday, Dec. 12

COPS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) "Ho! Ho! Ho! #7"

Police departments in Portland, OR; Amarillo, TX; and Las Vegas, NV work around the clock this holiday season in the return of this annual event. Responding to cases involving prostitution and possession, officers help detain those who made Santa's "naughty" list this year.

Sunday, Dec. 13

BROTHERS (7:00-7:30 PM ET/PT) "Christmas"

When Adele (CCH Pounder) cancels Christmas because she is angry with her sister Cynthia (guest star Tichina Arnold), Coach (Carl Weathers) and Cynthia's husband, Lenny (guest star Lenny Clarke), hatch a plan to reconcile the sisters. Meanwhile, Mike (Michael Strahan) and Chill (Daryl Chill Mitchell) attempt to crash a famous couple's holiday party, but a Christmas miracle brings a change of plans.

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

One snowy day in Springfield, Lisa (Yeardley Smith) informs Bart (Nancy Cartwright) that she and Maggie share a bond that Bart will never understand because he doesn't have a brother, so Bart asks Homer (Dan Castellaneta) 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 CLEVELAND SHOW (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) "A Cleveland Brown Christmas"

Celebrate the holidays Stoolbend-style! When Cleveland fills in as Santa Claus at his office holiday party, he has one too many egg nogs and lets the truth slip about Rallo's (Mike Henry) father. With Rallo's admiration for his dad destroyed, Cleveland tries to reconnect father and son in an attempt to save Rallo's Christmas spirit. Meanwhile, Roberta becomes an animal rights activist and tries to save a reindeer.

Sunday, Dec. 13

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

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.

AMERICAN DAD (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) "Rapture's Delight"

When the Smith family goes to church on Christmas Day, Stan (Seth MacFarlane) is furious when he can't get a good seat. While Francine (Wendy Schaal) 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.

Tuesday, Dec. 15

GORDON RAMSAY: COOKALONG LIVE (9:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed)

Superstar chef Gordon Ramsay is bringing his culinary expertise to homes across the U.S. as he invites viewers to cook along with him from the comfort of their own kitchens. Based on the U.K. smash hit, Ramsay stars in a one-hour special during which he'll provide viewers with a real-time demonstration and step-by-step instructions on how to prepare a delicious three-course meal in just 60 minutes and he's going to do it all LIVE.

Saturday, Dec. 19

THE WANDA SYKES SHOW (11:00 PM-Midnight ET/PT)

In a special holiday edition of Emmy Award-winning actress and comedian Wanda Sykes' new late-night talk show, everything from news, politics, sports and pop culture will be examined from Sykes' point of view and will be peppered with her innovative, irreverent and topical brand of comedy.

Friday, Dec. 25 Christmas

'TIL DEATH (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) "No Complaints"

Eddie (Brad Garrett) and Joy (Joely Fisher) try to live without complaining, but Eddie finds that repressing his true feelings makes him sick. Meanwhile, Kenny (JB Smoove) creates problems for parents when he works as a mall Santa.

Tuesday, Dec. 29

FOX MOVIE SPECIAL: BENCHWARMERS (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) World Broadcast Premiere

When Richie (David Spade), Guy (Rob Schneider) and Clark (Jon Heder) all victims of childhood teasing see Nelson (Max Prado), an eccentric young boy, being tormented by a bunch of baseball players, they take a stand against the bullies. In a show of appreciation, Nelson's millionaire father, Mel (Jon Lovitz), changes their lives forever when he asks the three of them to join a Little League baseball tournament for access to a multimillion dollar baseball park. They form a new baseball team called "The Benchwarmers" and annihilate the competition, but their newfound confidence and teamwork is doomed by the secrets of one among them.

Thursday, Dec. 31

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

Ring in 2010 with FOX and Billboard as they celebrate the biggest night of the year from Las Vegas and New York City. FOX cameras will be there to capture the electrifying moments as the biggest names in music rock the Las Vegas strip and the world-famous New Year's Eve Ball makes its descent into Times Square. The New Year's celebration will showcase some of the most memorable moments from the historic Billboard Music Awards, as well as count down the Top 10 of the year in music, movies and television.

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Thursday December 3

6:00pm
Polar Express (ABCFAM)

8:00pm
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (AMC)
A Christmas Carol (TCM)
Deck the Halls (FX)
A Diva's Christmas Carol (HALLMRK)

8:30pm
Polar Express (ABCFAM)

9:00pm
Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Claus (LIFEH)

10:30pm
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (AMC)
Ms. Scrooge (HALLMRK)


Friday December 4

7:00pm
The Santa Clause 2 (DISXD)

8:00pm
Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa (NBC)
Paula's Southern Christmas (FOOD)
25 Great Holiday Ideas (HGTV)
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (AMC)
The National Tree (HALLMRK)

9:00pm
Christmas With the Kranks (FX)
Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer (CW)

10:00pm
Meet the Santas (HALLMRK)
Larry the Cable Guy's Christmas Spectacular (VH1)

10:30pm
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (AMC)

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Saturday December 5

7:00pm
Undercover Christmas (LIFEH)
Christmas With the Kranks (FX)
The Santa Clause 2 (DISNEY)

8:00pm
Sandra Lee Celebrates: Maical Merry Christmas (HGTV)
White Christmas (AMC)

9:00pm
12 Men of Christmas (LIFEH)
Guy's Disney Holiday (FOOD)
Deck the Halls (FX)
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (DISNEY)

10:00pm
Martha's Holiday Cookies (FLN)

10:30pm
White Christmas (AMC)

Sunday December 6

7:00pm
A Christmas Proposal (LIFEH)

8:00pm
Celebrity Holiday Homes (HGTV)
Martha Stewart's Christmas (FLN)
Guide to Holiday Entertainment (TVGN)
Dor'a Christmas Carol Adventure (NIK)
Crazy Christmas Lights (TLC)

9:00pm
12 Men of Christmas (LIFEH)
15 X-Treme X-Mas Decorations (FLN)
Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer (TOON)
Invasion of the Christmas Lights (TLC)

10:00pm
12 Days of Desserts (FLN)
The Christmas Card (HALLMRK)


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Monday December 7

7:00pm
Elf (USA)

8:00pm
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (ABC)
Carrie Underwood: An All-Star Holiday Special (FOX)
All I Want for Christmas (AMC)

10:00pm
Jack Frost (ABCFAM)
A Diva's Christmas Carol (HALLMRK)

Tuesday December 8

8:00pm
Charlie Brown Christmas (ABC)
Year Without a Santa Claus (ABCFAM)
A Season for Miracles (HALLMRK)

9:00pm
12 Men of Christmas (LIFEH)
Miser Brothers' Christmas (ABCFAM)

10:00pm
Rudolph's Shiny New Year (ABCFAM)
Our First Christmas (HALLMRK)


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Wednesday December 9

8:00pm
Martha Stewart's Christmas (FLN)
The Nightmare Before Christmas (DISNEY)
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (ABCFAM)

8:30pm
Shrek the Halls (ABC)

9:00pm
A Boyfriend for Christmas (LIFEH)
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Island of Misfit Toys (ABCFAM)

10:00pm
The Santa Clause (TNT)

10:30pm
Twas the Night Before Christmas (ABCFAM)


Thursday December 10

8:00pm
Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker (OVATN)
Holiday in Handcuffs (ABCFAM)

9:00pm
Recipe for a Perfect Christmas (LIFEH)
Martha's Holiday Cookies (FLN)

10:00pm
Fintsones Christmas (ABCFAM)
Silver Bells (ABCFAM)


Friday December 11

8:00pm
Yes, Virginia (CBS)
Guy's Disney Holiday (FOOD)
Behind the Magic: Disney Holidays (HGTV)
Prancer (AMC)
Deck the Halls (FX)
Maurice Bejart's Nutcracker (OVATN)
The Santa Clause 2 (ABCFAM)

9:00pm
A Christmas Proposal (LIFEH)

10:00pm
Santa Claus: The Movie (AMC)
Deck the Halls (FX)
Bam Margera Presents: Where the #$&% Is Santa? (MTV)
Unaccompanied Minors (ABCFAM)
Mr. St. Nick (HALLMRK)

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Saturday December 12

7:00pm
Holiday Affair (LIFE)
The Polar Express (DISNEY)

8:00pm
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (CBS)
It's a Wonderful Life (NBC)
The Polar Express (ABC)
Paula's Cookie Swap (FOOD)
Sandra Lee Celebrates: Season of Suprise (HGTV)
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (ABCFAM)
Christmas in Canaan (HALLMRK)

8:30pm
Eliose at Christmastime (DISNEY)

9:00pm
The Flight Before Christmas (CBS)
Holiday Switch (LIFE)
Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh! (NIK)

10:00pm
Martha Stewart's Christmas (FLN)
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (ABCFAM)
Christmas in Canaan (HALLMRK)

Sunday December 13

7:00pm
An Accidental Christmas (LIFE)

8:00pm
The Christmas Hope (LMN)
Sandra Lee Celebrates: Holiday Homecoming (HGTV)
Martha Stewart's Holiday Cookies (FLN)
White Christmas (AMC)
Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe (ABCFAM)
Christmas in Canaan (HALLMRK)

9:00pm
Elf (USA)
A Very Merry Daughter of the Bride (LIFE)
12 Days of Desserts (FLN)

10:00pm
Christmas at the White House: An Oprah Primetime Special (ABC)
The Christmas Shoes (LMN)
15 X-Treme X-Mas Decorations (FLN)
Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe (ABCFAM)
Finding John Christmas (HALLMRK)

10:30pm
Holiday Inn (AMC)


Monday December 14

8:00pm
A Town Without Christmas (LMN)
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (AMC)
The Ultimate Christmas Present (DISNEY)
The National Tree (HALLMRK)
Jennifer Hudson: I'll Be Home For Christmas (ABC)

10:00pm
Crazy for Christmas (LMN)
A Christmas Visitor (HALLMRK)

10:30pm
Santa Claus: The Movie (AMC)


Tuesday December 15

7:00pm
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Island of Misfit Toys (ABCFAM)

8:00pm
Charlie Brown Christmas (ABC)
Eve's Christmas (LMN)
I'll Be Home for Christmas (HALLMRK)

8:30pm
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (ABCFAM)

9:00pm
Elf (USA)
The Family Holiday (LIFE)
Larry The Cable Guy's Hula-Palooza Christmas Luau (CMT)

10:00pm
the Road to Christmas (LMN)
Meet the Santas (HALLMRK)

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Wednesday December 16

8:00pm
Disney Prep & Landing (ABC)
Secret Santa (LMN)
Paula's Cookie Swap (FOOD)
Marth Stewart's Holiday Cookies (FLN)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (TOON)

9:00pm
Christmas Child (LIFE)
Martha Stewart's Christmas (FLN)

10:00pm
Deck the Halls (LMN)
Surviving Christmas (TNT)
Tom and Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale (TOON)
Frosty's Winter Wonderland (ABCFAM)


Thursday December 17

8:00pm
SNL Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas (NBC)
Holiday in Your Heart (LMN)
Christmas in Connecticut (TCM)
Casper's Haunted Christmas (TOON)
Jack Frost (ABCFAM)
Moonlight & Mistletoe (HALLMRK)

9:00pm
Home by Christmas (LIFE)
Marth Stewart's Holiday Cookies (FLN)

10:00pm
Lost Holiday: The Jim and Suzanne Shemwell Story (LMN)
Grandma got Run Over by a Reindeer (TOON)
Holiday Affair (TCM)
Jingel All the Way (ABCFAM)
All I Want for Christmas (HALLMRK)


Friday December 18

7:00pm
Elf (USA)
The Santa Clause (DISNEYE)

7:30pm
The Santa Clause3: The Escape Clause (DISNEYD)

8:00pm
Frosty the Snowman (CBS)
12 Days of Desserts (FLN)
National Lamppon's Christmas Vacation (AMC)
The Nativity Story (TNT)
Christmas in Canaan (HALLMRK)
Jack Frost (CHILL)

8:30pm
Frosty Returns (CBS)

9:00pm
An Accidental Christmas (LIFE)
15 X-Treme X-Mas Decorations (FLN)
The Santa Clause 2 (DISNEYE)

10:00pm
National Lamppon's Christmas Vacation (AMC)
The Nativity Story (TNT)
Most Wonderful Time of the Year (HALLMRK)
Jack Frost2: Revenge of the Mutant Killer Snowman (CHILL)


Saturday December 19

7:00pm
The Christmas Shoes (LIFE)
The Nighmare Before Christmas (DISNEYE)

8:00pm
Elf (CBS)
Muppets Chrstmas: Letters to Santa (NBC)
The Santa Claus 2 (ABC)
Celebrity Holiday Homes (HGTV)
Martha Stewart's Holiday Cookies (FLN)
Miracle on 34th Street (FMC)
Christmas With the Kranks (FX)
The Three Gifts (HALLMRK)
Christmas to the Extreme (TRAVEL)

9:00pm
Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage (LIFE)
12 Days of Desserts (FLN)
The Nighmare Before Christmas (DISNEYW)
A Golden Christmas (ION)
Samanth Brown's Holidays in New York (TRAVEL)

10:00pm
12 X-Treme X-Mas Decorations (FLN)
Miracle on 34th Street (FMC)
The Family Stone (FX)
The Three Gifts (HALLMRK)


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Sunday December 20

7:00pm
Deck the Halls (LIFE)
Christmas Town (ION)

7:30pm
Olive, the Other Reindeer (TOONW)

8:00pm
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (ABC)
15 X-Treme X-Mass Decorations (FLN)
A Christmas Carol (AMC)
Christmas in Washington (TNT)
Bam Margera Presents: Where the #$&% Is Santa? (MTV2)
Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas (DISNEYE)
The Three Gifts (HALLMRK)
The Christmas Clause (IONW)

8:30pm
Chowder (Hey Hey It's Knishmas) (TOONW)

9:00pm
Eve's Christmas (LIFE)
Martha Stewart's Christmas (FLN)
The Nativity Story (TNT)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (TOONE)
Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer (TOONW)
A Golden Christmas (ION)

9:30pm
Scooby-Doo Christmas (TOONE)

10:00pm
Martha Stewart's Holiday Cookies (FLN)
Prancer (AMC)
Bam Margera Presents: Where the #$&% Is Santa? (MTV2)
The Christmas Choir (HALLMRK)
Christmas Town (IONW)


Monday December 21

7:00pm
Santa Baby (ABCFAM)

8:00pm
I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown (ABC)
All She Wants for Christmas (LMN)
A Christmas Carol (AMC)
The Polar Express (DISNEYE)
Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas (TOONW)
All I Want for Christmas (HALLMRK)
Anthony Bourdain's Holiday Special (TRAVEL)

9:00pm
A Very Merry Daughter of the Bride (LIFE)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (TOONE)
Grandma got Run Over by a Reindeer (TOONW)
Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe (ABCFAM)

10:00pm
Finding John Christmas (HALLMRK)

10:30pm
Holiday Inn (LIFE)


Tuesday December 22

8:00pm
America's Funniest Home Videos (Holiday Edition) (ABC)
Carrie Underwood: An All-Star Special (FOX)
A Christmas Proposal (LMN)
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (AMC)
The Nighmare Before Christmas (DISNEYE)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (ABCFAM)
Most Wonderful Time of the Year (HALLMRK)

8:30pm
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (TOONE)

9:00pm
Undercover Christmas (LIFE)
Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy (Billy and Mandy Save Christmas) (TOONE)

10:00pm
An Accidental Christmas (LMN)
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (AMC)
When Angels Come to Town (HALLMRK)




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Wednesday December 23

7:30pm
Miracle on 34th Street (ABCFAM)

8:00pm
A Home for the Holidays with Faith Hill (CBS)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (ABC)
Comfort and Joy (LMN)
Martha Stewart's Christmas (FLN)
Deck the Halls (FX)
A Christmas Carol (TNT)
Eloise at Christmastime (DISNEYE)
Silver Bells (HALLMRK)

9:00pm
Holiday Switch (LIFE)
15 X-Treme X-Mas Decorations (FLN)
Larry The Cable Guy's Hula-Palooza Christmas Lauau (CMT)

10:00pm
Recipe for a Perfect Christmas (LMN)
Deck the Halls (FX)
The Nativity Story (TNT)
The Polar Express (ABCFAM)
Season of Miracles (HALLMRK)


Thursday December 24

7:00pm
The Santa Clause (DISNEYW)
Casper's Haunted Christmas (TOONE)

7:42PM
Meet the Santas (HALLMRK)

8:00pm
It's a Wonderful Life (NBC)
Disney Prep & Landing (ABC)
Home by Christmas (LMN)
White Christmas (AMC)
A Christmas Story (TBS)
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (DISNEYE)
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (ABCFAM)
Jack Frost (CHILL)
Samantha Browns' Holidays in New York (TRAVEL)

8:15pm
The Ultimate Christmas Present (DISXD)

9:00pm
12 Men of Christmas (LIFE)
15 X-Treme X-Mas Decorations (FLN)
The Santa Clause 2 (DISNEYW)
Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas (TOONE)
Grandma got Run Over by a Reindeer (TOONW)
Year Without a Santa Claus (ABCFAM)
Most Christmasy Places in America (TRAVEL)

9:45pm
Mr. St. Nick (HALLMRK)

10:00pm
The Christmas Shoes (LMN)
Christmas in July (TCM)
A Christmas Story (TBS)
Casper's Haunted Christmas (TOONW)
Miser Brother's Christmas (ABCFAM)
Jack Frost 2: Revenge of the Mutant Killer Snowman (CHILL)
Christmas to the Extremem (TRAVEL)

10:45pm
White Christmas (AMC)
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (DISNEYW)



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Friday December 25~Christmas Day

6:45PM
Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas DISNEYE)

7:00pm
Secret Santa (LIFE)
Bad Santa (SPK)
The Christmas Clause (ION)

8:00pm
Saturday Night Live Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas (NBC)
Elf (USA)
Undercover Christmas (LMN)
National Lamppon's Christmas Vacation (AMC)
Behind the Magic: Disney Holidays (HGTV)
Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas (DISNEYE)
The Three Gifts (HALLMRK)
Christmas Town (IONW)

9:00pm
Thomas Kindade's Christmas Cottage (LIFE)
Three Sheets: New Year's in NY (FLN)
Bad Santa (SPK)
A Golden Christmas (ION)
Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer (CW)

9:30pm
Elf (USA)
Deck the Halls (FX)

9:45pm
Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas (DISNEYW)

10:00pm
A Boyfriend for Christmas (LMN)
I'll Be Home for Christmas (HALLMRK)
The Christmas Clause (IONW)

10:15pm
National Lamppon's Christmas Vacation (AMC)



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Saturday December 26

8:00pm
The Christmas Card (HALLMRK)

10:00pm
Silent Night (HALLMRK)


Sunday December 27

8:00pm
Moonlight & Mistletoe (HALLMRK)

10:00PM
A Diva's Christmas Carol (HALLMRK)


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