A Christmas Story
The holidays are in full swing, which means there are plenty of parades, marathons, New Year's Eve specials and Christmas movies to keep track of. Check out our handy list for what's planned as 2013 comes to an end. All times are Eastern (ET).
Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani
ABC claimed a rare Tuesday victory, powered by the season finale of Dancing with the Stars.
The two-hour All-Stars closer drew ...
The two-hour finale of The Sing-Off plummeted 37 percent in the coveted demo from a year ago and some 20 percent in viewership. Instead, people got into the holiday spirit by watching the umpteenth showings of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Shrek the Halls on ABC in the first hour of Cyber Monday's prime time.
Taking advantage of the networks' post-sweeps lull, TNT roars back in a big way this week, with tonight's winter return (for five episodes) of its two biggest hits, The Closer and Rizzoli & Isles, and starting Tuesday for the next month, a weekly series of first-run mystery movies on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. (More on that later this week.)
The Closer (8/7c) and Rizzoli (9/8c) each have similar starting points for this ...
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
A constant dramatic thread going through Season 1 of this 90210-zipped sudsfest has been that Camille and Kyle have...lacked chemistry. These two Beverly Hills queens — one Kelsey Grammer's spouse, the other former child star Kim Richards' sister — have seemingly hissed, dissed and dished at one another from Minute 1. Tonight, Taylor throws a Roaring Twenties party, yet there might be some real roaring when the bash brings Camille and Kyle together for the first time since their last showdown. — Dean Maurer
Read on for previews of the Poinsettia Bowl, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Thursday Night Football, Biography, Shep & Tiffany Watch TV: The Best of 2010 and Glenn Martin, DDS.
How powerful is TV's Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, 46 years after its first airing? A week ago Tuesday, CBS' annual telecast clobbered the equally classic animated treasure How the Grinch Stole Christmas on ABC when they went head to head. Since then, The Daily Show's Jon Stewart put his voice over the Burl Ives snowman/narrator as part of a hilarious holiday-animation takedown of Fox News Channel's yearly "War on Christmas" hysteria. ("The season wouldn't feel the same without people going out of their way to be offended by nothing.") Glee kicked off its frenetically sentimental Christmas episode this week with a rendition of "The Island of Misfit Toys" (how appropriate). And now the entire cast of NBC's Community looks like they stepped off of Hermie's assembly line in Santa's workshop.
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As you may have heard, this week's episode of Community, "Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas," is done completely in stop-motion animation, the style immortalized in those enduring Rankin/Bass Christmas-TV chestnuts...
Last week Mac discovered that a corpse found buried in Central Park for 15 years is deputy chief Ted Carver's estranged sister who disappeared in 1995. Adding to the mystery is the fact that her credit cards have continued to be used to the present day. Tonight, a body washes up at the South Street Seaport and the investigation begins to unravel a dark secret from Carver's past and leads Mac to believe that Carver (guest star John Larroquette) murdered his sister. — Tim Holland
Read on for previews of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Supernatural, 20/20, Dennis Miller: The Big Speech, iCarly and Homemade Millionaire.
Fox has enlisted Glee star Jane Lynch to host its new holiday special, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
TV's Funniest Holiday Moments: A Paley Center for Media Special will look back at the small screen's most memorable...
How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Charlie Brown Christmas
Thanksgiving is upon us, and that means two things: lots of turkey and plenty of TV programming to get you in the mood for the holidays.
This year's lineup offers new programs like Prep & Landing (Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 8:30/7:30c, ABC), but if you're anything like us, you look forward to re-watching such classics as Charlie Brown Christmas, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, It's a Wonderful Life and How the Grinch Stole Christmas this time of year.
So we want to know: What are your holiday TV favorites?
Whether Frosty the Snowman warms your heart, or if you prefer to laugh along with movies like Home Alone, A Christmas Story and Bad Santa, share your picks and reasons why after the jump...
Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live
The topical sketch show continues its run of live episodes as Joseph Gordon-Levitt makes his SNL hosting debut. The actor is hot off a nuanced, acclaimed performance in the film (500) Days of Summer as well as his movie directorial debut with his short film Sparks, which he wrote and produced and for which he scored the music. Speaking of music, it'll be "too much" when the alt-rocking jam collective Dave Matthews Band hits the music stage.
Read on for previews of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, True Jackson, VP, Suze Orman Show and Robin Hood.