Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Still Glowing Strong at 50

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer stamps

Everyone's favorite red-nosed reindeer is back for his annual go-round, and this year the spotlight on him is shining even brighter than his shimmering schnoz. The classic stop-motion musical Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer — which first aired Dec. 6, 1964 — celebrates its golden anniversary airing Tuesday, Dec. 9 (8/7c on CBS); the U.S. Postal Service is marking the milestone with four stamps in its honor.

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Ratings: S.H.I.E.L.D. Grows; Dancing Finale Down

Clark Gregg, Laura Seay

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is thankful for no NCIS this week.

Facing off against Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer on CBS, the ABC drama drew 9.3 million viewers and a 2.5 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic Tuesday for its second-biggest audience yet and ...
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Thanksgiving Weekend TV: Your Guide to All the Marathons, Specials and Football

Miss Piggy, Lady Gaga, Kermit the Frog

Stuffed with Thanksgiving turkey? Tired of flag football with your family? Fortunately, there are plenty of reasons to stay put on the couch all weekend long. Check out our roundup of all the marathons, specials and football games on tap. All times are Eastern (ET).

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Ratings: Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Leads CBS to Win

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

CBS topped Tuesday night with some help from Gibbs, Rudolph and some Angels.

The network's annual broadcast of The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show was the highest-rated program of the night ...
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Wednesday TV Review: Yuletide on ABC Comedies, Ghoul-tide on AHS,Nashville Cliffhanger

Patricia Heaton and Neil Flynn

While ABC's The Middle may not be the most popular, acclaimed or honored family comedy on TV, it is almost certainly the most relevant (and often the funniest). Especially in an election year when so much attention was focused on the financially strapped middle class, the travails of the down-but-not-out Hecks of Indiana resonate like no TV family since the Conners of Roseanne. read more

Tuesday TV: Sons of Anarchy Finale, Special Shark Tank, Parenthood and More

Charlie Hunnam, Dayton Callie

The price of power sits heavy on the shaggy head of Jax Teller (Charlie Hunnam), the prince-turned-leader of a troubled biker kingdom on FX's Sons of Anarchy, wrapping its fifth and best-yet season tonight with a super-sized 90-minute finale (10/9c). A few weeks ago, in a moment worthy of this series' Shakespearian ambitions, Jax told his disgraced, dethroned evil stepfather Clay (Ron Perlman): "I'm tired of being crushed under the weight of greedy men who believe in nothing."

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The Guide to Weekend TV: Sundance's Appropriate Adult, A Bag of Bones, and More!

Claire Danes

First, weighing in on two cable movies, one of which thoroughly chilled me and another that left me cold.
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Ratings: Victoria’s Secret, Rudolph Specials Win Big for CBS

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

The annual parade of sexy women in sexy Victoria's Secret lingerie won the final hour of Tuesday's prime time for CBS. Hard to believe! It also posted its largest demo rating ever in the nine years that it's aired. On a more wholesome note, Rudolph with his nose so bright and his venerable TV special (with Burl Ives' narration) led off a night that the network easily won in both viewership and 18-to-49-year-olds. But it was a rerun of NCIS — the current season's No. 1 show after 10 weeks — that snared the night's most viewers.

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The Guide to Tuesday TV: TNT's Mystery Movie, Rudolph, Sons and More!

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

TNT is going by the book in its approach to launching what the network is calling Mystery Movie Night, reviving a classic genre of TV by leaning heavily on best-selling brand names in the first wave of six titles airing through December on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. read more

Roush Review: Fooling With Yule on Community

Community

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... read more

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Premiered: December 07, 1964
Rating: TV-G
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Premise: Burl Ives narrates this animated musical, first telecast in 1964. The Johnny Marks score includes the title tune, "Holly Jolly Christmas" and "We're a Couple of Misfits."

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