Monday, November 12, 2018

Freeform and ABC's 2018 25 Days of Christmas Schedule; The CW Orders Full Seasons of All Freshman Series

Freeform's 25 Days of Christmas

With Christmas around the corner, Freeform's beloved "25 Days of Christmas" programming event begins on December 1. This year's holiday lineup event includes the premieres of Freeform Original Features Life-Size 2, with Tyra Banks and grown-ish's Francia Raisa from airing Sunday, Dec. 2, at 9:00-11:00 p.m. EST/PST, and No Sleep 'Til Christmas, with Dave and Odette Annable airing Monday, Dec. 10, at 9:00-11:00 p.m. EST/PST. Additionally, the network will premiere the Pop Up Santa Holiday Special on Monday, Dec. 3, at 9:30-11:00 p.m. EST/PST, bringing Christmas cheer in unexpected places, and a new installment of Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings: Holiday Magic on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 8:00-9:00 p.m. EST/PST. There will be plenty of holiday classics and films as well, of course, such as The Santa Clause, Christmas with the Kranks, Toy Story, Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too and Mickey's Christmas Carol. Freeform joins ABC, Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior in celebrating "25 Days of Christmas" across all networks.

Moving on to ABC! ABC celebrates the most wonderful time of the year with special "25 Days of Christmas" programming starting Dec. 1. The network joins Freeform, Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior in this fan-favorite TV event. The "Kickoff to Christmas" begins in late November with perennial holiday treat Santa Claus is Comin' to Town. The month of December is filled with special Christmas-themed episodes, the return of The Great Christmas Light Fight and The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition, and timeless animated classics (such as A Charlie Brown Christmas) and holiday films (such as The Sound of Music). The celebration continues after Christmas with New Year's-themed programming ringing in 2019. View both Freeform and ABC's full 25 Days of Christmas line-up!


Charmed

The CW Network has ordered additional episodes for all three of its fall freshman series, including nine additional episodes of Charmed, and three additional episodes each of All American and Legacies. With these additional episodes, Charmed will finish its first season with 22 episodes, and All American and Legacies will have 16 episodes each for their first season runs. Charmed airs Sundays at 9pm, while All American airs Wednesdays at 9 and Legacies Thursdays at 9. With more original programming than ever this season, The CW still has five series set to premiere during the midseason 2019, including new series Roswell New Mexico and In the Dark, the final seasons of Jane the Virgin and iZombie, and the return of The 100. Premiere dates for The CW's midseason shows will be announced at a later time.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, February 21

The Big Bang Theory - "The D&D Vortex" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When the gang finds out Wil Wheaton hosts a celebrity Dungeons and Dragons game involving William Shatner, Joe Manganiello, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Kevin Smith, deception and betrayal are the path to make it to the one open seat.

Young Sheldon - "A Loaf of Bread and a Grand Old Flag" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Things spiral out of control when Sheldon boycotts his favorite bread company. Also, Georgie offers Veronica a shoulder to cry on when she’s dumped by her boyfriend.

Mom - "Skippy and the Knowledge Hole" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Christy finds it challenging to quit smoking, while Bonnie helps Tammy prepare to take the GED test.

Fam - "Drunk in Love" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
During their engagement party, Clem and Nick are both shocked to learn that the other has been keeping an embarrassing secret about how they met.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "The Honeypot" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Jake and Holt clash over the merits of a new hire in the 99th precinct. Terry, Amy, Rosa and Charles try to do something about the cluttered bullpen.

Will & Grace - "The Pursuit of Happiness" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Grace (Debra Messing) is enlisted by Malcolm (guest star Alec Baldwin) to help him win back Karen's (Megan Mullally) affections. Will's (Eric McCormack) flirtation with his co-worker, Paul (guest star Barrett Foa), takes a turn when details about Paul's home life put Will in an ethical dilemma. And Jack's (Sean Hayes) run-in with Zusanna (guest star Andrea Martin), the sister of his former acting teacher, reignites Jack's passion for performing.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 18

Thursday, February 21

  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Catch Ken on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
  • James Spader (The Office) - James stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kal Penn (Deadbeat/We Are Men) - Kal visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Chris O'Dowd (Family Tree) - Chris is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Mark Duplass (Togetherness/The Mindy Project/The League) - Mark appears on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Reba McEntire (Reba/Malibu Country) - Reba drops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Morris Chestnut (Out All Night) - Morris is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Finesse Mitchell (A.N.T. Farm) - Finesse is a panelist on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Craig Ferguson (The Drew Carey Show) - Craig is a guest on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Bill Pullman (1600 Penn) - Bill appears on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • D'Arcy Carden (The Good Place) - D'Arcy will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (January/February)

Fuller House - The Complete Third Season The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fourth Season The Game - The Complete Series Step by Step - The Complete Fourth Season What I Like About You - The Complete Fourth Season

01/08 - Family Guy - 20 Greatest Hits
01/22 - Fuller House - The Complete Third Season
01/22 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fourth Season (WBShop.com)
01/29 - Ballers - The Complete Fourth Season (Blu-ray)
01/29 - Crashing - The Complete Second Season
01/29 - The Game - The Complete Series
01/29 - Kidding - Season One
02/05 - Family Guy - Part 1 - Volumes 1-5
02/05 - Family Guy - Part 2 - Volumes 6-10
02/05 - Family Guy - Part 3 - Seasons 10-14
02/05 - First Lady of Television - Betty White Collection (40 rare and acclaimed episodes from her early days in television)
02/05 - Mama's Family - Seasons 1-6 - The Complete Series
02/12 - Rick and Morty - The Complete Seasons 1-3 (Blu-ray)
02/12 - Step by Step - The Complete Fourth Season
02/26 - What I Like About You - The Complete Fourth Season
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