Tuesday, November 27, 2018

AMC Gets Rankin/Bass Specials for Christmas; Jerry Springer Heads to Court in Fall 2019 Syndication

AMC Best Christmas Ever

AMC has viewers covered this holiday season with "AMC Best Christmas Ever," its largest slate of holiday programming ever featuring 35 films and 18 specials, airing all day, every day. It began yesterday (Monday, November 26) through Christmas Day, the monthlong programming marathon will offer up more than 600 hours of holiday-themed movies, specials and family favorite films, as well as the television debut of Mariah Carey's All I Want for Christmas is You (2017). AMC will be the exclusive home to Christmas favorites including Elf, The Polar Express and National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation as well as 12 classic Christmas specials from the legendary Rankin/Bass production company, including The Year Without a Santa Claus, 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, Jack Frost, Rudolph's Shiny New Year and Frosty's Winter Wonderland, among many others. A complete list of the films and specials included in "AMC Best Christmas Ever" follows:

Holiday Films:
· Elf (2003)
· National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
· Polar Express, The (2004)
· Santa Clause 2, The (2002)
· Jingle All the Way (1996)
· Prancer (1989)
· Gremlins (1984)
· Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)
· All I Want For Christmas (1991)
· Christmas in Connecticut (1945)
· Christmas in Connecticut (1992)
· Christmas Story 2, A (2012)
· Dennis the Menace Christmas, A (2007)
· Nativity Story, The (2006)
· Samantha: An American Girl Holiday (2004)
· To Grandmother's House We Go (1992)
· White Christmas (1954)
· Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
· Sons of Mistletoe, The (2001)
· Holiday to Remember, A (1995)
· Nothing Like the Holidays (2008)
· One Magic Christmas (1985)
· Christmas Star, The (1986)
· Scoot & Kassie's Christmas Adventure (2013)
· 12 Dogs of Christmas: Great Puppy Rescue (2012)


Holiday Specials:
· TV Premiere: Mariah Carey's All I Want for Christmas is You (2017)
· Year Without a Santa Claus, The (1974)
· 'Twas the Night Before Christmas (1974)
· Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July (1979)
· Rudolph's Shiny New Year (1976)
· Frosty's Winter Wonderland (1976)
· Jack Frost (1979)
· Donkey's Caroling Christmas-tacular (2011)
· Merry Madagascar (2009)
· Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper, The (2005)
· First Christmas, The (1975)
· Leprechauns' Christmas Gold, The (1981)
· Life & Adventures of Santa Claus, The (1985)
· Little Drummer Boy Book II, The (1976)
· Nestor, The Long-Eared Christmas Donkey (1977)
· Pinocchio's Christmas (1980)
· Nuttiest Nutcracker, The (1999)
· Buster & Chauncey's Silent Night (1998)


Family Favorite Films:
· Happy Feet (2006)
· Happy Feet 2 (2011)
· Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011)
· Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)
· Miracle (2004)
· Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
· Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
· Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
· Joyful Noise (2012)
· Last Holiday (2006)



Judge Jerry Springer

NBCUniversal Television Distribution will launch Judge Jerry, a daily, first-run half-hour court program debuting in national syndication in fall 2019. Judge Jerry has already been sold in 75% of the U.S. to major station groups, including Tribune, Sinclair, Weigel, Hearst, Cox, Sun Beam, Block, Raycom, Tegna, Scripps, Meredith, Capital and more. WPIX in New York is among the stations. This series will replace his talk show, which is ending after this season. The iconic Jerry Springer will slide from the stage to behind the bench using law and order to settle disputeson his new show. Judge Jerry will take on actual cases from real people. In each episode, Judge Springer will hear cases and render a verdict with a fair yet firm hand and always leave litigants with a dose of classic Springer wisdom.

Judge Jerry will be taped in front of a live studio audience at the Stamford Media Center in Connecticut. The Stamford Media Center is also home to long-running and successful NBCU talk shows The Steve Wilkos Show and Maury. Judge Jerry will be produced and distributed in the U.S. by NBCUniversal Television Distribution. Prior to his work in entertainment, Springer began his career as a lawyer having received his law degree from Northwestern University. He joined a law firm in Cincinnati and began practicing law, which he would continue to do for over 15 years.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Saturday, June 12

Henry Danger - "Captain Man Strikes Out" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After Captain Man goes on strike because he declines to pay for artwork that he destroyed while on a mission, the vice mayor appoints a new hero, Monsieur Man, to defend Swellview.

Tyler Perry's Young Dylan - "Food for the Soul" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Dylan gets ready to return to Chicago with his mother, but a change in plans has him questioning their relationship; the rest of the family is trying to help Dylan through this latest crisis.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 7)

Friday, June 11

  • Kathryn Hahn (Central Park/Happyish/Transparent/Free Agents) - Catch Kathryn on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Jean Smart (Hacks/Samantha Who?/Designing Women) - Jean appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Michelle Buteau (Bless the Harts/Enlisted) - Michelle chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Zooey Deschanel (New Girl) - Zooey talks about The Celebrity Dating Game on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Wilmer Valderrama (That '70s Show) - Wilmer appears on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Ellen Burstyn (The Ellen Burstyn Show) - Ellen will be on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am. She also talks about Queen Bees in the 10am hour.
  • Jasmine Cephas-Jones (Blindspotting) - Jasmine talks about Blindspotting on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.
  • Rob Riggle (Rob Riggle's Ski Master Academy/Golan the Insatiable/Gary Unmarried) and David Koechner (Superior Donuts/F Is for Family/The Golbergs/Hank/The Office) - Rob and David talk about The Big Slick Benefit on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Jane Curtin (United We Fall/Crumbs/3rd Rock from the Sun/Kate & Allie) and Loretta Devine (Family Reunion/The Carmichael Show) - Jane and Loretta talk about Queen Bees on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.


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

Betty White's Pet Set - The Complete Series Happy Together - The Complete Series 'Til Death - The Complete Series Fuller House - The Complete Series Parks and Recreation - The Complete Series

02/02 - Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In - The Complete Series (2021 Retail Release)
02/16 - Fam - The Complete Series
02/23 - Betty White's Pet Set - The Complete Series
03/02 - Blue Mountain State - The Complete Series
03/02 - Happy Together - The Complete Series
03/02 - Rick and Morty - The Complete Seasons 1-4 (DVD) (Blu-ray)
04/20 - 'Til Death - The Complete Series
05/11 - Dead to Me - Season Two
06/08 - The Critic - The Complete Series
06/08 - Fuller House - The Fifth and Final Season
06/08 - Fuller House - The Complete Series
06/08 - Our Cartoon President - Season 3
06/15 - The Office - Season 1 (Blu-ray) / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9
06/15 - Parks and Recreation - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
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