Monday, November 04, 2019

Freeform's 25 Days of Christmas Schedule for 2019; Showtime to Debut New Comedy On-Demand Before Premiere

Freeform 25 Days of Christmas

Coming off the incredibly strong performance of its "31 Nights of Halloween" programming, Freeform kicks the holidays into high gear with the announcement of the beloved "25 Days of Christmas" lineup beginning on Dec. 1. As the go-to network for holiday-themed original content and beloved classics, this year's festive lineup includes the premieres of Freeform original feature Ghosting: The Spirit of Christmas, with The Bold Type star Aisha Dee and The Guest Book's Kimiko Glenn, airing Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 9:00 p.m. EST/PST. Good Trouble will air a two-hour holiday episode on Monday, Dec. 16, at 9:00 p.m. EST/PST, with the full cast of The Fosters guest starring. Additionally, the network will debut the timeless Christmas classics of Rankin-Bass with Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer on Friday, Dec. 6, at 8:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. EST/PST, respectively. Adding some friendly competition to your Christmas cheer, back-to-back installments of Freeform original holiday series Wrap Battle will air on Mondays at 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. EST/PST, with the finale airing Monday, Dec. 9. Freeform also released its first-ever "25 Days of Christmas" jingle, featuring Freeform Santa and Good Trouble star Emma Hunton.

Among the other notable movies/specials airing: The Santa Clause trilogy, The Simpsons, all five Home Alone films, Holiday in Handcuffs, Snowglobe, and Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas. View the full 25 Days of Christmas lineup.


Back to Life - Daisy Haggard

Showtime will release all six episodes of the new series Back to Life to its subscribers at midnight on Sunday, November 10 prior to its on-air debut that night at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The episodes will be available for on-demand streaming or download on the Showtime and Showtime Anytime(R) apps, as well as for viewing via Showtime On Demand. Back to Life will debut on air with back to back episodes and continue with two new episodes every Sunday at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

From Fleabag producers Harry and Jack Williams, Back to Life is created and written by Daisy Haggard and Laura Solon, with Haggard starring. Haggard plays Miri Matteson, who after 18 years behind bars, returns home and stumbles back into adult life in the coastal town she once knew, while the mystery of her past looms large. Miri's first few weeks out of prison see her trying (and frequently failing) to lead a normal life in her picturesque but claustrophobic seaside hometown. Miri attempts to rekindle old relationships, make new ones, look for work and readjust to life outside, while desperately waiting for the world to forget about what happened that fateful night. Guiding Miri as she tries to adapt are a cast of offbeat and intriguing characters with secrets of their own, including her sexually frustrated mother, Caroline (Geraldine James), her obsessive environmentalist father, Oscar (Richard Durden), and her parole officer with no filter, Janice (Jo Martin). We'll also meet first love Dom (Jamie Michie), ex-best friend Mandy (Christine Bottomley), next-door neighbor Billy (Adeel Akhtar) and fish and chips shop owner and new boss Nathan (Liam Williams).


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Saturday, April 17

Side Hustle - "Make-a-Butt" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After being hired at Make-A-Mutt and discovering that the store is in trouble, the kids work together to save the business and keep the magic alive.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 12)

Friday, April 16

  • Eddie Murphy (The PJs) - Watch Eddie on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (The Mayor/The Odd Couple/Community) - Yvette chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Lorraine Toussaint (Where I Love) - Lorraine appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Morris Chestnut (Out All Night) - Morris talks about The Resident on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Lil Rel Howery (Rel/The Carmichael Show) - Lil Rel will be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tiffany Haddish (The Last O.G./The Carmichael Show) - Tiffany guest hosts The Real, so check your loca listings.
  • Maya Rudolph (Forever/Up All Night) - Maya talks about Netflix's The Mitchells vs. The Machines and hosting Saturday Night Live on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.


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

Corporate - Season 2 Fam - The Complete Series Betty White's Pet Set - The Complete Series Happy Together - The Complete Series Til Death - The Complete Series

01/22 - Corporate - Season 2
01/22 - Corporate - Season 3
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

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