Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Paramount+ Celebrates the Holidays with Sitcom Classics; HBO Max Gets in Holiday Spirit as Well with Christmas Comedy Series

Paramount+

Paramount+ is celebrating the holidays with a seasonal spectacular that includes new festive titles and episodes for kids, plus a curated selection of classics for the whole family. The service will also be streaming new live and on-demand holiday movies from CBS, as well as must-watch specials such as One Last Time: An Evening with Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga. For kids, Paramount+ has rounded up a sleigh-load of festive programming, including A Loud House Christmas, an original live-action holiday movie based on Nickelodeon's Emmy Award-winning animated series, premiering on Nov. 26, and an all-new special Rugrats episode that debuts on Dec. 2. The episode features guest stars Raini Rodriguez as Gabi, Swoosie Kurtz as Minka, Henry Winkler as Boris, and Tata Vega as Tia Esperanza. This new episode joins Rugrats' growing slate of holiday episodes on the service, which includes "A Rugrats Kwanzaa," "Rugrats Chanukah" and "The Santa Experience." This season, pint-sized viewers will also jingle all the way to SpongeBob's Winter Wonderland selection, which includes beloved episodes from the hit-animated series such as "Patchy the Pirate Presents the SpongeBob SquarePants Christmas Special," "It's a SpongeBob Christmas!" and "Frozen Faceoff." The streaming service's family-friendly offering is rounded out with a collection from Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. that includes holiday episodes from hit kids' series, such as Bubble Guppies ("Happy Holidays, Mr. Grumpfish"), iCarly ("iChristmas"), Dora the Explorer ("A Present for Santa"), Henry Danger ("Holiday Punch"), PAW Patrol ("Pups Save Christmas"), Peppa Pig ("Santa's Grotto/Santa's Visit") and The Fairly OddParents ("Merry Wishmas"), as well as specials such as Inspector Gadget Saves Christmas, All Star Nickmas Spectacular, Top Elf and Sonic the Christmas Blast.

Also sliding down subscribers' chimneys this holiday season are Christmas classics films such as A Christmas Carol, Bridget Jones's Diary, Happy Christmas, Serendipity and Surviving Christmas, plus fan-favorite episodes from iconic series such as Beverly Hills, 90210 ("Christmas Comes This Time Each Year"), Cheers ("Christmas Cheers"), Everybody Hates Chris ("Everybody Hates Kwanzaa"), Frasier ("Frasier Grinch"), Happy Days ("Guess Who's Coming to Christmas"), Taxi ("A Full House for Christmas") and The Brady Bunch ("The Voice of Christmas").

In addition, Paramount+ will be the streaming home for new live and on-demand holiday movies from CBS, including A Christmas Proposal, which follows a down-on-her-luck chef, Maria Winters (Jessica Camacho), as she agrees to pose as the girlfriend of a hotshot Seattle attorney, Julian Diaz (Adam Rodriguez), for the holidays; and Christmas Takes Flight, a holiday battle of wills between pilot Jenny Beckett (Katie Lowes) and Matt Hansen (Evan Williams), a number-crunching CEO who purchases Jenny's family-owned, regional airline. Additional can't-miss events streaming on the platform include: One Last Time: An Evening with Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, a new live concert special honoring the musical legacy and enduring friendship between the two musical icons, and New Year's Eve Live: Nashville's Big Bash, a star-studded special featuring country music's hottest superstars ringing in the new year from downtown Nashville.




Santa Inc.

HBO Max has released the official trailer, key art and first look images from the upcoming Max Original adult stop-motion animated series Santa Inc. from Lionsgate Television and Point Grey Pictures. All eight episodes of the series debuts Thursday, December 2. In this series from Seth Rogen and Sarah Silverman, intrepid elf Candy Smalls (Silverman) will do anything to be named as the first female Santa - even if she has to fight like a man to get it. Stars Sarah Silverman, Seth Rogen, Leslie Grossman, Gabourey Sidibe, Craig Robinson, Nicholas Braun, Maria Bamford and Joel Kim Booster.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, May 26

Young Sheldon - "The Grand Chancellor and a Den of Sin" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sheldon battles President Hagemeyer’s (Wendie Malick) mysterious boss over the university’s science requirements. Also, Mary discovers that Georgie is working at Meemaw’s illegal gambling room.

United States of Al - "College / Pohantoon" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Al struggles with the college class he is taking, Riley takes it upon himself to speak to his professor. Also, Art’s confidence is shaken when he learns Lois (Rachel Bay Jones) used to be married to a professional football star.

Ghosts - "Ghostwriter" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Sasappis offers to help Sam complete the B&B website so they can start taking reservations, they butt heads over the creative direction. Also, Pete bonds with Jay over basketball until Jay makes a new living friend, and Flower attempts to be Pete’s new basketball buddy. Gregory Zaragoza, father of series regular Rom├ín Zaragoza, guest stars as Sasappis’ father, Naxasi.

B Positive - "" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)

A therapist and newly divorced dad is looking for a kidney donor when he runs into a rough-around-the-edges woman from his past who offers her own kidney.

Welcome to Flatch - "Pyramid Schemme" / "Merry Flatchmas" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Kelly accidentally gets involved in a green juice pyramid scheme; Father Joe helps Shrub get into college; Kelly's father puts her in charge of the Flatch Christmas celebration, and disaster ensues.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 23)

Thursday, May 26

  • Rose Byrne (Physical) - Catch Rose on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jon Hamm (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) - Jon appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • June Diane Raphael (Grace and Frankie/New Girl/Burning Love/Players) - June will be on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Glen Powell (Scream Queens) - Glen appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jennifer Aniston (Friends/Muddling Through/Ferris Bueller/Molloy) - Jennifer is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Mr. Iglesias/Trial & Error/Sherri/Less Than Perfect/Suddenly Susan) - Sherri guest hosts The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jenna Fischer (The Office/Splitting Up Together) and Angela Kinsey (The Office/The Hotwives of Orlando) - Jenna and Angela talk about their new book, The Office BFFs: Tales of The Office from Two Best Friends Who Were There, on People in 10 at 8am.


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

ALT= Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (2022 Release) Brooklyn Nine-Nine - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Head of the Class - The Complete Fourth Season Becker - The Complete Series (2022 Release)

02/08 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Ninth Season
02/22 - Everybody Hates Chris - The Complete Series (2022 Release)
02/22 - Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (2022 Release)
03/08 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Eight
03/08 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) (DVD)
03/15 - Head of the Class - The Complete Fourth Season
03/15 - The Proud Family - The Complete Original Series - Anniversary Collection
03/22 - The Honeymooners Specials - The Complete Collection
03/29 - Rick and Morty - The Complete Seasons 1-5 (Blu-ray) (DVD)
03/29 - Young Rock - Season One
04/05 - Up All Night - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
04/26 - The Danny Thomas Show (aka Make Room for Daddy) - The Complete Fourth Season
04/26 - Jackie Gleason TV Treasures - 70th Anniversary Collection (including Honeymooners Rarities)
05/03 - No Activity - Season Three
05/31 - Becker - The Complete Series (2022 Release)
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