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 / Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows

Sunday, March 3

The Simpsons - "AE Bonny Romance" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Groundskeeper Willie is kidnapped to Scotland, Bart and the Simpsons follow, only to be faced with Homer's worst nightmare.

Krapopolis - "The Majors" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
There is a major god opening on Mt. Olympus, and Deliria decides to mentor the nerdy minor god Salt for the spot as a way to spite her rival, Athena; Krapopolis residents start moving to the wilderness to get away from the excess poop problem.

The Great North - "Ready Mayor Won Adventure" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Honeybee wins interim Lone Moose mayor over Wolf, who starts overstepping during Honeybee's one day term; the rest of the Tobins start capitalizing on their new family member's political power.

Grimsburg - "The Flute-itive" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Flute enters the Grimsburg Miniature Competition and is accused of murdering the judge after he disqualifies him; Flute tries to clear his name; Stan joins his school's Trauma Club.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 26)

Friday, March 1

  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family/The Class) - Watch Jesse on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Esther Povitsky (Dollface/Alone Together) - Esther appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Billy Eichner (Friends from College/Difficult People/Parks and Recreation), Nico Santos (Superstore) and Pete Holmes (How We Roll/Crashing) - Billy, Nico and Pete are guests on a repeat of After Midnight at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Sarah Paulson (Leap of Faith) - Sarah appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Punkie Johnson (Love Life) - Punkie is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Reba McEntire (Reba/Malibu Country) - Drew is chatting with legendary singer Reba McEntire in Las Vegas about singing at the Super Bowl and how far she's come to be where she is now on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Scott Foley (The Goodwin Games/A.U.S.A./Scrubs) - Scott talks about The Girls on the Bus on ABC's Good Morning America some time between 7-9am.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (November-March)

Leave it to Beaver - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Father Knows Best - The Complete Series The Odd Couple - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Three's Company - The Official 40th Anniversary Collection Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

11/07 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-Sixth Season (Blu-ray) (DVD)
11/14 - Leave it to Beaver - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
12/05 - Father Knows Best - The Complete Series
12/05 - The Odd Couple - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
12/12 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - The Complete Series
12/12 - Looney Tunes Collector's Choice - Volume 2 (Blu-ray)
12/12 - That Girl - The Complete Series
12/15 - Letterkenny - Season 11
12/19 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Official Restored Complete Series
12/22 - Three's Company - The Official 40th Anniversary Collection (includes The Ropers and Three's a Crowd)
01/09 - South Park - Seasons 11-15 (Blu-ray)
01/16 - Ghosts (UK) - Season Five
02/13 - Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
02/27 - The Really Loud House - Season One
03/12 - Ghosts (UK) - The Complete Series
03/12 - Looney Tunes Collector's Choice - Volume 3 (Blu-ray)
03/12 - Rick and Morty - Season 7 (Blu-ray Steelbook) (Blu-ray) (DVD)

That Girl - The Complete Series The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Official Restored Complete Series

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