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10.26.2016

THE CW GETS INTO THE SPIRIT WITH ITS SCHEDULE OF UPCOMING HOLIDAY SPECIALS

 

 

 

THE CW GETS INTO THE SPIRIT WITH ITS SCHEDULE

OF UPCOMING HOLIDAY SPECIALS

 

A Brand-New, Holiday Special Series TERRY CREWS SAVES CHRISTMAS

To Air Across Four Consecutive Nights, Starting Tuesday, December 20 on The CW

 

GRANDMA GOT RUN OVER BY A REINDEER Returns Friday, November 25

 

New One-Hour Specials GREATEST HOLIDAY COMMERCIALS COUNTDOWN 2016 Airs Monday, December 12 and THE TOP 12 GREATEST CHRISTMAS MOVIES OF ALL TIME Premieres Wednesday, December 14

 

iHEARTRADIO JINGLE BALL 2016 Airs Thursday, December 15

 

THE 85th ANNUAL HOLLYWOOD CHRISTMAS PARADE

Airs Friday, December 16

 

October 26, 2016 (Burbank, CA) ─ The CW today announced its slate of upcoming holiday specials, including the brand new, week-long holiday series TERRY CREWS SAVES CHRISTMAS.

 

New this holiday season, The CW will broadcast an original holiday special, TERRY CREWS SAVES CHRISTMAS, for five hour-long episodes across four consecutive nights, starting Tuesday, December 20 (8:00-9:00pm ET). In each episode, comedy superstar and Christmas super-fan Terry Crews will visit a hopeless holiday enthusiast and put them through a hilarious crash-course in how to do Christmas right. After spying on the makings of a Christmas mess, an expert team led by Terry and his no-nonsense food, beverage and design experts, will intervene and provide tips and tricks to pull off a Christmas that friends and family will remember for years to come. TERRY CREWS SAVES CHRISTMAS is produced by Tim Warren (“Bar Rescue”), and Chris Grant, Drew Buckley, Justin Dudek and Max Levenson of Electus.

 

On Friday, November 25 (8:00-9:00pm ET), the one-hour special GRANDMA GOT RUN OVER BY A REINDEER returns to The CW. Based on the hit song that became a worldwide holiday phenomenon, this goofy and heartwarming adventure features young Jake Spankenheimer on the quest of a lifetime to track his missing Grandma down on Christmas Eve to prove that Santa Claus is indeed real. Michele Lee (“Knots Landing”) provides the voice of Jake’s greedy Cousin Mel and recording artist Elmo Shropshire provides the narration. An encore presentation of GRANDMA GOT RUN OVER BY A REINDEER will air on Monday, December 12 (8:00-9:00pm ET).

 

On Monday, December 12 (9:00-10:00pm ET), The CW presents GREATEST HOLIDAY COMMERCIALS COUNTDOWN 2016 as Kevin Frazier (“Entertainment Tonight”) and Keltie Knight (“The Insider”) host this holiday celebration with a countdown of the 12 best holiday commercials ever – one for each of the 12 days of Christmas. In addition to the top 12, the special features other great commercials from both the U.S. and abroad, that capture the true spirit of the holiday season – from the heartfelt to the hilarious, from the outstanding to the ridiculous. Executive Producers are Robert Horowitz and Lewis Fenton. An encore presentation will air on Tuesday, December 20 (9:00-10:00pm ET).

 

Dean Cain hosts THE TOP 12 GREATEST CHRISTMAS MOVIES OF ALL TIME, airing on Wednesday, December 14 (8:00-9:00pm ET). In this special, Dean Cain and friends present a fresh look inside the 12 Greatest Christmas Movies of All Time counting down to the number one choice!  We look at the magical moments in each of these films that make us laugh, cry, and mostly want to watch them again and again.  These great films define what the holidays are all about!

 

On Thursday, December 15 (8:00-9:30pm ET), The CW will feature the return of iHEARTRADIO JINGLE BALL 2016, a 90-minute star-studded concert from Madison Square Garden, with musical performers including Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, The Chainsmokers, Meghan Trainor, Fifth Harmony, Ellie Goulding, Diplo, Charlie Puth, Lukas Graham and Daya, with special guest appearance by Niall Horan, scheduled to perform. An encore presentation of iHEARTRADIO JINGLE BALL 2016 will air on Monday, December 26 (8:00-9:30pm ET).

 

THE 85th ANNUAL HOLLYWOOD CHRISTMAS PARADE returns to The CW on Friday, December 16, (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET), with Olivia Newton-John serving as Grand Marshal. The “Largest Christmas Celebration in America” will be hosted by popular personalities Erik Estrada, Laura McKenzie, Dean Cain and Montel Williams, with special co-hosts Elizabeth Stanton and Garrett Clayton. The parade on Hollywood Boulevard will include live musical performances that will take place on two stages. A true Hollywood tradition, the parade features larger-than-life inflatable character balloons, and celebrity-filled cars making the heralded trek down the parade route.

 

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25
8:00-9:00pm
GRANDMA GOT RUN OVER BY A REINDEER
9:00-10:00pm
PENN & TELLER: FOOL US (Encore)

MONDAY, DECEMBER 12
8:00-9:00pm
GRANDMA GOT RUN OVER BY A REINDEER (Encore)                
9:00-10:00pm
GREATEST HOLIDAY COMMERCIALS COUNTDOWN 2016

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14
8:00-9:00pm
THE TOP 12 GREATEST CHRISTMAS MOVIES OF ALL TIME 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15
8:00-9:30pm
IHEARTRADIO JINGLE BALL 2016
9:30-10:00pm
WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? (Encore)

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16
8:00-10:00pm
THE 85TH ANNUAL HOLLYWOOD CHRISTMAS PARADE

 

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20
8:00-9:00pm
TERRY CREWS SAVES CHRISTMAS                
9:00-10:00pm
GREATEST HOLIDAY COMMERCIALS COUNTDOWN 2016 (Encore)

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21
8:00-9:00pm
TERRY CREWS SAVES CHRISTMAS               

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22
8:00-9:00pm
TERRY CREWS SAVES CHRISTMAS                

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23
8:00-9:00pm
TERRY CREWS SAVES CHRISTMAS                
9:00-10:00pm
TERRY CREWS SAVES CHRISTMAS

 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 26

8:00-9:30pm IHEARTRADIO JINGLE BALL 2016 (Encore)
9:30-10:00pm
WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? (Encore)

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30
8:00-10:00pm
IHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL – NIGHT 1 (2016) (Encore)

 

MONDAY, JANUARY 2, 2017
8:00-10:00pm
IHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL – NIGHT 2 (2016) (Encore)

 

 

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