HAL TAKES CHRISTMAS INTO HIS OWN HANDS ON
"MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE"
SUNDAY, JANUARY 9, ON FOX
Broke, Hal and Lois decide that all the Christmas gifts must be homemade. When Hal realizes Lois and the boys have made bigger and better gifts, he fibs about the fabulous present he has in store for them and takes the family on a wild goose chase. Meanwhile, Malcolm feels like his brothers are alienating him and Francis returns home with startling news on the MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE episode "Hal's Christmas Gift" Sunday, Jan. 9 (7:00-7:30 PM PT) on FOX. (MIM-605) (TV-PG L)
Cast: Jane Kaczmarek as Lois, Bryan Cranston as Hal, Frankie Muniz as Malcolm, Christopher Masterson as Francis, Justin Berfield as Reese, Erik Per Sullivan as Dewey and Craig Lamar Traylor as Stevie.
Guest Cast: Emy Coligado as Piama.
(EDITOR'S NOTES: Due to the NFL Wild Card game spillover, both of tonight's MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE episodes will air on the West Coast only; KING OF THE HILL, THE SIMPSONS, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT and MY BIG FAT OBNOXIOUS BOSS are preempted this night; this is Day 1 of the 2-day/4-hour 24 season premiere.)