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GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT, THE
Air Date: Monday, December 05, 2016
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-10:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#401/402) "Episode 401/402"
[NOTE: The following article is a press release issued by the aforementioned network and/or company. Any errors, typos, etc. are attributed to the original author. The release is reproduced solely for the dissemination of the enclosed information.]

'THE GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT' SEASON FOUR PREMIERES MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, WITH TWO BACK-TO-BACK EPISODES

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas with ABC's hit holiday-decorating-competition series "The Great Christmas Light Fight," premiering MONDAY, DECEMBER 5 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST). Produced by FremantleMedia North America, the immensely popular series is back for a fourth season on Monday nights in December with returning celebrity judges, Carter Oosterhouse (HGTV's "Million Dollar Rooms") and Taniya Nayak (Food Network's "Restaurant Impossible").

The first two episodes of "The Great Christmas Light Fight" feature families from across America decorating their homes to the extreme for Christmas in hopes that they will win $50,000 and the coveted Light Fight trophy ($300,000 total in prizes for the season).

"Episode 401" (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST) Season four kicks off as four families showcase their incredible Christmas displays, including the Johanessen family's 250,000 light home and "Santa's Retreat" in Winter Park, Florida; the Preston family's epic display with America's tallest and brightest Nativity scene in Kingman, Arizona; the Piper family's express-train ride through their multi-acre property in Wake Forest, North Carolina; and the Pugh family, whose former Navy pilot brings spirit and patriotism with their servicemen salute in Chesapeake, Virginia. Tune in to see which family judge Carter Oosterhouse awards $50,000 and the coveted Christmas Light trophy, on the season four premiere of ABC's "The Great Christmas Light Fight."

"Episode 402" (9:00-10:00 p.m. EST) The festivities continue in the second episode, featuring the Taylor family's "Emoji celebration" with Christmas emojis and a 20-foot high "Frozen" castle in Phoenix, Arizona; the Van Gent family's meticulous light show and giant synchronized float crafted by their house of engineers in Redding, California; the DiMartino family's inspirational Christmas display after the tragic loss of a beloved wife on 9/11, while also raising over $190,000 for a Pediatric Cancer Unit in Staten Island, New York; and the Kloos family's sibling duo, whose display makes them the youngest ever to compete on the show in East Brunswick, New Jersey. Watch as judge Taniya Nayak decides who will walk away with $50,000 and the coveted Christmas Light trophy, on ABC's "The Great Christmas Light Fight."

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GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT, THE (ABC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
12/9/13 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
5 (6 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its fifth season on 12/18/17; has yet to be renewed for a sixth season
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, October 2017) The holidays are about to get a whole lot brighter with ABC's immensely popular decorating competition series, "The Great Christmas Light Fight," premiering MONDAY, DEC. 4 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST). Produced by FremantleMedia North America, the hit holiday series is back for a fifth season with returning celebrity judges Carter Oosterhouse and Taniya Nayak. Season Five of "The Great Christmas Light Fight" showcases the wildest and most spectacular Christmas displays in America. In each episode, four families from all around the country with over-the-top displays compete to win the coveted Light Fight trophy and a $50,000 prize, with a total of $300,000 given away for the season. Along with the incredible displays, this season also features the first-ever neighbors vs. neighbors episode, where side-by-side neighbors team up to compete against other side-by-side neighbors in a doubly epic battle of the bulbs! The series will air back-to-back episodes for three consecutive weeks: MONDAY, DEC. 4 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST); MONDAY, DEC. 11 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST); and MONDAY, DEC. 18 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST). Leading the fiercely festive competition are judges Carter Oosterhouse, one of America's most recognized lifestyle experts, and interior designer Taniya Nayak.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Carter Oosterhouse as Judge (Season 3- )
· Taniya Nayak as Judge (Season 3- )
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Michael Moloney as Judge (Season 1-2)
· Sabrina Soto as Judge (Season 1-2)
CREW INFORMATION:
· Brady Connell as EP
· Jennifer Mullin as EP
· Max Swedlow as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (competition)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· FremantleMedia North America