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GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT, THE
Air Date: Wednesday, December 09, 2020
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-10:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#802/805) "Episode 802/805"
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SEASON PREMIERE

ABC BRIGHTENS WEDNESDAY NIGHTS WITH 'THE GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT' WITH TWO BACK-TO-BACK EPISODES PREMIERING WEDNESDAY, DEC. 9

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas as ABC's tree-mendously popular decorating competition series, "The Great Christmas Light Fight," takes over Wednesdays in December as it returns for its eighth season, airing two back-to-back episodes on WEDNESDAY, DEC. 9 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. Following the season eight premiere, new episodes will air WEDNESDAY, DEC. 16 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), and WEDNESDAY, DEC. 23 (9:00-11:00 p.m. EST). Produced by Fremantle, the popular festive series features returning celebrity judges: lifestyle expert Carter Oosterhouse and famed interior designer Taniya Nayak. View and download the season eight trailer here.

All isn't always calm, but all is definitely bright as season eight of the Christmas classic takes viewers across the country to the most elaborate and awe-inspiring holiday displays in the nation. This holiday season, we will once again see four fantastic families face off in each one-hour episode and compete to win $50,000 should they "sleigh" the competition. Taking Christmas decorating to another level, the Heavyweights special will return for its third year featuring a first-ever parade of one-of-a-kind sparkling floats and a mile-long drive-through with over a million synchronized lights, to name a few, that viewers will never forget. 

"802" (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST) - It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas as season eight of the holiday classic begins. Four festive families face off in the season premiere with the Reynolds family showcasing their vibrant and whimsical handcrafted garden display in La Verkin, Utah; the Fiore family building a stunning Christmas town surrounding their home with facades completely encased in brilliant lights in Wilmington, Massachusetts; the Trevisano family building a cozy Teddy Bear Christmas Land with twinkling lights filled with over 100 stuffed teddy bears in St. Louis, Missouri; and the Barbieri family, putting on the Lights on Liberty display, featuring pyrotechnics, hand-built animatronics and a giant storybook, for its 40th year in Deer Park, New York. Tune in to watch judge Taniya Nayak choose the winner of the $50,000 and the coveted Light Fight Trophy on ABC's "The Great Christmas Light Fight."

"805" (9:00-10:00 p.m. EST) - The holiday festivities continue as the Sumner family transforms their house into a Christmas time machine, featuring vintage animatronic Christmas scenes in every window in Jenks, Oklahoma; the DeBolt family then puts on an incredible synchronized light show, featuring dancing lights, vibrant colors and even a little comedy in Boise, Idaho; the Stott Family displaying motorized trains, a towering castle and a massive mountain in their backyard in Fontana, California; and the Markowski family creating a drive-through experience incorporating huge wire-frame-moving elements and unique pieces inspired by local children in Brownsville, Tennessee. Watch as judge Carter Oosterhouse decides who will become the winners of ABC's "The Great Christmas Light Fight."

"The Great Christmas Light Fight" comes from Fremantle ("American Idol," "America's Got Talent"). Brady Connell, Max Swedlow (both "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition") and Felicia Aaron White are executive producers for the series. Jennifer Mullin is the executive producer for Fremantle.

About ABC Entertainment

ABC Entertainment airs compelling programming across all day parts, including "Grey's Anatomy," the longest-running medical drama in prime-time television; riveting dramas "The Good Doctor," "A Million Little Things" and "Station 19"; trailblazing comedy favorites "American Housewife," "black-ish," "The Conners," "The Goldbergs" and "mixed-ish"; the popular "Summer Fun & Games" programming block, including "Celebrity Family Feud," "Holey Moley," "Match Game," "Press Your Luck" and "To Tell the Truth"; star-making sensation "American Idol"; reality phenomenon "Shark Tank"; "The Bachelor" franchise; long-running hits "Dancing with the Stars" and "America's Funniest Home Videos"; "General Hospital," which has aired for more than 55 years on the network; and late-night talk show "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"; as well as two critically acclaimed, Emmy(R) Award-winning "Live in Front of a Studio Audience" specials. The network also boasts some of television's most prestigious awards shows, including "The Oscars(R)," "The CMA Awards" and the "American Music Awards."   ABC programming can also be viewed on demand and on Hulu.

About Fremantle

Fremantle is one of the largest and most successful creators, producers and distributors of scripted and unscripted content in the world. From the Got Talent and Idol franchises to "My Brilliant Friend," "Family Feud,", "The Young Pope," "American Gods," "The Price is Right," "Neighbours," "The X Factor" and "Deutschland 83" - Fremantle is behind the world's most-loved and most-watched shows.

Fremantle has an outstanding international network of production teams, companies and labels in over 30 countries - the Fremantle family includes UFA (Germany), Wildside (Italy), Abot Hameiri (Israel), Miso Film (Denmark, Sweden and Norway), Blue Circle (Netherlands), Original Productions (USA) and Easy Tiger (Australia) to name a few.

Fremantle produces in excess of 12,000 hours of original programming, rolls out more than 70 formats and airs 400 programs a year worldwide. Fremantle also distributes over 20,000 hours of content in more than 200 territories.

As a world leader in digital and branded entertainment, Fremantle has more than 370 million subscribers across 1,500 social channels and over 100 billion views across all platforms - and is the creator of Facebook's most viewed video of all time, "The Sacred Riana."

For more information, visit www.fremantle.com, follow us @FremantleUS or visit our Facebook and Linkedin pages.

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GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT, THE (ABC)
Returns in Holiday 2021 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
12/9/13 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2021/2022 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
9 (??? episodes)
Missed an episode? Been wanting to catch up? This series is also available on:

ADDITIONAL NOTES:
Season 9 ordered on 10/30/20
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, October 2020) It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas as ABC's tree-mendously popular decorating competition series, "The Great Christmas Light Fight," takes over Wednesdays in December as it returns for its eighth season with back-to-back episodes. America's brightest houses bring joy to the world with the help of celebrity judges - lifestyle expert Carter Oosterhouse and famed interior designer Taniya Nayak. All isn't always calm, but all is definitely bright as the Christmas classic takes viewers across the country to the most elaborate and awe-inspiring holiday displays in the nation. This holiday season, we will once again see four fantastic families face off in each one-hour episode and compete to win $50,000 should they "sleigh" the competition. Taking Christmas decorating to another level, the Heavyweights special will return for its third year featuring a first-ever parade of one-of-a-kind sparkling floats and a mile-long drive-through with over a million synchronized lights, to name a few, that viewers will never forget. "The Great Christmas Light Fight," which also received a season nine pickup, is produced by Fremantle. Brady Connell, Max Swedlow, Felicia Aaron White and Jennifer Mullin are executive producers for the series.
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
· Felicia Aaron White as EP
· Jennifer Mullin as EP
· Max Swedlow as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (competition)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· FremantleMedia North America