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FOX DELIVERS HOLIDAY CHEER WITH ALL-NEW SEASONAL INSTALLMENTS
OF "HOUSE," "DON'T FORGET THE LYRICS!," "COPS," "MADtv" AND "ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5th GRADER?"; THE WORLD BROADCAST PREMIERE OF "CLICK"; AND THE COUNTDOWN TO 2009 ON "NEW YEAR'S EVE LIVE"
This holiday season FOX delivers all-new holiday-themed episodes, family-friendly movies and encores of festive favorites including:
Thursday, Nov. 27
FOX MOVIE SPECIAL: CLICK (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) � World Broadcast Premiere
Michael Newman (Adam Sandler) is an overworked, stressed-out loving father and husband who is so absent from his home that he doesn't even know which remote control works his television set. Frustrated, Newman sets off on a mission to find a universal remote. When an eccentric scientist, Morty (Christopher Walken), gives him a remote that has the ability to rewind, fast-forward and even pause his everyday life, Newman gets way more than he bargained for.
Friday, Nov. 28
FOX MOVIE SPECIAL: SCHOOL OF ROCK (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT)
Dewey Finn (Jack Black) is down on his luck. Kicked out of his rock band, flat broke and lacking any job skills whatsoever, he fakes his way into a job as a substitute fourth-grade teacher at a stuffy private school. Instead of teaching the curriculum, Finn tutors the kids in the subject nearest and dearest to his heart: rock and roll.
Tuesday, Dec. 9
HOUSE (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) � "Joy to the World"
House (Hugh Laurie) and the team encounter a teenager who collapsed during her high school Christmas program. They soon find the troubled teen dealt with more than her share of bullying at school, and as her condition continues to deteriorate, the team must delve deeper to get to the bottom of her mysterious illness. Foreman (Omar Epps) continues to work with Thirteen (Olivia Wilde), and their relationship progresses when he learns a valuable lesson from her. Meanwhile, House gives a clinic patient an unbelievable holiday gift and keeps the team guessing about who may have sent him a particularly thoughtful Christmas present.
Thursday, Dec. 11
ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5th GRADER? (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT)
An Ivy League-educated rabbi competes for a $1 million Hanukkah prize on this atypical quiz show that tests adults' lack of knowledge as revealed by how much they've forgotten since elementary school.
Friday, Dec. 12
DON'T FORGET THE LYRICS! (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT)
Three Miss Americas � Kirsten Haglund (Miss Michigan/Miss America 2008), Heather French Henry (Miss Kentucky/Miss America 2000) and Susan Powell (Miss Oklahoma/Miss America 1981) � take center stage on a very merry holiday episode as they compete to win big for the Miss America Scholarships Fund.
Saturday, Dec. 13
COPS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) � "Ho! Ho! Ho! #6"
Officers with the Minneapolis Police Department set up a prostitution sting and catch women that will surely be on Santa's "naughty" list this year. Meanwhile, sheriffs in Harris County, TX, patrol a truck stop known for illicit activity, and officers in Snohomish County, WA, work overtime when they're called to the scene of a disturbance.
MADtv (11:00 PM-Midnight ET/PT) � "Best of Christmas Sketches Spectacularly Special Spectacular"
"Barack Obama" (Keegan-Michael Key) and "Connie Chung" (Bobby Lee) host a look back at some fan-favorite holiday sketches, including "Stuart" (Michael McDonald) visiting Santa at the mall as well as "Whitney Houston" (Debra Wilson) and "Bobby Brown" (Aries Spears) sharing their holiday traditions with "Diane Sawyer" (Mo Collins).
Thursday, Dec. 18
ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5th GRADER? (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT)
Christmas may come early for a reverend as he competes for $1 million on this atypical quiz show that tests adults' lack of knowledge as revealed by how much they've forgotten since elementary school.
Sunday, Dec. 21
AMERICAN DAD (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) � "The Best Christmas Story Never Told"
In an encore of this holiday favorite, Stan loses the Christmas spirit, so the Ghost of Christmas Past (guest voice Lisa Kudrow) sets out to help him get it back by taking him back to a time when he was young and happy. Stan takes advantage of the situation, and sets out to change the future instead.
Tuesday, Dec. 23
HOUSE (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) � "It's a Wonderful Lie"
In this encore episode, House and the team treat a woman (guest star Janel Moloney) who suffers from a sudden paralysis of the hands while at an indoor rock-climbing wall. Meanwhile, House lets his team participate in a Secret Santa gift exchange, but he puts his own twist on the holiday tradition.
Wednesday, Dec. 24
BONES (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) � "The Santa in the Slush"
In an encore of this holiday favorite, the body of a man with a white beard and a tailor-made Santa costume is discovered in the sewer near a D.C. mall just three days before Christmas. As the team gathers forensic evidence, the victim, whose legal name was Kristopher Kringle, seems to match the legend more closely each step of the way. As Christmas Day approaches, the Jeffersonian team works to find out who would have wanted this true-to-myth Santa dead. Meanwhile, Brennan visits her father in jail and plots a not-so-traditional Christmas reunion, and Booth and Brennan find themselves in close quarters with the mistletoe just overhead.
Sunday, Dec. 28
AMERICAN DAD (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) � "The Most Adequate Christmas Ever"
In an encore episode, Stan comes home from a dangerous mission on Christmas Eve and discovers that the rest of the Smith family has spent the day decorating the house. However, it's not good enough for Stan, so he forces them to brave the cold to find the "perfect" tree. When the tree falls and nearly kills Stan, he ends up at the pearly gates and must find a way back to his family in time for Christmas.
Wednesday, Dec. 31
NEW YEAR'S EVE LIVE (11:00 PM-12:30 AM ET live; CT/MT/PT tape-delayed)
NEW YEAR'S EVE LIVE brings viewers the energy and excitement from the Las Vegas Strip and Times Square in New York City, home to the country's largest New Year's countdown. The special will feature musical performances by today's hottest artists, celebrity interviews and a not-to-be-missed stunt spectacular. When the famed New Year's Eve Ball makes its descent into Times Square and the crowd erupts to welcome in 2009, FOX cameras will be there to capture the celebration.