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[11/19/09 - 07:09 AM]
The Holidays Are Merry and Bright This November and December on Fox
FOX details its holiday-themed programming for the rest of 2009.

[via press release from FOX]

HOT FROM FOX...

THE HOLIDAYS ARE MERRY AND BRIGHT THIS NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER ON FOX

ALL-NEW SEASONAL INSTALLMENTS OF "LIE TO ME," "HOUSE," "COPS," "BONES," "BROTHERS," "'TIL DEATH" AND "THE WANDA SYKES SHOW"

NIGHT OF ALL-NEW HOLIDAY-THEMED ANIMATION SUNDAY, DEC. 13

FESTIVE SPECIALS INCLUDE "CARRIE UNDERWOOD: AN ALL-STAR HOLIDAY SPECIAL" MONDAY, DEC. 7, "GORDON RAMSAY: COOKALONG LIVE" TUESDAY, DEC. 15 AND "BILLBOARD'S NEW YEAR'S EVE LIVE" THURSDAY, DEC. 31

WORLD BROADCAST PREMIERES OF "NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM," "ICE AGE: THE MELTDOWN" AND "BENCHWARMERS"

This holiday season, FOX delivers all-new holiday-themed episodes, family-friendly movies and festive specials, including:

Sunday, Nov. 22

THE CLEVELAND SHOW (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) � "A Brown Thanksgiving"

Cleveland (Mike Henry) celebrates his first Thanksgiving with his new family, as well as his own parents, Cookie (guest voice Francis Callier) and Freight Train (guest voice Craig Robinson), and Donna's Auntie Momma (guest voice Kym Whitley). The holiday gets complicated when Roberta (Nia Long) and Federline (guest voice Jamie Kennedy) decide to celebrate on their own and Cleveland discovers a surprising secret about Auntie Momma.

Monday, Nov. 23

HOUSE (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) � "Ignorance is Bliss"

In this episode set during the Thanksgiving holiday, House (Hugh Laurie) and the team take on the case of James Sidas (guest star Esteban Powell), an exceptionally brilliant physicist and author who traded his successful career for a job as a courier. For the ailing patient, intelligence is a miserable burden that has prompted depression and addiction, and this, coupled with his myriad unusual symptoms, nearly stumps the team. Meanwhile, the doctors at Princeton Plainboro wrestle with strained personal relationships.

LIE TO ME (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) � "Secret Santa"

During the holiday season, Lightman travels to Afghanistan to assist in a mission to rescue two captured marines, and his only source of intelligence is an American expatriate.

Thursday, Nov. 26 � Thanksgiving

FOX MOVIE SPECIAL: NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) � World Broadcast Premiere

Larry Daly (Ben Stiller), a divorced father who is about to be evicted from his apartment, takes a job as a night guard at the Museum of Natural History in New York to pay the bills. What he doesn't realize is that the objects in the museum � a statue of Teddy Roosevelt, a T-Rex skeleton and army miniatures � all come to life at night because of an ancient Egyptian tablet.

Friday, Nov. 27

FOX MOVIE SPECIAL: ICE AGE: THE MELTDOWN (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) � World Broadcast Premiere

The prehistoric trio is back! Manny the Woolly Mammoth (Ray Romano), Sid the Sloth (John Leguizamo) and Diego the Saber-Toothed Tiger (Denis Leary) join forces with Ellie (Queen Latifah), the last female mammoth, and her mischievous possum brothers, Crash (Seann William Scott) and Eddie (Josh Peck), as they venture in search of safer ground.

Monday, Dec. 7

CARRIE UNDERWOOD: AN ALL-STAR HOLIDAY SPECIAL (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT)

Multi-platinum recording artist and Grammy Award winner Carrie Underwood headlines a two-hour variety special in which she will perform new music from her upcoming album as well as previous hits and holiday classics. Underwood will be joined on stage by special musical guests and chart-topping artists, including Dolly Parton, Brad Paisley, David Cook, Kristin Chenoweth, Christina Applegate and Sons of Sylvia.

Thursday, Dec. 10

BONES (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) � "The Goop on the Girl"

When a man dressed as Santa Claus blows himself up during a botched bank robbery, Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and Booth (David Boreanaz) work to identify the bomber and determine his motives. Meanwhile, Brennan makes plans to spend Christmas in El Salvador, but her father (guest star Ryan O'Neal) convinces her to spend the holidays with him and Margaret Whitesell (guest star Zooey Deschanel), a newly discovered distant relative.

Saturday, Dec. 12

COPS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) � "Ho! Ho! Ho! #7"

Police departments in Portland, OR; Amarillo, TX; and Las Vegas, NV work around the clock this holiday season in the return of this annual event. Responding to cases involving prostitution and possession, officers help detain those who made Santa's "naughty" list this year.

Sunday, Dec. 13

BROTHERS (7:00-7:30 PM ET/PT) � "Christmas"

When Adele (CCH Pounder) cancels Christmas because she is angry with her sister Cynthia (guest star Tichina Arnold), Coach (Carl Weathers) and Cynthia's husband, Lenny (guest star Lenny Clarke), hatch a plan to reconcile the sisters. Meanwhile, Mike (Michael Strahan) and Chill (Daryl Chill Mitchell) attempt to crash a famous couple's holiday party, but a Christmas miracle brings a change of plans.

THE SIMPSONS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) � "O Brother, Where Bart Thou?"

One snowy day in Springfield, Lisa (Yeardley Smith) informs Bart (Nancy Cartwright) that she and Maggie share a bond that Bart will never understand because he doesn't have a brother, so Bart asks Homer (Dan Castellaneta) for a baby brother. When Homer denies Bart's request, Bart makes his way to the Springfield Orphanage to find what he thinks he's missing.

THE CLEVELAND SHOW (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) � "A Cleveland Brown Christmas"

Celebrate the holidays Stoolbend-style! When Cleveland fills in as Santa Claus at his office holiday party, he has one too many egg nogs and lets the truth slip about Rallo's (Mike Henry) father. With Rallo's admiration for his dad destroyed, Cleveland tries to reconnect father and son in an attempt to save Rallo's Christmas spirit. Meanwhile, Roberta becomes an animal rights activist and tries to save a reindeer.

Sunday, Dec. 13

FAMILY GUY (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) - "Business Guy"

When Peter (Seth MacFarlane) gives Lois' (Alex Borstein) father the bachelor party he never had, Mr. Pewterschmidt slips into a coma and not even Dr. House (guest voice Hugh Laurie) can bring him out of it. With her father incapacitated, Lois is given control of Pewterschmidt Industries. Peter convinces Lois to let him run the operation, but he gets power-hungry and fires the board. Mr. Pewterschmidt soon bounces back and tries to regain control of what he's built � even though it may be more difficult than Christmas shopping for Peter.

AMERICAN DAD (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) � "Rapture's Delight"

When the Smith family goes to church on Christmas Day, Stan (Seth MacFarlane) is furious when he can't get a good seat. While Francine (Wendy Schaal) tries to ease his frustration, a moment of divine intervention occurs. Upset that he has been left on earth with Francine during the ultimate fight between good and evil, Stan ditches his wife to get into the pearly gates of heaven, but when Francine is kidnapped, Stan fights to get her back.

Tuesday, Dec. 15

GORDON RAMSAY: COOKALONG LIVE (9:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed)

Superstar chef Gordon Ramsay is bringing his culinary expertise to homes across the U.S. as he invites viewers to cook along with him from the comfort of their own kitchens. Based on the U.K. smash hit, Ramsay stars in a one-hour special during which he'll provide viewers with a real-time demonstration and step-by-step instructions on how to prepare a delicious three-course meal in just 60 minutes � and he's going to do it all LIVE.

Saturday, Dec. 19

THE WANDA SYKES SHOW (11:00 PM-Midnight ET/PT)

In a special holiday edition of Emmy Award-winning actress and comedian Wanda Sykes' new late-night talk show, everything from news, politics, sports and pop culture will be examined from Sykes' point of view and will be peppered with her innovative, irreverent and topical brand of comedy.

Friday, Dec. 25 � Christmas

'TIL DEATH (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) � "No Complaints"

Eddie (Brad Garrett) and Joy (Joely Fisher) try to live without complaining, but Eddie finds that repressing his true feelings makes him sick. Meanwhile, Kenny (JB Smoove) creates problems for parents when he works as a mall Santa.

Tuesday, Dec. 29

FOX MOVIE SPECIAL: BENCHWARMERS (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) � World Broadcast Premiere

When Richie (David Spade), Guy (Rob Schneider) and Clark (Jon Heder) � all victims of childhood teasing � see Nelson (Max Prado), an eccentric young boy, being tormented by a bunch of baseball players, they take a stand against the bullies. In a show of appreciation, Nelson's millionaire father, Mel (Jon Lovitz), changes their lives forever when he asks the three of them to join a Little League baseball tournament for access to a multimillion dollar baseball park. They form a new baseball team called "The Benchwarmers" and annihilate the competition, but their newfound confidence and teamwork is doomed by the secrets of one among them.

Thursday, Dec. 31

BILLBOARD'S NEW YEAR'S EVE LIVE (11:00 PM-12:30 AM ET live; CT/MT/PT tape-delayed)

Ring in 2010 with FOX and Billboard as they celebrate the biggest night of the year from Las Vegas and New York City. FOX cameras will be there to capture the electrifying moments as the biggest names in music rock the Las Vegas strip and the world-famous New Year's Eve Ball makes its descent into Times Square. The New Year's celebration will showcase some of the most memorable moments from the historic Billboard Music Awards, as well as count down the Top 10 of the year in music, movies and television.





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· AMERICAN DAD (TBS)
· BONES (FOX)
· BROTHERS (FOX)
· CLEVELAND SHOW, THE (FOX)
· COPS (PARAMOUNT)
· FAMILY GUY (FOX)
· HOUSE (FOX)
· LIE TO ME (FOX)
· SIMPSONS, THE (FOX)
· 'TIL DEATH (FOX)
· WANDA SYKES SHOW, THE (FOX)





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