[11/11/10 - 12:44 PM]
CBS's Very Merry Holiday Programming
Highlights include the original movie "November Christmas" as well as the network's annual "A Home for the Holidays" special.

[via press release from CBS]


"The Thanksgiving Day Parade on CBS" Kicks Off the Network's Holiday Season of Special Events

Sam Elliott, John Corbett, Karen Allen, Sarah Paulson and Emily Alyn Lind Star in the New "Hallmark Hall of Fame" Presentation, "November Christmas"

"Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" and "Frosty the Snowman" Make Their Annual Visits

Neil Patrick Harris, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Alfred Molina Voice Key Characters in "Yes, Virginia," an Animated Special Based on the True Story of a Little Girl Who Inspired the Most Famous Newspaper Editorial of All Time by Asking, "Is There a Santa Claus?"

"The Flight Before Christmas," about a Young Reindeer with Ambitions of Becoming an Expert Flyer, Features the Voices of Emma Roberts and Norm MacDonald

Nominations in Several Grammy Categories Will Be Announced on "The Grammy(R) Nominations Concert Live! - Countdown to Music's Biggest Night(R)"

Victoria's Secret Angels Star in "The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show," Featuring Musical Guests Katy Perry and Akon

The Annual "A Home for the Holidays" Returns

Merle Haggard, Jerry Herman, Bill T. Harris, Paul McCartney and Oprah Winfrey to Receive Honors During "The 33rd Annual Kennedy Center Honors"

CBS's holiday season special events include the annual THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE as well as the annual visits of RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED REINDEER and FROSTY THE SNOWMAN.

Sam Elliott, John Corbett, Karen Allen, Sarah Paulson and Emily Alyn Lind star in the new "Hallmark Hall of Fame" presentation of NOVEMBER CHRISTMAS.

Among the Network's additional animated offerings are encore broadcasts of the holiday specials YES, VIRGINIA and A FLIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS.


Also on tap during the holiday season is the network television premiere of the family comedy, "Evan Almighty," starring Steve Carell and Morgan Freeman.

CBS's Holiday Programming:

Thursday, Nov. 25 (9:00AM-Noon, Live ET; 8:00AM-11:00 AM, live CT; 7:00AM-10:00 AM, live MT; 9:00AM-Noon, delayed PT) THE THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE ON CBS - Maggie Rodriguez and Dave Price of CBS News' "The Early Show" host this CBS Thanksgiving tradition which features the 84th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade live from New York. Celebrating its 50th year on CBS, the parade will feature performances by country music star Carrie Underwood. Additional performances will include the Broadway casts of "Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles" and the Tony Award-winning musical "Billy Elliot." Marissa Jaret Winokur, co-host of the CBS daytime talk show "The Talk," will be the "woman on the street" reporter for the event, providing her own viewpoint of the parade as she reports and interacts with the crowd.

Sunday, Nov. 28(9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) NOVEMBER CHRISTMAS - In this new "Hallmark Hall of Fame" presentation set in a small Rhode Island community, neighbors band together to create magical Halloween and Christmas moments - several weeks early - for a young girl and her family in need of an extra dose of joy and hope to make it through a difficult time. Emmy Award nominee Sam Elliott ("Buffalo Girls"), Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award nominee John Corbett ("My Big Fat Greek Wedding," "Sex and the City"), Karen Allen ("Raiders of the Lost Arc"), Golden Globe Award nominee Sarah Paulson ("Deadwood") and Emily Alyn Lind ("The Secret Life of Bees," "All My Children") star.

Tuesday, Nov. 30 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED REINDEER - The longest- running holiday special in television history celebrates its 46th anniversary with this digitally re-mastered version. Since 1964, millions of families have watched Rudolph and his friends, Hermey the Elf, Yukon Cornelius and the Misfit Toys, save Christmas. The classic "Animagic" special features a world-renowned musical score from Johnny Marks and the voice of legendary performer Burl Ives. (Rebroadcast)

Tuesday, Nov. 30 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) THE VICTORIA'S SECRET FASHION SHOW - Grammy-nominated superstars Katy Perry and Akon will be among the musical guests at the world's most celebrated fashion show. Victoria's Secret Angels star in this lingerie runway show, which will also include red carpet interviews, model profiles and feature the $2 million Bombshell Fantasy Bra designed by renowned Italian jeweler Damiani and worn by Supermodel Adriana Lima.

Wednesday, Dec. 1 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) THE GRAMMY NOMINATIONS CONCERT LIVE! - COUNTDOWN TO MUSIC'S BIGGEST NIGHT - For the third consecutive year, this special will set the stage for the annual Grammy Awards telecast and announce nominations in several categories, as well as feature performances by past Grammy winners and/or nominees.

Saturday, Dec. 4 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) EVAN ALMIGHTY - Steve Carell stars as junior Congressman Evan Baxter whose wish to change the world is heard by none other than God (Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman), who requests he build an arc. (Network premiere)

Saturday, Dec. 11 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) FROSTY THE SNOWMAN - Frosty, that "jolly, happy soul" whose old silk hat full of magic has turned him into a musical Christmas legend, once again demonstrates his unique showmanship. Narrated by Jimmy Durante, the special also includes the voices of Jackie Vernon (as Frosty) and Billy De Wolfe (as Professor Hinkle). (Rebroadcast)

Saturday, Dec. 11 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) FROSTY RETURNS - The magic still in his old silk hat, the holiday season's perennially popular original dancing snowman continues his adventures and skates on the edge of danger. Jonathan Winters is the narrator with John Goodman as the voice of Frosty. (Rebroadcast)

Saturday, Dec. 11 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) THE FLIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS - An animated holiday special about a young reindeer with ambitions of becoming an expert flyer like his father, features the voices of Emma Roberts ("Hotel for Dogs") and comedian Norm MacDonald ("Saturday Night Live"). (Rebroadcast)

Friday, Dec. 17 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) YES, VIRGINIA - This animated special is based on the 1897 true story of Virginia O'Hanlon, an 8-year-old girl who inspired the most famous newspaper editorial of all time by asking "Is there a Santa Claus?" Neil Patrick Harris, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Alfred Molina voice key characters. (Rebroadcast)

Wednesday, Dec. 22 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) 12TH ANNUAL A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS - Along with musical performances, story segments feature celebrities who either have their own adoption experiences or are involved with children's issues. The stories highlight many exceptional American children and families involved in the adoption process.

Tuesday, Dec. 28 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) THE 33rd ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS - Singer and songwriter Merle Haggard; composer and lyricist Jerry Herman; dancer, choreographer and director Bill T. Harris; songwriter and musician Paul McCartney; and producer, television host and actress Oprah Winfrey will receive this year's honors. In a star-studded celebration on the Kennedy Center Opera House stage, the 2010 Honorees will be saluted by great performers from Hollywood and the arts capitals of the world. Seated with President and Mrs. Obama, the Honorees will accept the thanks of their peers and fans through performances and heartfelt tributes.

  [november 2010]  


[11/25/15 - 11:01 AM]
Disney Channel Orders a Third Season of "Girl Meets World"
Production resumes in Los Angeles in January with season three scheduled to premiere in spring 2016.

[11/25/15 - 11:00 AM]
HBO Confirms Debut Date for Animated Adult Comedy Series "Animals"
The 10-episode series will launch on Friday, February 5 at 11:30/10:30c.

[11/25/15 - 10:35 AM]
American Hero and Fan Favorite Alek Skarlatos to Join "Dancing With The Stars: Live! -- Dance All Night Tour"
Skarlatos made headlines around the world in August 2015 when he and his friends heroically overpowered a man that opened fire on a train from Amsterdam to Paris.

[11/25/15 - 10:04 AM]
Gwen Stefani and Sia to Perform on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 Telecasts of NBC's Emmy Award-Winning Series "The Voice"
Sia will perform the single "Alive" from her upcoming album "This Is Acting" while Stefani will sing her current single "Used to Love You."

[11/25/15 - 09:01 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Pulls in Front with "Dancing with the Stars" Finale
The Alphabet leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[11/25/15 - 08:42 AM]
New Debut Date for "Very Semi-Serious: A Partially Thorough Portrait of New Yorker Cartoonists"
The exclusive HBO presentation is now slated to debut Monday, December 14.

[11/25/15 - 08:36 AM]
Week Two of "Chicago Med" Is Up 50% vs. Last Season's Slot Average
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 24.

[11/25/15 - 08:33 AM]
ABC Wins the Final Tuesday of November with a Season-High Performance
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 24.

[11/24/15 - 04:45 PM]
Video: First Promo for "Grease: Live" to Air During "Scream Queens" Tonight
Get your first look at the upcoming promo for the much-ballyhooed live event.

[11/24/15 - 02:44 PM]
Michigan State at Ohio State: Highest-Rated Game of Season across All Networks
ESPN spins the numbers for Saturday, November 21.

[11/24/15 - 02:41 PM]
"Monday Night Football" Helps ESPN Win the Night among All Networks
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, November 23.

[11/24/15 - 01:48 PM]
Spike TV Unwraps Big Ratings for "Lip Sync Battle" Holiday Special
Spike TV further spins the numbers for Thursday, November 19.

[11/24/15 - 01:40 PM]
The CW Extends "The Flash/Arrow" Crossover by Four Minutes
Lead outs "iZombie" and "Supernatural" will air in their entirety following said event.

[11/24/15 - 01:26 PM]
"48 Hours: The Strange Case of Kurt Sonnenfeld" Is Saturday's #1 Program with Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, November 21.

[11/24/15 - 01:01 PM]
NBC's Annual "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" Celebrates the Music of the Holidays Live on Wednesday, Dec. 2
Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker and Natalie Morales will host the live broadcast from New York City's Rockefeller Center.