Ho Ho Ho! FOX Announces Holiday Programming
The weather outside may be frightful, but FOX's programming sure will be delightful with this year's new and returning Thanksgiving and holiday favorites.First, BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) and FAMILY GUY (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) deliver extra helpings of laughs with all-new Thanksgiving-themed episodes this Sunday, Nov. 16, while BOB'S BURGERS (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) follows up with an all-new Thanksgiving-themed episode on Sunday, Nov. 23. On NEW GIRL (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT), airing Tuesday, Nov. 25, an all-new episode is stuffed with laughter when Schmidt (Max Greenfield) hosts his first annual "Bangs-giving." Thanksgiving night Thursday, Nov. 27, (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), FOX airs the all-new special FOX'S CAUSE FOR PAWS: AN ALL-STAR DOG SPECTACULAR, co-hosted by Academy Award winner Hilary Swank and Emmy Award winner Jane Lynch (GLEE). The special will feature appearances by celebrities, including Paula Abdul, Kristen Bell, Kristin Chenoweth, Whitney Cummings, Josh Duhamel, Fergie, Max Greenfield, Kathy Griffin, Julianne Hough, Carrie Ann Inaba, Randy Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Kesha, Miranda Lambert, Cesar Millan, Jerry O'Connell, Kelly Osbourne, Sharon Osbourne, P!nk, Amber Riley, LeAnn Rimes, Rebecca Romijn, Emmy Rossum, Jenna Dewan Tatum and Betty White. On Sunday, Nov. 30 (7:00-7:30 PM ET/PT) and Friday, Dec. 26 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT), don't miss the annual return of FOX's animated holiday favorite ICE AGE: A MAMMOTH CHRISTMAS. Then, on Sunday, Dec. 7, the holidays kick into gear with a night of all-new, yuletide-themed episodes of THE SIMPSONS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT), BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT), FAMILY GUY (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) and BOB'S BURGERS (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT). NEW GIRL (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) and THE MINDY PROJECT (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) bring the holiday laughs Tuesday, Dec. 9, and a holiday-themed MULANEY airs Sunday, Dec. 21 (7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT). At the end of the year, party early and stay up late with FOX to ring in the new year LIVE from Miami on PITBULL'S NEW YEAR'S REVOLUTION Wednesday, Dec. 31 (8:00-10:00 PM ET Live/CT, MT, PT tape-delayed and continues from 11:00 PM-12:30AM ET Live/CT, MT, PT tape-delayed). Greet the season with the following Thanksgiving-themed programs on FOX: Sunday, Nov. 16
BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) - "Lockdown"
The precinct goes into lockdown mode on Thanksgiving night, and Jake (Andy Samberg), who was left in charge, is confident in his ability to keep spirits high and avoid chaos. Amy (Melissa Fumero) is less confident, as things quickly spiral out of control. FAMILY GUY (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) - "Turkey Guys"
On the night before Thanksgiving, Brian (Seth MacFarlane) and Peter (MacFarlane) drunkenly devour the holiday bird, and then must go out to find a replacement. In Peter's absence, Chris (Seth Green) attempts to step up and become the man of the house. Sunday, Nov. 23
BOB'S BURGERS (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) - "Dawn of the Peck"
The Wonder Wharf Thanksgiving fun run turns into a nightmare of epic proportions, trapping Linda (John Roberts) and the kids. Meanwhile, Bob (H. Jon Benjamin) stays home in protest and has a great time. Guest voices include Brian Huskey, Bill Hader, Laura Silverman, Sarah Silverman, Kevin Kline and Zach Galifianakis.
Tuesday, Nov. 25
NEW GIRL (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) - "Thanksgiving IV"
With winter coming and everyone still single, Schmidt (Max Greenfield) initiates a "Bangs-giving"-themed Thanksgiving dinner party, to which everyone must bring someone compatible for someone else. Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 27
FOX'S CAUSE FOR PAWS: AN ALL-STAR DOG SPECTACULAR (8:00-10:00 PM ET / PT)
This uplifting special for the whole family will be an entertaining and lively celebration of rescue dogs and the joy they bring to our lives. Viewers will be provided with information regarding adoptable animals in their local areas, and how they can donate to raise funds for rescue organizations throughout the U.S. Break out the eggnog and drink up these FOX holiday-themed programs: Sunday, Nov. 30
ICE AGE: A MAMMOTH CHRISTMAS (7:00-7:30 PM ET/PT) - Annual Return
America's favorite arctic herd is back for its annual return this holiday season. The half-hour special features the voices of John Leguizamo, Ray Romano, Seann William Scott, Josh Peck, Ciara Bravo, Billy Gardell, Queen Latifah, Denis Leary, Chris Wedge, T.J. Miller and Judah Friedlander. An encore airs on Friday, Dec. 26 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT). Sunday, Dec. 7
THE SIMPSONS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) - "I Won't be Home For Christmas"
After Moe (Hank Azaria) convinces Homer (Dan Castellaneta) to stay out drinking on Christmas Eve, Homer begins a sad trek through a lonely Springfield, to make his way back home to his family. An encore airs on Sunday, Dec. 21 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT). BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) - "The Pontiac Bandit Returns"
The "Pontiac Bandit," aka Doug Judy (guest star Craig Robinson), is back in custody, but Rosa (Stephanie Beatriz) discovers that Judy knows the whereabouts of the "Giggle Pig" drug leader. Meanwhile, Gina (Chelsea Peretti) and Boyle (Joe Lo Truglio) are nervous that their parents (guest stars Sandra Bernhard and Stephen Root) might be getting too close. Santiago (Melissa Fumero) makes Holt (Andre Braugher) a Christmas gift against his wishes. An encore airs on Wednesday, Dec. 24 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT). FAMILY GUY (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) - "The 2000-Year-Old Virgin"
After running into Jesus at the mall, Peter enlists Quagmire and Cleveland's help to throw him the best birthday ever, but is shocked at Jesus' request to make the night special. An encore airs on Sunday, Dec. 21 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT). BOB'S BURGERS (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) - "Father of the Bob"
The family is invited to Bob's dad's Christmas party, and Bob is forced to step inside his father's diner for the first time in 20 years. In the basement, the kids compete for a "mistle-tony" - the award for best homemade gift. Guest voices include Bill Hader, Carl Reiner, Nick Offerman and Jordan Peele. An encore airs Sunday, Dec. 21 (7:00-7:30 PM ET/PT).
Tuesday, Dec. 9
NEW GIRL (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) - "LAXmas"
When the gang arrives at the airport to go their separate ways for the holidays, they find they may be home alone when a winter storm traps them at LAX. Billy Eichner ("Billy on the Street") and Barry Bostwick ("Spin City") guest-star. An encore airs Tuesday, Dec. 23 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT). THE MINDY PROJECT (9:30-10:00 PM ET / PT) - "Christmas"
As the holidays approach, Mindy (Mindy Kaling) wonders if Danny (Chris Messina) is about to propose and a case of mistaken identity leads Morgan (Ike Barinholtz) on the perfect date. Julia Stiles ("Dexter") guests stars. An encore airs Tuesday, Dec. 23 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT). Sunday, Dec. 14
THE SIMPSONS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) - "White Christmas Blues"
In an encore episode, Springfield is inundated with holiday revelers after the nuclear power plant springs a radiation leak, causing snow to fall all over town. When the tourists drive up Christmas shopping prices, Marge (Julie Kavner) opens up the Simpsons' house to boarders. FAMILY GUY (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) - "Christmas Guy"
In an encore episode Peter infuses Lois's (Alex Borstein) dad with the holiday spirit, while Stewie (MacFarlane) learns the meaning of confession. Sunday, Dec. 21
BOB'S BURGERS (7:00-7:30 PM ET/PT) - "Father of the Bob"
An encore of the Dec. 7 episode. MULANEY (7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT) - "It's A Wonderful Home Alone"
John's (John Mulaney) resentment of actor Macaulay Culkin dampens his Christmas spirit; Lou (Martin Short) is worried when his rival, network host Jesse Tyler Munoz (guest star Nick Kroll) announces a competing holiday special and Andre (Zack Pearlman) is mistaken for a puppet. THE SIMPSONS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) - "I Won't be Home For Christmas"
An encore of the Dec. 7 episode. BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) - "Christmas"
In an encore episode, Jake is assigned to protect Holt (Andre Braugher) when death threats are sent his way. Amidst the chaos, Amy attempts to coordinate a Christmas photo for the squad. FAMILY GUY (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) - "The 2000-Year-Old Virgin"
An encore of the Sunday, Dec. 7 episode. BOB'S BURGERS (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) - "Christmas in the Car"
In an encore episode, after purchasing a last-minute tree, the Belcher family spends Christmas Eve trying to outrun a truck shaped like a giant candy cane. Back at home, UNCLE Teddy (Larry Murphy), accidentally gets stuck in the kids' Santa trap. Tuesday, Dec. 23
NEW GIRL (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) - "LAXmas"
An encore of the Tuesday, Dec. 9 episode. THE MINDY PROJECT (8:30-9:00 PM ET / PT) - "Christmas"
An encore of the Tuesday, Dec.9 episode. NEW GIRL (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) - "Thanksgiving III"
In an encore episode, Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and the gang's survival skills are put to the test when Nick (Jake Johnson) takes them camping for Thanksgiving. THE MINDY PROJECT (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) - "Christmas Party Sex Trap"
In an encore episode, Mindy throws a Christmas party in an attempt to spend time with Cliff (guest star Glenn Howerton), but everything goes completely sideways. Wednesday, Dec. 24
BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) - "The Pontiac Bandit Returns" - Encore
An encore of the Sunday, Dec. 7 episode. Friday, Dec. 26
ICE AGE: A MAMMOTH CHRISTMAS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) - Encore
An encore of the holiday classic that aired on Sunday, Nov. 30. BOB'S BURGERS (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) - "Christmas in the Car"
An encore of the Sunday, Dec. 21 encore. GLEE (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) - "Previously Unaired Christmas" - Encore
In an encore, Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) introduces the episode as a Christmas special that FOX did not allow to air, in which the members of New Directions audition for roles in McKinley's living Nativity Scene. Meanwhile, in New York, Rachel (Lea Michele), Kurt (Chris Colfer) and Santana (Naya Rivera) work as Santa's elves at a mall. Wednesday, Dec. 31
PITBULL'S NEW YEAR'S REVOLUTION (8:00-10:00PM ET Live/CT, MT, PT tape-delayed and continues from 11:00PM-12:30AM ET Live/CT, MT, PT tape-delayed).
Forget the cold and grab the confetti because FOX and Pitbull are ringing in the New Year LIVE from the sandy beaches of America's hottest city - Miami! Pitbull will perform and be joined by some of his favorite A-list musicians, DJs and celebrity friends for this unforgettable live event. PITBULL'S NEW YEAR'S REVOLUTION will spotlight some of today's most talented artists and will feature live performances and a countdown to 2015 for the night's coolest celebration. Photo courtesy of FOX