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Jack Wagner on the ‘When Calls the Heart’ Christmas Special & If He’d Return to ‘General Hospital’

If you’ve never seen When Calls the Heart, the Hallmark Channel series starring Erin Krakow (as pregnant widow Elizabeth Thornton), set in the coal-mining town of Hope Valley in the early 1900s, you can jump on board by checking out this stand-alone holiday movie titled When Calls the Heart: The Greatest Christmas Blessing set to air on Tuesday, December 25.

The movie also stars familiar faces Jack Wagner (General HospitalMelrose Place) and Lori Laughlin (Fuller House). In this installment, Elizabeth, who was widowed after her husband Jack (Daniel Lissing) met a premature end, prepares for the birth of her baby. Meanwhile, Abigail Stanton (Loughlin) readies for Christmas while Bill Avery (Wagner) makes a troubling discovery about a group of orphans and their caretakers, who become stranded in Hope Valley on their way to a new orphanage.

Costuming Hallmark Channels When Calls the Heart

Costuming Hallmark

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Thursday, Dec. 20: ‘Timeless’ Series Finale Christmas Special Event

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Thursday, Dec. 20

Timeless: “The Miracle of Christmas”
NBC, 8pm
Series Finale!

The two-hour series finale of NBC’s cult-favorite drama that was canceled, then revived, then canceled again, airs tonight. A release for the episode promises the usual thrill ride through history along with, fittingly, a “healthy dose of Christmas spirit.” The finale’s story is spread across three centuries and two continents, and will test Lucy (Abigail Spencer), Wyatt (Matt Lanter) and the whole Time Team as they try to save Rufus (Malcolm Barrett), preserve history and put a stop to Rittenhouse once and for all.

The 4th Annual Howie Mandel Stand-Up Extravaganza
The CW, 8pm

Hosted by Howie Mandel, this special was recorded at the biggest

Read more at: https://www.channelguidemag.com/tv-news/2018/12/20/best-bets-thursday-dec-20-timeless-series-finale-christmas-special/

Thursday, Dec. 20: ‘Timeless’ Series Finale Christmas Special Event

Darren Michaels/Sony/NBC

ALSO SEE: NFL Regular Season Schedule 2018

All Times Eastern.

Thursday, Dec. 20

Timeless: “The Miracle of Christmas”
NBC, 8pm
Series Finale!

The two-hour series finale of NBC’s cult-favorite drama that was canceled, then revived, then canceled again, airs tonight. A release for the episode promises the usual thrill ride through history along with, fittingly, a “healthy dose of Christmas spirit.” The finale’s story is spread across three centuries and two continents, and will test Lucy (Abigail Spencer), Wyatt (Matt Lanter) and the whole Time Team as they try to save Rufus (Malcolm Barrett), preserve history and put a stop to Rittenhouse once and for all.

The 4th Annual Howie Mandel Stand-Up Extravaganza
The CW, 8pm

Hosted by Howie Mandel, this special was recorded at the biggest

Read more at: https://www.channelguidemag.com/tv-news/2018/12/20/best-bets-thursday-dec-20-timeless-series-finale-christmas-special/

‘Schitt’s Creek’ Holiday Special: Daniel & Eugene Levy Tease a Rose Family Flashback

Christmas comes to Schitt’s Creek for the first time ever! Well, as far as the Roses are concerned.

Four years after losing their fortune and relocating to the tiny town, Johnny Rose (Eugene Levy), wife Moira (Catherine O’Hara) and their selfish kids David (Daniel Levy) and Alexis (Annie Murphy) attempt to have a jolly holiday, spurred on by Johnny’s nostalgia for their lavish parties of the past.

Cocreators, stars and real-life father and son Eugene and Daniel tell us how they brought the Yuletide spirit to the comedy.

'The Good Place,' 'Schitt's Creek'  More Feel Good TV (PHOTOS)

‘The Good Place,’ ‘Schitt’s Creek’ More Feel Good TV (PHOTOS)

Plus, ‘The Big Bang Theory’ and others make the list.

What have the holidays been like for the Roses these past few years in Schitt’s Creek?

Eugene Levy: Not a bundle of fun!

Daniel Levy: I think they tried to carry on

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2018 Holiday TV Calendar: A Guide to Every Special, Episode, Marathon and Movie of the Season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: Time for you to utterly destroy any free space remaining on your DVR with holiday cheer of all sorts.

This year there are more than 65 original Christmas movies headed to Freeform, Lifetime, Hallmark, and Netflix — along with a cornucopia of other broadcast and cable holiday-themed fare. From one-off specials of your favorite reality competitions (RuPaul’s Drag Race, Nailed It!), comedies (Schitt’s Creek), and dramas (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), to cooking series of all types, there’s something on this list to please even the crankiest members of your family.

So pour yourself a cup of hot cocoa and peruse 2018’s holiday marathons, specials, series, and movies — then crank up the TV and kill that awkward small talk with your Great Uncle Marty. Check back periodically throughout the season as we add more listings.


November


Thursday, Nov. 1
Christmas Cookie Challenge, Food Network —

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‘One Tree Hill’ Reunion: See the Original Cast Back Together for Lifetime’s Holiday Special (PHOTOS)

‘Tis the Season: A One Tree Hill Cast Reunion is giving us all the feels!

Some of the Tree Hill Ravens will be back together again on Lifetime with their new Christmas movies, but they’re also celebrating the season with a reunion special on the network. “In this special one-hour reunion, Hilarie Burton, Tyler Hilton, Danneel Ackles, Antwon Tanner of The Christmas Contract (Nov. 22 at 10/9c) and Stephen Colletti of Hometown Christmas (Dec. 16 at 8/7c), reunite for a special evening that will include a few surprise special guests,” Lifetime teases.

'One Tree Hill' Stars Spill on Reuniting to Play New Characters in Lifetime's 'The Christmas Contract'

‘One Tree Hill’ Stars Spill on Reuniting to Play New Characters in Lifetime’s ‘The Christmas Contract’

Plus, Jensen Ackles swings by and reveals his favorite Lifetime Christmas movie!

The evening was hosted by the biggest bad in North Carolina: Paul

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New ‘Doctor Who’ Special Moves From Christmas to New Year’s Day

Doctor Who is getting a New Year’s Day special instead of its traditional Christmas broadcast.

BBC America said it will air all of the sci-fi show’s past Christmas programs Dec. 24-25, followed by a continuous run of episodes to end with the new holiday adventure on Jan. 1.

'Doctor Who': Take a Look Inside the New TARDIS (PHOTOS)

‘Doctor Who’: Take a Look Inside the New TARDIS (PHOTOS)

Production designer Arwel Jones explains the TARDIS’ interior.

Doctor Who showrunner Chris Chibnall penned the hourlong special and Wayne Yip directed it.

“Jodie Whittaker and the dynamic new team have propelled Doctor Who to become TV’s fastest growing scripted series of the year. We can’t think of a better holiday gift to the fans than a week-long marathon of Doctor Who Christmas specials and fan-favorite episodes leading into 2019 with new traditions and our first-ever ‘Who Year’s Day’ special,”

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‘A Prayer for Mr. T’ Thanksgiving Special: Bryan Cranston Ruffles Some Feathers

Sorry, Food Network, but the juiciest Thanksgiving feast is being served up by this stop-motion superhero comedy.

In this stand-alone special, “A Prayer for Mr. T,” we learn that aging crime fighter Titanium Rex (voiced by Bryan Cranston) and evil foe Dr. Devizo (Chris Pine) have been engaged in a long-running “battle of the bird,” as Cranston puts it.

Diana Ross, John Legend  More Joining 2018 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Diana Ross, John Legend More Joining 2018 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Martina McBride, Pentatonix, and Rita Ora are also expected to perform.

“You know, men love to compete when it comes to baking and cooking turkey,” jokes Cranston. “So every year we try to outdo each other, [but] this year, things get a little out of hand. I shouldn’t say a little out of hand — it goes to gargantuan sizes.”

Literally. Cranston hints that one chef’s recipe

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‘CAOS’ Holiday Special: Netflix Unveils First Look at Sabrina’s ‘Midwinter’s Tale’ (PHOTOS)

Netflix is giving Chilling Adventures of Sabrina fans the best holiday gift they could ask for — a special bonus episode.

Announced nearly a month ahead of its December 14 debut, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: A Midwinter’s Tale will delve into the holidays, coven-style. As viewers know, Sabrina (Kiernan Shipka) is part of The Church of Night which celebrates the Winter Solstice, so the special episode will feature those traditions.

Netflix's Full 2018 Holiday Lineup: 'Sabrina' Special, Festive Rom-Coms, 'Nailed It!' Season  More

Netflix’s Full 2018 Holiday Lineup: ‘Sabrina’ Special, Festive Rom-Coms, ‘Nailed It!’ Season More

Plus, new original films like ‘The Christmas Chronicles’ and a new season of ‘Fuller House.’

Part of the rituals specific to the holiday include telling ghost stories and singing pagan carols around the Yule Fire. But it’s not so “merry and bright” when uninvited guests show up, as Netflix

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Netflix’s Full 2018 Holiday Lineup: ‘Sabrina’ Special, Festive Rom-Coms, ‘Nailed It!’ Season & More

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year” for both lovers of the holiday season and Netflix enthusiasts, who can be found under cozy blankets during the cold winter months.

And it looks like 2018 will be the best year yet for festive offerings from the streaming service, as many new original films, specials, and holiday-themed seasons of series will drop on the platform throughout the months of November and December.

Below, we’re breaking down Netflix’s holiday lineup, including what’s been released so far this year and the great titles to come.

The Holiday Calendar

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Starring Kat Graham, Quincy Brown, Ethan Peck, and Ron Cephas Jones, this holiday film, released November 2, involves a “magical” advent calendar. What happens when Abby (Graham) begins to think that the gifts inside predict the future? You’ll have to see for yourself in this decidedly sweet rom-com.

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