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TNT, TBS and truTV Spread Yuletide Cheer with Holiday Programming Throughout December

American Dad! Impractical Jokers The Misery Index

Beloved Annual 24-Hour “A Christmas Story” Marathon Returns Plus New Holiday-Themed Episodes of “American Dad,” “The Misery Index” and “Impractical Jokers: Dinner Party” 

BURBANK, CA – December 2, 2020 – TNT, TBS and truTV celebrate this holly jolly season with iconic holiday films and episodes throughout December. 

On December 17, truTV will feature a new “Impractical Jokers: Dinner Party” episode, celebrating holiday meals and memories. TBS will air all-new Christmas-themed episodes of “American Dad” on December 21 and “The Misery Index” on December 23, as well as festive marathons of “American Dad,” “Family Guy,” “Friends,” “Seinfeld” and “The Big Bang Theory.”  

An annual tradition since 1997, TBS and TNT will host a 24-hour marathon of “A Christmas Story” from Christmas Eve to Christmas. This marathon is consistently among television’s highest-rated programs around Christmas, and last year’s marathon reached nearly 35 million viewers across TBS and TNT. This year throughout the marathon, interstitials will feature fan-favorite AEW wrestlers performing a special table read of some of the film’s most iconic scenes. Additionally, the table read will be available to view at TNT.tv and on TNT’s YouTube page.  

TBS, TNT and truTV’s holiday programming schedule is below. 

TBS 

A CHRISTMAS STORY 
Friday, December 4 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT, Saturday, December 5 at 6:00 p.m. ET/PT 

JINGLE ALL THE WAY 
Friday, December 4 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, Saturday, December 5 at 4:00 p.m. ET/PT, Sunday, December 6 at 5:00 p.m. ET/PT & 10:30 p.m. ET/PT, Saturday, December 12 at 5:30 p.m. ET/PT and Sunday, December 13 at 3:30 p.m. ET/PT  

Christmas. It's the most magical time of year. But while many are bustling to find their children the perfect gifts, others aren't quite ready to adopt the holiday spirit. High-powered businessman Howard Langston (Arnold Schwarzenegger) loves his family, but he just can't seem to find enough time for wife Liz and son Jamie. But Howard will make it up to Jamie... he'll buy him the toy on every child's list to Santa -- and the hottest action figure of the season -- Turbo Man! Unfortunately, Howard if facing one BIG problem: It's Christmas Eve, and Turbo Man has been sold out since Thanksgiving! Howard's down-to-the-wire trek to find Turbo Man quickly turns into an odyssey wilder than he could have ever imagined. In the course of his seemingly endless Yuletide misadventures, he finds himself in a no-holds-barred fight-to-the-finish with a crazed postman named Myron, who is out to claim the last Turbo Man for his own kid.  

Jingle All The Way

DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS 
Sunday, December 6 at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT and Sunday, December 13 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT 

Bitter and hateful, the Grinch is irritated at the thought of the nearby village having a happy time celebrating Christmas. So disguised as Santa Claus with his dog Max made to look like a reindeer, he raids the village to steal all the Christmas things. 

DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS 

 
Sunday, December 6 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT and Sunday, December 13 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT 

Chippy is assigned to a family that includes a boy who is questioning the magic of Christmas. When Chippy finds the assignment a bit challenging, his good friends, Santa, and an unexpected child help him remember why his job is important! 

AN ELF’S STORY: THE ELF ON THE SHELF

TYLER PERRY'S A MADEA CHRISTMAS 
Friday, December 11 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT, Saturday and December 12 at 3:30 p.m. ET/PT 

Madea accompanies her niece, Eileen, to the small town of Buck Tussel to pay a surprise visit to Eileen's daughter, Lacey, who has refused to come home for Christmas. The real reason Lacey is avoiding her judgmental mother is that she has secretly married Connor, a white classmate from college. When Eileen and Madea arrive at Lacey's farm, she tells them that Connor is an employee, but her lie soon spins out of control. 

TYLER PERRY'S A MADEA CHRISTMAS 

AMERICAN DAD MARATHON 
Monday, December 21 at 2:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. ET/PT 

AMERICAN DAD

2:30 p.m. ET/PT – "The Best Christmas Story Never Told” 
3:00 p.m. ET/PT – "The Most Adequate Christmas Ever” 
3:30 p.m. ET/PT – "Rapture's Delight” 
4:00 p.m. ET/PT – "For Whom the Sleigh Bell Tolls” 
4:30 p.m. ET/PT – “Season's Beatings” 
5:00 p.m. ET/PT – “Minstrel Krampus” 
5:30 p.m. ET/PT – “Dreaming of a White Porsche Christmas” 
6:00 p.m. ET/PT – “Ninety North, Zero West”

FAMILY GUY MARATHON 
Monday, December 21 at 6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. ET/PT

FAMILY GUY

6:30 p.m. ET/PT – “A Very Special Family Guy Freakin' Christmas” 
7:00 p.m. ET/PT – “Road to the North Pole Part 1” 
7:30 p.m. ET/PT – “Road to the North Pole Part 2” 
8:00 p.m. ET/PT – “Jesus, Mary and Joseph!” 
8:30 p.m. ET/PT – “Christmas Guy” 
9:00 p.m. ET/PT – “The 2000-Year-Old-Virgin” 
9:30 p.m. ET/PT – “How the Griffin Stole Christmas”  

AMERICAN DAD – NEW EPISODE  
Monday, December 21 at 10:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. ET/PT

AMERICAN DAD

10:00 p.m. ET/PT – “Yule. Tide. Repeat.” – NEW EPISODE  
After Stan's plan for the perfect Christmas goes terribly, tragically wrong, he's given a magical opportunity to make things right. 

Leading up to the new episode, starting December 1st, fans can go to tbs.com/americandad to experience the American Dad Advent Calendar for daily unlocked content from holidays past and present and play the American Dad Holiday Edition trivia game 

10:30 p.m. ET/PT – “Santa, Schmanta” 

FRIENDS MARATHON 
Wednesday, December 23 at 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET/PT 

Friends

12:00 p.m. ET/PT – “The One with Phoebe's Dad” 
12:30 p.m. ET/PT – “The One Where Rachel Quits” 
1:00 p.m. ET/PT – “The One with the Girl from Poughkeepsie” 
1:30 p.m. ET/PT – “The One with the Inappropriate Sister” 
2:00 p.m. ET/PT – “The One with the Routine” 
2:30 p.m. ET/PT – “The One with All the Candy” 
3:00 p.m. ET/PT – “The One with the Holiday Armadillo” 
3:30 p.m. ET/PT – “The One with Monica's Boots” 
4:00 p.m. ET/PT – “The One with the Ross' Step Forward” 
4:30 p.m. ET/PT – “The One with Christmas in Tulsa” 

SEINFELD  MARATHON 
Wednesday, December 23 at 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. ET/PT 

SEINFELD

5:00 p.m. ET/PT – “The Red Dot” 
5:30 p.m. ET/PT – “The Pick” 
6:00 p.m. ET/PT – “The Race” 
6:30 p.m. ET/PT – “The Gum” 
7:00 p.m. ET/PT – “The Strike” 

THE BIG BANG THEORY MARATHON 
Wednesday, December 23 at 7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. ET/PT 
7:30 p.m. ET/PT – “The Bath Item Gift Hypothesis” 
8:00 p.m. ET/PT – “The Santa Simulation”  
8:30 p.m. ET/PT – “The Cooper Extraction” 
9:00 p.m. ET/PT – “The Clean Room Infiltration” 
9:30 p.m. ET/PT – “The Holiday Summation” 

THE MISERY INDEX – NEW EPISODE 
Wednesday, December 23 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on TBS 
“The Misery Index Holiday Special” 

In this Holiday Special episode of The Misery Index, find out why camels and nativities don't mix, why Santa never goes rock climbing and why Joe is trying to sell caramelized gingerbread taint. All that and festivities a plenty, plus an epic final round worth fifty thousand dollars! 

The Misery Index

24 HOURS OF A CHRISTMAS STORY 
Thursday, December 24 at 8 p.m. ET/PT to Friday, December 25 at 8 p.m. ET/PT 

Youngster Ralphie Parker spends most of his time dodging a bully and dreaming of his ideal Christmas gift, a Red Ryder air rifle. Frequently at odds with his cranky dad but comforted by his doting mother, Ralphie struggles to make it to Christmas Day with his glasses and his hopes intact.

A Christmas StoryA Christmas Story

TNT 

A CHRISTMAS CAROL (1999) 
Thursday, December 17 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT and 10:00 p.m. ET/PT 
Adaptation of Charles Dickens’ story “A Christmas Carol.” A crotchety, old misanthrope, Ebenezer Scrooge (Patrick Stewart), experiences an epiphany on Christmas Eve when he revisits his wretched past and is permitted to see terrifying glimpses of his future with the help of three spirits and the ghost of his dead business partner. 

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS 
Friday, December 18 at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT and 7:30 p.m. ET/PT and Saturday, December 19 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT 

Bitter and hateful, the Grinch is irritated at the thought of the nearby village having a happy time celebrating Christmas. So disguised as Santa Claus with his dog Max made to look like a reindeer, he raids the village to steal all the Christmas things. 

DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS 

JINGLE ALL THE WAY 
Friday, December 18 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT and Saturday, December 19 at 4:02 p.m. ET/PT 

Christmas. It's the most magical time of year. But while many are bustling to find their children the perfect gifts, others aren't quite ready to adopt the holiday spirit. High-powered businessman Howard Langston (Arnold Schwarzenegger) loves his family, but he just can't seem to find enough time for wife Liz and son Jamie. But Howard will make it up to Jamie... he'll buy him the toy on every child's list to Santa -- and the hottest action figure of the season -- Turbo Man! Unfortunately, Howard if facing one BIG problem: It's Christmas Eve, and Turbo Man has been sold out since Thanksgiving! Howard's down-to-the-wire trek to find Turbo Man quickly turns into an odyssey wilder than he could have ever imagined. In the course of his seemingly endless Yuletide misadventures, he finds himself in a no-holds-barred fight-to-the-finish with a crazed postman named Myron, who is out to claim the last Turbo Man for his own kid.  

Jingle All The Way

A CHRISTMAS STORY 
Monday, December 21 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT and 10:00 p.m. ET/PT 

TYLER PERRY'S A MADEA CHRISTMAS 
Tuesday, December 22 at 3:15 p.m. ET / 12:15 p.m. PT 

Madea accompanies her niece, Eileen, to the small town of Buck Tussel to pay a surprise visit to Eileen's daughter, Lacey, who has refused to come home for Christmas. The real reason Lacey is avoiding her judgmental mother is that she has secretly married Connor, a white classmate from college. When Eileen and Madea arrive at Lacey's farm, she tells them that Connor is an employee, but her lie soon spins out of control. 

TYLER PERRY'S A MADEA CHRISTMAS 

24 HOURS OF A CHRISTMAS STORY 
Thursday, December 24 at 9 p.m. ET/PT to Friday, December 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Youngster Ralphie Parker spends most of his time dodging a bully and dreaming of his ideal Christmas gift, a Red Ryder air rifle. Frequently at odds with his cranky dad but comforted by his doting mother, Ralphie struggles to make it to Christmas Day with his glasses and his hopes intact.

A Christmas Story

 

A Christmas Story

truTV 

IMPRACTICAL JOKERS: DINNER PARTY – NEW EPISODE  
Thursday, December 17 at 10 p.m. ET/PT 
Let the Jokers ho, ho, host your holiday dinner party. This week, Murr, Q, Sal and Joe reminisce about their Christmas past. In addition, Joe's son Remo gets on the naughty list, while Q's on the nice list for blessing everyone with a musical gift. Plus Joe surprises the other guys with a holiday-themed wardrobe request. 

IMPRACTICAL JOKERS: DINNER PARTY


About TNT 
TNT, a WarnerMedia brand, is watched by more people than any other cable network and known for big, lean-forward television that gives viewers the best seat in the house for electrifying stories, dynamic characters and thrilling events. TNT is home to some of television's most popular original series including “Snowpiercer,” “Animal Kingdom” and “Claws.” TNT is expanding its programming to include premium unscripted with the docuseries “Shaq Life.” TNT also presents big ticket movies like “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Black Panther” and popular shows such as “Charmed and “Supernatural,” in addition to primetime specials and sports coverage, including the NBA and NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championships and the professional wrestling league All Elite Wrestling (AEW), which has exploded onto the scene with “AEW Dynamite,” premiering as the night’s #1 wrestling show. Website: www.tntdrama.com 
 
About TBS
TBS, a WarnerMedia brand, is a top-rated destination for television among young adults and known for escapist, lean-back entertainment, featuring smart, imaginative stories with heart and comedic edge. From scripted comedy series to late-night shows, game shows, and animated programming, TBS’ Originals slate is comprised of some of the most popular shows on cable — “Miracle Workers,” “CONAN,” “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee,” “The Last O.G.” and “American Dad!,” as well as the upcoming comedy “Chad.” The network’s slate of premium unscripted series includes the popular game show “The Misery Index,” upcoming reality-competition series “Go-Big Show” and “The Cube” and the revival of fan-favorite “Wipeout.” TBS’ lineup also includes comedy hits like “Family Guy” and “The Big Bang Theory,” classic sitcom favorites “Friends” and “Seinfeld,” blockbuster movies, and live event coverage of Major League Baseball, the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship and “ELEAGUE,” WarnerMedia's eSports gaming competition. Viewers can watch shows on the TBS app, available for iOS, Android, Xbox One and other platforms and devices. Website: www.tbs.com 
 
About truTV 
truTV, a WarnerMedia brand, is a bold, fresh entertainment network that gives viewers audacious content with laugh-out-loud moments and relatable characters. With millions of engaged fans across linear, digital and social channels, the cable network features a growing roster of critically acclaimed and fan-favorite, premium scripted, non-scripted and hybrid series, such as “Impractical Jokers,” “Impractical Jokers: Dinner Party,” “Tacoma FD,” “Top Secret Videos,” “Double Cross with Blake Griffin,”  “Fast Foodies,” “Big Trick Energy” and more. truTV is also a partner in airing the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship each year. Website: www.trutv.com

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