The Fox television network has announced its upcoming slate for holiday programming starting on December 11. They've released synopses for Christmas episodes from some of the network's most popular shows, along with other holiday specials and even a network movie premeiere thrown in to boot.
Tuesday, Dec. 11
Bones (8:00 PM ET/PT)
"The Man in the Fallout Shelter" episode has the team quarantined in the lab over the holiday. Everyone tries to maintain the spirit of the season, while Brennan (Emily Deschanel) struggles to answer questions about her family.
House M.D. (9:00 PM ET/PT)
It doesn't seem like it will be a happy holiday on the "Merry Little Christmas" episode as House (Hugh Laurie) is suffering withdrawal symptoms from his drug habit and the other doctors are rushing to save a girl with a collapsed lung.
Saturday, Dec. 15
Cops (8:00 PM ET/PT)
As the holidays near, mistletoe has people kissing someone dear while COPS' cameras capture prostitutes' fear when officers patrol the streets from coast-to-coast.
Mad TV (11:00 PM ET/PT)
Jeff Probst guest-stars in a very merry edition of MADtv, dropping by the late-night laugh-fest to sing the "Songs from 'Survivor'" and enjoy an "All-Star Christmas with Maury (Michael McDonald) & Connie (Bobby Lee)."
Sunday, Dec. 16
The Simpsons (8:00 PM ET/PT)
In "Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind," Homer wakes up one snowy morning and finds his family missing. With no recollection of what happened the night before, he gets hooked up to a device that allows him to piece together the night's events.
American Dad! (9:30 PM ET/PT)
Stan demands a grander Christmas from his family, starting with a bigger and better tree. He finds the perfect tree in the forest, but meets an untimely end in "The Most Adequate Christmas Ever." Guest voice cast: Paget Brewster and Jane Lynch
Sunday, Dec. 23
The Simpsons (7:00 PM ET/PT)
The family is stuck with an unwanted house guest after they open their home to Gil for the Christmas holidays. After a full year, an attempt at getting him a job and many failed "accidents," Marge finally grows a backbone and throws Gil out - on Christmas Eve.
Wednesday, Dec. 26
Christmas With the Kranks World Broadcast Premiere (8:00 PM ET/PT)
When Luther (Tim Allen) and Nora (Jamie Lee Curtis) Kranks' only daughter decides to spend the holidays away from home, the couple chooses to forego their traditional holiday celebrations and excitedly plan a Caribbean cruise instead. However, their lack of Christmas cheer angers the neighbors and a hilarious battle ensues.
Sunday, Dec. 30
American Dad! (9:30 PM ET/PT)
Stan loses the Christmas spirit, but when the Ghost of Christmas Past (guest voice Lisa Kudrow) takes him back in time, he escapes in order to right the wrongs that will lead the world to betray Christmas.
New Year's Eve Live! (11:00 PM ET live; CT/MT/PT tape-delayed)
Cat Deeley, reprising her role as host, will take a look back at the year's most memorable moments in pop culture and introduce live performances by some of the year's hottest musical artists. As 2007 comes to a close, Deeley with special guest Spike Feresten reporting live, will bring in the New Year as the world-famous New Year's Eve ball makes its descent into Times Square.