FOX will air new and returning Thanksgiving and holiday favorites throughout the months of November and December.
All-new animated Thanksgiving-themed episodes include SON OF ZORN (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) on Sunday, Nov. 13, and BOB’S BURGERS (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) at a special time on Sunday, Nov. 20, as well as BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (8:00-8:31 PM ET/PT) and NEW GIRL (8:31-9:01 PM ET/PT) on Tuesday, Nov. 22.
Then, catch the annual return of FOX animated holiday favorite ICE AGE: A MAMMOTH CHRISTMAS (7:00-7:30 PM ET/PT), followed by an all-new holiday-themed BOB’S BURGERS (7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT) on Sunday, Nov. 27. LETHAL WEAPON (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) airs a seasonally themed episode on Wednesday, Dec. 7. Watch a Sunday night of themed animated episodes: THE SIMPSONS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT), SON OF ZORN (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) and FAMILY GUY (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on Dec. 11. The holiday cheer continues with all-new themed episodes of BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (8:00-8:31 PM ET/PT) and NEW GIRL (8:31-9:01 PM ET/PT) on Tuesday, Dec. 13.
Don’t miss the all-new special SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO on Monday, Dec. 5 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). TARAJI’S WHITE HOT HOLIDAYS airs Thursday, Dec. 8 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT).
Finally, stay up late with FOX and Pitbull, along with hosts Queen Latifah and Snoop Dogg, to watch the New Year’s Eve ball drop on PITBULL’S NEW YEAR’S REVOLUTION airing Saturday, Dec. 31 (11:00 PM-12:30 AM ET live-CT/MT/PT tape-delayed).
FOX HOLIDAY PROGRAMMING The following Thanksgiving-themed programs air in November on FOX:
Sunday, Nov. 13
SON OF ZORN (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “The Battle of Thanksgiving”
After a pep talk from Linda (Artemis Pebdani), Zorn (Jason Sudeikis) crashes Edie’s (Cheryl Hines) Thanksgiving to prove to Edie’s mom how much he’s matured. It goes well at first, until Edie’s mom (guest star Jenny O’Hara) shares her views on Zephyria. Meanwhile, Alan (Johnny Pemberton) butters up his grandmother to get her to pay for his expensive summer music camp. Also, after Thanksgiving, Zorn consults fellow Zephyrian Dr. Klorpins (guest voice Nick Offerman) via Facetime, when he develops a mysterious itch.
Sunday, Nov. 20
BOB’S BURGERS (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “The Quirk-ducers” – Airing at a special time
The kids have their half day before Thanksgiving cancelled because of Mr. Frond’s (guest voice David Herman) idea for a play. Gene (Eugene Mirman) and Louise (Kristen Schaal) come up with an idea to sabotage the play with Tina’s (Dan Mintz) holiday fan fiction in order to get their half day back.
Tuesday, Nov. 22
BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (8:00-8:31 PM ET/PT) – “Mr. Santiago”
At Amy’s (Melissa Fumero) intricately planned Thanksgiving dinner, Jake (Andy Samberg) goes “full Santiago” (binder and all) in order to impress her father (guest star Jimmy Smits), a former cop. With Jake and Amy’s focus elsewhere, Charles (Joe Lo Truglio) is left on turkey duty and Holt (Andre Braugher) helps Pimento (guest star Jason Mantzoukas) cope after learning he can no longer work for the NYPD.
NEW GIRL (8:31-9:01 PM ET/PT) – “Last Thanksgiving”
Jess (Zooey Deschanel) is set on making the gang’s last Thanksgiving at the loft the best one ever, while playing nurse to her new wheelchair-stricken boyfriend, Robbie (Nelson Franklin). Meanwhile, Schmidt (Max Greenfield) and Cece (Hannah Simone) have to babysit a heartsick Gavin (guest star Peter Gallagher) who’s just been dumped by his girlfriend.
The following holiday-themed programs air this November and December on FOX:
Sunday, Nov. 27
ICE AGE: A MAMMOTH CHRISTMAS (7:00-7:30 PM ET/PT) – Annual Return
America’s favorite arctic herd is busy decorating for the holiday season. In his rush to help, Sid (John Leguizamo) destroys Manny’s (Ray Romano) favorite decorations. Manny is so upset he convinces Sid he is now on Santa’s naughty list. Sid, Crash (Seann William Scott), Eddie (Josh Peck) and Peaches (Ciara Bravo) take off for the North Pole to plead their case to Santa (Billy Gardell). Meanwhile, Manny, Ellie (Queen Latifah) and Diego (Denis Leary), worry over Peaches’ safety and race to find her. Back at the North Pole, Sid and his crew accidentally destroy Santa’s Workshop on Christmas Eve, and it’s up to these newfound friends to orchestrate a Christmas miracle. The special, directed by Karen Disher, also features the voice talent of Chris Wedge, T.J. Miller and Judah Friedlander. An encore airs on Tuesday, Dec. 20 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT).
BOB’S BURGERS (7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT) – “The Last Gingerbread House on the Left”
Bob (H. Jon Benjamin) gets roped into competing in a secret Gingerbread house-building contest. Meanwhile, Linda (John Roberts) and the kids decide to go caroling, but their neighbors are not in the Christmas spirit.
Monday, Dec. 5
SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – All-New Special
Emmy Award-winning personality Steve Harvey will host this two-hour event and reimagining of the classic talent showcase series, in which Harvey will celebrate his return to the famed theater, where he launched his own career, and where he’ll be joined by some of the biggest stars in comedy and music.
Wednesday, Dec. 7
LETHAL WEAPON (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “Jingle Bell Glock”
The whole precinct’s holiday celebrations are cut short when they’re called to examine a ruthless homicide linked to Eddie Flores (guest star Raul Casso), the deranged nephew of a notable drug lord who has a previous history with Riggs (Clayne Crawford). The holiday season weighs heavily on Riggs, who flashes back to past Christmases with his former wife, Miranda (guest star Floriana Lima). Murtaugh (Damon Wayans) is also a little preoccupied with his neighbor’s obnoxious holiday decorations.
Thursday, Dec. 8
TARAJI’S WHITE HOT HOLIDAYS (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – All-New Special
EMPIRE’S Taraji P. Henson is back this holiday season to spread cheer, goodwill and some holiday magic in an all-new music and variety special, renditions of classic holiday songs by entertainment superstars, including EMPIRE’s Jussie Smollett, Taye Diggs, Pharrell Williams, Missy Elliott, Alicia Keys, Darryl McDaniels of Run-DMC, Snoop Dogg and TLC. The event also will include cameo appearances by acclaimed actor and filmmaker Tyler Perry and BROOKLYN NINE-NINE’s Terry Crews, among other surprise guests and performances. An encore airs Friday, Dec. 23 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT.
Sunday, Dec. 11
THE SIMPSONS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) – “The Nightmare After Krustmas”
Krusty (Dan Castellaneta) tries to impress his daughter (guest voice Natasha Lyonne) as they spend Christmas with the Simpsons. Meanwhile, Reverend Lovejoy (Harry Shearer) seeks converts after church attendance plummets, and Maggie is haunted by a spooky Christmas toy. Comedian Jackie Mason also makes a guest-voice appearance. An encore airs on Christmas, Sunday, Dec. 25 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT).
SON OF ZORN (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “The War on Grafelnik”
Torn between Edie’s Christmas and Zorn’s Grafelnik – the Zephyrian holiday of revenge – Alan realizes he can play his parents off each other to get better presents.
FAMILY GUY (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) – “How the Griffin Stole Christmas”
Peter (Seth MacFarlane) is asked to fill in for the mall Santa and gets drunk on the power. Meanwhile, Stewie (MacFarlane) and Brian (MacFarlane) crash holiday office parties for the free food, drama and women.
Tuesday, Dec. 13
BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (8:00-8:31 PM ET/PT) – “Captain Latvia”
Charles enlists Jake’s help in tracking down his son’s favorite toy for Christmas, and the pair finds themselves accidentally facing off against a Latvian criminal ring as a result. Back at the precinct, the team gears up for their annual Christmas carol competition against their sworn enemy: the MTA.
NEW GIRL (8:31-9:01 PM ET/PT) – “Christmas Eve Eve”
Jess struggles to keep the loft’s Secret Santa afloat, while helping Reagan (guest star Megan Fox) plan a Christmas surprise for Nick (Jake Johnson). When Winston (Lamorne Morris) believes his gift for Cece won’t be delivered in time, Winston and Schmidt go on a mission to track it down.
Saturday, Dec. 31
PITBULL’S NEW YEAR’S REVOLUTION (11:00 PM-12:30 AM ET live-CT/MT/PT tape-delayed) – All-New Special
Armando Christian Perez, aka Pitbull, will ring in the New Year LIVE from the sandy beaches of America’s hottest city – Miami – alongside hosts Queen Latifah and Snoop Dogg. Pitbull will perform and be joined by some of his favorite A-list musicians, DJs and celebrity friends for this unforgettable live event.
No Question Mark Box Here; Super Mario Delivers a 1-Up in Theaters
If you were born in the ’80s, ’90s, or literally ANY decade after those, you know about Super Mario. A cultural phenomenon was brought to life on the big screen this last weekend. One that has not only stood the test of time but reinvented itself time and time again. This wasn’t even the first time it’s been made into a movie but, well, let’s be honest.. some of us choose not to acknowledge the LIVE action adaptation of the beloved game from 30 years ago.
It was pretty bad… But this was animation. ILLUMINATION animation at that. The Universal company that brought us Gru and his Minions, showed us the Secret Life of Pets, and gave us a reason to SING! Still, I had my reservations and even some concerns, especially when the casting was announced.
Eyebrows were raised. As big of stars as they were on paper, could they really deliver on voicing characters from a staple of our childhood? They did.
Chris Pratt and Charlie Day may not be Italian, and Jack Black may not be a King or Turtle creature from the Mushroom Kingdom, but they make the characters their own all while paying homage to the lore of a video game.
From the jump, the story reintroduces us to the brothers that just want to save Brooklyn one clogged sink at a time. We feel an instant connection and relate to these “underdogs of the plumbing world”. The movie is riddled with easter eggs, each of which tugs on the heartstrings of every generation of Mario fandom. And the soundtrack was beautifully put together to not only make us feel like we’re taking a walkthrough of the game but like an experience all its own with some familiar favorites thrown in.
Every word in the movie is pure eye candy for both those that are casual fans, and those analyzing every frame to see what they’ll catch next. Bowser’s ship, the Mushroom Kingdom, Kong’s arena, and the Rainbow Road.. They’re all meant to give us just enough of a “new” look at these amazing worlds, but stay true to how we remember them.
The movie itself moves along at the perfect pace. Although, if you don’t really know ANYTHING about the Super Mario Bros, you may have gotten a little lost and felt left behind in the green tunnel. But that’s ok! It’s an adventure of the imagination and a classic story of a boy that meets a girl and tries to save the world from a monster that wants to destroy it.
What’s funny is that you could easily say this is a story about two characters who couldn’t be more opposite if they tried, battling to win the heart of a princess. Who would’ve thought that the King of the Koopas was just trying to impress his crush?
And that song? Ohhh THAT song! It’s my new ringtone and deserves the Oscar for Best Original Song.
Back to the movie.
Universal and Illumination clearly understood the assignment. Is it missing some things or could things have been done differently or even better? Absolutely! We’re the worst critics of the things we hold nearest and dearest to our hearts. But if you’re up for going on a 90-minute adventure through amazing worlds, with awesome music, and characters that’ll make you smile and laugh, then this is the perfect movie to spring you into that warm summer feeling.
Plus there’s the whole part with karts and shells, and banana peels and oh my goodness how amazing was that?? It’s enough to make you want to stand up and cheer, then go home and destroy your friends and family on your favorite track haha.
The bottom line, it pays homage in all the right ways to the little guy with the mustache, while giving us something new and exciting. Take the kids and go see Super Mario Bros. You’ll be glad you did!
Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment returns to WonderCon 2023
Justice League x RWBY: Superheroes & Hunters Opening Act Saturday, March 25 at 1:30 p.m. on North 200A. Talent confirmed so far to participate in the post-screening panel is Natalie Alyn Lind (Big Sky, The Goldbergs, Gotham) as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince and longtime RWBY cast member Lindsay Jones (Camp Camp) as Ruby, Kara Eberle ( RWBY: Ice Queendom) as Weiss, Arryn Zech (Detective Now Dead) as Blake and Barbara Dunkelman (Blood Fest) as Yang – along with Jeannie Tirado (Soul, Saints Row) as Green Lantern and Tru Valentino (The Rookie, The Cuphead Show!) as a cyborg. Also attending the panel will be producer/director Kerry Shawcross (series RWBY) and writer Meghan Fitzmartin (Supernatural, Justice Society: World War II).
Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment returns to WonderCon 2023 with the big screen debut from DC Animated Films: highlights this year include the world premieres of the highly anticipated Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham and Justice League x RWBY: Superheroes & Hunters Part One the weekend of March 24-26 in Anaheim, California. Both screenings will be followed by panel discussions with actors and creators. Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham premieres at The Arena on Friday, March 24 at 6 p.m. Tati Gabrielle (Kaleidoscope, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Uncharted) as Kai Li Cain, Christopher Gorham (The Lincoln Lawyer, Insatiable) as Oliver Queen, David Dastmalchian (Dune, Suicide Squad, Ant-Man) as Grendon, producer/co-director Sam Liu (The Death and the Return of Superman), co-director Christopher Berkeley (Young Justice) and screenwriter Jase Ricci (Teen Titans Go! and DC Super Hero Girls: Mayhem Across the Multiverse).
Both films will have encore screenings in the Arena on Sunday, March 26. Justice League x RWBY: Super Heroes & Huntsmen, Part One will screen at 12:15pm, followed by Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham at 2:00pm