There’s no use denying it, the holidays are coming. Soon Thanksgiving will take place in the US and then it will be followed by Christmas and New Year’s before you even know it. Fox is getting into the holiday spirit with Thanksgiving and Christmas themed episodes of some of its shows, along with a few specials and TV movies.
The following Thanksgiving-themed programs air in November on Fox:
Sunday, November 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, November 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, November 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, November 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, December 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, December 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, December 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, December 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, December 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, December 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.