'Tis the season for holiday-themed TV shows and specials!
TV One revealed today (Nov. 19) their holiday lineup of shows, which include a Christmas variety show called “One Christmas” featuring live performances by Anthony Hamilton, Ron and Ernie Isley, Syleena Johnson, Kem, Ledisi, Lil’ Mo, Chanté Moore, Marvin Sapp, Richard Smallwood, Angie Stone and 3WB (3 Winans Brothers). Co-hosted by husband-and-wife duo, author and film executive DeVon Franklin and actress Meagan Good, the performers will sing the holiday classics, share personal holiday stories, and tribute those in the Armed Forces.
D’Angela Proctor, SVP of Programming and Production for TV One, said in a statement: “Our Christmas programming lineup is truly robust, catering to a full spectrum of holiday sentiments. Viewers can enjoy timely episodes of our fan-favorite sitcoms, while Russ Parr’s touching new film dissects the themes of love and loss, family and redemption. Balancing these scripted offerings is our One Christmas special featuring an incredible lineup of R&B and gospel artists performing holiday favorites—so there is truly something everyone can enjoy.”
“One Christmas” will air on Saturday, November 30 at 8pm EST on TV One.
See below for a list of dates and times of other holiday-themed TV shows to premiere on the network this season:
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 9PM/ET:
Love That Girl – “Happy Hold Up Day”
The whole gang gets taken hostage on Christmas Eve by a down-and-out married couple running from the police after a bank robbery.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 8PM/ET:
A Christmas Blessing
This moving family drama chronicles the parallel hardships of Pamela Cleveland (Lisa Arrindell Anderson), a mother of four whose husband, Charles (David Banner), has been killed in action while serving in Afghanistan, and Earl James (Omari Hardwick), a fresh divorcee. While Pamela combats immeasurable grief and a flood of concerns as a new widow, Earl combats anxiety and struggles to maintain custody of and contact with his two sons. Pamela and Earl’s lives are forever transformed when their seemingly separate paths intersect and together, they learn the realities of dating and single-parenthood, the importance of family and the true meaning of Christmas. A Christmas Blessing is produced for TV One by Uptoparr Productions, Inc. and executive produced by Russ Parr. Lamar Chase is producer for TV One and Tia Smith is executive in charge of production for TV One.
Friday, December 13, 9PM/ET:
The Rickey Smiley Show – “Captive Christmas”
When Rickey and the family get trapped at the church by a freak snowstorm, they take a moment to reminisce on the holiday harmony generated by their strong family connections.