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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘The Great British Baking Show: Holidays’ Trailer, ‘Live in Front of a Studio Audience’ Returns, Simu Liu Hosts ‘SNL’, ‘Cowboy Bebop’ Gets an After Show, ABC and NBC Holiday Specials, ‘Kids Baking Championship’ Returns, and More!

The Great British Baking Show: Holidays: Season 4. c. Netflix © 2021

Two episodes of The Great British Baking Show: Holidays are set to premiere on Netflix December 3. Competitors from past seasons will bake wondrous winter treats for judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith. Netflix released the trailer for the special episodes. 

Live in Front of a Studio Audience is returning for another reenactment of classic sitcoms. This time around the sitcoms to be featured will be The Facts of Life and Diff’rent Strokes. The special will air December 7 from 8-9:30 on ABC. For Diff’rent Strokes John Lithgow will play Mr.Drummond, Kevin Hart will play Arnold and Damon Wayans and Ann Dowd will play Willis and Mrs. Garrett. The cast of The Facts of Life will be announced later. The premiere of new series Abbott Elementary will air after the special. 

Simu Liu is set to host this week’s SNL airing November 20 on NBC. The musical guest will be Saweetie. 

Netflix’s new series Cowboy Bebop will be getting an after show set to premiere November 20. Cowboy Bebop: Unlocked will feature exclusive interviews with the cast and showrunner, bloopers, and the first interview with the actor who plays fan-favorite Radical Ed. The thirty minute special will be hosted by Erika Ishii.

Derek Hough, Julianne Hough and Ariana Debose will host The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration. It will air on ABC November 28 and feature performances from AFTR PRTY, Ariana DeBose, Brett Eldredge, Darren Criss, Derek Hough, Gwen Stefani, Jimmie Allen, Julianne Hough, Kristin Chenoweth, Meg Donnelly, NEEDTOBREATHE and Switchfoot, Norah Jones, Pentatonix, and more special guests.

December 25 will be the Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade on ABC. Derek Hough and Julianne Hough host from Walt Disney World Resort and Trevor Jackson and Sherry Cola host from Disneyland Resort. 

NBC’s annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center will air December 1 at 8. Performing at the event will be Alessia Cara, Harry Connick Jr., Mickey Guyton, Norah Jones, Brad Paisley, Rob Thomas, Carrie Underwood and more. Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Al Roker and Craig Melvin will host the event.

A new season of Kids Baking Championship is set to premiere on Food Network December 27. The ten-week competition will test the kid contestants, ages 8-11, in difficult themed challenges. From kitchen sink sweets, to cream puffs, and to dessert imposters, they must showcase their impressive baking skills and techniques. Only one incredible young baker will rise to the top to earn the sweet grand prize, including a spot in Food Network Magazine and the title of Kids Baking Champion. 

Season three of The Fungies is set to premiere on HBO Max December 16. The animated series will end with the third season. 

The 53rd NAACP Image Awards are set to air on BET February 26. Nominees will be announced January 11.

Travel Channel has renewed The Haunted Museum and Eli Roth Presents: A Ghost Ruined My Life for season two. Both series aired in October during Ghostober. Episodes also stream on discovery+.

Amazon Prime Video has ordered a new drama series called The Consultant. The series will star Christoph Waltz. The series is inspired by Bentley Little’s 2015 novel. The series is a darkly comedic workplace thriller that explores the sinister relationship between boss and employee, asking how far we will go to get ahead, and to survive.

NBCUniversal will continue to be the exclusive U.S. home of Premier League. The new agreement will take it through 2028. Games will air on NBC, USA Network and Peacock. 

Travel Channel’s Kindred Spirits is set to return with new episodes December 18. The ten episode sixth season will also stream on dicsovery+. Amy Bruni, Adam Berry and Chip Coffey, are determined to uncover the mysteries behind unexplainable paranormal anomalies across the country. 

Finding Magic Mike is set to premiere on HBO Max. Ten regular guys who have “lost their magic” are put through the paces of a Magic Mike Live bootcamp, baring their souls – and more – as they learn to perform sexy and daring dance routines with one being crowned the real Magic Mike. The winner will pocket a cash prize. All seven episodes will premiere December 16.

Season six of Growing Up Hip Hop is set to return January 6 on WE tv. The second half of the season will consist of twelve episodes and feature the biggest cast yet! WE tv released a sneak peak of the new episodes.

Lee Arvoy
Lee Arvoy joined the TV Source team in the summer of 2020 as a TV Writer.

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