5 December TV Debuts We Can’t Wait To Watch

It’s December, which – of course – makes it the most wonderful time of the year for those who like watching holiday specials of their regular shows and seeing favorite character act merry and bright. Here are some highlights amongst the blizzards of seasonal programming over the next month.

NTSF:SD:SUV: Christmas Activity
Adult Swim’s parody of every over-the-top procedural on network television gets to tick another cliche off its list with this Very Special Holiday Episode, in which the team is attacked in the middle of its Christmas party by “the evil Alaskan Santa Claus.” Paul Scheer, I’m counting on you for at least one reference to Yukon Cornelius, dammit. (December 6 at 12:15pm Eastern on Cartoon Network)

12 Disasters of Christmas
What better way to celebrate not only the holiday season, but also the rumored end of the world than with a Syfy Original Movie based on Mayan predictions of the Apocalypse that sees a new disaster every day, leading up to the end of everything we know… or, perhaps, the arrival of Ol’ Saint Nick.( December 8 at 9pm Eastern on Syfy)

Robot Chicken’s ATM Christmas Special
The seemingly unstoppable Robot Chicken returns with another holiday special, this year promising the yuletide cheer of Kano from Mortal Kombat and something that it’s describing as “the writers give GI Joe a very special Christmas.” That last one alone guarantees that I’ll tune in far more than the promise of a Justin Beiber sketch. Aren’t we all over Biebermania by now…? (December 9 at 12pm Eastern on Cartoon Network)

Syfy 20th Anniversary Special
A trip down memory lane for Syfy as it celebrates two decades of existence with a two-hour special that looks back on the highs and lows of the channel’s output so far. Expect a lot of Battlestar Galactica and Stargate talk, as well as the potential comedy of seeing whether or not the outrage over renaming itself from “SciFi” to “Syfy” gets mentioned at all. (December 10 at 9pm Eastern on Syfy)

Doctor Who
Now this hour may not be the most wonderful time of the year, but it’s very likely to be the most wonderful time of the month: The Doctor returns, depressed as Scroogelike, and only Clara/Oswin can save him from the darkness in his own soul… which is good, because only he can save the world from killer Snowmen. Yes, killer Snowmen. Admit it: This will be amazing. (December 25 at 9pm Eastern on BBC America)

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Comments

  • Salohcinr

    Killer snowmen…. what more needs to be said?

  • Demoncat4

    killer snow man vs the doctor just proves even  a time lord can have some crazy and stupid bad guys. and the sci fi thing should be interesting to learn who came up with syfy

  • GC001

    This is just… SO SAD…

    I’m glad I dropped cable almost a year ago!
    You can practically get all the entertainment you want online for FREE; you can always find something good online.
    That’s not true even with 200+ channels on expanded cable!  => Yeesh!

    All the consolidations, mergers, and monopolies in these conglomerate/multinational entertainment companies has resulted in far too much reality TV, stagnated creativity on the alphabet soup channels, and more vacuousness in entertainment in general than I’ve seen in any period of my life.

    My goodness, the entertainment options were better when we had fewer than 20 channels owned by almost as many different companies!  They actually competed against each other and produced more quality programming!

    Entertainment programming is just as bad and varied as gas pricing…

  • Zor-El of Argo

     Absolutely nothing. I am sold.

  • Ian A

    NTSF:SD:SUV: Christmas Activity

    [...]
    (December 6 at 12:15pm Eastern on Cartoon Network)

    That’s…not how time works, unless NTSF is suddenly airing just after noon.

    It technically would air on December 7 at 12:15am. 

  • Sidmeth

    doctor who will be amazing…. unfortunately for the readers here you will submit your usual blather…stupid comments and questions about the episode that make no sense…