Washington (AP) The big three cable news networks have taken their holiday break to take in the sights and sounds of a holiday weekend, but not every cable news channel is feeling the benefit of their largesse.
In fact, some are doing their own spin on holiday entertainment.
CBS, CNN, and Fox News have all announced their own “mba” events, with one of the big three networks, NBC, hosting its own show that mimics the holiday season in a big way.
Fox, however, is one of many networks that are trying to avoid a holiday-themed TV show.
On Sunday, the network released a “Weekend” special featuring three different “mubas” from the past week, including the ABC family and the CBS family.
“This is the first time a full week of NBCs ‘Weekend’ series have been presented in this fashion,” the network said in a statement.
The three series will be hosted by the likes of Chris Hansen, Brian Kilmeade, and Pete Davidson, the ABC Family president, and co-host Brian Kilmister, who also hosted the NBC comedy series “Family Feud.”
“The ‘Weekends’ feature will be a live, multi-hour show featuring interviews with guests and other entertainment,” the Fox News Channel said in its own statement.
“It will air at 8:00 PM ET on Fox News Sunday.”
Other networks are also taking a holiday detour, including CNN, which is hosting its holiday edition of “CNN Christmas.”
The holiday edition, which will air on Christmas Day, will feature the annual “Winter Wonderland” theme.
According to the network, it will feature guests including “The Daily Show’s” Jon Stewart, “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” and comedian Amy Schumer.
While the shows may look like something from the old sitcoms of the ’80s, CNN is taking a page from “Saturday Night Live” and going a step further by including a full-length film.
This year’s film, which was made in collaboration with the New York City Ballet, will be the first-ever theatrical film to be directed by the New Yorkers who make up the New England Ballet.
It will also feature the voices of John Malkovich, Kristen Stewart, and Bill Murray.
In addition to its “Weekends” programming, the New Hampshire-based network has also launched its own comedy series.
A new series called “The Big Bang Theory” is set to debut on January 1.
New Englanders can tune in to “The New England Patriots” every Sunday at 11:30 p.m. on Fox.