December 2009

3:30 p.m. ET/PT- 6:30 p.m. ET/PT – Friday, December 25 on Comedy Network

Witness the hilarious, and sometimes inappropriate, antics of Jeff Dunham and his small, big-mouthed sidekicks.

If you believe in dressing your pet in a Santa suit or stuffing their stockings full of treats, then this year’s Animal Planet holiday marathons are for you! Enjoy an emotional eight-hour Cinderella fairytale when the UNDERDOG TO WONDERDOG Marathon begins at 12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT on Christmas Day; then skip the stores and open up a box of laughter when the wild and wacky six-hour Boxing Day marathon of ANIMAL PLANET’S MOST OUTRAGEOUS begins at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT. And finally, when New Years day rolls around, invite BEVERLY HILLS GROOMER, Artist Knox, into your living room for a six-hour Hollywood grooming marathon at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT. From magical transformations and grooming creations to the most unusual pets on Earth, Animal Planet brings love, laughter and inspiration to help cheer you through the holidays this year!

ANIMAL PLANET’S HOLIDAY MARATHON SCHEDULE:

UNDERDOG TO WONDERDOG MARATHON (8 x 60)
Friday, December 25 at 12 – 8 p.m. ET (9 a.m. – 5 p.m. PT)
There’s nothing more heartbreaking than looking into the sad, helpless eyes of an abandoned stray dog that hasn’t been adopted from a shelter. Animal Planet’s UNDERDOG TO WONDERDOG takes that same stray shelter pup and turns its four-legged life completely around. Our very own Doggie Wonder Team comes to the rescue when they snatch that dog from its formerly miserable existence and transplant it into its very own Cinderella fairytale!

ANIMAL PLANET’S MOST OUTRAGEOUS MARATHON (6 x 60)
Saturday, December 26 at 2 – 8 p.m. ET (11 a.m. – 5 p.m. PT)
From America’s most extravagant doghouse to an eccentric millionaire’s private zoo, MOST OUTRAGEOUS delves into everything weird, wacky and wonderful about people’s obsession with animals. Find out what goes on behind the scenes of the nation’s biggest animal parks, visit some of the world’s wildest pet palaces and doggy digs, plus meet the animals and their offbeat owners who have become overnight YouTube sensations in this wildly over-the-top series.

BEVERLY HILLS GROOMER MARATHON (12 x 30)
Friday, January 1 at 2 – 8 p.m. ET (11 a.m. – 5 p.m. PT)
Artist Knox, GROOMER HAS IT’s 2008 “Groomer of the Year” uses his $50,000 winnings and mobile grooming van to follow his dream of becoming the groomer to the stars. While he hustles to build his celebrity clientele – and their pampered pets – he has to adjust to the fact that he has also become a bit of celebrity himself. Throughout his journey Knox vows to remain true to his mission statement of “two for me, one for free” – meaning that for every two paying clients, he will groom one less fortunate animal for free. It’s more than just a noble gesture, it’s his way of making rough neighborhoods (like the one he grew up in) a better place to live.

11 p.m. ET/PT – Thursday, December 24 on Comedy Network

Denis Leary’s hour-long Christmas extravaganza celebrates the darker side of the holiday. Starring The Barenaked Ladies, Steve Bridges, Carmen Electra, Chris Elliott, Charlie Murphy, Bill Nunn, William Shatner, Morgan Spurlock, and Billy Dee Williams.

10 p.m. ET/PT – Thursday, December 24 on Comedy Network

In the one-hour stand-up special, Dunham’s puppets offer their unique perspective on the holidays.

9:30 p.m. ET/PT – Thursday, December 24 on Comedy Network

It’s Christmas time in South Park and the Woodland critters are preparing for their own celebration. Stan gets roped into helping them celebrate the holidays the only way they know how – with blood orgies and embracing Satan!

9 p.m. ET/PT – Thursday, December 24 on Comedy Network

At Christmas time, Marge opens up her home to the jobless Gil. But problems arise when Gil overstays his welcome and Marge can’t bring herself to kick him out.

8:30 p.m. ET/PT – Thursday, December 24 on Comedy Network

In this Christmas episode, Earl wants to make up for a scam he did before he found Karma, but soon finds that Joy is still running the same scam.

Thursday, December 24 at 8 p.m. ET on MuchMusic

An inside look at the good, the bad and the dumped in ’09. Find out who came out on top and who did it best in this epic battle for celebrity supremacy.

Thursday, December 24 at 8:00 pm ET/ 5:00 PT

Geraldine is fed up with Townies buying weekend cottages in the village… until she meets one of them. Could charming, handsome Harry be Mr. Right? When Harry asks Geraldine to marry him she can’t say yes quickly enough. Naturally, things don’t quite go according to plan… the vicar presiding over the wedding ceremony seems a little too fond of Geraldine, and the villagers are determined to take over all the preparations for the Big Day.

8 p.m. ET/PT – Thursday, December 24 on Comedy Network

Earl, Randy and Catalina enter a radio contest to win a brand new car for Joy to make up for the thoughtless Christmas presents Earl gave her while they were married.