Happy Holidays

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Suddenlink will continue to be available throughout the holidays, but the contributors to this blog will take a short break and resume publishing by Jan. 4.

We hope all readers have an opportunity over the next several days to enjoy the company of friends and family.

‘I Love Lucy’ Comes to CBS in Color

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Tonight, CBS will air a newly colorized version of “I Love Lucy.” The special will feature two back-to-back episodes from the 1950s series, beginning at 7 p.m. CT.

The one-hour program will kick off with the “I Love Lucy Christmas Special” from 1956, which follows the Ricardos as they recall how their lives have changed since the birth of their son.  Classic episode “Lucy Does a TV Commercial” will follow, which first aired in 1952.

CBS is available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

Last Week to Enter the ‘Calendar of Cheer’

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Friday, Dec. 25, is the deadline to enter the “Calendar of Cheer” sweepstakes. One lucky winner will receive an assortment of gift cards, valued at $500.

Visit the “Calendar of Cheer” for a sneak peek at new Hallmark Channel original movies, and an opportunity to win. To submit your name in the drawing, select a holiday movie trailer to watch, and then click the “Enter for a Chance to Win” button.

The sweepstakes is unavailable with a mobile device. To enter, use a desktop or laptop computer. Winner must live in a Suddenlink-served community. Official rules can be found here.

Holiday Classics Collection On Demand

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Get in the holiday spirit with the latest collection on Suddenlink On Demand. The lineup features more than a dozen seasonal films, including “Miracle on 34th Street,” “Planes, Trains and Automobiles,” “A Christmas Carol, and “Eight Crazy Nights.” This collection will be available through Jan. 4.

Where Suddenlink On Demand is available, check out these and other titles by going to Channel 1. To view the collection, go to “Movies & Events,” “Special Features,” “Holiday Classics.” A Suddenlink digital receiver is required to access the On Demand menu.

Three Seasonal Specials Air this Evening

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Tonight, TV viewers have an even wider variety of choices than usual, as three specials are scheduled to premiere. Networks will feature familiar faces and holiday spirit in an evening packed with entertainment.

At 7 p.m. CT, “Toy Story at 20: To Infinity and Beyond” will air on ABC. Producers, designers, and voice actors will celebrate the animated favorite’s anniversary, and explore Pixar’s early years in digital film.

Viewers can celebrate the season with “Michael Bublé’s Christmas in Hollywood” at 7 p.m. on NBC. The one-hour musical program will feature performances from Celine Dion and Tori Kelly, in addition to appearances by Jay Leno, Eva Longoria, and Blake Shelton.

Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors,” inspired by the musician’s remarkable upbringing, will follow on NBC at 8 p.m. The movie special is set in the Tennessee Great Smoky Mountains in 1955, and explores Parton’s family-oriented and faith-based story.

ABC and NBC are available to all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

‘Empire’ Leads to Host Holiday Special

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FOX’s “Empire” is taking a mid-season break, but fans can enjoy the cast tonight on “Taraji and Terrence’s White Hot Holidays.” The special will feature modern performances of seasonal classics by Mary J. Blige, Jamie Foxx, and John Legend. Hosts Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard will also sing a duet, along with other surprise guests and performances.

Tonight’s music and variety program begins at 8 p.m. CT. New episodes of “Empire” will return in March 2016.

FOX is available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

ABC Family Kicks Off Holiday Programming

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ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas kicks off today, and includes original and classic holiday programming every evening through Dec. 25. The lineup features family favorites, including “Disney’s A Christmas Carol,” “The Year without a Santa Clause,” “Jack Frost,” and “Frosty’s Winter Wonderland.”

Get in the holiday spirit tonight with “The Polar Express” at 6 p.m. CT, followed by “Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” View a full schedule of programming now.

ABC Family is available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service

Happy Thanksgiving

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Suddenlink will continue to be available throughout the holiday week, but the contributors to this blog will take a short break and resume publishing the week of Nov 30. We hope all readers have an opportunity over the next several days to enjoy the company of friends and family and recall the reasons we each have to be thankful.

TV Programs Commemorate Veterans Day 2015

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Several documentaries, specials and movies are scheduled to air today, in honor of Veterans Day 2015.

Classic film buffs can tune in to AMC for the network’s Best Vets Movie Marathon from 8 a.m. through 4 p.m. CT. The lineup will include classics like “Independence Day,” and back-to-back airings of “Saving Private Ryan.”

PBS will air “IWO Jima: From Combat to Comrades,” a documentary following survivors of one of WWII’s fiercest battles as they return for a Reunion of Honor on the battlefield. Ryan Phillippe hosts, at 7 p.m.

HBO will replay last year’s “Concert for Valor,” honoring veterans and their families at 3:15 p.m. Guests include Jack Black, The Black Keys, Bryan Cranston, Eminem, Jamie Foxx, Dave Grohl, Jennifer Hudson, Jessie J., George Lopez, Metallica, John Oliver, Rihanna, Bruce Springsteen, Carrie Underwood, Bob Woodruff and Zac Brown Band, as well as special appearances by Tom Hanks, Will Smith, Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep, Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon.

A complete list of programming is available.

AMC and PBS are available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service. To order HBO or other premium cable channels, go to http://www.suddenlink.com/television/why/ and click Find Offers.

ABC Family Hosts ‘13 Nights of Halloween’

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The 17th annual “13 Nights of Halloween” event kicks off this evening on ABC Family. Through Oct. 31, fans can watch spooky marathons, special holiday-themed episodes, and a movie mix that includes “Sleepy Hollow,” “Monsters University,” “Hocus Pocus,” “Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride,” and many more scary titles.

Begin the countdown to Halloween now, with a complete programming lineup.

ABC Family is available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.