Mike (Michael Cudlitz) starts seething with jealousy when Peggy's (Mary McCormack) successful brother, Tom (guest star Nat Faxon), pays a surprise Christmas visit in the new episode "Christmas 1972." Things come to a head when Tom tries to give the family an extravagant present that Mike's pride won't let him accept, much to the unified displeasure of the rest of his clan. Meanwhile, Timmy (Jack Gore) gets $100 from his grandmother, who obviously sent it in error.
The new episode "Symon's Cleveland 'Que" finds host Michael Symon back in his Ohio hometown, where he tucks into a tender, hulking pastrami beef rib at his own restaurant, and also examines his grandpa's recipe for scratch-made spaetzle and spicy sauerkraut. Moving on to Pittsburgh, he checks out a food truck celebrated locally for its beer-marinated pork loin sandwich. In Buffalo, N.Y., he enjoys chicken and waffles that's served burger-style, with a spicy maple-bourbon glaze on waffle buns.
For years, the Johnsons have had a kind of dual yuletide tradition: going to a movie together, while never being able to agree on what to see. This year, Dre (Anthony Anderson) wants to see an important new documentary about Rosa Parks, but everyone else wants to see the new superhero blockbuster. At the cinema, Junior (Marcus Scribner) regrets his "gap year" decision when he runs into his ex-girlfriend Megan. Tracee Ellis Ross also stars in the new "Christmas in Theater Eight."
Emmy Award winner Jane Lynch has a whole array of holiday-themed games planned for her guests in tonight's festive (and seasonal) new episode. Among the participants she welcomes are Jameela Jamil and Lauren Ash from NBC's hit Thursday night sitcoms "The Good Place" and "Superstore," respectively, along with Emmy winner Tony Hale from "Veep" and "Arrested Development."
When a long-missing page from the diary of assassin John Wilkes Booth suddenly resurfaces, it implicates the great-great grandfather of treasure hunter Ben Gates (Nicolas Cage) as a conspirator in Lincolns death. Bens globetrotting quest to prove his ancestors innocence leads him to a closely guarded book containing the nations deepest secrets.
FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn (Sandra Bullock) is a methodical investigator with a long-standing reputation for excellence -- and arrogance. In contrast, foul-mouthed, hot-tempered detective Shannon Mullins (Melissa McCarthy) goes with her gut instincts and street smarts to remove criminals from the streets of Boston. Sparks fly when these polar opposites have to work together to capture a drug lord, but in the process, they become the last thing anyone expected -- buddies.
In April 1945, the Allies are making their final push in the European theater. A battle-hardened Army sergeant named Don "Wardaddy" Collier (Brad Pitt), leading a Sherman tank and a five-man crew, undertakes a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Hopelessly outnumbered, outgunned and saddled with an inexperienced soldier (Logan Lerman) in their midst, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds as they move to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.
Buddy (Will Ferrell) was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santas elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesnt fit in, the adult Buddy travels to New York, in full elf uniform, in search of his real father. As it happens, this is Walter Hobbs (James Caan), a cynical businessman. After a DNA test proves this, Walter reluctantly attempts to start a relationship with the childlike Buddy with increasingly chaotic results.
Finally alone for the holidays, Luther (Tim Allen) and Nora Krank (Jamie Lee Curtis) plan to eschew the Christmas traditions and take a cruise in the Caribbean instead. This doesnt sit well with their Christmas-obsessed neighbors Vic Frohmeyer (Dan Aykroyd) and Walt Scheel (M. Emmet Walsh), who are determined to win the annual "best decorated street" competition, and the Kranks soon find themselves social outcasts because of their lack of Christmas spirit.
Shy San Francisco teenager Mia Thermopolis (Anne Hathaway) is thrown for a loop when, from out of the blue, she learns the astonishing news that shes a real-life princess! As the heir apparent to the crown of the small European principality of Genovia, Mia begins a comical journey toward the throne when her strict and formidable grandmother, Queen Clarisse Renaldi (Julie Andrews), shows up to give her "princess lessons."
Located off the coast of Costa Rica, the Jurassic World luxury resort provides a habitat for an array of genetically engineered dinosaurs, including the vicious and intelligent Indominus rex. When the massive creature escapes, it sets off a chain reaction that causes the other dinos to run amok. Now, its up to a former military man and animal expert (Chris Pratt) to use his special skills to save two young brothers and the rest of the tourists from an all-out, prehistoric assault.
Marlin (Albert Brooks), a clown fish, is overly cautious with his son, Nemo (Alexander Gould), who has a foreshortened fin. When Nemo swims too close to the surface to prove himself, he is caught by a diver, and horrified Marlin must set out to find him. A blue reef fish named Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) -- who has a really short memory -- joins Marlin and complicates the encounters with sharks, jellyfish, and a host of ocean dangers. Meanwhile, Nemo plots his escape from a dentists fish tank.
Capt. Nathan Algren (Tom Cruise) is an American military officer hired by the Emperor of Japan to train the countrys first army in the art of modern warfare. As the government attempts to eradicate the ancient Samurai warrior class in preparation for more Westernized and trade-friendly policies, Algren finds himself unexpectedly affected by his encounters with the Samurai, which places him at the center of a struggle between two eras and two worlds.
New York City policeman John McClane (Bruce Willis) is visiting his estranged wife (Bonnie Bedelia) and two daughters on Christmas Eve. He joins her at a holiday party in the headquarters of the Japanese-owned business she works for. But the festivities are interrupted by a group of terrorists who take over the exclusive high-rise, and everyone in it. Very soon McClane realizes that theres no one to save the hostages -- but him.
Aging wrestler Randy "The Ram" Robinson (Mickey Rourke) is long past his prime but still ready and rarin to go on the pro-wrestling circuit. After a particularly brutal beating, however, Randy hangs up his tights, pursues a serious relationship with a long-in-the-tooth stripper (Marisa Tomei), and tries to reconnect with his estranged daughter (Evan Rachel Wood). But he cant resist the lure of the ring and readies himself for a comeback.
Legendary soul musician Ray Charles is portrayed by Jamie Foxx in this Oscar-winning biopic. Young Ray watches his 7-year-old brother drown at age seven. When he loses his sight at the age of 9, his hardworking mother (Sharon Warren) urges him not to feel sorry for himself. He rises through the ranks of the Seattle jazz scene, struggling with drug addiction and infidelity while on the road. Supported by his wife (Kerry Washington), Ray Charles redefines soul music and inspires a generation.