Friday, December 21, 2012

'The Biggest Loser' Teen Participants Talk Bullying WIth Jillian ...

for the first time kid contestants. The three teen participants will serve as ambassadors who can hopefully inspire other kids to get healthy, according to NBC. Instead of focusing on shedding the pounds, the teen participants will be on the show to get healthier. The teens won’t be subject to weigh-ins or elimination.

Michaels, who has become known for her tough training approach, adopts a different method when working with Noah “Biingo” Gray, Sanjana “Sunny” Chandrasekar and Lindsay Bravo.

“The goal is to introduce them to an active lifestyle and make it enjoyable,” Michaels says in HuffPost TV’s exclusive video below.

The clip below features Michaels meeting with the teen participants and speaking with them about being bullying by their peers.

“The Biggest Loser” premieres Sunday, January 6 at 9 p.m. EST and moves to its regular timeslot on Monday, January 7 at 8 p.m. EST.

Saturday, December 22

strong”Miracle On 34th Street (1947)” (AMC, 5:45 p.m. EST), followed by “Miracle On 34th Street (1994)” (AMC, 8 p.m. EST)/strong

First, you can watch the original version of six-year-old Susan’s (Natalie) struggle to believe in Santa after her mother (Maureen O’Hara) raised her not to believe in fairytales and then, tune into John Hughes’ version from nearly half a century later. In the remake, Mara Wilson (of “Mrs. Doubtfire” and “Matilda” fame) plays Susan while her mom is played by Elizabeth Perkins.

Saturday, December 22

strong”The Santa Clause” (ABC Family, 6 p.m. EST), followed by “The Santa Clause 2″ (ABC Family, 8 p.m. EST) and “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause” (ABC Family, 10 p.m. EST) /strong

If you want to spend six hours with Tim Allen as St. Nick this holiday, you’re in luck. ABC Family is playing all three movies in the “Santa Clause” franchise that follows the adventures of Scott Calvin (Allen) who becomes Santa overnight, though nobody but his son Charlie believes him. Along the way, he’s challenged to save Christmas and is faced with combating the evildoer Jack Frost (Martin Short).

Saturday, December 22

strong”Prep Landing: Naughty vs. Nice” (ABC, 8 p.m. EST)/strong

The adventures of Christmas elves Lanny and Wayne continue this season. With the Big 2-5 fast approaching, Wayne and Lanny must race to recover classified North Pole technology that has fallen into the hands of a computer-hacking Naughty Kid! Desperate to prevent Christmas from descending into chaos, Wayne seeks out the foremost Naughty Kid expert to aid in the mission, a bombastic member of the Coal Elf Brigade who also happens to be his estranged brother, Noel.

Saturday, December 22

strong”WWE Tribute to the Troops” (NBC, 9 p.m. EST)/strong

This holiday special honoring the United States Armed Forces has become a holiday tradition, and this year it features performances by Kid Rock and Flo Rida, and WWE’s biggest Superstars and Divas for thousands of military personnel and their families at the Scope Arena in Norfolk, VA. The show will also feature appearances by Disney’s The Muppets, “Access Hollywood” and NBC Sports’ Michelle Beadle and more.

Sunday, December 23

strong”The Sound of Music” (ABC, 7 p.m. EST)/strong

The classic Julie Andrews musical. Prospective nun Maria, while waiting to take her vows, is sent to the home of the widowed and retired Navy Captain Georg von Trapp to care for his seven rambunctious children. Maria discovers the children, who have previously run off several governesses, are most in need of a little love — and teaches them to sing.

Sunday, December 23

strong”Christmas at Luther: Tidings of Comfort and Joy” (PBS, 8 p.m. EST)/strong

Celebrate the joy and traditions of Christmas with the renowned choirs of Luther College in Decorah, Iowa

Sunday, December 23

strong”Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country” (Syfy, 9 p.m. EST)/strong

After years at war, the Federation and the Klingon empire prepare for a peace summit. But the prospect of intergalactic glasnost with sworn enemies is an alarming one to Admiral Kirk. When a Klingon ship is attacked and the Enterprise is held accountable, the dogs of war are unleashed again as both worlds brace for what may by their final deadly encounter.

Sunday, December 23

strong”Family Guy” (Fox, 9 p.m. EST)/strong

Peter tells his own version of the Nativity story in the all-new “Jesus, Mary and Joseph!” Ryan Reynolds makes a guest-voice cameo. Followed by an all-new “American Dad.”

Monday, December 24

strong”The Polar Express” (ABC Family, 1 p.m. EST)/strong

Based on the book of the same name, this Christmas tale follows a young boy who doubts his belief in Santa. Late on Christmas Eve, he hears a steam engine roar and whistle blow outside his window. When he goes outside to investigate, the conductor (Tom Hanks) invites him to travel to the North Pole on the train full of kids in PJs. Will his faith be restored on the journey?

Monday, December 24

strong”Raising Hope” (Fox, 8 p.m. EST)/strong

A mini-marathon of the family comedy airs from 8-10 p.m. EST, featuring four festive episodes including “It’s a Hopeful Life” and “The Last Christmas.”

Monday, December 24

strong”It’s a Wonderful Life” (NBC, 8 p.m. EST)/strong

The classic film follows the life of George Bailey from childhood to maturity in the town of Bedford Falls. On what might be his last Christmas Eve, a discouraged Bailey wants to throw his life away. Fortunately, Clarence, a second-class angel, is sent to show him the value of life. After Clarence gives Bailey a view of Bedford Falls without him, Bailey realizes how precious his life is and gets a second chance. He comes to learn that Clarence was right when he said, “No man is a failure who has friends.”

Monday, December 24

strong”Shrek the Halls” (ABC, 8:30 p.m. EST)/strong

It’s Christmas Eve and everyone is filled with holiday cheer — except for Shrek. He isn’t exactly the picture of yuletide joy, but for the sake of Fiona and the kids, he tries to get into the spirit of things as only an ogre can. Unfortunately, everyone seems to have their own ideas about what Christmas is all about, so when Donkey, Puss In Boots, Gingerbread Man and the whole gang try to join in on the fun, Shrek’s plans for a cozy family celebration end up spiraling into one truly unforgettable Christmas. Followed by “Shrek the Third.”

Monday, December 24

strong”Home Alone” (ABC Family, 9 p.m. EST)/strong

What starts off as a dream come true becomes a nightmare for eight-year-old Kevin McAllister (Macaulay Culkin) when his family accidentally forgets him at home when they leave for Paris for the holidays. He can eat all the ice cream and pizza he wants, but when Kevin discovers two burglars, Harry (Joe Pesci) and Marv (Daniel Stern), are plotting to rob his house on Christmas Eve, he goes into defense mode. You have never again seen boobytraps like this.

Tuesday, December 25

strong”Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade” (ABC, 10 a.m. EST)/strong

The annual event from Walt Disney World in Florida and Disneyland in California continues. This year, Nick Cannon, Mario Lopez and Maria Menounos host and Lady Antebellum, the cast of “Newsies” and Backstreet boys will perform before Santa makes his appearance. And of course Mickey, Minnie and all their friends will be clad in their Christmas best for the big event.

Tuesday, December 25

strong”Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (ABC, 8 p.m. EST)/strong

The 1966 holiday story takes viewers inside a snowflake to Whoville, the magical land of the Whos. But high above this holiday-loving town resides the Grinch, a hateful creature with a heart three sizes too small, who despises Christmas and plots to steal it from the Whos.

Tuesday, December 25

strong”New Girl” (Fox, 8 p.m. EST)/strong

A two-hour mini marathon of the Zooey Deschanel comedy, including Christmas episodes “The 23rd” and “Santa.”

Tuesday, December 25

strong”Doctor Who Christmas Special” (BBC America, 9 p.m. EST)/strong

Christmas Eve 1892 and a chilling menace threatens humankind — but with the Doctor in mourning, it takes old friends and an unorthodox young governess to get him fighting to save the world again.

Tuesday, December 25

strong”National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” (ABC Family, 9 p.m. EST)/strong

If you think your Christmas is crazy, check out Clark Griswold’s (Chevy Chase): He causes a power outage in Chicago and played host to one of the worst Christmas Eve dinners in Hollywood history. So, it could always be worse.

Tuesday, December 25

strong”Leverage” (TNT, 10 p.m. EST)/strong

In what a href=””could be the show’s final episode/a, Nate takes on an intensely personal case connected to his son’s death, leading the team into one of their riskiest cons yet. Follows the “Rizzoli Isles” season finale.

Tuesday, December 25

strong”Blake Shelton’s Not So Family Christmas” (NBC, 10:30 p.m. EST)/strong

The award-winning artist is joined by special guest stars Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Miranda Lambert, Larry the Cable Guy, Jay Leno and Reba. The star-studded NBC event features performances of holiday classics along with new music and a number of comedy bits.


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