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Buddy the Elf (voiced by Jim Parsons) gets into a bit of a scuffle after exposing a fake Santa Claus in the first clip and a trailer from NBC's Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas, which we reported in October will debut Tuesday, December 16 at 8 Pm Et. The animated holiday special is based on the hit 2003 live action film Elf, which starred Will Ferrell as Buddy, an "elf" at the North Pole who travels to New York City to meet his long-lost father, Walter (James Caan). Along with Jim Parsons, who voices Buddy, Kate Micucci's Jovie is also featured in this new scene, a character originally played by Zooey Deschanel in Elf.
Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas combines the humor and spirit of both the beloved 2003 holiday film, which drew glowing reviews and earned $173 million at the domestic box office, and the hit Broadway production. The special is an all-new retelling of »
Did you hear the one about the theoretical physicist who became a jovial elf? Four-time Emmy winner Jim Parsons, 41, of The Big Bang Theory will lend his voice to Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas for NBC this month. Based on the 2003 film Elf that starred Will Ferrell, the hour-long claymation special follows Buddy (Parsons) as he travels to New York City to meet the father he never knew he had. The special that features nine new songs also includes voiceover work by Mark Hamill, Ed Asner, Fred Armisen, Jay Leno, Matt Lauer, Gilbert Gottfried, Kate Micucci, Rachael MacFarlane, Max Charles and Steve Higgins. »
After more than 10 years on Fox, American Dad! has moved to TBS. Though the ratings are expected to be lower, will they be high enough for the show to be renewed for a 13th season? Or, will it be cancelled? Stay tuned.
The home of Stan Smith and his family on American Dad! continues to be as unorthodox as ever. The voice cast includes Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Scott Grimes, Rachael MacFarlane, and Dee Bradley Baker.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's chances of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available.
11/18 update: TBS has renewed American Dad! for a new season of 22 episodes.
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Who’s ready for a little extra hugging, smiling, singing, candy, candy canes, candy corn and syrup this year? Once we hit December, 2003’s Elf will likely be airing on TV nonstop, but this year, in addition to the Will Ferrell live-action comedy we’ll also get a Buddy the Elf animated special as well. NBC will air Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas on Tuesday, December 16th at 8pm with The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons voicing the title character. Hit the jump to find out who will be joining him. As reported by THR, Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas will also feature the voices of Mark Hamill, Ed Asner, Fred Armisen, Jay Leno, Matt Lauer, Gilbert Gottfried, Kate Micucci, Rachael MacFarlane, Max Charles and Steve Higgins. The story will be a retelling of the narrative from the feature film and chronicle what happens after Buddy passes »
- Perri Nemiroff
NBC is bringing in the holiday spirit with the stop-motion hourlong animated special Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas, set to air Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 8 p.m. Based on the popular film Elf and the hit Broadway show Elf: The Musical, the special will star four-time Emmy Award winner Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) as Buddy.
Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas combines the humor and spirit of both the beloved 2003 holiday film, which drew glowing reviews and earned $173 million at the domestic box office, and the hit Broadway production. The special is an all-new retelling of Buddy's delightfully absurd yet heartwarming story and blends the look and feel of the stop-motion animated Christmas specials of the past with the sharp sensibility of the modern-day classic holiday film.
Santa narrates the story of Buddy's travels to New York City to meet the father he never knew he had. Along the »
2003's "Elf" starring Will Ferrell is getting a strange follow-up. "The Big Bang Theory" star Jim Parsons is set to take over the role for NBC's "Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas," stop-motion animated holiday special to air next month.
The hourlong special will include nine musical numbers and will be based on both the original movie and the hit Broadway show it inspired. It's not a sequel so much as a remake, with Buddy discovering he is human and traveling to New York City to meet his long-lost father.
Papa Elf narrated the story of the film, whereas Santa will narrate the special. Also in the voice cast are the likes of Mark Hamill, Ed Asner, Fred Armisen, Jay Leno, Matt Lauer, Gilbert Gottfried, Kate Micucci, Rachael MacFarlane, Max Charles and Steve Higgins
"Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas" is slated to air on December 16th.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Jim Parsons is breathing new life into a (relatively young) holiday classic: The Big Bang Theory star will voice Buddy the Elf — yes, Will Ferrell’s character from 2003’s Elf — in a new holiday special for NBC.
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Premiering Dec. 16 at 8/7c, Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas retells the story of Buddy’s journey to New York City, combining aspects of both the original film and the Broadway stage production.
As if there aren't quite enough reruns of Jon Favreau and Will Ferrell's 2003 holiday hit Elf on television for fans this holiday season, NBC is debuting a new take on the modern Christmas classic. NBC announced today that Jim Parsons will voice Buddy the Elf in a stop-motion animated special, Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas. Based on the film and Broadway musical, the one-hour special will follow Buddy's exploits as he travels to New York City in search of the father he never knew. Santa, played by Ed Asner in the original film and who will be part of the new special's voice cast, »
- Jonathon Dornbush
Jim Parsons will bring holiday cheer this winter, starring in NBC’s special “Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas.” Parsons will voice Buddy, made famous by the 2003 film “Elf” starring Will Ferrell and Broadway production “Elf: The Musical.”
The hourlong, stop-motion animated special is set to air at 8 p.m. on Dec. 16, and will blend the look and feel of classic Christmas specials with the sensibility of a modern-day holiday film.
In the special, Santa narrates the story of Buddy’s travels to New York City to meet his father. Along the way, his unrelenting cheer transforms the lives of everyone he meets and opens his father’s eyes to the magic of the holiday. Nine songs will be featured, including “Happy All the Time,” “A Christmas Song” and “Nobody Cares About Santa Claus.”
- Shelli Weinstein
NBC is animating Elf for the holidays and bringing The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons on to lead the voice cast. Parsons, star of CBS' hit sitcom and a four-time Emmy winner, will star as Buddy in the one-hour animated special Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas, NBC announced Friday. It is scheduled to air Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 8 p.m. See more Broadway Musicals That Have Sung Their Way to the Big Screen Mark Hamill, Ed Asner, Fred Armisen, Jay Leno, Matt Lauer, Gilbert Gottfried, Kate Micucci, Rachael MacFarlane, Max Charles and Steve Higgins round out the
- Philiana Ng
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