The CW announced their holiday highlights on Tuesday. Below are the primetime soap opera previews included:
Monday, December 3
GOSSIP GIRL — (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)
“It’s Really Complicated” (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
AND LET THERE BE THANKS — Serena (Blake Lively) and Dan (Penn Badgley) decide to throw their first Thanksgiving together, inviting only their closest friends, but everyone seems to have their own agenda for attending. Feeling defeated by his father (guest star Robert John Burke), CHUCK (Ed Westwick) begins a downward spiral, leaving Blair (Leighton Meester) to find a solution to his problems. Meanwhile, Dan has written his latest exposé, but he must make a tough decision whether to publish it, knowing it could destroy a close friendship. Chace Crawford, Kelly Rutherford and Matthew Settle also star. Barry Watson and Sofia Black-D’Elia guest star. John Stephens directed the episode written by Jake Coburn (#608).
Monday, December 10
90210 — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)
“The Things We Do For Love” (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
MUSICAL GUESTS TEGAN & SARA PERFORM — The friends prepare for a Christmas party at The Offshore. Matthew Diamond directed the episode written by Marjorie David (#609).
Tuesday, December 11
HART OF DIXIE — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)
“Blue Christmas” (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
MEMORIES OF CHRISTMAS PAST — Zoe (Rachel Bilson) finds herself anxious that her ever-critical mother will be visiting BlueBell soon for the holidays. In order to avoid spending quality time with her mother, she busies herself with a patient, but potentially ruins Christmas Eve for the whole town. Patrick Norris directed the episode written by Leila Gerstein (#210).
Wednesday, December 12
ARROW — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)
“Year’s End” (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
Oliver (Stephen Amell) discovers that after he and his father went Missing, Moira (Susanna Thompson) and Thea (Willa Holland) stopped celebrating Christmas. Determined to make up for lost time and restore a sense of normalcy to the Queen household, Oliver decides to throw the family a Christmas party. Meanwhile, Tommy (Colin Donnell) asks Laurel (Katie Cassidy) to spend Christmas with him but she points out that Christmas was also her sister’s Sara’s birthday and she needs to be with her father. Tommy suggests changing things up might be the best way for everyone to heal but Laurel isn’t sure her father is ready for that.
Thursday, December 13
THE VAMPIRE DIARIES — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)
“O Come, All Ye Faithful” (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
A WINTER WONDERLAND IN MYSTIC FALLS — As a Winter Wonderland-themed party fills the streets of Mystic Falls, Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Caroline (Candice Accola) find themselves at odds with Tyler (Michael Trevino) over his plans for Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and his hybrids. When Caroline proposes a solution to their problem, Hayley (guest star Phoebe Tonkin) finds a dramatic way to make it clear that she is not on board. Later, Klaus makes a discovery that leads to chaos and violence. Meanwhile, Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Damon retreat to the Gilbert Lake House to help Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) conquer some dangerous inner demons with the help of Bonnie (Kat Graham) and Professor Shane (guest star David Alpay), who reveals a piece of ancient history that leaves them all speechless. Zach Roerig also stars. Pascal Verschooris directed the episode written by Michael J. Cinquemani & Julie Plec (#409).