October 29, 2014

ABC SERIES PREMIERE

“THE GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT” RETURNS FOR ITS SECOND SEASON,

PREMIERING DECEMBER 8 ON ABC

“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’s” Michael Moloney & Sabrina Soto are Judges

It’s the most wonderful time of the year when ABC’s hit decorating competition series — “The Great Christmas Light Fight,” produced by FremantleMedia North America and Base Camp Films — returns for a second season! Each of the six one hour episodes features 4 families from across America who work harder than the elves in order to out-deck the halls of their competition and possibly win the ultimate Christmas Gift–$50,000! The total prizing for the series is $300,000. Michael Moloney & Sabrina Soto (both from “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”) return as judges for the series. “The Great Christmas Light Fight” will premiere with back-to-back episodes on MONDAY, DECEMBER 8 on the ABC Television Network. The airdates for the series are:

Monday, December 8 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) and (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET)

Monday, December 15 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) and (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET)

Monday, December 22 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) and (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET)

In the first Christmas lights series of its kind for television, 4 families will compete in each episode to transform their homes for the holidays. These 24 new families were chosen through an extensive nationwide search, based on their previous elaborate Christmas light displays, incredible choreography and over-the-top designs. (Families and hometowns for each episode will be announced at a later date.)

Last season, during its 3-week run, ABC’s “The Great Christmas Light Fight” improved the Net’s performance in the time period compared to its year-ago performance by 17% in Total Viewers and by 17% in Adults 18-49. On its debut, “The Great Christmas Light Fight” delivered ABC’s best December performance in the time period in 5 years in Total Viewers and 3 years in Adults 18-49 – since 12/22/08 and 12/27/10, respectively. On its finale, the program hit series bests in Teens 12-17 and Kids 2-11.

“The Great Christmas Light Fight” comes from FremantleMedia North America (“American Idol,” “America’s Got Talent”), and Base Camp Films (“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”). Executive Producers for the series are Brady Connell, Max Swedlow, Thom Beers and Jennifer Mullin.

About FremantleMedia North America

FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) is the U.S. arm of global media giant FremantleMedia, which includes a distribution arm, FremantleMedia International, a digital and branded entertainment division and a kids & family entertainment business. As one of the world’s largest and most successful creators, producers and distributors of TV  brands in the world, FremantleMedia’s comprehensive global network has operations in 28 countries, creating over 8500 hours of programming a year, rolling out more than 60 formats and managing over 400 individual titles. The company also distributes more than 20,000 hours of content in over 200 territories. FMNA and its portfolio of companies, including Original Productions and 495 Productions, produce entertaining and innovative scripted and alternative programs for network, cable, syndicated and online platforms. Their slate includes a diverse range of both critically-acclaimed and award-winning successes including “American Idol” (FOX), “America’s Got Talent” (NBC), “Family Feud” (SYN), “Let’s Make A Deal” (CBS), “The Price Is Right” (CBS), “The Great Christmas Light Fight” (ABC), “Deadliest Catch” (Discovery), “Married to Medicine” (Bravo), “Party Down South” (CMT), “Ice Road Truckers” (HISTORY), “Storage Wars” (A&E), “Celebrity Name Game” (SYN) and the upcoming “The Returned” (A&E) among others.

About Base Camp Films

Base Camp Films, LLC develops and produces high-quality unscripted content for network, cable, and online buyers. Base Camp’s most familiar credit is ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” (Endemol) and now “The Great Christmas Light Fight” and its spin-off, “The Great Halloween Fright Fight” (Fremantle). Base Camp collaborates with studios and sponsors to produce projects with broad worldwide appeal for both television and the web.

For more information on “The Great Christmas Light Fight,” visit ABC.com.

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ABC Media Relations: Patrick Preblick (212) 456-7819, patrick.k.preblick@abc.com

FremantleMedia North America: Emma Harvey (818) 748-1236, emma.harvey@fremantlemedia.com

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