January 10, 2015

THE BATTLE OF THE BULBS WILL CONTINUE AS

“THE GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT”

RETURNS TO ABC FOR SEASON THREE IN 2015

The Christmas combat continues! ABC has announced the series renewal from FremantleMedia North America and Base Camp Films. “The Great Christmas Light Fight” will be returning for a third installment next holiday season, where the displays will continue to dazzle, and families from across the country will compete for prize money, a trophy, and bragging rights.

Commented Jennifer Mullin, SVP, Current Programming, FremantleMedia North America and Executive Producer, The Great Christmas Light Fight, “Seeing nearly seven million viewers tune in for our second season opener was truly incredible. We are delighted to embark on this journey of lights again in 2015 and look forward to making The Great Christmas Light Fight a holiday tradition on ABC.”

“The Great Christmas Light Fight” first debuted on ABC in December 2013 and continued in 2014, increasing the field from 20 to 24 participating families. The families were chosen through an extensive nationwide search, based on their previous elaborate Christmas light displays, incredible choreography and over-the-top designs. On its second season premiere (on 12/08/14), “The Great Christmas Light Fight” jumped year to year by 24% in Total Viewers (6.8 million vs. 5.5 million) and by 21% in Adults 18-49 (1.7/5 vs. 1.4/4) for the program’s best numbers ever.   In fact, the ABC unscripted program has been up year to year on both telecasts this season.

Casting is already underway for season 3 of “The Great Christmas Light Fight,” please go to ABC.com for more information on how to apply to be entered in the competition.

“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), The Returned (A&E) and Celebrity Name Game (SYN), 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.

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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