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Monday, 7 January 2013, 9:00PM – 9:30PM

Exuberant dreamer Ben Fox returns to his hometown and reunites with his younger sister Kate, an overly responsible single mom raising her five-year-old daughter, Maddie.

But when he arrives, he finds a sad state of affairs.

For the first time in their lives, Kate needs Ben’s help, and he’s determined to bring some much-needed chaos into her stable world.

In the series premiere, Kate enlists co-worker BJ to help her prepare for what turns out to be a disastrous first date, while Ben teams up with childhood pal Tommy to stop an ex from getting married.

Monday, 7 January 2013, 9:30PM – 10:00PM

Up All Night is an irreverant look at modern parenthood, starring Christina Applegate (Samantha Who?) and Will Arnett (Arrested Development).

Christina Applegate stars as Reagan Brinkley: loving wife, successful career woman, life of the party – who has recently become a mum.

Determined not to compromise her career or cool reputation to the clichés of motherhood, Reagan Brinkley (Christina Applegate) adjusts to life with a baby and returns to work with the support of her stay-at-home husband, Chris (Will Arnett). As if motherhood weren’t enough, as a talk-show executive producer, Reagan must also tend to the endless needs of her friend and boss Ava (Maya Rudolph), an ambitious but vulnerable talk-show host. Nick Cannon stars as Ava’s charismatic co-host “Calvin” and Jennifer Hall stars as Ava’s long-suffering assistant “Missy.” Matt Lauer guest stars.

Friday, 21 December 2012, 11:15PM – 12:00AM

Text Santa special:

In this episode TV presenter Holly Willoughby goes up against friend and Radio 1 DJ, Fearne Cotton to find out who knows the most about the week’s celebrity news. Presiding over the whole thing is the irrepressible host, Keith Lemon.

On the panel for this week’s fun and festive Christmas Special are Britain’s favourite TV presenter Davina McCall, Olympic medallist and Strictly Come Dancing favourite Louis Smith, JLS star Aston Merrygold, TV presenter Stacey Solomon and the inspiration behind ‘Steve McDonald had a farm’, Coronation Street favourite Simon Gregson.

Thursday, 20 December 2012, 10:00PM – 11:00PM

A Celebrity Juicemas Carol 2/2

It’s still the 19th Century, and despite the best efforts of the Christmas ghosts (channelling the spirit of reality star and TV presenter Mark Wright), Ebeneezer ‘Keith’ Lemon is still the meanest man in all the land.

For local chimney sweep Holly Willoughby, and Fearne Cotton his faithful washer woman this means that Christmas is looking bleak. It is, however, never too late for a Christmas miracle, and in this nail biting conclusion to a strangely familiar tale there’s still a chance that a shocking vision of Lemon’s future – and the very best bits of Series 8 of Celebrity Juice – might just persuade him to change his ways.

Monday, 17 December 2012, 9:00PM – 10:00PM

O Come, All Ye Faithful:

As a Winter Wonderland–themed party fills the streets of Mystic Falls, Stefan and Caroline find themselves at odds with Tyler over his plans for Klaus and his hybrids. When Caroline proposes a solution to their problem, Hayley (recurring 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 and Damon retreat to the Gilbert lake house to help Jeremy conquer some dangerous inner demons with the help of Bonnie and Professor Shane (recurring guest star DAVID ALPAY), who reveals a piece of ancient history that leaves them all speechless.

Monday, 10 December 2012, 9:00PM – 10:00PM

We’ll Always Have Bourbon Street:

When Stefan confronts Damon with a suspicion about Elena, Damon has no choice but to help Stefan investigate. Searching for answers, Damon and Stefan visit modern-day New Orleans to see if they can find anyone who remembers the events of their last visit in 1942, including one of Damon’s former flames, Charlotte (guest star MADELINE ZIMA – Californication). Elena, Caroline and Bonnie share a girls’ night while the Salvatore brothers are out of town, and emotions run high when Elena delivers some shocking news. At Hayley’s (recurring guest star PHOEBE TONKIN) urging, Tyler confronts one of Klaus’ hybrids, Kimberly (guest star ALYSSA DIAZ – Red Dawn), and the situation quickly escalates into violence. Finally, Damon is faced with a heartbreaking decision.

Thursday, 13 December 2012, 10:00PM – 11:00PM

A Celebrity Juicemas Carol 1/2

It’s the 19th Century, and the meanest man in all the land Ebeneezer ‘Keith’ Lemon is quietly going about the business of ensuring Christmas misery in the lives of Holly Willoughby, the local chimney sweep, and Fearne Cotton his faithful washer woman.

Christmas, however, is a time of miracles and Ebeneezer is about to be visited by three ghosts, who all look suspiciously like reality star and TV presenter Mark Wright. Will the ghosts manage to make Lemon realise the error of his ways? He’s going to try, by showing him the dire consequences of his behaviour in Christmases past, present and future – and of course all the very best bits of Series 7 of Celebrity Juice.

Monday, 3 December 2012, 10:00PM – 10:50PM

This promises to be one of the most exciting episodes of TOWIE ever!! and it’s LIVE!!

Producers are planning one of the most entertaining episodes of TOWIE in it’s entire history with lots of surprises for viewers!

Anything can happen as our colourful Essex cast entertain on LIVE TV!

Will they use the opportunity to announce any shocking revelations? will we have any surprise cameos? what will happen is anyone’s guess!

“I’m really excited but so so nervous! It’s going to be an amazing experience. Who knows what will happen… especially in Essex!”

“I absolutely can’t wait! It’ll be more dramatic than ever – god knows what will happen!”

“We’ll be completely out of our comfort zone so it will be really scary but I’ll be well excited!”

“I don’t know how we’re going to do it! It’s crazy. Personally I’m just really scared but I know it’s exciting too!”

“TOWIE Live – it’s going to be reem…creepy sic…naughty! It’s going to be crazy and you’ll get to see everything as it happens…live, oh yeah!”

And finally…..we’ll have a brand new festive one off Christmas special of The Only Way Is Essex that will air just before Christmas on ITV2.

Get a bit more Essex in your life this Christmas!

Sunday, 2 December 2012, 10:00PM – 10:50PM

Our colourful cast will welcome you back into their lives just in time for Christmas. As always, the series will be filmed close to transmission ensuring everything that happens remains as dramatic and explosive as the previous episode.

Just what do our uber glamorous residents of Essex get up to when planning Christmas? Does Joey Essex have any festive tricks up his sleeve? how much of a challenge will Christmas shopping be for our cast?!

Thursday, 6 December 2012, 10:00PM – 10:50PM

In this episode TV presenter Holly Willoughby goes up against friend and Radio 1 DJ, Fearne Cotton to find out who knows the most about the week’s celebrity news. Presiding over the whole thing is the irrepressible host, Keith Lemon.

On the panel this week are Perrie, Jesy, Leigh-Anne and Jade, better known as X-Factor winners Little Mix, Hollywood legend Verne Troyer and top comedian Jason Manford.

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