BBC America has announced the following December highlights:
WOULD YOU RATHER...? WITH Graham Norton - WORLD PREMIERE
Graham Norton brings his trademark style of wit and humor to BBC AMERICA's first original comedy series. Based on popular British panel-style shows, each week celebrities and comedians are asked to contemplate and discuss ridiculous predicaments and moral quandaries. Would you rather everything you ever said for the rest of your life was the absolute truth or an absolute lie? Would you rather live the rest of your life with Darth Vader's voice or Alvin the Chipmunk's voice? Would you rather sleep with your best friend's partner or sleep with your partner's best friend? After a hilarious and candid debate the panelists must ultimately decide what they'd rather do and Graham picks his favorite response. Panelists include: Whoopi Goldberg, Cyndi Lauper, Stanley Tucci, The Good Wife's Alan Cumming and 30 Rock's Scott Adsit and Judah Friedlander plus comedians Michael Ian Black, Mo Rocca, Eugene Mirman and more. Would You Rather...? with Graham Norton premieres on December 3, 11:00pm ET/PT with two back-to-back episodes as part of BBC AMERICA's Ministry of Laughs comedy block. It follows new episodes of The Graham Norton Show at 10:00pm ET/PT. WATCH TRAILER: http://bbca.me/Dec3isWYR
WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME! - WORLD PREMIERE
BBC AMERICA and NPR are bringing the Peabody Award-winning radio quiz show, Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!, to television with a 2011 Year in Review. Host Peter Sagal, along with official judge and scorekeeper Carl Kasell, lead a panel of both US and UK talent, including comedians Paula Poundstone, Alonzo Bodden and Phill Jupitus, through 2011's biggest events. The special looks back at the year's top stories from an American and British perspective and also includes listener contests and award-winning writer Neil Gaiman (Coraline, The Sandman, Doctor Who) plays the three-question multiple-choice quiz "Not My Job." Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! premieres Friday, December 23, 8:00pm ET/PT. The year-end special will also broadcast on NPR stations that weekend, December 24 and 25.
THE NERDIST - WORLD PREMIERE
Five specials of The Nerdist, based on comedian, writer, Doctor Who fan and web pundit Chris Hardwick's hit Nerdist podcast, are set to air throughout the next year on BBC AMERICA, coinciding with big events for the channel. The first special is a one-hour year-end review of all the things that nerds love from pop culture to tech trends and more. The show will feature panelists from LA to London, including celebrity guests, comedians, bloggers, and podcasters, in a comedic roundtable discussion. The Nerdist year-end special premieres Saturday, December 24, 9:00pm ET/PT.
THE Graham Norton SHOW: CHRISTMAS SPECIAL - US PREMIERE
Spend Christmas Eve with your favorite UK chat show host with this special Christmas edition of The Graham Norton Show. Expect great guests, hilarious happenings and an even more festive than usual Graham Norton in this BBC AMERICA holiday event. The Graham Norton Show: Christmas Special airs Saturday, December 24, 10:00pm ET/PT.
DOCTOR WHO CHRISTMAS SPECIAL COUNTDOWN
From Christmas Invasion to Christmas Carol, the ghost of Doctor Who Christmas past is haunting BBC AMERICA in this special holiday marathon of legendary Doctor Who Christmas specials. Then, on Christmas Day, don't miss a special encore of this year's thrilling season of Doctor Who with an all-day marathon of season six. Doctor Who Christmas Special Countdown begins Friday, December 23, 9:00pm ET/PT and continues through Sunday, December 25, 9:00pm ET/PT.
DOCTOR WHO: BEST OF THE CHRISTMAS SPECIALS - WORLD PREMIERE