‘The Rookie’ and ‘Celebrity Wheel of Fortune’ Not Airing Tonight: Here’s Why

by Megan Molseed
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The holiday season is officially upon us! And, along with that comes some major changes in our regularly scheduled programming. Especially as networks make room for some shiny, fun, and festive holiday specials. Of course, this means that some of our favorite regularly scheduled programs such as Celebrity Wheel of Fortune and the popular Nathan Fillion police procedural, The Rookie will be taking a break to make room for the festive entertainment.

While we are still finishing off our favorite Thanksgiving leftovers, the world of television programming has kicked the Christmas celebrations into high-gear including tonight’s ABC specials The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration, and The Great Christmas Light Fight that are slated to air tonight.

Viewers Can Catch ‘Celebrity Wheel of Fortune’ and ‘The Rookie’ Next Week

While this week’s Celebrity Wheel of Fortune and The Rookie episodes have been postponed, fans of both hit shows need not worry. Both shows will return to their regular time slots next week, on Sunday, December 5.

On the upcoming December 5 episode of Celebrity Wheel of Fortune, viewers will see a lively game as celebrities John Michael Higgins, Nia Vardalos, and Jodie Sweetin play to win big cash prizes for their favorite charities.

Following the December 5 showing of Celebrity Wheel will be a brand new episode of The Rookie.

Titled Hit and Run, this episode follows The Rookie team as they desperately search for a missing person. This search is extra intense as it occurs amid a mass-casualty event.

Elsewhere, The Rookie’s Tim Bradford gets some surprising news from his sister Ginny. And, the upcoming episode will see Lopez struggling with a deal involving Wesley and Elijah.

Viewers may be waiting until December 5 to catch the latest installments of Celebrity Wheel of Fortune and The Rookie. However, there is still an exciting night of ABC programming to which we can all look forward!

An Evening Full of Holiday Cheer

The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration begins tonight at 7 p.m. ET. This special features Dancing With the Stars (DWTS) judge Derek Hough hosting the special. The DWTS star will be hosting the special along with his sister, and fellow DWTS dancer, Julianne Hough. Hosting with the brother-sister duo will be Hamilton star Ariana DeBose.

This two-hour-long special includes a variety of exciting performances from some favorite stars.

These performers include stars such as Kristin Chenoweth, Darren Criss, Brett Eldredge, Norah Jones, and Gwen Stefani.

Following this festive holiday show is one of the Christmas season’s beloved traditions, The The Great Christmas Light Fight, which is set to air tonight at 9 p.m. ET.

This ninth season special features four California families vying for a $50,000 cash prize for the best-lit house in the neighborhood.

However, these aren’t just any outdoor Christmas decorations. The contestants on this annual event go all-out creating some of the most unique Christmas decoration creations seen around the globe.