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December 2019

Books on Screen

December 2019

December's Books on Screen roundup includes the feature films Little Women, Cats, Jumanji: The Next Level and The Song of Names; the series premieres of "Dare Me" on USA and "Truth Be Told" on Apple TV+, along with season two of "You" on Netflix, and the season one finales of "The Morning Show," "Dublin Murders," "His Dark Materials" and "Watchmen"; and the DVD releases of The Goldfinch and It: Chapter Two.

 

In Theaters

Jumanji: The Next Level
Release Date: December 13th (wide)
Based on: JUMANJI by Chris Van Allsburg

Cats
Release Date: December 20th (wide)
Based on: OLD POSSUM'S BOOKS OF PRACTICAL CATS by T. S. Eliot

Little Women
Release Date: December 25th (wide)
Based on: LITTLE WOMEN by Louisa May Alcott

The Song of Names
Release Date: December 25th (limited)
Based on: THE SONG OF NAMES by Norman Lebrecht

 


 

On TV

 

Made-for-TV Movies

Christmas Town
Air Date: Sunday, December 1st at 8pm ET/PT on Hallmark Channel
Based on: THE CHRISTMAS TOWN by Donna VanLiere

FX's A Christmas Carol
Air Date: Thursday, December 19th at 7:30pm ET/PT on FX
Based on: A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens

Christmas On My Mind
Air Date: Saturday, December 21st at 9pm ET/PT on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Based on: THE GOODBYE BRIDE: A Summer Harbor Novel, by Denise Hunter

 

Series Premieres

"Truth Be Told"
Release Dates: The first three episodes premiere December 6th on Apple TV+, with subsequent episodes releasing every Friday
Based on: ARE YOU SLEEPING by Kathleen Barber

"Dare Me"
Air Dates: Sundays at 10pm ET/PT on USA; Series Premiere on December 29th
Based on: DARE ME by Megan Abbott

 

Season Premiere

"You"
Release Date: December 26th on Netflix (Season Two)
Based on: HIDDEN BODIES by Caroline Kepnes

 

Season Finales

"Watchmen"
Air Dates: Sundays at 9pm ET/PT on HBO; Season One Finale on December 15th
Based on: The Watchmen comics by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons

"The Morning Show"
Release Dates:
Fridays on Apple TV+; Season One Finale on December 20th
Based on: TOP OF THE MORNING: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV by Brian Stelter

"His Dark Materials"
Air Dates: Mondays at 9pm ET/PT on HBO; Season One Finale on December 23rd
Based on: His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman

"Dublin Murders"
Air Dates: Sundays at 8pm ET/PT on Starz; Season One Finale on December 29th
Based on: IN THE WOODS and THE LIKENESS by Tana French

 

Ongoing Series

"Batwoman"
Air Dates:
Sundays at 8pm ET/PT on The CW
Based on: The DC Comics character Kate Kane/Batwoman, created by Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid and Keith Giffen

"Supergirl"
Air Dates: Sundays at 9pm ET/PT on The CW
Based on: The DC Comics character Supergirl, created by Otto Binder and Al Plastino

"The Flash"
Air Dates: Tuesdays at 8pm ET/PT on The CW
Based on: The DC Comics character The Flash, created by Robert Kanigher, John Broome and Carmine Infantino

"Arrow"
Air Dates: Tuesdays at 9pm ET/PT on The CW
Based on: The DC Comics character Green Arrow, created by Mort Weisinger and George Papp

"Nancy Drew"
Air Dates: Wednesdays at 9pm ET/PT on The CW
Based on: The Nancy Drew series by Carolyn Keene

"Stumptown"
Air Dates: Wednesdays at 10pm ET/PT on ABC
Based on: The graphic novel series Stumptown by Greg Rucka and Matthew Southworth

 


 

On DVD

 

The Goldfinch
DVD Release Date: December 3rd
Based on: THE GOLDFINCH by Donna Tartt

It: Chapter Two
DVD Release Date: December 10th
Based on: IT by Stephen King