A ‘Beary’ special ‘Undercover Boss’, ‘Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas’, Is 2017 year of TV reboots?

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It’s Wednesday and for those of us who procrastinate, it’s officially the last minute and now time to buy Christmas gifts. There are only three days before the big holiday and the stores are starting to fill up. Need ideas for your TV buds who love to watch the best? There are some great choices (that will be easy to buy) and not break your bank. A subscription to Netflix or Hulu is a great choice for anyone wanting to browse some of the best TV in 2017. Of course you can grab some great DVD TV collections released over the holidays. The “Star Trek” collection with all of the original series is delightful too. If you have waited too late to get the perfect gift, just get a gift card and use that classic line: “It’s the thought that counts.”

Build-A-Bear executive is latest ‘Undercover Boss

Usually “Undercover Boss” isn’t must see TV, but this week might be an exception. The Build-A-Bear executive goes undercover and the sneak peek clips shown to viewers so far reveal the boss having a tough time keeping up. Even her trainer for the day has worries about her cashier skills. The results and ending of this show might be one that surprises and amazes.

Family fun: ‘Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas’

What is a Wednesday night before Christmas without a holiday show? If you’re looking for something fun to watch with the family, give “Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas.” The NBC special was debuted in 2014, but it’s become a yearly classic with plenty of family fun!

2017 the year of TV reboots?

In 2016, the entertainment world saw plenty of familiar faces hit the small screen and it appears the reboot trend is continuing. Shows like “Gilmore Girls” shared life after the popular series ended in a mini-series and fans couldn’t have been happier. With success seeming to hold, TV executives have ordered more reboots. Shows like “All in the Family,” “The Honeymooners,” “Good Times” and “The Jeffersons” are all expected to come back to the small screen in some way. Networks, cable channels and even live stream venues are all looking for ways to attract viewers. Material already familiar to fans is a great way to create interest for an already crowded market.

And finally… Dick Van Dyke returns to ‘Mary Poppins’ in sequel

Fans of “Mary Poppins” are mixed when it comes to the sequel of the classic movie, but news that one of the biggest characters of the film is returning has made the idea easier to appreciate. Dick Van Dyke has let the world know he will be in the sequel, but his role hasn’t been completely revealed. All that is known is that Van Dyke starts filming early next year and he will have a featured part.

This column was written by Jodi Jill. Be sure to follow her on Facebook and Twitter(Photo: CBS.)

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