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story.lead_photo.caption THE MOODYS: Fox series gives new meaning to Christmas cheer

Denis Leary (Rescue Me) and Elizabeth Perkins (Weeds) star in Fox's new "comedy event" series The Moodys. It airs over three nights with back-to-back episodes. The first two air at 9 and 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, and the other four at 9 and 9:30 p.m. Dec. 9 and 10. It's based on the Australian Broadcasting Corp. series A Moody Christmas.

The show follows a tight-knit but slightly dysfunctional family of five, who gather in their hometown of Chicago for the "perfect holiday." From break-ups and arrests to sharing one bathroom, each family member is packing his or her own eccentricities and hiding secrets from the others. Their motto seems to be, "Have a good Christmas -- or else."

The family includes Sean Jr. (Leary), his wife, Ann (Perkins), and their three grown children -- Dan (Francois Arnaud, The Borgias), the youngest and most creative; Bridget (Chelse Frei, Sideswiped), the middle child who is an overachiever; and Sean Jr. (Jay Baruchel, How to Train Your Dragon), the oldest sibling and "screw-up" still living at home with his parents.

The series also features Maria Gabriela de Faria (Deadly Class), Josh Segarra (Arrow), Kevin Bigley (Sirens), Gerry Dee (Mr. D), Ulka Simone Mohanty (The Dinner Bash) and Megan Park (The Secret Life of the American Teenager).

-- Rosemary Boggs

Denis Leary (left), Jay Baruchel, Francois Arnaud, Chelsea Frei and Elizabeth Perkins star in Fox's Christmas-themed series The Moodys.

Style on 12/01/2019

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