TVLine Items: Terry Crews Fixes Xmas, Alyssa Milano's Hacktivist and More

Terry Crews Saves Christmas The CW

Christmas lights in a tangled mess? Eggnog not so yummy? Never fear: A Brooklyn Nine-Nine star is coming to the rescue this holiday season.

The CW will premiere the week-long reality special Terry Crews Saves Christmas on Tuesday, Dec. 20.

In each of the five episodes — back-to-back installments air Friday, Dec. 23 — Crews will put an aspiring holiday enthusiast through a crash course in how to do Christmas right, helped by a team of food and design elves experts.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Alyssa Milano (Mistresses) has teamed with Covert Affairs executive producers Matt Corman and Chris Ord to develop a drama series adaptation of her graphic novel Hacktivist for The CW, our sister site Deadline reports.

* Beth Grant (The Mindy Project) will recur on the upcoming Starz series American Gods as Jack, the owner of Jack’s Crocodile Bar, E! Online reports.

* Season 2 of Thunderbirds Are Go will debut Nov. 4 on Amazon Prime Video.

* Cleo Anthony (Extant, Transparent) has nabbed one of the male leads in Spike Lee’s Netflix series She’s Gotta Have It, based on the 1986 indie film, per Deadline.