TVLine Items: Baby Shark Movie Trailer, Kennedy Center Honors Date and More

Baby Shark is swimming over to Chomp City, aka the big city of sharks, in the official trailer for Baby Shark’s Big Movie, the first feature-length animated movie based on the preschool property.

“Baby Shark is forced to leave behind the world he loves after his family’s move to the big city and must adjust to his new life without his best friend William,” reads the official synopsis. “When Baby Shark encounters an evil pop starfish named Stariana, who plans to steal his gift of song in order to dominate all underwater music, he must break her spell to restore harmony to the seas.”

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Premiering Friday, Dec. 8, at 12 pm ET on Nickelodeon (and streaming on Paramount+ in the U.S. and Canada), the movie features a bevy of guest voices: Ashley Tisdale (High School Musical) as Stariana, a sharp-witted and manipulative, rising pop starfish who wants to take center stage with a splash hit; Aparna Nancherla (Mira, Royal Detective) as Gillie, a charmingly chaotic, bumbling boxfish and Stariana’s assistant; Ego Nwodim (Saturday Night Live) as Leah, a lantern shark and Mommy Shark’s best friend from college; Chloe Fineman (Saturday Night Live) as Lannie, Leah’s hyper, lovable daughter; ENHYPEN as an underwater powerhouse K-pop band of belugas; and Lance Bass as TV announcer Lance Bass.

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* The 46th Annual Kennedy Center Honors, hosted by Gloria Estefan, will air Wednesday, Dec. 27 at 9/8c on CBS. This year’s honorees include actor and comedian Billy Crystal; acclaimed soprano Renée Fleming; British singer-songwriter, producer and member of the Bee Gees Barry Gibb; rapper, singer and actress Queen Latifah; and singer Dionne Warwick.

* The 14th annual CMA Country Christmas, airing Thursday, Dec. 14 on ABC and hosted by Amy Grant and Trisha Yearwood, will feature performances by Grant, Yearwood, Lady A, Ashley McBryde, Jon Pardi, Lindsey Stirling, The War And Treaty, Zach Williams and Lainey Wilson.

* Peacock has acquired the British comedy Hapless, starring Tim Downie (Good Omens, Outlander) as a journalist for a fictional Jewish newspaper, our sister site Deadline reports.

* Disney+ has released a trailer for Diary of a Wimpy Kid Christmas: Cabin Fever, a new animated movie about “everyone’s favorite disaster-prone middle school student,” debuting Friday, Dec. 8:

* HBO has released a trailer for Hard Knocks: In Season With the Miami Dolphins, premiering Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 9 pm:

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