9 Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher TV Specials and Tributes to Watch
HBO moved up the premiere date for its buzzy documentary on the pair 'Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds.'
After the shocking back-to-back deaths of mother and daughter Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher this week, several TV channels will remember the Singin' in the Rain and Star Wars icons with special programming over the next few days through the end of January.
20/20, ABC: Friday (Dec. 30), 10 p.m.
An hourlong special called "Debbie and Carrie: A Hollywood Love Story" will detail their careers and legacies and the duo's loving and complicated relationship. It will also include heartfelt tributes from family and friends.
Will & Grace marathon, Logo: Friday (Dec. 30), 5 p.m. to midnight, and Saturday (Dec. 31), 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Logo's two Will & Grace marathons will include episodes featuring Debbie Reynolds. Reynolds earned an Emmy nomination for her role as Debra Messing's mother in the NBC sitcom.
RuPaul's Drag Race, Logo: Saturday (Dec. 31), midnight
After the 14 episodes of Will & Grace on Friday night (Dec. 30), Logo will air a 2010 episode of RuPaul's Drag Race called "Golden Girls," which featured Reynolds and Cloris Leachman as guest judges.
Roseanne, Logo: Saturday (Dec. 31), 1 a.m.
The channel will then broadcast a 1997 episode of Roseanne written by Fisher and guest-starring Reynolds. Titled "Arsenic and Old Mom," the episode marks Fisher's first and only time writing for a sitcom.
Golden Girls, Logo: Saturday (Dec. 31), 2 a.m.
"There Goes the Bride: Part II," from 1991, was Reynolds' only appearance on the beloved sitcom.
Wishful Drinking, HBO: Sunday (Jan. 1), 9 p.m.
A revealing 2010 feature-length documentary about Fisher's autobiographical play, Wishful Drinking received two Primetime Emmy nominations for its original run. The doc includes clips of her one-woman stage show along with interviews with family and friends.
The Oprah Winfrey Show, OWN: Jan. 5, 10 p.m.
The cable network will re-air this 2011 hour-long interview in which Reynolds and Fisher discuss their relationship and admiration for each other, the Elizabeth Taylor scandal and Fisher's battle with mental health issues, among other topics. The interview also includes a rare mother-daughter duet.
Bright Lights, HBO: Jan. 7, 8 p.m.
The documentary Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds — which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2016 and will screen at the upcoming Palm Springs Film Festival in January 2017 — was slated to air on HBO in March. The cable network announced on Friday that the doc will now premire Jan. 7 following the passing of its subjects. Co-directed by Alexis Bloom and Fisher Stevens, Bright Lights gives a candid look at the duo in the months leading up to the 2015 Screen Actors Guild awards, where Reynolds received the Lifetime Achievement Award.
TCM Remembers Debbie Reynolds, TCM: Jan. 27, 6 a.m.
Turner Classic Movies is celebrating the life of Reynolds with a 24-hour film tribute. Beginning at 6 a.m. ET, the following movies will play (in order): It Started With a Kiss (1959), Bundle of Joy (1956), How the West Was Won (1963), The Tender Trap (1955), Hit the Deck (1955), I Love Melvin (1953), Singin' in the Rain (1952), The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964), The Mating Game (1959), The Catered Affair (1956), The Singing Nun (1965) and How Sweet It Is! (1968).
A version of this story originally appeared on Billboard.com.