A Christmas Story is coming to television

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       Maya Rudolph will star as Ralphie's Mom in Fox's 'A Christmas Story'

Getty Everett Maya Rudolph will star as Ralphie's Mom in Fox's 'A Christmas Story'

Fox is previewing its lineup today at the TCA summer press tour, with forthcoming panels on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Gifted, Empire, and more.

Especially when they nab some pretty incredible talent, as Fox's holiday-set A Christmas Story live musical did by casting Saturday Night Live alum Maya Rudolph as Ralphie Parker's mom.

The version airing on Fox this winter will feature several new songs by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who scored the "Christmas Story" musical.

A Christmas Story is inspired by the film A Christmas Story and the Tony-nominated Broadway production A Christmas Story: The Musical.

The three-hour televised show will air Sunday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. ET, and will be filmed live at the Warner Bros. Fox has not yet revealed the rest of the cast, but it will reportedly be announced soon.

First played by Melinda Dillon in the 1983 classic film, the role of "Mrs. Parker" is one of the more significant ones occupied by the many adults who surround Ralphie throughout his misadventures. It was nominated for three Tony Awards, including best musical, best original score, and best book of a musical.

A CHRISTMAS STORY will be produced by Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television.

Marc Platt is the Emmy Award-winning producer of FOX's "Grease: Live".

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