When will “It’s a Wonderful Life” air on TV?
There will be plenty of chances to see this Christmas classic on the big screen in Pittsburgh (without commercial interruptions) but NBC has scheduled it for 8 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14.
Jimmy Stewart stars as George Bailey, a Bedford Falls native, husband and father who becomes despondent when his dithery Uncle Billy loses track of a bank deposit.
George, who once dreamed of escaping his small town and seeing the world, knows what that could mean, just as his brother is returning as a war hero. He is granted the chance to see what Bedford Falls and its residents would be like had he never been born, and it’s not pretty.
There were reports and counter reports this week about whether a sequel to “IAWL” could be made. I think they should leave well enough alone and so does Paramount, which vows a fight if the follow-up goes forward.