It's enjoying a much-praised Broadway revival, and now Neil Simon's 1972 play (and 1975 film) The Sunshine Boys is coming to the small screen, starring newlywed Woody Allen (who married Soon-Yi Previn on Dec. 23, according to the New York Post) and Peter Falk. The telepic, which was filmed two years ago, receives its first airing Sunday, Dec. 28 at 9 PM ET (be sure to check your TV listings). The Sunshine Boys is concurrently playing on Broadway starring Jack Klugman and Tony Randall, who endeared themselves to American TV viewers in the 1970s with the sitcom adaptation of Neil Simon's The Odd Couple. The story is of two old-time vaudeville comedians -- now elderly -- who had a falling out years ago but are asked to reunite and perform their act for a TV special. Though they haven't seen each other or spoken in years, things pick up right where they left off.
Robert Halmi Sr., executive producer of the TV version -- described The Sunshine Boys as perfect "family fun" for the Christmas season. The year, it seems, families are getting double the fun with these two productions.