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The Best Shows, Specials and Sports on WGNO

Season Premiere of The Taste – Thu, December 4, 7:00 – 9:00PM

In this exhilarating cooking competition series, The Taste puts 16 culinary competitors — who range from home cooks and professional chefs to everything in between — in the kitchen, where four of the world’s most notable masters of the food world judge their creations based on a blind taste. In this pressure-packed contest, a single spoonful can catapult a contender to the top or send them packing.

The Taste

Season Premiere of The Great Christmas Light Fight – Mon, December 8, 7:00 – 9:00PM

The battle for lights is on! The Great Christmas Light Fight returns this Monday!

The Great Christmas Light Fight features families competing to see who has the greatest Christmas display.

The families are chosen through an extensive nationwide search, based on their previous elaborate Christmas light displays, incredible choreography and over-the-top designs.

Great Christmas Light Fight

2014 ABC College Football this Saturday!

WGNO/ABC has Top 25 teams in both match-ups this week!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

11:00 AM Iowa St vs. #5 TCU

7:00 PM #3 Florida St vs. Georgia Tech

2014 Dr. Pepper ACC Championship Game (from Charlotte)

(games subject to change-CFB Playoff Rankings subject to change after publication)

Click here to see what’s on WGNO (ABC) all this week.

Community Events

2014 Plaquemines Parish Fair & Orange Festival

This weekend, Fri-Sun December 5-7 at Fort Jackson in Buras, LA

The Orange Festival is a great time for the whole family with nonstop entertainment ranging from live music on two stages from some of the best local bands, carnival rides for kids of all ages, the Children’s Revue Fun Pageant, a 5K Run/Walk, fun contests for everyone from duck calling to orange peeling, helicopter rides and so much more to enjoy.

Click here for more information:

Orange Festival

2014 WGNO Coats for Kids – NOW through January 2015

WGNO-TV’s “Coats for Kids” is our annual coat drive which collects coats for those who need them most — children.

Helping out is easy. Just drop off your coats at the participating locations listed on our website.

Click here for a full list of drop-off locations

Coats for Kids

Visit the WGNO Community Events page for more events.

Plus, click here to LIKE WGNO on Facebook to learn about our future contests.

News With A Twist

A Chocolate Turkey for Thanksgiving!

Make plans for next year! Twist reporter Wild Bill Wood last week on Twist discovered one chocolate turkey on the Thanksgiving buffet at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in New Orleans French Quarter.

Click here to see the full story and video from WGNO!

Chocolate Turkey

Also remember you can submit your local neighborhood Pothole to News with a Twist for our Pothole of the Day segment.

Click to submit your Pothole!

.Pothole of the Day

Click here for other News with a Twist stories.

The Best Shows are on NOLA38!

Friday and Monday – The CW is Full of Holiday specials!

Friday 12/5

8:00 – 10:00 PM

America’s Next Top Model Two-Hour Season Finale

Tyra Banks introduces the final four models to her new cosmetics line and challenges them to a commercial shoot with the help of some of the previously eliminated contestants.

America's Next Top Model


Click here to see what’s on NOLA38 (CW) all this week.

Contests, Sweepstakes and Deals


Starting tomorrow, Wed 11/26 through Thu 12/11, register to win one of two ULTIMATE NOLA GOLF EXPERIENCE CARDS!

Simply register to win and on Fri 12/12, we’ll pick to winners from all eligible entries during the Sweepstakes Period.

The Golf Experience allows the cardholder to play a round of golf at seven areas courses. Restrictions apply.

Click to enter the Ultimate NOLA Golf Experience Card Contest:

Golf Experience Contest

The Golf Expereince Cards are also available for purchase and make great gifts!



Each week in Friday Night Football WGNO and NOLA38 are offering one lucky viewer a chance to win tickets to the 2015 Allstate Sugar Bowl game in the Mercedes Benz Superdome!

Watch and win each week during the show! (Entry is open at the start of the show each week through Saturday night).

Thanks to our sponsor, the Allstate Sugar Bowl for this great contest!

Click to enter the Allstate Sugar Bowl Ticket Contest:

Allstate Sugar Bowl ticket contest


Register below to enter to win a $100 Gift Card to Mugshots Grill and Bar from WGNO/WNOL Friday Night Football and Mugshots! Entry open through Wed, 12/17.

Click to enter the Mugshots Gift Card Giveaway Contest:

Mugshots Gift Card Contest


Watch News with a Twist at 5 and 6 PM Tonight and tomorrow Tue-Wed, December 2-3 for the daily keyword and then enter to win tickets to the Hunter Hayes concert Thursday, December 4 at UNO Lakefront Arena!

Three lucky winners – one from each day of the Sweepstakes Period – will win FOUR TICKETS to the show!

Click to enter the News with a Twist Hunter Hayes Concert Ticket Contest:

Hunter Hayes Contest

WGNO on Facebook & Twitter: Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Our friends & followers get first notice of our contests, movie pass giveaways and breaking news events. Don’t miss your opportunity to be in the know!

Like WGNO on Facebook and you can then register in our 75,000 Likes Contest!

Enter for your chance to win an iPad Mini from WGNO!

Like us on Facebook then enter here!

Facebook Likes contest

Liking WGNO on Facebook does not automatically enter you to win the iPad Mini.

Click here for all current contests on WGNO.

WGNO on Facebook

WGNO on Twitter

Picks of the Week

Deck the Halls with This TV – Holiday and Family movies all December long!

This week on This TV:

Sunday, December 7, 2:00-5:00 PM

Pocketful of Miracles (TV-PG)

Glenn Ford, Bette Davis, Peter Falk and Ann-Margret share the laughs in this bouncy spirit-lifter about a Broadway down-and-outer posing as a society matron to impress her visiting daughter.

Pocketful of Miracles

Click here for the ThisTV program schedule.

Click here for the Antenna TV program schedule.