Do you love Christmas? Of course you do. Do you love television movies? Obviously. Do you love ABC Family? Sure, why not? Do you love The Miz?
Okay, three out of four ain't bad.
The Miz will be starring in the lead role for the ABC Family original movie Christmas Bounty. "But C. J., what's it all about?", you may ask. Well, from the press release:
Christmas Bounty is an action-filled comedy about a former bounty hunter turned elementary schoolteacher. Determined to have a normal life, and keep her bounty hunter past a secret, she reluctantly returns home for Christmas to help save the family business by catching the one bounty that got away. But when her fiancé follows her home for the holiday, she struggles to hide her wild family business and a bounty hunter ex-boyfriend she thought she'd left behind. Written by Andrew Black & Vivian Lee, and James Berg & Stan Zimmerman, the movie is scheduled to go into production in early 2013.
I don't know about you guys, but that sounds, shall I say...
Christmas Bounty will appear on ABC Family's "25 Days of Christmas" event in between the Gilmore Girl repeats (isn't Lorelai so zany?!). It may be an odd choice of roles for The Miz, appearing on a network that literally has "family" in its name while at the same time remaining a "bad guy" in WWE.
However, The Miz is involved with plenty of promotional events, including Nickelodeon's Kid Choice Awards, as well as starring in The Marine 3: Homecoming, produced by WWE Films. The guy is being built up as a major star for the foreseeable future, at least outside the ring.
Yet the poor dude can't seem to get a break inside the squared circle.
For someone who seems to be pegged as the next big thing, being groomed like a potential WWE Superstar, he's been getting buried down the card ever since main-eventing WrestleMania 27. He either hardly gets any airtime or is getting his head kicked in. Yet he has been given some key movie roles and is always one to appear on late night talk shows to move the product.
If WWE is serious about having The Miz as a spokesman, why not give him a push? Better yet, why not have him turn face to appeal to the children? We all know kids are simple creatures that are often unable to separate real life from what they see on TV (unlike adults, who never confuse the two). It just seems to make more sense to have him be a good guy if he is going to continue taking these roles.
But I digress. The Miz. Christmas Bounty. ABC Family. 2013. It will be Aaaaaaw-summm!