In which a pair of Hallmark Channel Christmas movies break Dan Harmon’s brain

Poor Rudolph:


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♬ Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – Gene Autry

Here’s A BUNCH OF TV News

YouTube just signed a $2 billion deal with the NFL for the NFL Sunday Ticket package. Pricing details have not yet been announced.

Here’s an overly long piece about why so many more Americans are watching Premier League soccer these days (including my completely obsessed husband), and the short answer is: streaming services.

BREAKING NEWS: Daredevil will not be as gory and violent on Disney+ as it was on Netflix. Try to contain your shock.

Sooooo … Hallmark put out two movies, both called Sister Swap, but one is Sister Swap: Christmas in the City, and the other is Sister Swap: Hometown Holiday. In both movies, the sisters (who are played by real-life sisters) swap places, from/to the big city/small town. Both films were released in 2021, feature the exact same cast, and they are not sequels. They were written and directed by the same people. However, and here’s where it’s weird, while they are two versions of the exact same story, they aren’t the same movie from different perspectives, they are just two different movies of the exact same story.

It broke Community creator Dan Harmon’s brain as he explained in multiple Instagram posts:

Buzzfeed investigated further, if you need to know more.

The showrunner of The Witcher promises a “heroic sendoff” for Henry Cavill, which sounded to me like they were going to kill off Geralt and that Liam Hemsworth would play a … different Witcher? BUT NOPE, Hemsworth will still be Geralt, with a “new mission in mind” and he will  be “slightly different.” Dude, I don’t know.

Not about television, BUT, now you can sue movie studios for false advertising if they put out deceptive trailers, and you have Ana de Armas to thank.

Congratulations to Jay Mohr and Jeanie Buss, but especially to Jay Mohr who somehow managed to land the owner of The Lakers.

Merry Christmas from the Chucky Yule Log.

In Development

Casting News

  • Jeff Garlin has joined Never Have I Ever on Netflix.
  • Patti LuPone has been added to the coven on Agatha: Coven of Chaos on Disney+.

Mark Your Calendars

  • HBO has released a 2023 sizzle reel.

  • That 90s Show debuts on Netflix on January 1995.

  • The Real Housewives of New Jersey returns on Bravo on February 7.

  • “Jerzdays” returns on MTV on January 26.

  • FC Barcelona – A New Era will premiere on Prime Video on December 28.

  • JUNG_E will premiere on Netflix on January 20.

  • AlKhallat+ premieres on Netflix on January 19.


Ronnie Hillman, Broncos running back who played in Super Bowl 50

Diane McBain, Actress in Spinout and Surfside 6

Tony Barry, Veteran Australian TV and film actor


Top Gun: Maverick: I am the only person in the country who did not see this in the theater, apparently.  Peacock Paramount+

The Best Man: The Final Chapters: “Midlife crisis meets midlife renaissance” is how this limited series that revisits Harper, Robyn, Jordan, Lance, Quentin, Shelby, Candace, and Murch and their relationships is described. Premiere. Peacock

I Hate Suzie: Emily Nussbaum, the wonderful TV critic, has described this three-episode second season of I Hate Suzie as “Think Fleabag, Crazy Ex-G, Enlightened, UnREAL.” I mean, I don’t know that you can give a stronger endorsement than that. Premiere. HBO Max

The Head: The Polaris VI Antarctic Research Station loses contact with the outside world in the dead of winter in this new survival thriller. Premiere. HBO Max

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ABC Celebrity Wheel of Fortune

Press Your Luck

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CBS Young Sheldon
CW iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2022 Whose Line Is It Anyway?
FOX Hell’s Kitchen
Welcome to Flatch
Call Me Kat
NBC A Saturday Night Live Christmas Special The Wheel

2 thoughts on “In which a pair of Hallmark Channel Christmas movies break Dan Harmon’s brain

  1. I don’t pay for Peacock, but that sure feels like the right streaming service for a movie about Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, not to mention other characters called “Rooster” and “Phoenix.” But my Paramount Plus acts like THEY’RE showing Top Gun: Maverick. I’m perplexed. Now I feel like I should check Prime Video, and then maybe Pulu and Petflix. Maybe even Poopla.

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