Faith, Media & Culture

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture.

Following up on a mega-success. From The New York Post: Mark Burnett is quietly trying to find a home for his television follow-up to “The Bible.” The History channel, which averaged a record-setting 13 million viewers for the original mini-series in March, has not yet decided if it will air the sequel, sources say…The new series is being shopped with the working title “A.D.,” though it is possible that could change…Burnett seems confident the project will find a home quickly.
Comment: You would think so. But I find it strange that The History Channel would have to go through an actual decision-making process about this. You would think picking up the show would be something of a no-brainer. But then Burnett is right. If they don’t want the show, there should be plenty of other takers.  On the other hand, despite overwhelming evidence of wide audience demand for positive faith-affirming programming, the networks still seem strangely skittish about the subject matter.

Encourage one another and build each other up – 1 Thessalonians 5:11

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