TV executives must have been happy to put a fork in the 2012-13 season. Ratings dropped across the board for broadcast networks due to fading reality franchises and the failure to launch any major new scripted hits. Cable also slumped, with audience levels flat compared with the previous season. And with the number of viewers who time-shift growing, the path to success is more treacherous than ever. Here are the shows that navigated the bumps — and the ones that became ratings road kill.
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History's The Bible drew record ratings when it premiered last month, but it also drew controversy after many viewers pointed out a physical resemblance of the character of Satan, played by Mohamen Mehdi Ouazanni, to President Barack Obama.
Roma Downey, who produced the miniseries with her husband...
Does President Obama have a cameo in History Channel's miniseries The Bible? Nope, but the character of Satan sure looks like him.
They swear they weren't planning to go big for their first joint venture as producers. So how did Mark Burnett and Roma Downey end up mounting the 10-hour, $20 million History miniseries The Bible? According to the married duo — he's the...
Reality-TV uberproducer Mark Burnett tied the knot with Roma Downey on Saturday at their Malibu home, in a ceremony officiated by Downey's ordained Touch by an Angel costar, Della Reese. The union is Burnett's second and Downey's third.... Also per People: Whale Rider's Keisha Castle-Hughes, 17, and her 20-year-old boyfriend, Bradley Hull, welcomed their first child, a baby girl named Felicity-Amore, on April 25, while Cary Elwes' wife, Lisa Marie, delivered their own firstborn, a daughter named Buttercup Dominique, on April 24.