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It looks as if The Bible has been a godsend. Last year's History miniseries averaged 11.4 million viewers overall, kicking off a new surge of religious-themed programming. ABC's new back-from-the-dead drama Resurrection, with its faith-based undercurrents, is averaging 10.2 million viewers, and the box-office success of such movies as ...
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Producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett have decided to cut Satan out of their upcoming film Son of God, according to TheWrap.
NBC has given the official green light to Mark Burnett and Roma Downey's sequel to their hit History Channel miniseries The Bible.
A.D. will be a 12-part miniseries and will likely premiere in ...
CBS has ordered a four-hour miniseries based on Alice Hoffman's 2011 novel The Dovekeepers, TVGuide.com has learned. Roma Downey and Mark Burnett (The Bible) will executive-produce.
Want to see Mark Burnett's hit miniseries The Bible on the big screen? Your shot is almost here.
Twentieth Century Fox is set to release Son of God, a new feature film cut of the 10-part History Channel project, on Feb. 28, 2014, the studio announced Tuesday.
Mark Burnett on The Bible sequel and how it landed at NBC
Son of God will feature ...
As NBC executives pray for a ratings win, producer Mark Burnett may have just passed them a Hail Mary.
Burnett and his wife, producer-actress Roma Downey, will produce for the network A.D.: Beyond the Bible, a sequel to their hugely popular miniseries The Bible — and Burnett doesn't see it as a one-off. "There's no reason this shouldn't run 10 years," he tells TV Guide Magazine.
It won't come cheap. NBC made an aggressive bid for the sequel, knocking other contenders (including History, which aired The Bible) out of the running. But a History spokesperson says the channel passed on A.D., adding, "We're about what's next."
NBC is partnering with Mark Burnett and Roma Downey for a follow-up to their hugely successful 10-part miniseries The Bible, the network announced Monday.
The working title of the new series is A.D.: Beyond the Bible, which will cover the events following Jesus' death.
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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Mark Burnett, Dioga Morgado, Roma Downey, Oprah Winfrey
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...