Can The Passion of the Christ play on TV? The question — first posed in TV Guide magazine's March 27 issue — is the hot topic in Hollywood now that Mel Gibson has quietly begun shopping the violent epic to TV outlets, including the Big Four broadcast networks, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Complicating matters is the fact that Gibson is demanding that the film run in its entirety, meaning completely unedited, and be followed by 1990's Bird on a Wire.