The Book of Daniel

2006, TV Show

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Question: Maybe it hasn't occurred to any of those who complain about the lack of complex portrayals of people of faith on TV that every time TV tries to offer some kind of multilayered approach — like, for example, Nothing Sacred or The Book of Daniel — those shows are loudly condemned by extremist religious groups before they even air. I doubt this encourages the networks to spend time and money developing such shows.
Answer: Good point, and too true. And they wonder why TV so often depicts religious characters as mad zealots.

Jill made a similar point: "I was interested by the letter you received recently decrying the lack of churchgoing people on American TV. I recently rented The Book of Daniel, and I was struck by how positive this series was toward religion. I understand that the gay son would be too much for many people to accept (not me, but other people). However, this show depicted a family whose faith was very strong. The parents had a solid and realistic marriage, and they


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Maybe it hasn't occurred to ...

Question: Maybe it hasn't occurred to any of those who complain about the lack of complex portrayals of people of faith on TV that every time TV tries to offer some kind of multilayered approach — like, for example, Nothing Sacred or The Book of Daniel — those shows are loudly condemned by extremist religious groups before they even air. I doubt this encourages the networks to spend time and money developing such shows. Answer: Good point, and too true. And they wonder why TV so often depicts religious characters as mad zealots. Jill made a similar point: "I was interested by the letter you received recently decrying the lack of churchgoing people on American TV. I recently rented The Book of Daniel, and I was struck by how positive this series was toward religion. I understand that the gay son would be too much for many people to accept (not me, but other people). However, this show depicted a family whose faith was very strong. The parents had a solid and realistic marriage, and they ... read more

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Question: What happened to the remaining (unaired) episodes of Book of Daniel? Are they available on DVD along with the first few episodes that were aired? Or is the entire story available in "book form"? It's unfortunate that this program came to a screeching halt. Is it true that the advertisers withdrew sponsorships on their own accord, or was it just made to look like they did? I'm interested. Thanks in advance for your response. Answer: For a while, NBC had made the unseen episodes available for viewing on its website, I believe. I also know there will be a public screening of two of the episodes at the annual Outfest in Los Angeles in July. And I've heard that there is talk (nothing confirmed yet) of a DVD release of the full series, which would certainly be the best option. As for the advertisers: this was always a tough sell, and the controversy that surrounded the show even before its premiere scared many sponsors away. That plus NBC's ultimate lack of faith in the series ... read more

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Question: I have recently started watching Love Monkey reruns on VH1 and have completely fallen in love with the show. (Tom Cavanagh rules!) I only wish I and about a million other people had started watching the show earlier so that we could all look forward to many seasons to come. My question: Oftentimes, such as with Love Monkey or My So-Called Life, other channels will pick up episodes and rerun them for the "cult" fans. Why can't these same channels actually produce new episodes for the show, knowing they already have a large fan base? Is it that difficult to obtain rights to a show that another network has already canceled? Answer: From what I've read of VH1's numbers for Love Monkey so far, I wouldn't overestimate how "large" that fan base is, though it certainly deserves one. The basic issue here is that cable networks like VH1 simply don't have the budget to produce costly new episodes of a sophisticated scripted drama (with A-list actors like Cavanagh, Judy Greer, Larenz Tate ... read more

Krypton Villain Now a CSI: Miami Bride?

Are Horatio Caine and Marisol Delko heading for a wedding on CBS' CSI: Miami (Mondays at 10 pm/ET)? Perhaps even en route to "happily ever after"? Or, in light of the nasty line of work that the good lieutenant is in, might this story go from a vow... to a kill? TVGuide.com rang Alana De La Garza, who plays Horatio's lady love, to get up to speed on CSI: Miami, a possible Smallville encore and her other TV adventures. TVGuide.com: We go back a few years, Alana, and you haven't been keeping me posted on your TV gigs this season. Instead, I get press releases saying, "Alana's do read more

I know that The Book of ...

Question: I know that The Book of Daniel was canceled months ago, and I am still crying over its cancellation, but I was wondering if you think there might have been a different outcome if the show had been titled something different. Or would the same thing have happened? Answer: Sadly, they could have called the show "Win a Million Dollars if You Watch This" and NBC probably still would have found a way to screw this one up — and screw it over. Look, Book of Daniel was always going to be a polarizing show; I know no one who was neutral to it. They either loved or hated it, and of course there were always going to be those who were offended by the very idea of it (regardless of whether they bothered to watch), not to mention NBC's own skittishness toward the project. The title wasn't really an issue, though. I'm not sure what you could have called it ("Father Knows Least"? "7th Heaven — Not!"?) that would have made it more commercial or, to its critics, less objectionable ... read more

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Premiered: January 06, 2006, on NBC
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Premise: A quirky drama about an Episcopalian minister dealing with personal and professional demands who receives guidance in life via face-to-face conversations with Jesus.

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