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The producers of "T.D. Jakes Presents: Mind, Body & Soul" has put out casting calls for the brand new talk show coming from The Potter's House megachurch pastor and the BET network.
The series of announcements, shared by a casting agency on its Facebook page, appear to target men and women with relationship issues, those struggling with their weight, and community activists.
The show page on BET.com for "T.D. Jakes Presents: Mind, Body & Soul" describes The Potter's House pastor as a spiritual leader, educator and humanitarian and explains that the new talk show will feature "a wide range of topics including health and wellness, finance and relationships."
"... Bishop Jakes unearths deeper conversations on the topics that matter to Black America. The areas of wellness, love and relationships deserve better conversations and deeper insights. Count on Bishop T.D. Jakes to provide plenty of both every Sunday," the show's website reads.
"T.D. Jakes Presents: Mind, Body & Soul" is a part of BET Gospel programming that includes other shows like "Celebration of Gospel," "Sunday Best" and "Bobby Jones Gospel." The talk show makes its debut this fall.
Jakes, 55, also a filmmaker and best-selling author, was presented with a BET Honors award earlier this year for the work he has done in the field of education.
"I am grateful to God who allowed me to stumble into that thing that I was created to do," Jakes said during his acceptance speech. "My destiny is to help other people reach their destiny. You must remember that real life does not begin in the light but what you do in the dark. Helping you has given me purpose, love, and life."
Here is one listing for a casting call distributed this week by The Extra BAD Group agency for the "T.D. Jakes Presents: Mind, Body & Soul" talk show:
"Brand New talk show filming in ATLANTA is doing a show about Violence in our Communities
If you or someone you know was or is involved in gang activity has dealt drugs or was incarcerated we want to hear their story. We want to discuss the problems and hopefully find some solutions to the rampant violence in our communities. If interested in telling your story. Please send a current picture of yourself, contact information asap to TDJMBS@gmail.com. Please put 'Violence Town Hall' in the subject line."