Bishop T.D. Jakes of The Potter's House in Dallas, Texas, has been tapped to host a new talk show scheduled to debut in the fall on BET as part of the network's move toward more faith-based programming.
Describing "T.D. Jakes Presents: Mind, Body & Soul" as "better talk," BET Networks promises that the show, airing on Sundays, will cover a wide range of issues such as health and wellness, finance and relationships.
The talk show is tied to BET Gospel programming that includes shows like "Celebration of Gospel," "Sunday Best" and "Bobby Jones Gospel." The network already airs Jakes' ministry program, "The Potter's Touch," which reaches 67 million households every month through various outlets. more >>
New ratings reports indicate that not only did the History Channel's "The Bible" miniseries reach near-record breaking viewership in its final week, it also managed to edge out AMC's "The Walking Dead," a drama series about zombies that is considered to be the miniseries' top competition ratings-wise.
During the second half of the miniseries' two-hour finale, which featured the resurrection of Jesus, "The Bible" received a viewership of 12.32 million viewers, beating out "The Walking Dead," which had ratings of 12.29 million.
Producers of "The American Bible Challenge" TV game show have teamed up with the popular Bible App by YouVersion to provide polling data, study and reference for teams for the show's second season.
Hosted by comedian Jeff Foxworthy, the GSN entertainment company show features three teams being tested for their Bible knowledge and winning money for their favorite charities. Joining the show for the second season as musical co-host is nine-time Grammy winner Kirk Franklin who leads the show's gospel choir.
YouVersion draws upon its vast community to provide the polling data for a new show challenge focused on Bible interpretation. In this segment, contestants are asked to correctly estimate how people responded to questions about Bible passages or what they would do in similar situations. As well, when the teams prepare for their intense final round, they'll rely on the Bible App for study and reference. The Bible App offers over 400 versions of the Bible in more than 200 languages. more >>
Mark Burnett's "The Bible" miniseries concluded this past Sunday with strong ratings, attracting 11.7 million viewers, 14 percent higher than its previous week of 10.3 million viewers.
"The Bible" miniseries' great success resulted in the History Channel being the top cable network, both in total viewership and with adults ages 25 to 54, for the month of March.
The episode's finale, which featured Jesus' crucifixion, death, and resurrection aptly on March 31, Easter Sunday, received 3.8 million viewers among adults ages 18 to 49 and 4.6 million viewers among adults ages 25 to 54, according to Nielsen ratings. more >>
Televangelist Pat Robertson has suggested that miracles are reported much more often in places overseas than in the United States, because Americans have been "inundated with skepticism and secularism."
During a taping of CBN's "The 700 Club" show on April 1, hosted by Robertson, a man identified as Ken posed the question:
"Why do amazing miracles (people raised from the dead, blind eyes open, lame people walking) happen with great frequency in places like Africa, and nowhere in the USA? What can we do to encourage those things to happen here? Is America too far gone for miracles like this?" more >>
Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar, stars of TLC's reality show "19 Kids & Counting," recently revealed that their expected grandchild will be a boy, the second boy to bless the family of parents Josh and Anna Duggar.
"We are so thrilled. It's a little boy, so they'll have two boys and one girl," Michelle, who has given birth to 19 children, told TODAY Moms on Monday.
"Probably the second boy of many to come," husband Jim Bob added. more >>