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Old 05-02-2014, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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The television audience is more fragmented than ever these days. Consider how many series are cult favorites despite having audience numbers smaller than the population of the city you may live in. There has to be some network willing to take a chance on such a series, or even Hulu or Netflix. A challenge would be trying to write episodes to appeal to the folks who need evangelizing the most - not the comforting and sentimental shows that "preach to the converted", but shows that tell why Christianity is the right way despite the fact that in life, sometimes good is punished, evil is rewarded, and lessons go unlearned.
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Old 05-02-2014, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Emmaus, PA
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Because a Christian based series alienates the possible viewers of other religions or of no religions - unless it is on a Christian based network.
Because the Christian audience is also fragmented. Are the main characters Roman Catholics, Baptists, Episcopalians, Methodists, Lutherans - or what?
EACH denomination teaches something completely different.

I guess that the last religious based program was "Touched By An Angel", which I'm sure that you remember. This starred Roman Downey and a black woman whose name escapes me.
Michael Landon was in a show, whose name I can't remember also. I don't believe that there has been one since then - unless you want to include "Supernatural" in that list.
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Old 05-02-2014, 11:24 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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The longest running family drama in American telvision, 7th Heaven, ran from 1996-2006. It was a WB network program featuring a protestant minister and his family. While it did not actively prostlytize, its theme was family life through the lens of Christian mores and values.

I doubt you would find a network/cable show actively evengelizing becuase there are simply too many denominations/theological stances/interpretations to allow for the breadth of a huge audience. Basic Christian themes are about as focused as it could get.

Oh, and Supernatural, while dealing with anti-Science themes (hence the title) has nothing to do with any religion except perhaps for some mentions of terms which may refer to one religion or another. But I have never seen a realistic depiction of any actual existing religion on that show.
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Old 05-02-2014, 11:26 AM
 
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.. a black woman whose name escapes me.
Della Reese. She's awesome.
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Old 05-02-2014, 11:29 AM
 
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Because a Christian based series alienates the possible viewers of other religions or of no religions - unless it is on a Christian based network.
Because the Christian audience is also fragmented. Are the main characters Roman Catholics, Baptists, Episcopalians, Methodists, Lutherans - or what?
EACH denomination teaches something completely different.

I guess that the last religious based program was "Touched By An Angel", which I'm sure that you remember. This starred Roman Downey and a black woman whose name escapes me.
Michael Landon was in a show, whose name I can't remember also. I don't believe that there has been one since then - unless you want to include "Supernatural" in that list.

Highway to Heaven if I remember correctly.
Touched By an Angel also starred John Dye who crossed over shortly after the series ended.
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Old 05-02-2014, 11:58 AM
 
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I think most networks have no desire to promote Jesus Christ. It would be against what most of their leadership believes so it is offensive to them. It would require a Christian lead network to do such a thing. However most of the so called Christian networks have to raise money so they cater to a core audience.
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Old 05-02-2014, 01:42 PM
 
Location: In a little house on the prairie - literally
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I thought Honey Boo Boo was Christian reality TV.
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Old 05-02-2014, 02:12 PM
 
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I think most networks have no desire to promote Jesus Christ. It would be against what most of their leadership believes so it is offensive to them. It would require a Christian lead network to do such a thing. However, most of the so called Christian networks have to raise money so they cater to a core audience.
Under the theme of Television Evangelist's.



You've got the hair, and you're a snappy dresser.
You preach a hell of a sermon, and you can faith heal.
But I cannot let you on stage, if you refuse to take ...

"Offerings from poor, little old ladies and the gullible."

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Old 05-02-2014, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Emmaus, PA
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DewDropInn - Thanks - I see that you are a fan of "The Waltons".
CSD610 - Thanks
ABQConvict - I didn't watch that show so I didn't remember it.


I did forget the short-lived "Joan of Arcadia" with Amber Tamblyn.
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Old 05-02-2014, 02:50 PM
 
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Most of the media Christian TV and movies usually water down and Make Christians just like people who are not Christians and have issues which non Christians probably have and will very rarely use the name of Jesus , so they are usually not watched by believers in Christ .....Even Christian Television stations can come up flat in Christian themed series .....
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