Mega-popular megachurch pastor Joel Osteen, author of the bestseller Your Best Life Now and other faith-based self help books, is coming to TV. Producer Mark Burnett, whose hit reality show roster includes Survivor and The Apprentice, will be at the helm. In addition to Osteen, the show will feature his wife, Victoria Osteen, and members of their Lakewood Church in Houston. Burnett and his wife, Touched By An Angel actress Roma Downey, are devout Christians and friends with the Osteens, so the collaboration makes sense.
The as-yet-untitled show doesn’t have either a name or a network, but considering how much press it has already gotten and how much influence Burnett has, that processs shouldn’t take too long.