Network TV struggles to understand: What will Christians watch?

You already know that The Book of Daniel has been euthanized (one instance in which I approve of a mercy killing).But you gotta read this Slate article about the challenge of making meaningful television, and the mysterious science of learning what Christians will watch. Some of the stuff there will probably be old news to you, but it's worth it for the last part, where things get really interesting.(Thanks, Russ, for the link.) … [Read more...]

"The Book of Daniel" is closed, done, kaput.

Read the outpouring of grief over the cancellation of The Book of Daniel.Apparently, it was Evangelical Right-Wing Extremist Censorship that shut down the show. … [Read more...]

Act One’s Sean Gaffney reviews "The Book of Daniel"

You go, Gaffney.... The Jesus of THE BOOK OF DANIEL would never say, “Go and sin no more.” He would only say, “Go.” … [Read more...]

Tom Shales on "The Book of Daniel"

Loved this quote:Tom Shales, The Washington Post, regarding the new television show The Book of Daniel: "I cannot recall a series in which a greater number of characters seemed so desperately detestable -- a series with a larger population of loathsome dolts. There ought to be a worse punishment than cancellation for a show that tries this hard to be offensive and, even at that crass task, manages to fail." … [Read more...]