‘Madam Secretary’, ‘Scorpion’, ‘NCIS: New Orleans’, & ‘Stalker’ Get Full-Season Orders By CBS

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It's great news that Barbara Hall's latest show, featuring Tea Leoni as the US Secretary of State, is getting a full season to show us what makes good TV! Tim Daly, who plays her husband, is a theology professor at Georgetown. According to this article, "Madam Secretary" is beating "The Good Wife" in the ratings. Wow.From over at Deadline.com, October 27:CBS has joined sibling CW in giving full-season orders to all of its fall series that have premiered so far: new dramas Scorpion, NCIS: … [Read more...]

“Faith-based vs. faith-filled in Hollywood: Is there a difference?” Guest post by Fr. Eddie Siebert, SJ

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This is a "guest post" x two actually because it is my friend and Catholic media colleague Jesuit Father Eddie Siebert's weekly column for the National Catholic Reporter online and I want to share it here.The article explores faith-based programming and people of faith working in TV and film. Eddie features an interview I had with writer/musician/producer and show creator of such favorites as "Judging Amy," "Joan of Arcadia." and now "Madam Secretary".Enjoy!______"Faith-based vs. … [Read more...]

“Joan of Arcadia” Lenten Film Series #6

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In today’s episode of The Lenten Film Series, Joan of Arcadia sits down with God in the form of a master chess player to play an unforgettable game of chess--rules and all. Don't miss this eye-opening scene! It's blended with my interview with series creator Barbara Hall who has just completed filming the pilot for her new television show "Madam Secretary". Click here for the link to the questions for reflection and conversation about this week's "Joan of Arcadia."Click here for … [Read more...]


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