The Bible miniseries, History Channel's faith-based ratings juggernaut came to an end, airing its final episode Easter Sunday night. It brought in almost 13 million viewers the first night and consistently garnered 10 million viewers each episode. It even regularly beat AMC's top-rated Sunday night series The Walking Dead.
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Now with the success of The Bible miniseries networks are jumping on the bandwagon with religion-themed shows of their own. The American Bible Challenge just added gospel hit-maker Kirk Franklin to the team. Bible Challenge is GSN's most popular show in the network's 17-year history.The reality show Preacher's Daughters currently airs on Lifetime.
Showtime is currently working on a series called The Vatican.
Director Darren Aronofsky is working on the movie Noah featuring Russell Crowe. Noah is scheduled for a 2014 release.
With not network affiliation at the moment, a 6-hour, $20 million miniseries called "Jesus of Nazareth" is currently in production.
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