Move over Lady Gaga, Beyonce, and Kim Kardashian. You’ve been upstaged. In our celebrity-obsessed culture where paparazzi follows every single move the most popular entertainers of our day make, there is a refreshing shift taking place. The Bible, the world’s best-selling book, is completely stealing the show.
The History channel’s five-part miniseries, “The Bible,” produced by actress Roma Downey (Touched By An Angel) and her producer husband, Mark Burnett (Survivor, The Voice, Celebrity Apprentice), premiered to a whopping 13.1 million viewers, making it cable’s most-watched entertainment telecast this year.
If that’s not enough, the second season of the Game Show Network’s hit show “The American Bible Challenge,” hosted by Jeff Foxworthy, is expected to attract an even broader audience with the addition of gospel powerhouse, Kirk Franklin, as co-host.
In a time where opponents of the Holy Scriptures have tried numerous ways to discredit the sacred book, the Bible continues to stand the test of time, and make new inroads in today’s contemporary culture.
The mastermind behind “The Bible,” Burnett, who is very pleased and excited about the turnout, told Entertainment Weekly, “It will be, over the next 40 or 50 years, the most watched thing that Roma and I have ever made.”
From the looks of things, he’s absolutely right. “Today, more people are discussing God’s chosen people — Moses and Abraham — in one day than ever before,” he said after the impressive ratings reports came in.
“The hand of God was on this,” Burnett told EW. “The edit came together perfectly. The actors came together perfectly. It just comes to life.”
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