If TV Got Religion….


by Rob Kutner of The Daily Show, based on a Reuters article that said the success of Gibson’s Passion had broadcasters working on a religious line-up.

CSI: HOLY LAND (CBS) Liked “The Passion” but didn’t think it dwelled on the forensics enough? The trail to Damascus is still warm for these detectives, investigating unsolved martyrdoms as to whether they qualify the victim for sainthood. Not so much a whodunit as a who-gets-beatified-for-it.CHASTITY & SLOTH (ABC) One regards the body as a sacred temple of the divine. The other lies idle, reaping not the fruits of human industry. And now they’re . . . roommates?

GODVILLE (WB) Moses begging Pharaoh to let him use the chariot. Samson being ordered to cut his hair and get a job. Jesus sulking over having to do “another stupid healing.” It’s all your favorite Biblical figures — back when they were still teens.

SHARE YOUR ENTHUSIASM (HBO) Larry David becomes a born-again Christian, then goes around annoying people in an entirely new way.

If you think this is far-fetched, you don’t know the industry…

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