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Monday, March 4, 2013

History Channel Screens *The Bible*

The first episode covers Adam & Eve, and Noah. Schedule on THE HISTORY CHANNEL:

March 04, 2013 - 12:01-02:01AM
March 06, 2013 - 09:00-11:02PM
March 07, 2013 - 01:01-03:03AM
March 10, 2013 - 06:00-08:00PM

“The Bible” is an epic five-week, 10-hour television mini-series premiering
March 3, 2013 on the History Channel from Emmy-Award winning husband and wife
team, Mark Burnett and Roma Downey. For two hours each Sunday night, millions of
viewers will see the Bible come to life in a way never before seen. The final
episode of the series will air on Easter Sunday [March 31] and will feature the
death and resurrection of Jesus. To help ensure the accuracy of the miniseries,
many Christian scholars served as advisors and hundreds of Christian leaders
have given their endorsement.

"In terms of importance, nothing we've ever done, not Touched By An Angel, not
Survivor, not The Voice, not The Apprentice, none of this could possibly compare
to “The Bible”," Burnett says. "This is not a TV show to us.
Its images, sound and sacred text that people will still watch, way after our
grandchildren are old people."

Famed television producer Mark Burnett tackles his projects with passion, but
The Bible is a special labor of love.

The 10-hour, five-part docudrama will span the Bible from Genesis to
Revelation, presenting some of its best-known stories, including Noah's Ark, the
Exodus, Daniel in the lions' den and the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus.

Former Touched By An Angel star Roma Downey, Burnett's wife and fellow
executive producer, heads a large international cast in the role of Mother Mary.
Keith David, an Emmy winner for voice-over performances, will narrate with a
musical score by Oscar-and-Grammy-winning composer Hans Zimmer.
Since the entire Bible can't be covered in 10 hours, the miniseries, which was
filmed in Morocco, focuses on a select group of stories and features such
compelling figures as Abraham, Moses and David. Some stories had to be
compressed for artistic purposes.

Here is a 4 minute trailer for the mini-series



  1. Were you able to watch this? Our TV isn't hooked up, so I didn't even know it was happening. :blush:

  2. Oh man, I just saw an ad for this series in today's paper; sounds like I missed most of it ... I'm gonna see what I can still catch.

    BTW, looks like it was sponsored by Hobby Lobby, the store that insists on respecting the Sabbath, like Chick Fil A (sp?).