Mark Burnett

This 1958 file image released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer shows actor Charlton Heston in the 1958 film "Ben-Hur."  (AP Photo/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, File)

Paramount, MGM to remake historical epic ‘Ben-Hur’

NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Burnett and Roma Downey will produce a new version of the historical epic “Ben-Hur,” as the faith-based film revival continues on the big screen. Paramount Pictures and MGM announced Friday […]

04/25/2014

CBS creating unit to develop special live programs

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Illustrating changing tastes in television, CBS’s entertainment chief said Wednesday the network is making a special effort to develop miniseries and live “event” programming. Following the success of its miniseries “Under […]

01/15/2014

Actor Diogo Morgado who plays Jesus in the film "The Bible." (AP Photo/LightWorkers Media, Joe Alblas)

NBC plans miniseries sequel to ‘The Bible’

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC is bringing viewers more of the Good Book. The network says it will film the 12-hour miniseries “A.D.” as a follow-up to the miniseries “The Bible” that aired on the […]

12/17/2013

British entrepreneur Richard Branson at the Virgin Galactic hangar at Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, Calif. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

NBC show will send someone into space

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC is planning a competition show with a grand prize that’s out of this world: a ride into space. The network said Thursday it is teaming with Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic […]

10/03/2013

Actor (left) in History Channel Bible series said to resemble President Obama.

‘Bible’ producers dismiss Obama-Satan connection

NEW YORK (AP) — The producers of the cable TV miniseries on the Bible say Internet chatter that their Satan character resembles President Barack Obama is “utter nonsense.”

03/18/2013

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‘The Bible’ is a big ratings winner

NEW YORK (AP) — In the latest TV ratings, the Bible is hot and aspiring pop stars are not. History’s first installment of the miniseries “The Bible” was seen by 13.1 million people. Produced by husband-wife team Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, it will air in four more installments concluding March 31, Easter Sunday.

03/05/2013

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