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Television puts more faith in religious-themed projects
Television puts more faith in religious-themed projects

This spring, a complicated new protagonist is coming to television. A mysterious but charismatic figure from modest origins, he inspires fierce loyalty in his scrappy band of followers but is dismissed as a dangerous impostor. No, he's not the latest AMC or HBO antihero: He's Jesus. As Easter approaches, a flood of religious-themed programming is due to hit the airwaves. It begins Sunday with the National Geographic Channel's three-hour movie "Killing Jesus," based on Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard's bestselling book, and continues on Easter with the premiere of NBC's 12-episode event series, "A.D. The Bible Continues," a look at the...

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