TELEVISION: THE GOD SQUAD

AFTER YEARS OF CAUTIOUSLY AVOIDING THE SUBJECT, PRIME TIME HAS FINALLY AWAKENED AND FOUND RELIGION. SO WHY NOW?

Television has come to repent, for it has sinned, my brothers and sisters, yes it has. It has sinned with thongs on Baywatch, it has sinned with adultery on Melrose Place, and it has sinned, time and time again, on MTV. But now prime time is appearing before you to beg forgiveness, to prove that it too can be a virtuous member of our community.

This season the networks are paving a multilane highway to heaven with an unprecedented eight shows with religious and spiritual themes. Each of these supplicants is praying for the Top-10 ratings success of last season's surprise...

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