Hoping for high ratings, ABC takes the low road

Monday, February 1, 2016
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Bill Bumpas (OneNewsNow.com)

'Of Kings and Prophets' on ABCABC is hoping to follow other Bible-based movies but is forgetting – or ignoring – its audience.

Movies and TV series about the Bible have been a big hit with families in recent years so it's no wonder that Disney-owned ABC would take its turn.

An upcoming ABC mini-series is called "Of Kings and Prophets." It premieres Tuesday, March 8.

But the Parents Television Council says the mini-series based on First and Second Samuel is expected to push the boundaries of sex and violence.

A story by Variety.com advises there is "some internal debate about how far the network should go on air with the show, which has a provocative sex scene in the pilot, among other racy elements."

Henson, Melissa (PTC)Melissa Henson of the PTC says there's no doubt ABC wants to capture some of the audience that tuned in to other successful series such as "The Bible Series" from Mark Burnett and Roma Downey.

"But the difference is," says Henson, "that they approached it with respect for the subject matter, looking for a faithful retelling that would be respectful toward viewers of faith."

She says producers of "Of Kings and Prophets" are choosing to be salacious with their content.

"They're not being respectful to subject matter," Henson argues, "and they're not being respectful to viewers."

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