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Here's Your Big Chance . . .

TBN logo.jpgAccording to a recent article (Click here: TBN on the lookout for 'innovative' Christian programming (, our friends at TBN have "launched a contest in search of quality, independently produced programming that is family-friendly." 

This could be your big chance to propose new programming for Paul and Jan and the TBN network!

"The contest is called the `INNOVATE Program Challenge' and involves each of Trinity Broadcasting Network's four digital networks. Entrants could submit programs at the recent Radio-Television News Directors Association meeting in Las Vegas. Submissions can also be mailed to the network's California offices.

Paul and Jan.jpgAccording to TBN's Bob Higley, the content of Christian television is changing. `We are trying to change the face of Christian television and to take it to the next level with all the user-content that's going out on the Internet with YouTube,' he says; `and I understand there's a new website called 'GodTube.' `Well, why not get some of these creative shows and submit them to us and let's see if we can get them on television?'

The Christian broadcasting entity hopes to `capture the imagination' of its viewers, says a press statement about the contest, and to move past the status quo. `The stereotype is that Christian television is basically the TV evangelists up there [delivering] fire-and-brimstone preaching, waving the Bible, and asking for your money,' says Higley. `We don't believe, at TBN, it's like that anymore -- and with the creation of our digital networks, we're really trying to have something for every member of the family.'"

OK, so here's your big chance!  What "innovative programming" would you propose for TBN?  How about an "American Idol" type competition for the best faith-healer? What about a show like "The Osbournes" (remember?  Ozzy and Sharon?), only set around the daily life of Paul and Jan? 

The imagination runs wild with possibilities . . .   Leave your idea in the comments section!

Reader Comments (34)

Iron Prophet (each episode ends with a stoning)
Extreme Holy Spirit Makeover
Heal or No Heal
Snakes on a Plane (
April 25, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJeremy Felden
April 25, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterCraig Phelps
American Asherah
April 25, 2007 | Unregistered Commenter"lee n. field"
Survivor X: The Valley of Ben Hinnom, with Benny Hinn as host.
My Favorite Bloopers starring Pat Robertson.
My three Sons: Eliphaz, Bildad and Zophar starring Jerry Falwell as their father.
April 25, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterreg
"American Asherah "

April 25, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterwalt
How about a show where benny hinn does healing crusades!! Nah - who would believe that?!
April 25, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterbil
White Horse Inn - TV Edition
April 25, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJN
The Bachelor?
April 25, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMe
Queer Eye for the Reformed Guy
April 25, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterHans
"Evangelical Idol"
Celebrity pastors vie for the prize for best motivational sermon.

Mike, Kim, Ken, and Rod can be judges.
April 25, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterRobin
I'm thinking some sort of faith-healing auto-repair show. . . you know, people bring in their old cars and Brother Benny prays over its fuel injectors and stuff. . . definitely some possibilities there!!!
April 25, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew Compton
"Left Behind: With Snakes on a Plane"
April 25, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterW
America’s Funniest Theology:

Videos of typically offensive evangelical teachings but w/ the sitcom style laugh track.
April 26, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterHerb Grimaud
Reformed Eye for the Arminian Guy
April 26, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterRicky Rickard, Jr.
If they really want to contribute something productive, they should go off the air.

Just disappear ---POOF--- into think air, w/o a trace. Never to be heard from again.
April 26, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterWayne Rohde
"Who wants to be a theologian?"

"Pimp my Church"

"Stump Joel Osteen"


"Flavor of Money" starring Creflo Dollar and 12 desperate goats
April 26, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterBrandon Barnes
Are You Smarter Than An Arminian?
April 26, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterDJ Cimino
How about a show like "The Apprentice" where Paul picks his successor. Instead of, "you're fired!" he could say, "you don't have enough faith!"
April 26, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterBrianR
CRF Christian Wrestling Federation

first matched no holds barred
TD Jakes
Benny Hinn
April 26, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMLR

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