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NBC Wins 'The Bible' Sequel Series 'A.D.: Beyond The Bible,' Plus New Sketch Comedy Series?

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick July 1, 2013 @ 3:10 PM
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Anyone following NBC in recent years would know of the network's occasional ratings trouble, but could the network's newest projects bring in an audience of biblical proportions? Following the mammoth success of History's 'The Bible,' NBC has won the rights to air Mark Burnett and Roma Downey's sequel series 'A.D.: Beyond the Bible,' and may look to develop a new sketch comedy series, as well.

'Vikings' Season 2: What "Formidable" New Foe Will Ragnar Face?

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 29, 2013 @ 6:30 PM
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Though the discussion may have been swallowed up by last night's buzz-worthy 'Game of Thrones' and 'Mad Men' episodes, this past Sunday saw 'Vikings' airing its first season finale "All Change," setting up a turbulent season 2 that will see Viking chieftan Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel) traveling to dangerous new territory, figuratively and literally. Series helmer Michael Hirst made the rounds today to discuss the tense finale and preview the eventual season 2, so find out about the future of 'Vikings' inside!

History's 'The Bible' Headed to Theaters, Plus Sequel Series?

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 23, 2013 @ 12:30 PM
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Though History's epic miniseries 'The Bible' proved at times controversial, particularly during an incident in which its portrayal of Satan had a striking resemblance to US President Barack Obama, the conclusive miniseries has continued to break ratings records for the channel. Now, series producer Mark Burnett has revealed plans to potentially market a theatrical version, and a potential sequel series, so how much more of 'The Bible' can we expect?

History Channel Conjures Adrien Brody for 'Houdini' Miniseries

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 10, 2013 @ 10:24 PM
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After earlier this week renewing its first original scripted series 'Vikings' for a second season, coupled with 'The Bible's' major success, History has conjured up its next big miniseries to market. The History Channel has officially announced development on 'Houdini' (tentative title), an account of the world-famous magician Harry Houdini with Adrien Brody in the leading role. Will it prove as big a success as 'The Bible' or 'Hatfields & McCoys'? Preview History's next magic trick inside!

'Vikings' Season 2: History Renews for Additional Season

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 5, 2013 @ 12:54 PM
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Well, we could have seen that coming. After airing five episodes of its nine-episode order, 'Vikings' has officially raided a second season pickup from the History channel. Having earned favorable reviews from critics and ratings strongly aided by History's 'The Bible' miniseries, it looks like Ragnar Lothbrok and his brood will return to raid another day. Get the latest details on 'Vikings' season 2 inside!

'The Bible's' Satan + President Obama -- Dead Ringers? Glenn Beck Thinks So

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by Nick Romano March 18, 2013 @ 9:17 AM
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Controversy alert! The History Channel's new 10-part miniseries 'The Bible' has already become a hit. It's apparently so good that even conservative political personality Glenn Beck can't seem to find anything to pick apart, calling it "one of the most important shows in decades." Oh wait! He did mention a striking similarity between Satan and President Barack Obama.

'Swamp People' Contest: Win a $50 Visa Gift Card + Prize Pack!

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by Nick Romano March 14, 2013 @ 10:00 AM
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In celebration of History's 'Swamp People,' the network recently launched a brand-new social media experience for fans of the series, making it easier for them to create and share their favorite moments. To help introduce you to this new service, we're giving away a 'Swamp People' prize pack, including a $50 Visa gift card.

History's 'Vikings' Interview: Clive Standen Talks Rollo, Complex Morality and Future Characters

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick March 8, 2013 @ 3:30 PM
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In case you missed the epic premiere this past Sunday, History's first scripted series 'Vikings' attained some sizable ratings for itself in beginning the tale of Norse hero Ragnar Lothbrok. The largely introductory pilot mostly served to establish the world, while this Sunday's "Wrath of the Northmen" will really pillage viewers' attention as the complex, interwoven tale heads overseas for some true 'Vikings' action. We had a chance to speak to series star Clive Standen (Rollo) on the morally grey (more often red) series, covering both its roots in history and future on History, so get the inside scoop on 'Vikings' inside!

History's 'Vikings' Preview: Will Ragnar Lothbrok Change Destiny?

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick March 1, 2013 @ 7:30 PM
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This coming Sunday, March 3 will mark an important date for History, as their first original scripted series 'Vikings' breaks waves across the TV landscape. We've seen the first few episodes, and spoken with some of the cast, but should you tune in to see Ragnar Lothbrok and the all-new historical tale of 'Vikings!' Check out a sneak peek of Sunday's series premiere inside!

History's 'Bonnie & Clyde' Miniseries: Emile Hirsch and Holliday Grainger Tapped as Leads

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick February 11, 2013 @ 12:36 PM
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It may not have Miley Cyrus in the lead, but History and Lifetime's collaborative 'Bonnie & Clyde' miniseries will prove to be a star-studded affair nonetheless. Previously casting Hollywood stars William Hurt and Holly Hunter, the upcoming miniseries has finally cast its iconic leads with 'Into the Wild' star Emile Hirsch and 'The Borgias' star Holliday Grainger. Will the updated 'Bonnie & Clyde' prove a modern classic akin to 'Hatfields and McCoys,' or end up shot by the roadside?