Mark Burnett is expanding his TV empire. Deadline reports the producer and his wife, Roma Downey, are launching a new network with MGM called Light TV.
The 24-hour network will offer faith and family entertainment and pull content from MGM’s extensive TV and film library.
Burnett and Downey have already partnered with several FOX stations and affiliates to help launch Light TV, which will include programming like “Fox’s Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?, acquisition titles Highway to Heaven and Heartland and a bevy of films from the studio’s library: Rocky, Hoosiers, Red River, Little Man Tate, The Nutcracker, Lilies of the Field, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Black Stallion, All Dogs Go To Heaven, Pink Panther, Fame and Mr. Mom to name some of the titles.”
This is not the first time Downey and Burnett have teamed up. The two co-produced the NBC series AD: The Bible Continues, which concluded its first season last year. It is still unclear whether or not there will be a second season of the biblical series, but this new network might present an opening for one.
This is the last unclaimed vertical. As we have already seen from the success of The Bible series and our 20 million social followers this audience is looking for inspiring and uplifting programming that they can watch in a trusted and safe environment on any platform.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of AD: The Bible Continues? Would you watch Light TV?