TLC Mormon Half Love

The Mormon TV show I won’t be watching tonight

On the one hand, good for TLC reality show star Melinda Bird, who seems to embody the optimistic can-do spirit that is the best of the Mormon religion. On the other hand, have the rest of us not yet graduated from the seventh grade, that we are so interested in watching her be romantically rejected?

RNS photo courtesy ABC/KAREN NEAL.

Why is it so hard to do religion in prime time?

(RNS) ABC's saucy new drama, “GCB” has been panned by critics and called “anti-Christian” by Newt Gingrich. TLC cancelled its controversial reality show, “All-American Muslim,” and anything short of “Touched By an Angel” seems to flop. Piet Levy explores why.