Jesus Show in the works for Comedy Central

Mockingbird

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I guess that it had to happen sometime, I read today that comedy central is working on a pilot for a cartoon show based on the life of Jesus, who would have thought- on comedy central no less. I guess this is just their answer for that whole south park thing

Standout ideas include a live sex-chat talk show, a program based on a Funny or Die Web short, an update of "The Odd Couple" and an animated series about Jesus Christ.

That last item could raise eyebrows coming on the heels of the network's recent censorship of "South Park" for attempting to depict the Prophet Muhammad. The show in development, "JC," is a half-hour about Christ wanting to escape the shadow of his "powerful but apathetic father" and live a regular life in New York.

"In general, comedy in its purest form always makes some people uncomfortable," said Comedy Central head of original programming Kent Alterman, who returned to the network in January after a stint at New Line.

Alterman is inheriting much of the slate and joked that he plans to take credit for shows that work and disavow any flops.
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Jesus show on Comedy Central slate
 

Orrymain

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#2
And that would be why I do NOT watch the Comedy Channel. Sorry, I understand free speech, and I know the world is a very diverse place, but I don't like any show that mocks a religious figure in this way.
 
#3
I think it is pretty safe to say that this Jesus show will be quite controversial, assuming that it ever even gets past the pilot stage anyway, but I guess we'll see!

Nobody seemed to like that Little Bush show for instance, and it STILL stuck around on Comedy Central for a few years...
 

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