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Uploaded on Nov 11, 2011
Sex, drugs, stolen money, and martinis: family can really test your faith.
Promoted as "edgy" and "challenging" by NBC, "The Book of Daniel" premiered as a midseason replacement on Friday nights at 10/9c in January 2006. The series followed Reverend Daniel Webster, an Episcopal priest with a painkiller addiction, who regularly sees and talks to Jesus, depicted with a traditional Western image. Only Daniel can see Jesus, who reminds him of church teachings and helps him deal with his dysfunctional and problematic family.
Controversial content in the series, including drug use and sexual content against a Christian backdrop, was met with protest by religious groups and viewers, and The New York Times reported following the series' cancellation that NBC had trouble selling ad time on the show even after offering discounts. Eight NBC affiliates refused to air the show at all during its brief run, and on January 24, 2006, an NBC spokeswoman announced the show had been dropped from the schedule after just three weeks.
While YouTube is a great forum for discussion, I have zero doubt in my mind that religious debates and fights will break out in comment sections on these episodes. Therefore, I have no choice but to permanently disable comments, and I will for no reason re-enable them.
Episodes are taken from the now out-of-print DVD release, and are therefore restored to production order.
The Book of Daniel -- 2-Hour Premiere Episode "Temptation" and "Forgiveness" Original Air Date: January 6, 2006 Written by Jack Kenny "Temptation" directed by James Frawley "Forgiveness" directed by Rob Thompson
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