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Divine Programming: Negotiating Christianity in American Dramatic Television Production 1996-2016

Charlotte E. Howell


Divine Programming chronicles how the Hollywood television industry negotiated Christianity’s middle-American associations as attention to elite audiences increased from 1996 to 2016. From Touched by an Angel and 7th Heaven to Preacher and Daredevil, this book explores how Christianity has been used and discussed within the cultures of Hollywood television production. During this twenty-year span, Christian representation on television dramas evolved to exemplify the cultural divide between white middle America and concentrated urban elites. To balance a diminishing and fractured audience, ups ... More

Keywords: television, Christianity, United States, media industries, television production

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190054373
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190054373.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charlotte E. Howell, author
Assistant Professor of Television Studies, Boston University