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With Faith-based Sit-Com ‘Pastor Greg,’ TBN Proving God Has Sense of Humor
LOS ANGELES (June 13, 2006) --- It’s wacky, warm, slightly chaotic, and filled with good, clean fun. It’s the world’s first Christian sit-com “Pastor Greg,” airing weekly on Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), America’s most watched faith channel.
The groundbreaking half-hour comedy focuses on the comings and goings of a former gambling, drinking, womanizing reprobate who “sees the light” and answers the call to pastor a small church in a small town, whose congregants are, to say the least, set in their ways With his casual dress, clumsy demeanor, and unconventional ways, Pastor Greg unwittingly stirs things up in trying to win over the feisty congregation and quirky staff.
But not to worry, Pastor Greg, played by actor/writer/producer Greg Robbins of Cornerstone Television Network, slowly wins over the congregant clan, and in the process helps them discover some important truths about love, forgiveness, faith, and God’s family.
“This isn’t hard-sell religion by any means,” explained Robbins, who is now neck-deep in writing, producing, and filming the second season of the now popular faith-based comedy. “This is a weekly window into the world of a small group of believers who are learning how to be real and transparent – to let their hair down so to speak.”
While touted as the world’s first “Christian” sit-com, “Pastor Greg” actually focuses on life issues just about any viewer can relate to, with episodes dealing in such themes as temptation, anger, and stress. “It’s really the perfect blend of comedy and heart-warming drama,” said Robbins.
Tune in to “Pastor Greg” every Friday (11:00 p.m. PT) and Saturday (1:30 p.m. PT) on TBN. To find out more visit www.pastorgreg.tv.
TBN is the world’s largest religious network and America’s most watched faith channel. Each day TBN offers 24 hours of commercial-free inspirational programming that appeals to people in a wide variety of denominations. TBN now reaches every major continent via 54 satellites and more than 12,000 television and cable affiliates worldwide. In the United States, TBN is available to 92 percent of the total households. Its website receives more than 27 million visitors monthly. In addition to TBN, the network owns and operates seven networks, including: The Church Channel, JCTV youth network, TBN Enlace USA Spanish network, and Smile of a Child TV children’s network. For more information on TBN, visit www.tbn.org.
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