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‘The Preachers’ to Get Test Run on Fox Stations

Three Week Test to Begin in new York and Los Angeles on July 11

The Fox owned-and-operated stations in New York (WYNW) and Los Angeles (KTTV) will test run a first-run talk show called “The Preachers” for three weeks beginning in Monday, July 11. Executive produced by former “The View” co-creator Bill Geddie and produced by Telepictures Productions, “The Preachers” will feature four outspoken preachers known for their unique takes on pop culture, news events and spirituality. They are John Gray, a musician and associate pastor at Lakewood Church in Houston; Dr. E. Dewey Smith Jr., senior pastor/teacher at The House of Hope Atlanta and The House of Hope Macon, GA; Orrick Quick, pastor and founder of God Seekers Church in High Point, NC; and Dr. Jamal Bryant, pastor and founder of Empowerment Temple AME Church in Baltimore.

Additional stations are expected to be announced for the test run of “The Preachers.”

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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