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Downey to produce series about miracles for TLC

The U.S. cable network has ordered an unscripted series about people who claim they have experienced miracles, to be hosted by Roma Downey (pictured) and made by her firm LightWorkers Media.
October 22, 2014

U.S. cable network TLC has ordered an unscripted series from Roma Downey’s LightWorkers Media, about people who claim they have experienced miracles.

Downey (pictured) will host the six-hour series, which does not yet have a title. Casting is underway and production will begin this fall.

According to the casting notice, producers are looking for people with “stories of answered prayers, of miracles, of divine intervention in our daily lives. If your story is chosen for the series, we will interview you and may even try to recreate your experiences for our television audience.”

“This is a wonderful opportunity to work with TLC and host a series that will inspire and encourage viewers to remember that even in the worst circumstances, prayer can lead to divine intervention,” Downey said in a statement.

Downey, Mark Burnett and Katy Davis (The Oprah Winfrey Show) are exec producing. The show will premiere in 2015.

In September, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (MGM) acquired a 55% stake in Downey, Mark Burnett and Hearst Entertainment’s production companies One Three Media and Lightworks Entertainment.

The deal covered their interests in Survivor, The Voice, Shark Tank, The Apprentice and The Bible, which the U.S. media giant consolidated into the venture United Artists Media Group (UAMG).

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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