Four pastors are joining the daytime talk show wave this summer for a three-week daily preview deal with Fox and Warner Bros.
The Telepictures Productions-produced show is fittingly called The Preachers, whereas the hosts are made up of the following:
Dr. E. Dewey Smith Jr. – Senior Pastor at The House of Hope Atlanta and The House of Hope Macon, GA;
John Gray – Musician and associate pastor at Lakewood Church in Houston;
Dr. Jamal Bryant – Pastor and founder of Empowerment Temple AME Church in Baltimore;
Orrick Quick – Pastor and founder of God Seekers Church in High Point, NC.
“Our last preview with a preacher (Father Albert) went so well, doing one with four seemed like a no-brainer,” Frank Cicha, Senior Vice President of Programming at Fox said, according to deadline.com.
Adding to its clout, The Preachers will be executive produced by Bill Geddie, co-creator and 17-season executive producer of The View. Jeff Gaspin and Andrew Glassman will also executive produce.
“After The View, I figured I’d never do another panel show, but these preachers knocked me off my feet,” Geddie said. “They’re not just another set of talking heads yakking about the events of the day; they bring real-world experience as pastors and counselors. They have a unique spiritual take on things, and they’re funny as hell…I mean, heck.”
The test run for the new talk show kicks off July 11 on select Fox stations across the nation.