Religion TV Shows

The stories we tell in our religions are some of the most powerful, dramatic tales in human history, and they make for compelling television. Although it's far from the most prevalent genre on TV, religious programming has no problem holding its own among the secular programming that dominates the daily TV schedule.

The practical side of religion has long had a place on TV, with ministers and preachers - Billy Graham is perhaps the most widely watched example - taking to the airwaves to reach followers far and wide. Although a series of scandals in the 1980s and 90s involving popular TV preachers Jim Bakker and Jimmy Swaggart tarnished the image of the televangelist, TV ministries continue to this day.

The historical basis of Biblical and other religious stories is a common subject of historical nonfiction series that attempt to uncover the factual history behind the stories of religious figures. Other nonfiction programs take an outsider's perspective, approaching religious stories and beliefs from the point of view of the scientific skeptic. Still others take a sociological approach, examining the way that religion has shaped cultures and the historical events that have changed the world.

Recently, historical dramas based on Judeo-Christian religious stories, such as the History Channel's "The Bible," have enjoyed tremendous popularity.

American Gods
American Gods
Catholicism
Catholicism
The Ten Commandments
The Ten Commandments
Of Kings and Prophets
Of Kings and Prophets
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Worship Service
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Worship Service
The Bible
The Bible
Preach
Preach
Snake Salvation
Snake Salvation
Messiah: Behold The Lamb of God
Messiah: Behold The Lamb of God
The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns
The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns
Escaping the Prophet
Escaping the Prophet
Million Dollar Listing New York: Ryan's Wedding
Million Dollar Listing New York: Ryan's Wedding
Joyce Meyer Enjoying Everyday Life
Joyce Meyer Enjoying Everyday Life
In Touch With Dr. Charles Stanley
In Touch With Dr. Charles Stanley
Muslims, Christians, and Jesus Video Bible Study
Muslims, Christians, and Jesus Video Bible Study
Music and the Spoken Word
Music and the Spoken Word
Hour of Power
Hour of Power
The District
The District
The Key of David
The Key of David
LDS General Conference
LDS General Conference
Christianity Explored
Christianity Explored
Leading the Way With Dr. Michael Youssef
Leading the Way With Dr. Michael Youssef
Christianity and Islam
Christianity and Islam
Testament
Testament
Discussions on the Book of Mormon
Discussions on the Book of Mormon
iShine KNECT
iShine KNECT
The Nature of Existence Companion Series
The Nature of Existence Companion Series
Made to Crave Video Bible Study
Made to Crave Video Bible Study
Secrets of the Bible
Secrets of the Bible
Twelve Women of the Bible Video Bible Study
Twelve Women of the Bible Video Bible Study
Faith Under Fire Video Bible Study
Faith Under Fire Video Bible Study
Angels In Disguise
Angels In Disguise
Ancient Secrets of the Bible
Ancient Secrets of the Bible
A New Day for the Book of Mormon
A New Day for the Book of Mormon
The Christ Files Video Bible Study by John Dickson
The Christ Files Video Bible Study by John Dickson
Winning Life's Battles with Joyce Meyer
Winning Life's Battles with Joyce Meyer
Fix My Choir
Fix My Choir
Altar Ego Video Bible Study
Altar Ego Video Bible Study
BYU Devotional Address
BYU Devotional Address
How Should We Then Live?
How Should We Then Live?
The Christians
The Christians
Devlok with Devdutt Pattanaik
Devlok with Devdutt Pattanaik
TrueU
TrueU
Barabbas
Barabbas
The Sisterhood
The Sisterhood
Joseph Campbell: Mythos
Joseph Campbell: Mythos
The Story of David
The Story of David
The Apostles' Creed
The Apostles' Creed
Inspiration Ministries Camp Meeting
Inspiration Ministries Camp Meeting
America's Sacred Ground: Kirtland
America's Sacred Ground: Kirtland
That Promised Day
That Promised Day
Verses and Flow
Verses and Flow
The Daniel Plan Video Bible Study
The Daniel Plan Video Bible Study
Becoming a Contagious Christian Video Bible Study
Becoming a Contagious Christian Video Bible Study
Unglued Video Bible Study
Unglued Video Bible Study
One Thousand Gifts Video Bible Study
One Thousand Gifts Video Bible Study
Made to Crave Action Plan Video Bible Study
Made to Crave Action Plan Video Bible Study
The Lives of the Apostles Paul and Peter
The Lives of the Apostles Paul and Peter
The Story: Adult Curriculum Video Bible Study
The Story: Adult Curriculum Video Bible Study
When God's People Pray Video Bible Study
When God's People Pray Video Bible Study
When God's Spirit Moves Video Bible Study
When God's Spirit Moves Video Bible Study
Who Was Jesus?
Who Was Jesus?
Your Move Video Bible Study
Your Move Video Bible Study
Leviticus with Joseph Steinberg
Leviticus with Joseph Steinberg
Becoming More Than a Good Bible Study Girl Video Bible Study
Becoming More Than a Good Bible Study Girl Video Bible Study
Awesome Bible Adventures
Awesome Bible Adventures
The Jewish People: A Story of Survival
The Jewish People: A Story of Survival
The Power of a Whisper Video Bible Study
The Power of a Whisper Video Bible Study
The Emotionally Healthy Woman Video Bible Study
The Emotionally Healthy Woman Video Bible Study
Bill Moyers: God and Politics
Bill Moyers: God and Politics
Soul Keeping Video Bible Study
Soul Keeping Video Bible Study
The Life You've Always Wanted Video Bible Study
The Life You've Always Wanted Video Bible Study
The Test of Time
The Test of Time
Cowboy Authentic
Cowboy Authentic
The Trial and Testimony of the Early Church
The Trial and Testimony of the Early Church
Gods in the Sky
Gods in the Sky
The God Delusion
The God Delusion
The Story of Jesus: Adult Curriculum Video Bible Study
The Story of Jesus: Adult Curriculum Video Bible Study
Just Walk Across the Room Video Bible Study
Just Walk Across the Room Video Bible Study
Biblical Collector's Series
Biblical Collector's Series
Christmas Devotional
Christmas Devotional
Life of Jesus Video Bible Study
Life of Jesus Video Bible Study
Too Busy Not to Pray Video Bible Study
Too Busy Not to Pray Video Bible Study
Five Things God Uses to Grow Your Faith Video Bible Study
Five Things God Uses to Grow Your Faith Video Bible Study
Breaking the Faith
Breaking the Faith
Our Savior in the Gospels
Our Savior in the Gospels
The Best Yes Video Bible Study
The Best Yes Video Bible Study
David Suchet: In The Footsteps of St. Paul
David Suchet: In The Footsteps of St. Paul
Pearl of Great Price Discussions
Pearl of Great Price Discussions
Moses the Lawgiver
Moses the Lawgiver
The Greatest Adventure Stories From The Bible
The Greatest Adventure Stories From The Bible
Doing the Right Thing Video Bible Study by Charles Colson
Doing the Right Thing Video Bible Study by Charles Colson
The Bible's Greatest Secrets
The Bible's Greatest Secrets
Stephen Hawking and the Theory of Everything
Stephen Hawking and the Theory of Everything
Close Encounters Video Bible Study by Jason Cruise
Close Encounters Video Bible Study by Jason Cruise
Pursuing God's Beauty Video Bible Study by Margaret Feinberg
Pursuing God's Beauty Video Bible Study by Margaret Feinberg
Between a Rock and a Grace Place Video Bible Study
Between a Rock and a Grace Place Video Bible Study
Drive Thru History: Holy Land Video Bible Study
Drive Thru History: Holy Land Video Bible Study
The Acts to Revelation
The Acts to Revelation
Twisting the Truth Video Bible Study
Twisting the Truth Video Bible Study