Bishop T.D. Jakes is known for producing faith-based movies such as Heaven Is for Real, but the 30,000-member megachurch pastor is now taking his talents to the small screen: TV. And not Christian television this time, but secular TV.
That's according to a story in the Hollywood Reporter. One show would be based on his latest book, Instinct: The Power to Unleash Your Inborn Drive. The other would be a talk show that would air nationwide beginning sometime in 2015 or 2016.
"We think that viewers are hungry for the opportunity to learn from his insights," says Stephanie Drachkovitch, 44 Blue Prod. co-owner and executive VP who is working with TDJ Enterprises and Enlight Entertainment on the shows. She told the Hollywood Reporter she believes "his unique voice and universal message will motivate and entertain."
There seems to be an appetite for what Jakes offers. Instinct debuted No. 1 on The New York Times Bestseller List in May. In Instinct Jakes outlines how to re-discover your natural aptitude in order to reclaim the wisdom of your past experiences.
"As a communicator, I could not be more excited about this collaboration, which allows our brand to extend its presence onto the small screen," Jakes said in a statement.
He said the shows would allow him to "tell the untold stories of empowerment and inspiration, that I'm known for, to wider, more diverse audiences."
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