'Bible' Miniseries Year's Most-Watched Cable TV Show, DVD Sales Booming

(UPDATED) Sequel set to air on NBC this fall will pick up where 'The Bible' left off "in the dark days after Jesus' betrayal and death."

Update (July 1): NBC has announced that a new addition to its fall television lineup: a new series, tentatively titled "A.D.: Beyond the Bible," the sequel to this spring's popular miniseries "The Bible."

According to NBC, "Beyond the Bible" will pick up "in the dark days after Jesus' betrayal and death." It then will chronicle Jesus' disciples as they stand against authorities in the face of "terrible odds and brutal persecution."

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Update (April 23):Entertainment Weekly reports that producer Mark Burnett has good news for anyone who was a fan of History Channel's miniseries The Bible: He has re-cut the series to create a movie version that will be released in the fall–and he's also working on a follow-up to the show.

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Update (April 8): History Channel's miniseries The Bible ended just last weekend, but the show is already available on DVD—and sales are through the roof.

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