Friday, September 4, 2009
Catholic Morality Show, Game Show, and New Reality Series Highlight New Fall Season at CatholicTV
On Monday, September 7th, CatholicTV will launch its fall season of programming. New shows include the CatholicTV reality series “House+Home” and “The Prophets and You”. In addition, a new show produced by and for Chinese Catholics will premiere along with another show which gives viewers a look at the social justice work of the Church.
Both “Wow: The CatholicTV Challenge” and “We’ve Got to Talk” shows have new seasons which will air starting in September. Filming “Wow” involved 2 straight weeks of packing hundreds of students into the CatholicTV studios in Watertown, MA. The contestants are 3rd graders who answer a question based on show theme. The new season of “Wow” will include important themes such as the Roman Pontiff, which will help Catholics of all ages better understand the Pope and his role in the Church. The set for WOW consists of a dramatic, star-studded backdrop, platforms upon which the audience sit, and is drenched in deep blue light. Three 64-inch flat-panel monitors are suspended over the audience, which convey some of the show’s video effects.
A new “series” of special programs, documentaries, and short films focusing on Catholic moral issues called “Body Matters” will also make its premier in September. “Body Matters” will begin in September with teaching on Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body taught by Fr. Roger Landry, a Harvard-educated diocesan priest of Fall River, Massachusetts. Also included in Body Matters is a special by Father Tad Pacholczyk , the Director of Education for the National Catholic Bioethics Center in Philadelphia, on the Church’s teaching on In-vitro fertilization(IVF).
“Fountain of Love and Life” is a new series made by Chinese Catholics. The series is mostly in Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles. The new show will be one of the most dynamic on CatholicTV, with episodes about prison ministry, vocations, service to the poor, and even Chinese singers who give their talents to the Lord.
The new series “Where God Weeps” shows Catholic missionaries working with the poor all over the world including Haiti, Kenya, the U.S., Asia, Lebanon, and many other places as well. This series is produced by the Catholic international agency: Aid to the Church in Need.
Viewers may learn more about the new season by visiting: http://www.CatholicTV .com/features/default.aspx?featureStoryID=30