The Preachers panel talk show, executive produced by former The View co-creator and EP Bill Geddie, is getting a three-week daily preview on Fox-owned TV stations in New York and Los Angeles beginning July 11. Additional select stations and markets will be announced.
Produced by Telepictures Productions, The Preachers features four outspoken preachers known for their unique takes on pop culture, news events and spirituality. The series will be hosted by John Gray, a gifted musician and associate pastor at Lakewood Church in Houston; Dr. E. Dewey Smith Jr., senior pastor/teacher at The House of Hope Atlanta and The House of Hope Macon, GA; Orrick Quick, pastor and founder of God Seekers Church in High Point, NC; and Dr. Jamal Bryant, pastor and founder of Empowerment Temple AME Church in Baltimore.
The Preachers follows other Warner Bros. daytime talk shows that went onto national syndication after successful summer test runs on Fox stations, including The Real and Bethenny.
The series marks Geddie’s return to daytime TV after 17 seasons on The View. Jeff Gaspin and Andrew Glassman will also serve as executive producers.
“After The View, I figured I’d never do another panel show, but these preachers knocked me off my feet,” said Geddie. “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!”
“Our last preview with a preacher (Father Albert) went so well, doing one with four seemed like a no-brainer,” said Frank Cicha, Senior Vice President of Programming, Fox Television Stations
“We are thrilled to continue our ongoing relationship with Fox. This latest endeavor features new faces and fresh voices with a unique point of view that is currently not on TV,” added Ken Werner, President, Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution.