BBC2 Renews Comedy ‘Rev’ For Season 2

EXCLUSIVE: Fans of this sitcom about the life of an inner city priest even include Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, spiritual head of the U.S. Episcopal Church, who has called it “really rather good”. This is surprising, given its hot button issues: the ordination of women, openly gay clergy, and a Muslim teacher who uses a church building to teach the Koran. My BBC insider tells me U.S. cable channels are sniffing around a possible American remake. Starring and co-created by Tom Hollander, the 6-part Season One was the highest rated new show on highbrow BBC2 over the summer, scoring 2 million viewers each episode. (more…)

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