Is ‘The Voice’ One of TV’s Most Religious Shows?

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Is The Voice one of TV’s most religious shows?

The NBC singing competition used to treat religion with caution, but not anymore, says Suzannah Showler. Not with Jordan Smith as this season’s star contestant. She points out that The Voice coaches are increasingly using religious messaging, such as referring to a singer’s virtue, But with Jordan Smith, she adds, “this season of The Voice has moved beyond religious, or Christian, or even evangelical—it’s turned Messianic.”

Tina Fey: Colin Quinn called me the C-word when I was SNL’s head writer

Howard Stern got Fey to reveal this morning the differences she had with the former Weekend Update anchor when they worked on SNL together in the late ‘90s. Fey was quick to add: “We’ve since made up!”

Margaret Cho to star in a pot dispensary family comedy pilot for Amazon

In Highland, Cho will play a woman in recovery whom the court orders to move back in with her dysfunctional family — who run a medical marijuana dispensary.

2 Black Dudes comedy from Seth MacFarlane is being developed at Fox

MacFarlane is teaming with Cleveland Show writer J Lee on a comedy about two black cousins who have differing views on being black in America.

The SimpsonsBarthood episode missed the point of Richard Linklater’s Boyhood

“Instead of using the time-lapse structure to lend new insight into Bart Simpson’s mind,” says Dennis Perkins. “Dan Greaney’s script just rehashes the show’s same old character beats and jokes with different haircuts. As missed opportunities go, Barthood is especially disheartening.”

The Carol Burnett Show is getting an official YouTube channel

Carol Burnett is partnering with Time Life on the channel, which will feature 20 full-length sketches from the iconic show.

Quantico creator explains why the midseason finale was so complicated

Don’t make too many assumptions, says Josh Safran.

Game of Thrones throws a Season 6 wrap party

Did Kit Harington show up?

History channel orders U.S. Special Operations Forces docuseries Live to Tell from Peter Berg

The Friday Night Lights creator and Lone Survivor director will helm an eight-part docuseries telling first-person accounts of the War on Terror from Army Rangers, Navy Seals and Green Berets.

Grandfathered brings on Battlestar Galactica alum Michael Trucco

He’ll play Paget Brewsters’ character’s new “sexy hipster musician” love interest. PLUS: See Bob Saget and John Stamos reunited on Grandfathered.

Mob Wives star Big Ang’s cancer returns

The reality star beat throat cancer earlier this year, but a new checkup has found that cancer has returned, and there are signs of it in various parts of her body.

Sammy Hagar is going on a Rock & Roll Road Trip

The former Van Halen frontman will star in a new AXS TV series documenting his trip across country to perform with various musical acts.

John Oliver offers a guide to regifting

The Last Week Tonight host has at least one more video for 2015, this one on the virtues of regifting.

Zach Galifianakis is dressed as a clown for FX’s Baskets poster

“A Clown Will Rise.”

Watch Lip Sync Battle’s Season 2 trailer

The second season, premiering Jan. 7, will pit Channing Tatum vs. wife Jenna Dewan Tatum.

Everybody Loves Raymond creator Phil Rosenthal stars in Jewish Die Hard

Rosenthal, recently seen on PBS’ I’ll Have What Phil’s Having, stars in Funny or Die’s Jewish makeover “one of the greatest Christmas movies of all time.”

Listen to a haunting mashup of Britney Spears and the Twin Peaks theme

Turns out Spears’ 2003 hit Everytime is a perfect match to Twin Peaks.