Church of Scientology Launches Its Own TV Network
The Church of Scientology is about to launch its own 24-hour television network.
According to its website, the network will premiere Monday, March 12, at 8pm ET on DIRECTV, http://Scientology.tv, Roku, AppleTV, fireTV, Chromecast, iTunes and Google Play.
three, two, one...HELLO WORLD, and greetings from Scientology Media Productions in Hollywood, CA!
It's TIME for us to tell OUR story...
WELCOME to the SCIENTOLOGY NETWORK countdown to launch! pic.twitter.com/PCPaaW9M7c
— Scientology Network (@ScientologyTV) March 11, 2018
The Church teased the network's debut on social media with taglines such as "The only thing more interesting than what you’ve heard...is what you haven't" and "It's time for us to tell our story." Expect original programming such as Meet a Scientologist and Voices for Humanity.
You probably know of Scientology because of its large Hollywood following and controversial headlines regarding abuse and exploitation. Top actors like Tom Cruise and John Travolta have all publicly supported and confirmed their involvement with the Church.
Actress Leah Remini has become a highly critical and outspoken ex-worshiper. She wrote a shocking, tell-all book, Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology after leaving the Church in 2013. It was then turned into a A&E docu-series, Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath.
She was also part of the Alex Gibney-directed HBO documentary, Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, which explores the inner workings and strange practices of the organization.