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NBC launches first-ever digital talk show 'Beyond A.D.' to serve as a companion to 'A.D. The Bible Continues'

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Thu, Feb 26th 2015 04:00 pm
`Beyond A.D.` (NBC logo)
"Beyond A.D." (NBC logo)

Hosted by E! News co-host Jason Kennedy, "Beyond A.D." episodes available for streaming starting Sunday, April 12

"Beyond A.D.," the first-ever NBC Entertainment digital talk show companion series, will launch Sunday, April 12, just one week following the premiere of "A.D. The Bible Continues" (9 p.m., Sunday, April 5).

Hosted by E! News co-host Jason Kennedy, each episode of "Beyond A.D." will be taped weekly before a live audience at the Real Life Church in Southern California. The half-hour digital companion series will serve as a discussion platform for fans, cast, producers and celebrity and musical guests.

"We are very excited to venture into the digital talk show arena and feel "Beyond A.D" is the ideal digital companion to 'A.D. The Bible Continues,' " said Rob Hayes, executive vice president, NBC Entertainment Digital. "The series lends itself to in-depth discussions between fans, cast, producers and special guests."

" 'Beyond AD' is a wonderful way to continue the conversation that 'A.D.' has started," said "A.D. The Bible Continues" executive producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett. "We are excited that Jason is on board and we have many incredible guests lined up, as well as cast members who all will lend their voices to what will be a lively show."

"Beyond A.D." will cover both the historical and spiritual topics depicted in the broadcast and offer the chance for fans and audience members to interact.

Special guests include Burnett, Downey, series star Juan Pablo Di Pace, Rick Warren, Christine Caine, Samuel Rodriguez and Bob Goff, with musical performances by Christine D'Clario, All Sons & Daughters, Desperation Band and many more.

New installments of "Beyond A.D." will be available on nbc.com, cable, satellite, On Demand services, the NBC App and select NBC station websites and participating NBC station distribution channels, Sundays prior to that night's "A.D. The Bible Continues" broadcast.

David Goffin ("American Idol," "Rock Star") and Ben Beatie ("Survivor," "Rock Star") serve as executive producers.

About "A.D. The Bible Continues"

From executive producers Downey ("The Bible") and Burnett ("The Bible," "The Voice") comes an uplifting spiritual journey through the later chapters of biblical history. "A.D. The Bible Continues" picks up where the smash hit miniseries "The Bible" left off, continuing the greatest story ever told and exploring the exciting and inspiring events that followed the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

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