After Censoring Muhammad, Comedy Central Plans Half Hour Jesus Segment

Jillian Bandes
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Posted: May 06, 2010 9:45 AM
Comedy Central put the kabash on South Park's plans to make fun of Muhammad, but now, the network is sponsoring a whole new series on Jesus Christ.

It will be produced by the creators of "The Office" and "American Dad," and feature half-hour segments about Christ living in the shadow of his "powerful but apathetic father." God apparently plays video games and Christ copes with live in NYC.
When asked if the show might draw some fire, especially coming on the heels of the network's decision to censor the Muslim faith's religious figure on "South Park," [Comedy Central's head of original programming Kent] Alterman said its too early in the show's development to be concerned about such matters.

"We don't even know what the show is yet," he said.

Like all Comedy Central executives, Alterman declined to address the recent controversy over "South Park," where the network aired a heavily redacted episode after the show's creators were threatened by an extremist Islamic Web site.