The Vatican is teaming up with the Discovery Channel in a reality show based on the Vatican’s case files and interviews with its top exorcists. While Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon might have had to wait for a Vatican murder to get access to the Vatican files, Discovery can do so with the promise of a reality show. It just shows that even the Pope cannot resist the temptation of a reality show any more than Sarah Palin.
Discovery president and GM Clark Bunting insists that “[t]he work these folks do, and their conviction in their beliefs, make for fascinating stories.” Do you remember when the History Channel had history, MTV had music, and the Discovery Channel had science?
The idea of the exorcists and Palin sharing the same green room at Discovery, however, is promising given her earlier interaction with a witch doctor.