Oh, History Channel, how much can you suck?

It's an annoyance that the History Channel is part of the basic cable package I get — I haven't watched the acceleratingly awful channel in years, but they still get by on their slice of the cable pie. Now they have announced that they will be turning the Bible into a "five-part, 10-hour scripted docu-drama with live-action and state-of-the-art CG". There is no part of that description that doesn't make me cringe.

An honest survey of the Bible wouldn't be a bad thing — as we often say, it's a great tool for making atheists. I don't think that will be the case here, though.

The idea for the project came from Burnett and his wife, "Touched By An Angel" star Roma Downey, and will tell biblical stories from the old and new testaments.

Oh, man. Could this possibly get worse?

Burnett is the man behind such successful reality show franchises as "Survivor" and "The Apprentice."

<Runs screaming from the room>

Wait…maybe this could be salvaged if they cast Donald Trump as God.

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