17 December 2013 12:05 PM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

NBC is looking for a ratings miracle. The broadcaster has greenlit Mark Burnett’s follow-up to the producer’s mini-series sensation The Bible.

NBC has ordered the 12-hour mini-series A.D., and it’s billed as a continuation of Burnett’s previous project, which aired on History Channel earlier this year and delivered massive ratings that drowned nearly all TV rivals — including NBC. A.D. was previously announced as being in development at the network last July.

“Last year when Mark Burnett was launching The Bible on cable, I told him, without hesitation, that if he wanted to tell more of the story, »

- James Hibberd

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