The Book of Daniel (2006– )

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Rev. Daniel Webster (Quinn) turns to a modern incarnation of Jesus to help him deal with his personal and professional problems.

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 Daniel Webster (8 episodes, 2006)
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 Judith Webster (8 episodes, 2006)
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 Peter Webster / ... (8 episodes, 2006)
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 Adam Webster (8 episodes, 2006)
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 Grace Webster (8 episodes, 2006)
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 Jesus Christ (8 episodes, 2006)
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 Roger Paxton (8 episodes, 2006)
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 Bishop Beatrice Congreve (8 episodes, 2006)
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 Victoria Conlin (8 episodes, 2006)
Fran Bennett ...
 Rainy (8 episodes, 2006)
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 Bertram Webster (6 episodes, 2006)
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 Caroline Paxton (5 episodes, 2006)
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 Adele Congreve (5 episodes, 2006)
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 Catherine Webster (4 episodes, 2006)
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 Worth Webster (4 episodes, 2006)
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 Nora Paxton (4 episodes, 2006)
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 Michael Vaporelli (4 episodes, 2006)
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 Tony Vaporelli (4 episodes, 2006)
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 Father Frank (4 episodes, 2006)
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 David Congreve (4 episodes, 2006)
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 Jessie Gilmore (3 episodes, 2006)
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 Yoda (3 episodes, 2006)
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 Kristine Ho (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Jeffrey McMullen (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Josh (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Billy (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Charlie Conlin (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Becky (2 episodes, 2006)
Barbara Marineau ...
 Gloria (2 episodes, 2006)
Alice Playten ...
 Francesca (2 episodes, 2006)
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St. Barnabas's episcopalian vicar Daniel Webster has a wealthy parish. Yet his family life constantly complicates everything. Peter is Daniel's model son and med student, but struggles with being a semi-closet gay. His adopted brother, ethnic Asian Adam, is an incorrigible rascal. Daniel's father in law is also a bishop, and the 'discrete best friend' of Daniel's bishop. In-laws and parish benefactors attract further trouble on top of the regular pastoral work. A hippie Jesus Christ inspires Daniel in cheeky visions. Written by KGF Vissers

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The controversial series was canceled after four episodes as a result of pressure from conservative Christian groups who found the story of a pill-popping Episcopal minister and head of a dysfunctional family offensive to the Christian faith and because ratings were low. See more »

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Daniel folds the returned check and puts it in his pocket. Later the bishop finds it on Daniel's desk with no creases or fold lines. See more »

Quotes

[Yoda has dinner with the Websters]
[to Peter]
Yoda: You're gay?
[brief pause]
Peter Webster: Yes.
Victoria Conlin: [blurting out] Me too.
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Referenced in The Colbert Report: Dave Marash (2006) See more »

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Desperate Priests meet 6 Feet Under
6 January 2006 | by (charlotte) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best premieres since "Desperate Housewives". Edgy as an HBO show, spiritual as 7th Heaven, and as beautifully dysfunctional as Six Feet Under. Aiden Quinn brings an offbeat rudder to this ship of wonderfully happy dysfunctional family. A talented cast of familiar faces play straight men to the priest and his tribe. A spiritual adviser offers well placed advice which, I'm sure, puts the Christian right on edge. Ellen Bursten is rediscovered as the pill popping Bishop while the acceptance of the gay son is the first truly poignant integration of a true gay role in a true family.

The closest drama to a true reality show on television. Welcome back NBC


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