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The Book of Daniel 

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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Series cast summary:
 Grace Webster 8 episodes, 2006
 Jesus Christ 8 episodes, 2006
 Roger Paxton 8 episodes, 2006
Fran Bennett ...
 Caroline Paxton 5 episodes, 2006
 Adele Congreve 5 episodes, 2006
 Catherine Webster 4 episodes, 2006
 Worth Webster 4 episodes, 2006
 Nora Paxton 4 episodes, 2006
 Michael Vaporelli 4 episodes, 2006
 Tony Vaporelli 4 episodes, 2006
 Father Frank 4 episodes, 2006
 David Congreve 4 episodes, 2006
 Jessie Gilmore 3 episodes, 2006
 Kristine Ho 2 episodes, 2006
 Jeffrey McMullen 2 episodes, 2006
 Charlie Conlin 2 episodes, 2006
Barbara Marineau ...
 Francesca 2 episodes, 2006


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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With a family like this... God help him. See more »


Comedy | Drama | Romance





Release Date:

6 January 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Knjiga o Danijelu  »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Christian Campbell who played a prominent role of an openly gay minister's son Peter Webster was already famous worldwide for playing yet another gay character Gabriel on Trick (1999). See more »


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 »


[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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Shocked that NBC dropped the show
28 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

We were looking forward to the debut of "The Book of Daniel" before it even came out. As a Lutheran pastor, I thought the idea to portray the everyday life of an Episcopal priest's family sounded very interesting. After seeing the first episode our family (a daughter [16] and and son [13]) made Friday evening the time to watch "The Book of Daniel" together. Even though there were some overdrawn plots, and maybe too much going on at the same time, we greatly enjoyed watching the show because to a pastor's family so much of it rang true. It was even refreshing to see Jesus enter the life of Fr. Daniel Webster. It showed how Jesus is present in everyday life, sometimes supportive and understanding, sometimes uncovering the vices. I was absolutely stunned when we turned on the television last night expecting to see the show when we found out that NBC abruptly pulled it off the air after only four episodes. I wish that there will be a place to see the rest of the show. I am upset that the opinion of the religious right has the power to take away a show greatly enjoyed by other Christian people of faith that happen to not be as closed as they are. It is interesting that the larger political debate and divide has now even effected a television show like this one.

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