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The Book of Daniel 

Reverend Daniel Webster turns to a modern incarnation of Jesus to help him deal with his personal and professional problems.

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Jack Kenny
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Series cast summary:
Aidan Quinn ...  Daniel Webster 8 episodes, 2006
Susanna Thompson ...  Judith Webster 8 episodes, 2006
Christian Campbell ...  Peter Webster / ... 8 episodes, 2006
Ivan Shaw ...  Adam Webster 8 episodes, 2006
Alison Pill ...  Grace Webster 8 episodes, 2006
Garret Dillahunt ...  Jesus Christ 8 episodes, 2006
Dylan Baker ...  Roger Paxton 8 episodes, 2006
Ellen Burstyn ...  Bishop Beatrice Congreve 8 episodes, 2006
Cheryl White ...  Victoria Conlin 8 episodes, 2006
Fran Bennett ...  Rainy 8 episodes, 2006
James Rebhorn ...  Bertram Webster 6 episodes, 2006
Leven Rambin ...  Caroline Paxton 5 episodes, 2006
Gillian Jacobs ...  Adele Congreve 5 episodes, 2006
Kathleen Chalfant ...  Catherine Webster 4 episodes, 2006
D.W. Moffett ...  Worth Webster 4 episodes, 2006
Laila Robins ...  Nora Paxton 4 episodes, 2006
Danny Mastrogiorgio ...  Michael Vaporelli 4 episodes, 2006
Marco Barricelli ...  Tony Vaporelli 4 episodes, 2006
Dan Hedaya ...  Father Frank 4 episodes, 2006
John Driscoll ...  David Congreve 4 episodes, 2006
Alana De La Garza ...  Jessie Gilmore 3 episodes, 2006
Jonah Meyerson ...  Yoda 3 episodes, 2006
Kelly Hu ...  Kristine Ho 2 episodes, 2006
Scott William Winters ...  Jeffrey McMullen 2 episodes, 2006
Enver Gjokaj ...  Josh 2 episodes, 2006
Robert Clohessy ...  Billy 2 episodes, 2006
John Pankow ...  Charlie Conlin 2 episodes, 2006
Kaija Matiss ...  Becky 2 episodes, 2006
Barbara Marineau Barbara Marineau ...  Gloria 2 episodes, 2006
Alice Playten ...  Francesca 2 episodes, 2006
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Storyline

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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Sex. Drugs. Stolen Money And Martinis. Family Can Really Test Your Faith See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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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 »

Goofs

Church name is misspelled as "Barnabus" on its sign. 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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Connections

Referenced in The Colbert Report: Dave Marash (2006) See more »

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Wow! Great show!
6 January 2006 | by Punkorama_57See all my reviews

Wow that was actually a really awesome show. I didn't really know what to expect but that was great. I was just kinda putting it on for the sake of watching the first five minutes and seeing what it was like and maybe switching to it on commercials but wow! I ended up watching the whole 2 hours and flipped to OTHER shows on the commercials. I was wondering about the big hype on it being wrong and actually somewhat agreed by how the commercials portrayed it but it wasn't like that at all. I am not religious even though I've tried lol... but i loved the way they portrayed Jesus. They showed him as a human being and i loved it. So anyways.. what i was trying to get across was that i loved it and it's a great show! I also loved how they embraced their son's homosexuality.. they showed him not really wanting it but at the same time accepting him for who he is and loving him anyway.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 January 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Knjiga o Danijelu See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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1.78 : 1
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