This year, television is celebrating Easter and Passover with several premieres. NBC is launching two series: A.D. The Bible Continues and American Odyssey. A.D. The Bible Continues is a sequel to the History Channel’s blockbuster 2013 miniseries The Bible. Its billed as a limited series, but the bible certainly offers plenty of source material for more episodes should the show turn out to be a hit. The premiere of The Bible earned a 3.3 adults 18-49 rating. Will the move to broadcast, coupled with the Easter holiday, deliver ratings big enough to resurrect NBC’s Sunday night? Take your best guess.
At 10PM, American Odyssey, a saga about an American soldier’s attempt to get home to her family after the rest of her team is killed by mercenaries after they uncover a government conspiracy. Will viewers who tuned in to see a dramatization of the New Testament stick around for a show inspired by an ancient Greek epic poem that critics are calling the poor man’s Homeland? Make your prediction.
On AMC, the second half of the final season of Mad Men debuts. While its one of the most critically acclaimed shows of all time and has a passionate fanbase, it never became a huge hit, especially compared to AMC’s other longrunning dramas The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad. The ratings for the first half of season seven declined from season six. The premiere earned a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating and the midseason finale earned just a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating. Will the final episodes bring back lapsed viewers who want to see how it all ends?