On ABC’s “The View” Friday, actress Annie Potts took a potshot at GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich for his unkind remarks about the show and its take on Christianity.
“I did feel that it was especially rich coming from him,” Potts said, “that he called our little TV show un-Christian when he was carrying on an affair while he was impeaching the president for doing the same. It’s like, you know, look in the mirror honey, I think our show might be for you!”
A week earlier, Gingrich said the title of the show, which is based on the best-selling Kim Gatlin book “Good Christian B—,” showed its bias.
Look at the new show that’s on that has the word ‘Christian’ in it, and I want you to take the exact name, drop out Christian and put in ‘Muslim.’ And ask yourself is there any network that would have dared to run a show like that and you know the answer is not a one,” said Gingrich.
Anti-Christian bigotry is just fine in the entertainment industry but they have to be very protective of Islam.
He didn’t indicate if he had even seen the show though he is part of a brigade of conservatives who feel “GCB” makes a mockery of Christianity.
The network changed the show title from the book name to “Good Christian Belles,” then to the meaningless “GCB.”
The show debuted March 4 with about 7.6 million viewers, retaining 92 percent of the lead-in show “Desperate Housewives.” That’s impressive retention though the overall viewer numbers were merely okay. Week two, it drew 7.1 million viewers, holding more than 90 percent of its initial audience. That’s a good sign viewers liked it the first time around.
The soapy dramedy featured Amanda Vaughn (Leslie Bibb), the former high-school queen of mean, returning to her hometown outside of Dallas and facing many resentful women who stayed behind and want to wreak revenge for tormenting them many years ago. Potts plays Amanda’s meddling mom.
By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk