Having had a rough run of luck at FOX -- "Drive," "The Inside," "Wonderfalls" -- writer-producer Tim Minear is taking his next project to ABC.
Minear and fellow "Wonderfalls" alum Todd Holland will executive produce "Miracle Man," a drama about a disgraced televangelist who finds a path to redemption. ABC outbid FOX for the project by offering a pilot commitment.
"It's about losing everything and starting over and finding that there is a higher purpose in life," Minear tells The Hollywood Reporter. "It's about a man who says, 'I don't know how to be good, but I'll try to be better.'"
The show will cover familiar ground for Minear, who attended evangelical schools growing up and whose father is an engineer for Christian radio shows. "Miracle Man" will take some cues from the scandals that brought down the likes of Jimmy Swaggart and Jim Bakker, but Minear says the show won't make light of anyone's beliefs.
"It's a love letter to the religious," he tells the HR.
The show will focus on a fallen televangelist who has lost all faith -- until he discovers that God is working through him to perform actual miracles. Minear will write the script and Holland, who's also an exec producer of ABC's midseason comedy "Miss/Guided," will direct. Twentieth Century Fox TV is producing the pilot.Copyright © 2015, CT Now