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The Best TV Shows With Religious Themes

Updated October 16, 2020 1.1k votes 149 voters 9.2k views44 items

List RulesVote up the best recent shows on television in that feature religious themes. No evangelical or reality shows.

Whether you are Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist or anything else, you will be pleased to see there are plenty of television shows with religious themes. Religion is a critical component of many people's lives, and numerous shows dive into various aspects of people's beliefs. 

Some shows, such as God Friended Me and Joan of Arcadia depict religion in a positive light where a young man follows God's will and makes a positive impact on people's lives. Other shows, such as The Young Pope, take a more critical approach. Many Catholics rejected the show based on its perceived anti-Catholic messages. Both of these shows and everything in between are capable of making people truly think about what they believe in. 

There have been plenty of television series with religious themes over the last few decades. Some of these shows have been off the air for decades, while others are airing new episodes right now. Either way, you and your family can find them and enjoy the teachings together. You can vote on your favorites to let your fellow readers know which religious series they should check out.

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    The Good Place is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best TV Shows With Religious Themes
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    The Good Place

    Kristen Bell, Ted Danson

    Premiered2016

    The Good Place (NBC, 2016) is an American fantasy-comedy television series created by Michael... more on Wikipedia
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    Good Omens is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best TV Shows With Religious Themes
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    Good Omens

    David Tennant, Michael Sheen

    Premiered2019

    Good Omens (Amazon Video, 2019) is a six-part television serial based on the novel by Terry... more on Wikipedia
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    Messiah is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best TV Shows With Religious Themes
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    Messiah

    Tomer Sisley, Michelle Monaghan

    Premiered2020

    Messiah (Netflix, 2020) is an American drama-thriller television series created by Michael... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Little House on the Prairie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best TV Shows With Religious Themes
    Little House on the Prairie (NBC, 1974) is an American western historical drama developed by... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    A.D. The Bible Continues is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best TV Shows With Religious Themes
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    A.D. The Bible Continues

    Richard Coyle, Vincent Regan

    Premiered2015

    A.D. The Bible Continues (also known as A.D. Kingdom and Empire) is a television miniseries,... more on Wikipedia
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    God Friended Me is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best TV Shows With Religious Themes
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    God Friended Me

    Brandon Micheal Hall, Violett Beane

    Premiered2018

    God Friended Me (CBS, 2018) is an American fantasy drama series created by Steven Lilien and... more on Wikipedia
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    The Young Pope is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best TV Shows With Religious Themes
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    The Young Pope

    Jude Law, Diane Keaton

    Premiered2016

    The Young Pope (2016, HBO) is an English-language Italian drama television series. Jude Law... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Call The Midwife is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best TV Shows With Religious Themes
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    Call The Midwife

    Jessica Raine, Miranda Hart

    Premiered2012

    Call the Midwife (BBC, 2012) is a British period drama series created by Heidi Thomas. The... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Touched by an Angel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best TV Shows With Religious Themes
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    Touched by an Angel

    Roma Downey, Della Reese

    Premiered1994

    Touched by an Angel is an American supernatural drama series that premiered on CBS on... more on Wikipedia
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    Joan of Arcadia is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best TV Shows With Religious Themes
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    Joan of Arcadia

    Amber Tamblyn, Joe Mantegna

    Premiered2003

    Joan of Arcadia is an American television fantasy/family drama telling the story of teenager... more on Wikipedia
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    The Bible is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best TV Shows With Religious Themes
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    The Bible

    Keith David, Roma Downey

    Premiered2013

    The Bible is a television miniseries based on the Bible. It was produced by Roma Downey and... more on Wikipedia
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    The Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best TV Shows With Religious Themes
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    The Exorcist

    Alfonso Herrera, Geena Davis

    Premiered2016

    The Exorcist (Fox, 2016) is an American supernatural horror television series created by... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    The Path is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best TV Shows With Religious Themes
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    The Path

    Aaron Paul, Michelle Monaghan
    The Path (Hulu, 2016) is an American television drama series created by Jessica Goldberg. A... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Highway to Heaven is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best TV Shows With Religious Themes
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    Highway to Heaven

    Michael Landon, Victor French

    Premiered1984

    Highway to Heaven is an American television drama series which ran on NBC from 1984 to 1989.... more on Wikipedia
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    Young Sheldon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best TV Shows With Religious Themes
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    Young Sheldon

    Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry

    Premiered2017

    Young Sheldon (CBS, 2017) is an American sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro, a... more on Wikipedia
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    The Pillars of the Earth is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best TV Shows With Religious Themes
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    The Pillars of the Earth

    Ian McShane, Matthew Macfadyen

    Premiered2010

    The Pillars of the Earth (Starz, 2010) is an eight-part TV miniseries based on the 1989 novel... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best TV Shows With Religious Themes
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    Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman

    Jane Seymour, Joe Lando

    Premiered1993

    Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman is an American Western drama series created by Beth Sullivan and... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    VeggieTales in the House is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best TV Shows With Religious Themes
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    VeggieTales in the House

    Phil Vischer, Mike Nawrocki
    VeggieTales in the House (Netflix, 2014) is an American computer animated Christian children's... more on Wikipedia
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    The Vicar of Dibley is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best TV Shows With Religious Themes
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    The Vicar of Dibley

    Dawn French, Liz Smith

    Premiered1994

    The Vicar of Dibley is a BBC television situation comedy created by Richard Curtis and written... more on Wikipedia
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    Amen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best TV Shows With Religious Themes
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    Amen

    Sherman Hemsley, Clifton Davis

    Premiered1986

    Amen is an American television sitcom produced by Carson Productions that ran from September... more on Wikipedia
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    Dead Like Me is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best TV Shows With Religious Themes
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    Dead Like Me

    Ellen Muth, Callum Blue

    Premiered2003

    Dead Like Me (Showtime, 2003) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Bryan... more on Wikipedia
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    Father Brown is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best TV Shows With Religious Themes
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    Father Brown

    Mark Williams

    Premiered2013

    Father Brown is a British television period drama which began airing on BBC One on 14 January... more on Wikipedia
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    Saving Grace is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best TV Shows With Religious Themes
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    Saving Grace

    Holly Hunter, Leon Rippy

    Premiered2007

    Saving Grace is an American television crime drama series which premiered on TNT on July 23,... more on Wikipedia
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    Dominion is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best TV Shows With Religious Themes
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    Dominion

    Christopher Egan, Tom Wisdom

    Premiered2014

    Dominion (Syfy, 2014) is an American apocalyptic supernatural action television series created... more on Wikipedia
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    Angel from Hell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best TV Shows With Religious Themes
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    Angel from Hell

    Jane Lynch, Maggie Lawson
    Angel from Hell is an American single-camera fantasy sitcom created by Tad Quill. The series... more on Wikipedia
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