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The Best TV Shows With Religious Themes  

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List Rules Vote 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 in 2019. 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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Good Omens is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best TV Shows With Religious Themes
David Tennant, Michael Sheen, Anna Maxwell Martin
Good Omens (Amazon Video, 2019) is a six-part television serial based on the novel by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. After being accustomed to life on Earth, the demon Crowley (David Tennant) ...more
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The Bible is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best TV Shows With Religious Themes
Keith David, Roma Downey, Diogo Morgado
The Bible is a television miniseries based on the Bible. It was produced by Roma Downey and Mark Burnett and was broadcast weekly between March 3 and March 31, 2013 on History channel. It has ...more
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A.D. The Bible Continues is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best TV Shows With Religious Themes
A.D. The Bible Continues Richard Coyle, Vincent Regan, Adam Levy
A.D. The Bible Continues (also known as A.D. Kingdom and Empire) is a television miniseries, based on the Bible, and a sequel to the 2013 miniseries, The Bible. The story takes place immediately ...more
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Joan of Arcadia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best TV Shows With Religious Themes
Amber Tamblyn, Joe Mantegna, Mary Steenburgen
Joan of Arcadia is an American television fantasy/family drama telling the story of teenager Joan Girardi, who sees and speaks with God and performs tasks she is given. The series originally ...more
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The Good Place is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best TV Shows With Religious Themes
Kristen Bell, Ted Danson, William Jackson Harper
Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) wakes up to discover she has entered the afterlife. When she is told by Michael (Ted Danson), her facilitator, that she is in "The Good Place" because ...more
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Little House on the Prairie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best TV Shows With Religious Themes
Little House on the Prairie is an American Western drama television series, starring Michael Landon, Melissa Gilbert, and Karen Grassle, about a family living on a farm in Walnut Grove, ...more
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The Young Pope is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best TV Shows With Religious Themes
Jude Law, Diane Keaton, Silvio Orlando
The Young Pope (2016, HBO) is an English-language Italian drama television series. Jude Law stars as .Pope Pius XIII (born Lenny Belardo), the newly elected Pope and former Archbishop of New ...more
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The Path is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best TV Shows With Religious Themes
Aaron Paul, Michelle Monaghan, Emma Greenwell
The Path (Hulu, 2016) is an American television drama series created by Jessica Goldberg. A man (Aaron Paul) who converts to a controversial following suffers from a crisis of faith.
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The Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best TV Shows With Religious Themes
Alfonso Herrera, Geena Davis, Ben Daniels
The Exorcist (Fox, 2016) is portrayed as a sequel to the 1973 film of the same name
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God Friended Me is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best TV Shows With Religious Themes
Brandon Micheal Hall, Violett Beane, Suraj Sharma
God Friended Me (CBS, 2018) is an American fantasy drama series created by Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt. An atheist's (Brandon Micheal Hall) life is turned upside down when he is ...more
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The Tudors is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best TV Shows With Religious Themes
Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Henry Cavill, Anthony Brophy
The Tudors is a British-Irish-Canadian historical fiction television series set primarily in sixteenth-century England, created by Michael Hirst and produced for the American premium cable ...more
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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best TV Shows With Religious Themes
Ellie Kemper, Jane Krakowski, Tituss Burgess
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is an American sitcom created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock and starring Ellie Kemper that has streamed on Netflix since March 6, 2015. Originally set for a 13-episode ...more
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VeggieTales in the City is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best TV Shows With Religious Themes
Phil Vischer, Mike Nawrocki, Rob Paulsen
VeggieTales in the City (Netflix, 2017) is an American Christian children's animated television series directed by Tim Hodge, Bill Breneisen, and Emily Jourdan. Larry, Bob and all their Veggie ...more
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Call The Midwife is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best TV Shows With Religious Themes
Vanessa Redgrave, Helen George, Laura Main
Call the Midwife is a BBC period drama series about a group of nurse midwives working in the East End of London in the 1950s and 1960s. It stars Jessica Raine, Miranda Hart, Helen George, Bryony ...more
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The Pillars of the Earth is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best TV Shows With Religious Themes
Ian McShane, Matthew Macfadyen, Eddie Redmayne
The Pillars of the Earth is an eight-part 2010 TV miniseries, adapted from Ken Follett's novel of the same name. It debuted in the U.S. on Starz and in Canada on The Movie Network/Movie Central ...more
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Young Sheldon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best TV Shows With Religious Themes
Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry, Lance Barber
Young Sheldon (CBS, 2017) is an American sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro. The series is a spin-off of The Big Bang Theory and serves as a prequel to that series, following the ...more
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Krishna is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best TV Shows With Religious Themes
Swapnil Joshi
Krishna is an Indian television series created, written, and directed by Ramanand Sagar. The series originally aired weekly on Doordarshan. It is an adaptation of the stories of the life of ...more
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Father Brown is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best TV Shows With Religious Themes
Father Brown is a British television period drama which began airing on BBC One on 14 January 2013. It features Mark Williams as the eponymous crime-solving Roman Catholic priest. The series is ...more
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VeggieTales in the House is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best TV Shows With Religious Themes
Phil Vischer, Mike Nawrocki, Tress MacNeille
VeggieTales in the House (Netflix, 2014) is an American computer animated Christian children's television series. Bob the Tomato, Larry the Cucumber, and all their Veggie friends venture off the ...more
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Little Mosque on the Prairie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best TV Shows With Religious Themes
David McGrath, Neil Crone, Zaib Shaikh
Little Mosque on the Prairie is a Canadian television sitcom created by Zarqa Nawaz and produced by WestWind Pictures, originally broadcast between 2007 and 2012 on CBC. Filmed in Toronto, ...more
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Ramayan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best TV Shows With Religious Themes
Ramayan Lalita Pawar, Dara Singh, Vijay Arora
Ramayan is an Indian epic television series, which aired during 1987-1988, created, written, and directed by Ramanand Sagar. It is a television adaptation of the ancient Indian Hindu religious ...more
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Shalom in the Home is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best TV Shows With Religious Themes
Shalom in the Home Shmuley Boteach
Shalom in the Home was an American reality television series hosted by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach that debuted on TLC on April 10, 2006. A second and last season of the series began on Sunday, March ...more
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Greatest Heroes of the Bible is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best TV Shows With Religious Themes
Greatest Heroes of the Bible Tanya Roberts, Victoria Principal
After thousands of years of debate and question, MYSTERIES OF THE BIBLE explores many of the greatest tales of Scripture. Filmed on location throughout the Holy Land, and utilizing modern ...more
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A Touch Away is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best TV Shows With Religious Themes
A Touch Away Lucy Dubinchik
A Touch Away is a 2006 Israeli television eight-episode mini-series set in Bnei Brak, a city to the east of Tel Aviv, within the larger Tel Aviv District, in Israel. It has been described as a ...more
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Sintonia is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best TV Shows With Religious Themes
MC JottaPê, Christian Malheiros, Bruna Mascarenhas
Sintonia (Netflix, 2019) is a Brazilian drama web television series created and directed by Kondzilla. Narrated from the point of view of three different characters, the story of Sintonia will ...more