Bishop T.D. Jakes is taking the plunge with Tegna Media on a syndicated series targeted for a fall 2016 debut. He has been given the green-light for his talk show. The show had a test run this summer and was well received. One of its biggest shows was his intervention between Angie Stone and her daughter.
His production partners say:
“With Jakes at the helm, this program has an opportunity to attract blue-chip advertisers, generate large audiences and empower viewers across the country. During the show’s test run this summer, Jakes’ audience grew each week in every market. Once viewers found him, they liked him and we look forward to introducing him to a wider audience next fall.”
Jakes already has a strong media presence through his Dallas-based church, the Potter’s House, and range of business ventures that include more than 40 books. His church counts 30,000 members and some 5 million social media followers.
Jakes has been pursued on and off for years by distributors for a daytime talk show. The goal is to deliver a show that will “engage a broader audience with relevant and uplifting content (that) is consistent with my years of experience at the intersections of the faith-based, entertainment and business worlds,” Jakes said. “This is an unprecedented opportunity to bring a new voice to a familiar platform.”