March 22, 2018

Scientology is launching its own TV network

12 March 2018, 01:38 | Cameron Gross

The Church of Scientology has created a thematic TV channel in the US

The Church of Scientology has created a thematic TV channel in the US

Arriving on March 12 is the plainly titled Scientology Network, earmarked for a home on DIRECTV, AppleTV, Roku, fireTV, Chromecast, iTunes and Google Play.

The Church of Scientology is getting its own TV network, according to The Hollywood Reporter, leading to rumours that Tom Cruise and other famous followers could participate in the new venture.

The website says the Scientology Network will debut on at 8 p.m. eastern on Monday although it was not made clear what kind of programming the network will feature. The announcement comes two years after the church announced the start of its own studio, Scientology Media Productions.

DirecTV representative Steven Schwadron confirmed the DirecTV launch with USA Today.

Rumblings about a Scientology network seemed to gain heat in early 2017, with several rumors about the impending launch running on the website of longtime Scientology chronicler Tony Ortega.

One element that has always been a crucial promotional element for Scientology that is absent thus far from the materials touting the new network is any connection with Hollywood.

While Cruise has remained Scientology's highest profile member, Leah Remini famously left the Church and did the documentary expose series Scientology and the Aftermath on the A & E Channel to reveal alleged misdeeds.

The Church of Scientology has created a thematic TV channel in the US.

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