In an interesting twist on T.V.'s relationship with all things spiritual we see something a little different this year. The glut of blatantly spiritiually themed shows has thinned. But, now we are seeing shows that are attempting to represent something other than the hyper-right Christian caricatures we have been used to.
From the Boston Globe-
"One of the most talked-about new TV characters this season appears on Aaron Sorkin's little-watched but much-hyped ``Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip." Her name is Harriet Hayes, she's as sweet as apple pie, and she is openly Christian. And on series TV, practicing Christians -- she's Southern Baptist, to be specific -- are about as common as ghost whisperers.
Harriet Hayes is a prime-time rarity, and so is Kitty Walker of ABC's
``Brothers & Sisters." Kitty is openly Republican, which is about
as common as being openly Christian. A conservative talk-show panelist,
Kitty is wont to fling political zingers at her mostly Democratic
family, friends, and lovers. ``Just like a Democrat," she shot at one
of them a few weeks ago. ``Live by the polls, die by the polls." Read more here.