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'Hallelujah': A Conservative Men's 'Glee'?

First Posted: 02/08/11 09:04 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:30 PM ET

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A 'Glee' for Glenn Beck? Hallelujah! No, really. That's the name.

Marc Cherry, writer for "The Golden Girls," and the creator of "Desperate Housewives," is of a rare breed: a gay Republican. And now, he's trying to bridge the gap between his two identities -- kind of. Cherry's new show, an ABC drama set in the heartland, is aiming to bring the theatrics of 'Glee' to the tea party crowd.

Called "Hallelujah," the show is about a small town and its mysterious savior -- it was inspired by the 1947 Cary Grant film, "The Bishop's Wife." In addition to the miracles of kindness performed, there will be plenty of singing -- from the pews.

There will be a "generous helping of gospel music," Cherry told TVGuide.com. "I'm calling it 'Glee' for conservative Republicans."

Good luck with that: The Parents' Television Council, the premiere conservative media "watchdog" has objected to "Glee" -- especially its racy GQ photo shoot -- and conservatives have called it a liberal/gay propaganda machine.

For more on Cherry, click over to TVGuide.com.

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Filed by Jordan Zakarin  |