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Light TV, faith and family network, launching next month

Mark Burnett and Roma Downey at the Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood power couple Mark Burnett and Roma Downey are launching a faith-and-family entertainment broadcast network next month.

Light TV will air on Fox stations and affiliates and capitalize on MGM’s film and TV library.

According to a release Wednesday, the round-the-clock network will feature “wholesome family and faith-based” properties, including the films “Rocky” and “Fame” and the TV series “Highway to Heaven.”

Reality TV producer Burnett is known for shows including “The Apprentice,” ”The Voice” and “Survivor” and Bible-based miniseries. He is president of MGM Television and Digital.

His wife, who starred in “Touched by an Angel,” is president of LightWorkers, Media, a division of MGM.

Light TV will launch in December in more than a dozen major TV markets including New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia and Dallas.

Associated Press