Sometimes I wonder why Dante only had eight circles of hell in his epic poem "Inferno." The news about Comedy Central's plan to develop a blasphemous cartoon about Jesus, titled "JC," makes me wish that there were a ninth. The proposed "cartoon" is so despicable and offensive that I am struck with the belief that eight circles just aren't enough.

As part of the network's upfront presentation to advertisers (full slate here), the network is set to announce "JC," a half-hour show about Christ wanting to escape the shadow of his "powerful but apathetic father" and live a regular life in New York City. In the show, God is preoccupied with playing video games while Christ, "the ultimate fish out of water," tries to adjust to life in the big city. The Hollywood reporter

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