Church of Scientology Launching TV Channel


Followers of Scientology rejoice!

Starting Monday, the Church of Scientology is launching Scientology TV, a brand new network set to air on DirecTV, according to CNN.

The network, which will also be available to cord-cutting believers on streaming devices like Roku, Apple TV and Fire TV, was teased with a creepy countdown clock on the organization’s YouTube page and the caption, “Curious?”

A promotional video posted to the organization’s Twitter page also announced the network and a number of series, including Inside Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard In His Own Voice, and Meet a Scientologist.

“The only thing more interesting than what you’ve heard is what you haven’t,” the promo reads. An accompanying tweet said, “TIME for us to tell OUR story”:

If you’re wondering what the organization means by “OUR story,” it’s presumably a response to the slew of documentaries exposing Scientology as a horrifying cult that makes hundreds of millions off its members, tortures disobedient executives and intimidates journalists.

That includes Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, an Emmy-winning HBO documentary based on a book by Lawrence Wright and Scientology the Aftermath, an Emmy-winning docu-series by Leah Remini, a former Scientologist.

Safe to say those documentaries will not be showing on the organization’s new network, which launches Monday night at 8 p.m.

And while you’re here, enjoy this video from the Scientology YouTube page introducing “Dianetics,” which features a woman throwing her partner’s red electric guitar out of a window and yelling “It’s over!”

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