Unhooked: Pilot Episode Receives Positive Reviews

Are our stories compelling? Is there too much information packed into one episode? Are the experts relevant and distinct in their delivery? Are we meeting a need without being redundant? Questions like these loomed over Hope Channel offices as the first episode of Unhooked* aired Sunday evening, April 7.

Since Monday morning, we've received nothing but positive reviews and feedback. We appreciate the shout-outs from tweeters, the reviews of independent bloggers, inquiries from radio shows and feedback from viewers that have been coming in. It's good to know that this show is addressing an urgent issue and meeting the needs of so many of our viewers.

"I like that the show uses both a clinical and spiritual approach, and shows how someone seeking to recover doesn’t have to choose between a spiritual or clinical recovery, but can journey to recovery aided by the best both spheres have to offer," observers blogger, Rev. Robert A. Crutchfield (Rev. Crutchfield is founding pastor of Compassion Church of Katy in Katy, Texas. His blog Faith That Inspires Action reaches readers in about 160 countries. His work can also be seen at, Katy Christian Magazine, and

* Unhooked is made possible through the support of viewers and through a partnership between Hope Channel, Versacare, the Health Department of the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists, and Adventist Recovery Ministries.

Some of the topics to be covered this season: enablers, psychoactive drugs, alcoholism, prescription drugs, tobacco, gambling, pornography and Sex, self mutilation, anger, eating disorders

Air times for Unhooked:

Sundays, 9 p.m. PT/ET

Tuesdays, 3:30 p.m. PT and 6:30 p.m. ET

Unhooked and other shows about Christian living can be watched on DIRECTV Channel 368; Roku; or streaming online at A detailed program guide for Hope Channel can be found at

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