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CBS orders miniseries based on 'The Dovekeepers'

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  • The makers of "The Bible" on TV, Roma Downey and Mark Burnett are going back again in time for a CBS miniseries.

      The makers of "The Bible" on TV, Roma Downey and Mark Burnett are going back again in time for a CBS miniseries.
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NEW YORK -- The makers of "The Bible" on TV are going back again in time for a CBS miniseries.

The network announced that it will air a four-hour miniseries based on the historical novel "The Dovekeepers," sometime in 2015. Actress Roma Downey and her husband, veteran television producer Mark Burnett, will make it. The couple scored a major hit with their miniseries "The Bible" on the History channel earlier this year.

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The novel is about four women who work to save 900 Jews being attacked by Romans in a fortress in Masada.

Alice Hoffman's novel "The Dovekeepers" was published in 2011, and was called "an amazing story of heroism and hope" by Downey.

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