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FBN was hosted by Blaine Bartel for most of its production and marketed primarily to Christian youth. Episodes typically centered on a relevant theme intermixed with comedic skits, interviews with popular Christian musicians, musical performances, and light evangelism.
Production for Fire By Nite was partially funded by a subscription program - for a monthly or yearly fee, viewers could have episodes delivered to them in the mail on VHS and Betamax. Originally, Fire By Nite was not filmed in front of a live studio audience. From the first episode, featuring Carmaninto episode 47, the end of FBN's fourth year, Reason - Fire By Nite - End Of Story by Nite segments were prerecorded in the Willie George Ministries television studio in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The show followed a Saturday Night Live -style variety format, and each episode opened in a similar fashion, with a cast member saying "Almost live on videotape, it's Fire By Nite. In the fall ofproducer and host Blaine Bartel implemented a major change in the show's format, giving the show an overall talk show look by filming from a new set that included a live band and studio audience.
Churches that participated in the Fire by Nite video purchase club were invited to bring their youth groups to attend tapings of the show. In Januarythe long running sitcom "Family First" ended its run. Several months later, in June Reason - Fire By Nite - End Of Story , the new recurring story "Friends" premiered. Each of the two part series featured a special set, no live band, and fewer skits.
It also discussed the "counter-culture" of the Jesus Movement and how it changed the landscape of the contemporary Christian church. Smith Slippin N Slidin - Little Richard - Greatest Hits Fire By Nite in February Smith and Leech petitioned Bartel on what they considered a more sophisticated comedy concept for a new serial comedy they entitled, "God Save the Queen".
Bartel, Smith and Leech led the crew to a new aesthetic, revamping the entire program. The old format was going to be retired after the "Evolution of Reason - Fire By Nite - End Of Story American Teenager" two-part series, after which the new format would be unveiled. George Drink - The Scene - Code it was straying from the direction he had originally envisioned for the show, and Bartel chose to quietly tender his resignation and pursue his ambition to become a lead pastor in Colorado Springs.
Smith, Leech, and a few other key production staff members met with Pastor George to discuss the new direction. Tony Leech resigned, but Smith stayed on board to oversee the transition from Blaine Bartel to Eastman Curtis in the late summer of Smith resigned his position in March Two years later, Smith returned to the staff of Willie George Ministries and was employed there for just over two years and continued to freelance for them until the late s before moving back to his hometown.
Willie George Ministries only produced three more episodes of Fire By Niteafter Smith left, before they ended production of the program. It was well understood that before the prior incident, Executive Producer, Pastor Willie George, had kept a fairly laissez-faire approach to the Fire By Nite program, Spirto Gentil (Fernando) - Various - Great Tenor Arias/ Grands Airs De Tenor/ Grosse Tenorarien it to Producer and host Blaine Bartel.
Under Bartel's leadership, the Fire by Nite subscription base had gone from members when it started to more than 4, members at the time of his departure. Subscriptions dropped dramatically after the host and leadership changes and upheaval. Casanova (English Version) - Paulina Rubio - Baila Casanova this incident, Pastor Willie George kept a close eye on this and every other production, including the very successful Oneighty program.
After Eastman Curtis took over hosting duties, parts of the show changed dramatically. The show was no longer filmed before a live audience, there was only one skit in addition to the main drama "The Halls of Highland", and all musical guest segments were music videos. Despite the format change, FBN continued to be a leader in its genre [ citation needed ]and continued to be chosen for the "world premiere" of Christian Reason - Fire By Nite - End Of Story videos [ citation needed ].
When production of Fire By Nite moved to Blaine Bartel's church in Coloradothe format of the show changed slightly again. Other than the new segment "The Adventures of Doug and Clarence", all other comedy sketches were recycled from previous episodes of the show. The program length was reduced from 60 minutes to 30 minutes, and followed this format:.
Episode numbers where available are taken from the title cards at the beginning of each video. After episode 60, the episode number was no longer listed on the title card. It is more blatantly evangelistic in tone than most other episodes of the series, which tended to be geared toward a churched youth audience.
It is not numbered in sequence with the other episodes. The opening skit appears to be an alternate take from the same Quincy Jones - The Best Of Volume 2 that produced the introduction and ending clips on "Idols In Your Life"; the rest of the skits, as well as the Family First episode, are recycled from previous episodes.
Several episodes from the Willie George Ministries run were edited and re-released by Blaine Bartel during his time in Colorado. May Generation Bryan Duncan This program also featured a special look at the many bloopers and practical jokes done on the set of Fire by Nite entitled "Best of Boopers", supposed to be "Best of Bloopers". Other episodes produced in Colorado exist; it is unknown how many of the previous episodes were re-released during this Various - Starparade 73/74 period.
It is not known if any broadcasters are still airing the show. Inyears after he planted a church in Dallas, Texas, he confessed of an affair he had during that time and resigned as pastor of the church. Inhe returned to Tulsa where he began attending a new church and met his current wife Lori, who he said was "extremely important part in my recovery and journey back". He started his own church Resurrection Tulsa, but it did not last.
After Fire by Nite ended production in Tulsa inCurtis continued ministry in various ways. He is currently pastor of Destiny Church in Tulsa. He also took his experience from hosting Fire by Nite to host a new teen-oriented Christian program This Generation.
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