Living Biblically (formerly known as By the Book) is an American television sitcom that aired on Syndication from February 26 to July 21, 2018.

The series was cancelled on April 19, 2018, due to the pulling off the air, but the remaining episode was aired on July 7, 2018.


The series chronicles a married film critic and expectant father's decision to improve his life by living according to the Bible after the death of his best friend.


  • Jay R. Ferguson as Chip Curry
  • Lindsey Kraft as Leslie Curry
  • Ian Gomez as Father Gene
  • David Krumholtz as Rabbi Gil Ableman
  • Tony Rock as Vince
  • Camryn Manheim as Ms. Meadows
  • Sara Gilbert as Cheryl


  • Pilot
  • False Idols
  • Love Thy Neighbor
  • Thou Shalt Not Steal
  • Honor Thy Father
  • Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness
  • Let Us Pray
  • Show Hospitality
  • Never Let Loyalty Leave You
  • Submit to Thy Husband
  • Thou Shalt Not Covet
  • It's Better to Give Than to Receive
  • David and Goliath


On May 12, 2017, the series was ordered to series.

On November 21, 2017, it was announced that the series (now titled "Living Biblcally") would premiere in the spring of 2018 and air on Mondays at 9:30 P.M.

"Living Bibically" premiered February 26, 2018, on Syndication and was given a thirteen episode order.

On April 19, 2018, Syndication pulled the series from the schedule after eight low-rated episodes, leaving five episodes unaired, and announced that the series will remain in production for all thirteen episodes and would return to the schedule at a later date.

On May 11, 2018, "Living Bibically" was not renewed for another season.

On June 7, 2018, it was announced that the show would return to the schedule on July 7, 2018 and the remaining seven episodes would air over a three-week period; the final episode aired on July 21, 2018.


On Rotten Tomatoes, "Living Biblically" holds an approval rating of 19% based on 16 reviews, with an average rating of 4.26/10.

The site's critical consensus reads, "Living Biblically commits the cardinal TV sin of wasting the outline of a refreshingly unusual premise on broad, hammy acting and stock sitcom laughs."

On Metacritic, the series has a weighted average score of 47 out of 100, based on 8 critics.

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