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MGM begins CEO search after Barber exit

US studio MGM is replacing CEO Gary Barber just five months after he signed a new contract. The company’s board said it had “initiated a CEO transition” to find a new boss following Barber’s exit after eight years at the helm. No specific reason was given for his exit, and a temporary Office of the […]

Burnett takes over as Khanna exits MGM Television

Mark Burnett is taking control of MGM Television and Digital Group after the US studio acquired full control of United Artist Media Group. Burnett has signed a five-year contract to become president of the group, with current head of television and digital Roma Khanna stepping down. Simultaneously, MGM has bought the 45% of UAMG that […]

Ex-CBS exec lands Netflix comedy role

Former CBS syndication executive Terry Wood is working with Netflix, overseeing the streaming service’s upcoming Chelsea Handler talk show. Wood left her post as president, creative affairs and development the Eye Network’s domestic distribution arm in 2010, and went on to join Mark Burnett’s One Three Media, where she became president, unscripted and original syndication. […]

Apprentice hired in Quebec

Canadian indie formats house Media Ranch is planning to bring The Apprentice to screens to Quebec. The company has acquired rights to the show from United Artists Media Group, the firm formed after MGM acquired Mark Burnett’s prodco, One Three Media. Burnett produces The Apprentice in the US for ABC. The format has sold to […]

MGM travels with Burnett’s A.D.

MGM International Television Distribution is taking Mark Burnett-produced bible-themed scripted series A.D.: Kingdom and Empire to MIPTV. The 12x60mins NBC show top-lines the US studio’s latest slate. Unofficially billed as the follow up to Burnett’s ultra-successful History show The Bible, it follows bitter political rivalries in the era of Jesus Christ as the Apostles, Pontius […]

NBC greenlights full A.D. series

US broadcast network has given the greenlight to a 12-episode run of The Bible follow up A.D. Survivor producer Mark Burnett and his wife Roma Downey will produce the series through their LightWorkers Media imprint, with Richard Bedser also executive producing. The show, which NBC announced earlier this year, will “most likely air in spring […]

Mark Burnett cooking series On the Menu for TNT

Turner-owned cablenet TNT has given the greenlight to a new cooking series from The Bible producer Mark Burnett. On the Menu (WT) is being billed as “the first cooking show ever to give viewers the chance to taste the winning dish after every episode”. TNT has given the show a 10-episode run and pencilled in […]

Burnett, Branson go to space with NBC

NBC is continuing to bet big on primetime with the commission of a competition reality series from The Bible‘s Mark Burnett and Richard Branson in which everyday people compete for the chance to travel to space. The commission of Space Race comes weeks after the expensive Million Second Quiz ended following a two week daily […]

Mark Burnett plots third-party sales, Beyond the Bible follow up

Mark Burnett’s prodco One Three Media is moving into third-party sales for the first time, the prolific producer has told TBI. In a wide ranging interview, the Bible and Shark Tank producer also revealed he is working on a third faith-based scripted series that will follow his upcoming miniseries for NBC. On the distribution front, […]

Mark Burnett project launches new digital venture

Smokebomb Entertainment founders Daniel Dales and Jarrett Sherman have launched a new digital venture and have a deal in place for a project with Mark Burnett. The pair exited Smokebomb last July four years after Canadian producer Shaftesbury Films acquired the company to become its digital arm. They have now launched Digital Howard, which will […]