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Ex-MGM TV chief joins IMG in ents push

Former MGM Worldwide Television president Gary Marenzi has IMG Media has head of entertainment sales and partnerships. Marenzi will work out of LA and London at the UK-based sports media IMG, which is making a push into entertainment programming following it taking international distribution rights to BBC-AMC coproduction The Night Manager. This came after US […]

Burnett behind Fox dating series

US broadcaster Fox has ordered a ten-part dating reality series from new MGM Television president Mark Burnett. The untitled series will be shot in the Caribbean, and see make and female who are matched on ‘instant chemistry’. This comes after producer Burnett became president of MGM TV last month after US studio MGM bought out […]

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 […]

Schwarzenegger joins NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice

Arnold Schwarzenegger is to succeed Donald Trump in the boardroom of NBC’s business reality show The Celebrity Apprentice. The show’s future had been thrown in doubt after NBC terminated its working relationship with controversial businessman and US presidential hopeful Trump after controversial remarks he made about Mexican immigrants in America. However, former Californian governor and […]

Turner, Burnett test wearable tech inventors

Turner Broadcasting System, IT firm Intel and unscripted producer Mark Burnett are jointly working on a multiplatform reality series that aims to find the new big wearable technology. America’s Greatest Makers (WT) follows on from Intel’s ‘Make It Wearable’ challenge from last year, and will run in long-form on the TBS cable channel and short-form […]

Canuck net takes Burnett’s Detour

Canadian channel W Network is developing a travel reality series with Mark Burnett and his United Artist Media Group. The Voice producer Burnett (pictured) is working up a one-hour pilot for Destination Detour (WT) alongside UAMG, Omnicom Media-backed funding firm Highway Entertainment and Insight Productions. The format is being developed for the Canadian and international […]

MGM aims to become ‘powerhouse’ in unscripted

Buoyed by its recent deal with Mark Burnett that gave it The Apprentice and Survivor, MGM says it will become a ‘powerhouse’ in unscripted programming in the international market. The US studio is best known for its features, and more recently TV drama including Fargo, Vikings and Teen Wolf. However, it is now has some […]

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 […]

Lifetime orders Bible special from Mark Burnett

Lifetime has ordered The Women of the Bible, a two-hour special that will go out in December. Lifetime is part of the A+E stable of channels that also includes History, which had enormous success with drama miniseries The Bible. Its sister net is hoping to snag big ratings with the new show, which like The […]