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Mark Burnett

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  • History Channel uses pulpit power, Twitter, conservative sites to sell 'The Bible'

    History Channel uses pulpit power, Twitter, conservative sites to sell 'The Bible'
    A few years ago, the History Channel was best known to some as a punch line on HBO’s “The Sopranos.” Remember mobster Tony Soprano sitting alone late at night in his New Jersey McMansion eating ice cream and watching World War II...
  • The History Channel earns huge ratings with 'The Bible'

    The History Channel earns huge ratings with 'The Bible'
    The networks might be struggling on Sunday nights but not basic cable's the History Channel. The miniseries beat everything in sight Sunday night with record ratings for "The Bible." I think this quote from executive producers Roma Downey and Mark...
  • 'The Voice' recap, Blind auditions continue

    'The Voice' recap, Blind auditions continue
    Big news for NBC's "The Voice" -- executive producer Mark Burnett announced that both Usher and Shakira will be taking seats in the spinning chairs in Season 4, replacing Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green, as the latter record, tour and generally be...
  • The Emmys telecast: Baltimore native Julie Bowen wins first award of the night

    The Emmys telecast: Baltimore native Julie Bowen wins first award of the night
    "TV is a vast wonderland. There's no place like TV. Except for HBO, it's not TV." That was the opening lyric sung by Jane Lynch, and it left me ice cold. It didn't work as a show tune, and it failed worse in its attempt to cut it as both salute and...
  • 'So You Think You Can Dance' recap: Top 6 (or so) perform

     
    Tonight on So You Think You Can Dance, we're celebrating not only the Top 6, but also the show's 150th episode. In addition, we're going to be hearing a lot from the contestants' families.Right off the bat, I notice that......
  • Mark Burnett: MGM Deal Will Drive Faith and Family Channel

    MGM wanted more traction in television production. Mark Burnett and Roma Downey wanted more capital and resources to support their vast business plans, specifically the launch of an over-the top subscription channel offering faith- and family-themed...
  • Bravo Fires Striking Editors, Takes Over Production on 'Shahs of Sunset'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Bravo has taken over production on its reality series "Shahs of Sunset" from Ryan Seacrest Prods. to end the standoff with 16 editors who are seeking IATSE representation. Bravo and Ryan Seacrest Prods. confirmed the shift...
  • MGM buys 55% stake in production firms of Roma Downey and Mark Burnett

    MGM buys 55% stake in production firms of Roma Downey and Mark Burnett
    Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. on Monday acquired a 55% interest in the two production companies of actress Roma Downey and "Survivor" producer Mark Burnett. The Beverly Hills-based film and television studio is reviving the vaunted United Artists label to...
  • Producers Guild's Norman Lear Award Goes to Mark Gordon

    Mark Gordon will receive the 2015 Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television from the Producers Guild of America at ceremonies Jan. 24. In a statement Monday, PGA awards co-chairs Todd Black and Ryan Murphy said, "Rarely do we come across an...
  • MGM Acquires Stake in Mark Burnett/Roma Downey Production Companies, Revives United Artists Banner

    MGM has acquired a 55% stake in the production companies jointly owned by Mark Burnett, Roma Downey and Hearst Entertainment and has revived the United Artists banner to house the investment. Burnett will serve as CEO of the newly formed United Artists...
  • 'The Voice' Season Premiere: New Coaches Show Off Chemistry, Competitiveness

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - NBC's "The Voice" kicks off its seventh season on Monday, Sept. 22, and Variety was among a number of outlets to get a sneak preview of the two-hour premiere, which showcases some of the best vocalists the competition has...
  • Does the world need a 'Ben-Hur' remake? Nope!

    "IT WAS Jimmy Fallon's choice for the reasons you reasoned. Your story was right on." The above quote -- concerning Barbra Streisand sitting at Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight Show" desk -- comes from somebody inside the Streisand camp. Somebody I trust, who...