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Mark Burnett, MGM TV Launch Global Unscripted Formats Business

Mark Burnett, MGM TV Launch Global Unscripted Formats Business
Mark Burnett and MGM Television are launching a new division for TV formats and unscripted series.

Burnett, chairman of the Worldwide Television Group at MGM, is reteaming with former Mark Burnett Productions execs C. Scot Cru and Patrice Choghi to expand the reach of MGM formats worldwide. The Survivor creator, who joined MGM Television in 2015, has seen scripted output thrive, led by the 2017 breakout The Handmaid's Tale, Fargo, Vikings, Get Shorty and Condor on the studio's slate.

But now the focus is on Burnett's reach in the reality genre, where he has one of the best track records for ...
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‘Berlin Station’ Canceled After Three Seasons at Epix

  • The Wrap
Epix has canceled the Paramount TV spy drama “Berlin Station” after three seasons, TheWrap has learned.

Created and executive produced by author Olen Steinhauer, the series centered on Richard Armitage as a spy working for the CIA in Europe. The third season, which wrapped its run last month, took a timely turn to focus on the relationship between Russia and the U.S., with the CIA trying to determine if the Kremlin had been involved in foul play.

Michelle Forbes, Richard Jenkins, Rhys Ifans, Leland Orser, Ashley Judd, Keke Palmer and Ismael Cruz Córdova also starred.

Also Read: Don't Expect a 'Gotham' Crossover on Epix's Alfred Prequel 'Pennyworth'

Jason Horwitch served as showrunner and executive producer on the series from Paramount Television and Anonymous Content, along with Eric Roth, Steve Golin, Kerry Kohansky-Roberts, Keith Redmon and Luke Rivett.

The cancellation comes as Epix ramps up another big push on the scripted originals front,
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‘Berlin Station’ Canceled After Three Seasons at Epix

  • Variety
Epix has canceled the espionage drama “Berlin Station” after three seasons, Variety has confirmed.

The series aired its third season finale in February. The series starred Richard Armitage, Michelle Forbes, Leland Orser, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Ashley Judd, Keke Palmer, Richard Jenkins and Rhys Ifans. James Cromwell also appeared in Season 3 in a recurring guest star role. Armitage starred as Daniel Miller, a CIA officer who is stationed in Berlin and must learn the art of intelligence gathering where the stakes are truly life and death.

In Season 3, Newly promoted to Chief of Station Valerie Edwards (Forbes) sends Miller and Robert Kirsch (Orser) on a diplomatic mission to Estonia, where they uncover signs of an impending Russian invasion

“Berlin Station” was created and executive produced by Olen Steinhauer. Jason Horwitch served as showrunner. Eric Roth, Steve Golin, Kerry Kohansky-Roberts, Keith Redmon and Luke Rivett from Anonymous Content also executive produced. The
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‘Berlin Station’ Canceled By Epix After Three Seasons

  • Deadline
‘Berlin Station’ Canceled By Epix After Three Seasons
Exclusive: We’ll never know if Ashley Judd ended up becoming CIA director because Epix has canceled Berlin Station.

Just more than a month after the Season 3 finale, the MGM-owned premium cabler has pulled the plug on a fourth season of the Paramount TV spy drama, I’ve learned. Epix confirms the critically acclaimed show isn’t coming back but had no further comment. No word whether Par TV is considering shopping the series for a new home on cable or streaming.

In today’s increasingly tightening margins industry it isn’t hard to tell what likely led to the end of the series starring Judd, Richard Armitage, Rhys Ifans, Keke Palmer, Leland Orser, Michelle Forbes, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Mina Tander and Richard Jenkins. With top-tier talent and its European locations dominating the Olen Steinhauer-created show, Berlin Station was not cheap to make. Add to that the reality
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Ray Romano Reveals the Secret to Becoming a Better Actor (Exclusive)

Ray Romano Reveals the Secret to Becoming a Better Actor (Exclusive)
For comedian Ray Romano, 2017 has proven that it’s never too late to explore a new side to your career.

Made famous by starring as the titular character on Everybody Loves Raymond for nine seasons, Romano has managed to maintain a successful career even after the series took its final bow in 2005.

After an extended and beloved role on NBC’s Parenthood and a lead on the short-lived HBO series Vinyl, Romano proved he could take on serious and dramatic roles like the best of them -- but don’t expect him to forget his comedic roots anytime soon.

“If a good, full-out comedy came my way I would definitely consider it, and these ‘serious’ projects I’ve done have all had comedy mixed in with the drama. I do like the mixture of the two,” Romano tells Et about his recent pattern of more emotional roles.

Romano’s love for the mixture of comedy and drama was
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'Godless': Why Netflix's Brutal, Timely Western Is a Must-See

'Godless': Why Netflix's Brutal, Timely Western Is a Must-See
"This here's the paradise of the locust, the lizard, the snake. It's the land of the bleeding rifle."

So snarls murderous outlaw Frank Griffin in the monologue that gives Godless, the new seven-episode Netflix miniseries premiering on November 22nd, its title. Leading a pack of marauders out to terrorize and slaughter every man, woman, and child that crosses their path, he’s not merely a creature of the American West in the 1880s. Griffin is some otherworldly manifestation of it, a reminder that anyone who ventures into this borderless, lawless
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Netflix’s ‘Godless’ Is The Best Western Of 2017 [Bingeworthy™ Breakdown]

After “The Punisher,” and “Stranger Things” “Alias Grace,” and “Mindhunter,” Netflix is on a serious roll of quality programming and therefore the Bingeworthy™ Breakdown is back and busier than ever.

This week, we’re looking at Scott Frank’s western “Godless.” Scott Frank is known for writing “Minority Report,” “Logan,” ‘Get Shorty” and for directing “The Lookout” and “A Walk Among The Tombstones.” The self-contained, seven episode mini-series stars Jeff Daniels, Jack O’Connell (“Starred Up”), Michelle Dockery (“Downton Abbey”) and Scoot McNairy (“Halt And Catch Fire”).

Continue reading Netflix’s ‘Godless’ Is The Best Western Of 2017 [Bingeworthy™ Breakdown] at The Playlist.
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Hunter S. Thompson Television Series in Development

Hunter S. Thompson Television Series in Development
An authorized biographical series about the life of late author Hunter S. Thompson is in development at MGM Television, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The series will be titled Fear and Loathing, after Thompson's acclaimed book, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, which was first published as a two-part article in Rolling Stone in 1971.

Veteran television writer Davey Holmes will helm Fear and Loathing as part of a new overall deal with MGM TV. Holmes has written for shows like In Treatment and Shameless, and most recently adapted Elmore Leonard's novel,
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New biographical Hunter S. Thompson TV project on the way

Tony Sokol Kirsten Howard Oct 25, 2017

MGM will turn the life of Gonzo Godfather Hunter S. Thompson into a new TV treat. Drink deep, it's good for you...

"When times get weird, the weird turn pro," Hunter S. Thompson once wrote. It’s been 13 years since the father of Gonzo journalism decided to end his life - ending the games, the fun, the walking and the swimming. Since then, times have gotten weirder than any hallucinogenic chemical fantasia might have imagined. So, maybe it's time for an authorised, televised Hunter S. Thompson biography to tell the story.

There are no details on what it will be, but it will be directed by Davey Homes, who runs the TV adaptation of Elmore Leonard's 1990 novel Get Shorty, and written by Bob Nelson, who wrote screenplays for The Confirmation and Nebraska. The Thompson biography project is being produced by MGM Television.

"Davey is
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Exclusive Interview: Carlos Sanz talks rescuing Jeff Bauman in Stronger, what Bauman represents, Crank, and more

Robert Kojder chats with Carlos Sanz about his role in Stronger

Carlos Sanz gives an incredibly moving and emotional performance as “the hero in the cowboy hat” that saves Jake Gyllenhaal in the Jeff Bauman biopic Stronger. On the TV side, he’ll also be appearing in the brand new series Ten Days in the Valley which premiered a couple weeks ago on ABC. From both the big and small screen, Carlos has been seen in films such as Runner Runner, Crank and The Take; and on TV starring in 24, NCIS, Bones, Scorpion, The Fosters, The Closer and The Shield. He’s also the older brother of SNL alum, Horacio Sanz. An award-nominated theater artist, he has worked around the world including the Royal Shakespeare Company, and worked alongside such talents as the late, great Philip Seymour Hoffman.

First of all, congratulations on being a part of the film. It
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First Trailer For John Travolta As Legendary Crime Boss ‘Gotti’ [Watch]

John Travolta’s comeback in the 1990s is one of the more famous in American stardom. In the 1970s, Travolta became one of the biggest draws around thanks to “Grease” and “Saturday Night Fever,” but spent much of the 1980s in a series of disappointments, culminating in the “Look Who’s Talking” franchise.But then, Quentin Tarantino came knocking with “Pulp Fiction,” and Travolta became an even bigger star than before, with a run of terrific movies including “Get Shorty,” “Face/Off,” “The Thin Red Line” and “Primary Colors.”

If that was a peak, recent years have been something of a trough: Travolta’s recent films have mostly, like similar actors of his vintage, been cheap VOD jobs with titles you’ve not heard of like “The Forger,” “Life On The Line,” “Criminal Activities” and “I Am Wrath” (with Ti West’s underrated, underseen “In A Valley Of Violence” a
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'Get Shorty': How Elmore Leonard's Showbiz Satire Became a Small-Screen Gem

'Get Shorty': How Elmore Leonard's Showbiz Satire Became a Small-Screen Gem
When the legendary screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz got to Hollywood, he sent a telegram to his friend Ben Hecht back home in New York: "Millions are to be grabbed out here and your only competition is idiots." That's been a fantasy for hustlers ever since – the idea of Hollywood as a motherlode of suckers waiting to be fleeced by the right guy with the right scheme.

On Get Shorty, Miles Daly wants to be that right guy – a Nevada gangster with an Irish accent, bluffing his way into the movie business.
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Cancelled or Renewed? Status of Cable & Streaming TV Shows (E-l)

Here's the status of TV shows like East Los High, Easy, The Eleventh, Embeds, Episodes, Escape at Dannemora, Ever After High, Everything Sucks!, Extinct, The Expanse, Eyewitness, F Is For Family, The Fairly Odd Parents, The Fall, Falling Water, Family Time, Famous in Love, Fargo, Fear the Walking Dead, Feud, Fever, Five Year, The First, Flaked, Fleabag, Flowers, For Better Or Worse, The Forgotten Army, Fortitude, The Fosters, Foursome, The Frankenstein Chronicles, Freakish, Friends from College, From Dusk till Dawn: The Series, Frontier, Full Circle, Fuller House, Future Man, Game Shakers, Game of Thrones, Gamer's Guide to Pretty Much Everything, Genius, The Get Down, Get Shorty, Ghostbusters: Ecto Force, Ghost Wars, Gilmore Girls, Girl Meets World, Girlboss, The Girlfriend Experience, Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce, Girls, Glitch, Glow, Godless, Goliath, Good Behavior, The Good Cop, Good Game, Good Girls Revolt, Good Omens, Good Witch, Grace and Frankie, Graves, Greenleaf, Grown Folks, Grown-ish,
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Get Shorty: Season Two Renewal for Epix TV Series

The show will go on. Today, Epix announced they've renewed Get Shorty for a second season.Based on the novel by Elmore Leonard, the dark comedy follows Miles Daly (Chris O’Dowd), a Nevada hitman who is trying to break into the movie business with producer Rick Moreweather (Ray Romano). The cast also includes Sean Bridgers, Lidia Porto, Megan Stevenson, Goya Robles, Lucy Walters, and Carolyn Dodd.Read More…
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‘Get Shorty’ Renewed For Season 2 By Epix

Get Shorty is coming back. Epix has ordered a 10-episode second season of the original series for premiere in 2018. The dark comedy from MGM Television is the third of Epix’s initial original series to be renewed for a sophomore run, joining Berlin Station and Graves, and is the first from Epix’s new sole owner, MGM. The series is based in part on Elmore Leonard’s 1990 bestselling novel — which also spawned Barry Sonnenfeld’s 1995 feature — and created for television by…
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Get Shorty Renewed for Season 2

Get Shorty Renewed for Season 2
Want more Shorty? Well, you’re getting it.

Epix has renewed its Get Shorty reboot for a second season, TVLine has learned. Based on the Elmore Leonard novel that inspired a 1995 John Travolta film of the same name, Get Shorty stars Chris O’Dowd as a Nevada hitman who delivers a hot screenplay to a B-movie producer (Ray Romano) in hopes of transitioning to a less violent career path. (Hollywood can be just as savage as the mob, though.)

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Get Shorty‘s second season will consist of 10 episodes, and is slated
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MGM Worldwide Television Distribution announces Mipcom slate

MGM Worldwide Television Distribution announces Mipcom slate
Company headed to Cannes with slate that includes Tomb Raider, Overboard and Get Shorty.

MGM Worldwide Television Distribution announced on Monday the company is headed to this year’s Mipcom with three new films and one new television series.

MGM TV will be selling its event series The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair starring Patrick Dempsey. The 10-part series is based on the bestselling novel of the same name centred on a literary icon who suddenly finds himself indicted for the murder of a young girl.

MGM will present Nasty Women, based on the original 1988 comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, starring Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson, and Overboard, a remake of the 1980s comedy starring Anna Faris and Eugenio Derbez. Tomb Raider, starring Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft, will also be presented in Cannes.

In addition, MGM is selling three TV series: Get Shorty, a reimagining of Elmore Leonard’s 1990 novel of the same name starring [link=nm
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Chris O’Dowd on What Drew Him to ‘Get Shorty’ and Working with Ray Romano

Inspired by the best-selling novel by Elmore Leonard, the Epix series Get Shorty follows Miles Daly (Chris O’Dowd), a hitman from Nevada who attempts to leave his criminal past behind and win back his estranged family by becoming a movie producer in Hollywood. With what he thinks is a great script in hand, and with the help of washed up producer Rick Moreweather (Ray Romano) and his criminal associate Louis (Sean Bridgers), Miles realizes that success in Hollywood might not be impossible. While at the Epix portion of the Television Critics Association Press Tour, actor Chris O’Dowd …
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5 Things You Didn’t Know About “Get Shorty!”

If the title “Get Shorty” sounds familiar, it is because it was also a movie that served as Elmore Leonard’s first adaptation of the book with the same name. This movie, which starred John Travolta, was widely considered to be a film adaption that was actually as good as the book. We all know how difficult that is to accomplish. The title now also belongs to a new upcoming television series on Epix. The show was written and produced to take the strong content from an exceptional source, Elmore Leonard and bring to the television screen in hopes of recreating

5 Things You Didn’t Know About “Get Shorty!”
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