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Bethenny Frankel ends deal with Mark Burnett and MGM

Bethenny Frankel has revealed that she ended her business deal with Mark Burnett and MGM for their HBO Max show The Big Shot, after it was bashed by critics. The Big Shot with Bethenny Frankel debuted on HBO Max in late April to a string of negative reviews, and while it's unclear if the show is returning for a second season just yet, the 50-year-old cutting ties with Burnett, 60, and MGM makes it unlikely for another season to be happening.
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What’s Next for MGM TV and Mark Burnett After Amazon Acquisition?

Amazon’s announcement of its $8.5 billion acquisition of MGM emphasized the value of the MGM movie library to the Amazon Prime streaming service. But the transaction raises big questions about what will become of existing MGM’s television group, headed by Mark Burnett. Burnett is already a big winner in the...
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Amazon-MGM deal raises the question on the future of Epix and Mark Burnett

Amazon has yet to decide the fate of Epix, MGM’s premium cable channel, which has stepped up its original series production in recent years. Meanwhile, Mark Burnett, head of MGM Television, will earn hundreds of millions of dollars in the deal as part of a small stake he owns. MGM Television acquired Burnett's programs, including Survivor and The Apprentice. As Deadline notes, Amazon has struggled with its unscripted programming and MGM's library could offer a big boost. But would Burnett want to stick around? "The big question is whether Burnett, who also famously produced The Apprentice as well as shows such as Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?, would want to join the tech company, whose TV and film studio is run by Jennifer Salke," says Deadline's Peter White. "So far, indications are that the former British paratrooper may leave after the transaction vs. staying on to try and turn around Amazon’s unscripted fortunes." As Variety's Cynthia Littleton notes, "Burnett has been an unconventional leader for MGM. He’s an active producer on a number of high-profile productions which means he rarely keeps regular office hours. He’s also well-known as an entrepreneur who is always in the hunt for deals, IP and partnerships."
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Will Top MGM Execs Mark Burnett and Michael De Luca Survive Amazon Takeover?

De Luca could be primed for a big role, while Burnett’s future could be more cloudy. Now that Amazon has made its purchase of MGM studio official, the question now shifts to what will happen to the top executives at the venerated studio — particularly film head Michael De Luca and TV head Mark Burnett — particularly in relation to current Amazon Studios chief Jennifer Salke.
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MGM, Mark Burnett team with Soo-Man Lee on K-Pop competition series

MGM Worldwide Television Group chairman Mark Burnett (pictured right) has struck a partnership with producer Soo-Man Lee (left) and Korea’s SM Entertainment to develop a K-Pop music competition series to find the newest members of supersized K-Pop concept group NCT. The competition series, open to young men between the ages...
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Mark Burnett is developing a K-Pop competition series with Korea's SM Entertainment

Burnett's MGM Television is teaming with Korea’s SM Entertainment, founded by Soo-Man Lee, on an untitled reality show to find the latest member of K-pop band NCT. "The MGM/ SM Entertainment untitled series, which is open to young men between the ages of 13-25, will see America’s most talented emerging artists compete against each other to win a coveted spot in the NCT Universe," per Deadline. "NCT is currently comprised of 23 members from across the globe, who also make up the sub-groups NCT 127, NCT DREAM, and WayV. Once chosen, the contestants will be sent to Seoul, South Korea to attend K-Pop bootcamp at the SM Campus. In each episode, they will compete in challenges designed to test their dance skills, vocals and style, and will be judged and mentored by K Soo-Man Lee and a variety of current NCT superstars including NCT 127." ALSO: HBO Max has a K-Pop Latina American boy band competition series in the works.
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Mark Burnett and Roma Downey on Their New Film ‘Resurrection’

For Easter weekend, Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, the power couple behind the record-setting History Channel miniseries The Bible, A.D. on NBC, as well as several faith-focused movies, are releasing a new project, Resurrection, this weekend on streaming platform Discovery+. The film follows the other cinematic Gospel projects they’ve produced...