Burnett Named MGM Television President

Star Producer Takes Over TV, Digital for Khanna

Mark Burnett has been named president of MGM Television and Digital Group. Burnett, who signed a five-year contract, will report directly to Gary Barber, chairman and CEO of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). He succeeds Roma Khanna, who has stepped down.

Burnett’s appointment will occur simultaneously with the closing of MGM’s acquisition of the remaining 45% of Hearst’s, Burnett’s and Roma Downey’s interests in United Artists Media Group (UAMG), which will be absorbed under MGM Television Group.

“Mark Burnett is one of the most successful producers in television and a highly sought-after executive in content creation. His leadership is the next step in our never-ending quest to expand and grow our television and digital businesses,” said Barber. “Combining all of our TV content efforts under the purview of this unparalleled chief is incredibly exciting. Additionally, we believe this synergistic transaction will be very accretive to MGM.”

In 2016, MGM Television shows on the air will include The VoiceSurvivorShark TankFargo andTeen Wolf.  

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