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MGM Television Inks Multi-Year Deal with Caryn Mandabach Productions

In an effort to develop more scripted content, MGM Television has inked a multi-year deal with Caryn Mandabach Productions, Inc.

Under the new pact, the studio will create new hour-long and half-hour scripted content with the company, marking MGM’s continued commitment to developing programming across broadcast, cable and digital platforms. Currently, MGM is behind “Fargo” on FX, “Teen Wolf” on MTV and History’s “Vikings.”

“Caryn is a prolific veteran of the industry and is the driving force behind some of television’s most creative and intriguing series,” said MGM Television’s president of television group and digital, Roma Khanna, of the new deal. “We are thrilled to work together on bringing new stories to the marketplace.”

MGM’s president of production and development, Steve Stark added, “MGM Television has made its mark on the industry with engaging series like ‘Fargo,’ ‘Teen Wolf’ and ‘Vikings.’ We are excited to continue this growth through a partnership with Caryn and build upon her team’s track record of success in innovative storytelling.”

The London-based Caryn Mandabach Prods. is behind “Peaky Blinders” for BBC Two and Netflix, and with the MGM partnership, will still continue its existing first-look deal with Content Media Corporation.

“We are delighted to be in business with Roma, Steve and the team at MGM. They are a talented, smart group of people with whom we share the same vision,” said Caryn Mandabach, president of her self-titled company. “CMP is committed to making engaging, relevant and groundbreaking drama. Now, with MGM we are very well-positioned to develop an exceptional slate. The whole CMP team is excited by the potential this partnership offers.”

Mandabach was also the originating exec producer behind Showtime’s “Nurse Jackie.”

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