Mark Burnett
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MGM Television


Chairman, Worldwide Television Group

Though broadcasts of season 41 of “Survivor” have been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Burnett’s long-running reality series continues to be a mainstay of television after two decades. As chairman of MGM Television, where he signed on in late 2015, Burnett oversees an unscripted empire including ABC’s “Shark Tank,” NBC’s “The Voice” and Fox’s “Beat Shazam,” hosted by Jamie Foxx. In 2020, he refreshed “Eco-Challenge” — known as the world’s toughest race — with a new iteration of the far-flung series for Amazon Prime, and he’s co-producing ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel gamer “Generation Gap” and HBO Max’s Bethenny Frankel business-competition series “The Big Shot with Bethenny.” On the scripted side, MGM series “Fargo” and “The Handmaid’s Tale” continue to rack up success with viewers and critics.



Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • Reality TV Impact
  • Television Impact
  • Variety Billion Dollar Producer
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Mark Burnett Will Not Be Prosecuted in Tom Arnold Scuffle

Mark Burnett Will Not Be Prosecuted in Tom Arnold Scuffle

Mark Burnett will not be prosecuted for an altercation with Tom Arnold at an Emmy party last month.The Los Angeles City Attorney's office, which handles misdemeanor cases, decided on Wednesday that there is insufficient evidence to bring a charge against the "Apprentice" producer. Arnold and Burnett got into a confrontation at the Sept. 16 party at the Lawn at Century Park in Century City.Arnold alleged on Twitter that Burnett had choked him, and said he had video to support his allegation....


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