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Jack Huston to star in remake of 'Ben-Hur'

Jack Huston to star in remake of 'Ben-Hur'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 19 (UPI) --"Boardwalk Empire" actor Jack Huston will star alongside Morgan Freeman in a remake of "Ben-Hur."
Annie Martin
People's Choice Awards ceremony date is set for Jan. 7

People's Choice Awards ceremony date is set for Jan. 7

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16 (UPI) --The 2015 edition of the People's Choice Awards ceremony is scheduled to air live Jan. 7 from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, CBS announced Tuesday.
Karen Butler
Cote de Pablo to star in 'Dovekeepers' miniseries on CBS

Cote de Pablo to star in 'Dovekeepers' miniseries on CBS

LOS ANGELES, July 17 (UPI) --Chilean-American actress Cote de Pablo is to lead the cast of the small-screen adaptation of Alice Hoffman's acclaimed 2011 historical novel "The Dovekeepers."
Karen Butler
Downey says, 'We cast Satan out' of 'Son of God'

Downey says, 'We cast Satan out' of 'Son of God'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. film and TV producer Roma Downey says she and her husband Mark Burnett have literally exorcised Satan from their upcoming movie "Son of God."
'A.D.' miniseries from Downey and Burnett to air on NBC in 2015

'A.D.' miniseries from Downey and Burnett to air on NBC in 2015

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. television network NBC announced it has green-lit the 12-hour miniseries "A.D.," a follow-up to the 2013 miniseries "The Bible" that aired on History.
'Survivor' renewed for two more seasons

'Survivor' renewed for two more seasons

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- CBS says it has ordered two more editions of its reality competition series "Survivor" to be broadcast during the 2014-15 U.S. television season.
'Dovekeepers' miniseries is in the works at CBS

'Dovekeepers' miniseries is in the works at CBS

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- CBS says it is adapting U.S. author Alice Hoffman's 2011 historical novel "The Dovekeepers" as a miniseries to air in 2015.
Beth Behrs, Kat Dennings to host People's Choice Awards

Beth Behrs, Kat Dennings to host People's Choice Awards

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Beth Behrs and Kat Dennings, stars of TV's "2 Broke Girls," are to serve as hosts of the 40th annual People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles, organizers said.
Jewel to be a judge on 'The Sing-Off'

Jewel to be a judge on 'The Sing-Off'

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., July 3 (UPI) -- Singer-songwriter Jewel is to serve as a judge on the U.S. singing competition series "The Sing-Off," NBC announced.
NBC orders 'Beyond the Bible' from Burnett and Downey

NBC orders 'Beyond the Bible' from Burnett and Downey

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., July 1 (UPI) -- America's NBC television network says it has ordered "A.D.: Beyond the Bible," a miniseries from "The Bible" producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey.
1 million copies of 'The Bible' television series have been sold

1 million copies of 'The Bible' television series have been sold

LOS ANGELES, June 27 (UPI) -- The 10-part miniseries, "The Bible," reached a new milestone Thursday with 1 million units sold across Blu-ray, DVD and DigitalHD, its U.S. producers said.
NBC confirms 2013-14 casting for 'The Voice'

NBC confirms 2013-14 casting for 'The Voice'

LOS ANGELES, May 17 (UPI) -- Christina Aguilera, CeeLo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton are to serve as coaches on America's "The Voice" this fall, NBC confirmed Friday.
Hughley and Black tipped for 'Trust Me, I'm a Game Show Host'

Hughley and Black tipped for 'Trust Me, I'm a Game Show Host'

ATLANTA, April 23 (UPI) -- Comedians D.L. Hughley and Michael Ian Black have signed on as co-hosts of "Trust Me, I'm a Game Show Host," TBS said Tuesday.
Edited, three-hour 'Bible' getting a theatrical release

Edited, three-hour 'Bible' getting a theatrical release

LOS ANGELES, April 23 (UPI) -- Producer Mark Burnett says "The Bible," his highly rated, 10-part American TV miniseries, will be pared down and released as a three-hour film in theaters.
History channel calls Satan-Obama buzz 'false connection'

History channel calls Satan-Obama buzz 'false connection'

LOS ANGELES, March 18 (UPI) -- The History channel says those who saw a similarity between Satan and U.S. President Barack Obama in "The Bible" miniseries made a "false connection."
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Producer Mark Burnett attends a ceremony where he receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles on July 8, 2009. Burnett has produced reality television series like "Survivor," "The Apprentice," "The Contender," and "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader."(UPI Photo/ Phil McCarten)
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Mark Burnett (born 17 July 1960) is a British television producer, based in the USA. He currently is the producer of five network television series with seven hours of network programming including: The Voice, Survivor, The Apprentice (U.S. TV series), Shark Tank, and Expedition Impossible. He also also produced Oprah's All-Stars and Martha (TV series). His show Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? has recently been syndicated. Mark Burnett has also produced the MTV Movie Awards since 2007 and People's Choice Awards since 2010. In 2011 Mark Burnett will produce the 63rd annual primetime Emmy Awards.

Mark Burnett was born on July 17, 1960 in the east end of London, England, the only child of two Ford Motors factory workers. He was raised in Dagenham, Essex. At the age of seventeen, he enlisted in the British Army, and became a Section Commander in the Parachute Regiment. From 1978-1982 he served with the Parachute Regiment in Northern Ireland and the Falklands War, where many of his fellow soldiers died in the advance on Port Stanley.

In October 1982, Burnett decided to leave Britain for the United States where he met up with a friend, Nick Hill, who had also immigrated from Britain a few years earlier and was working as a nanny and chauffeur. Hill knew of an open position for a live-in nanny position with the Jaeger family in Beverly Hills, the interview for which was that night. Though he had no experience in that field, Burnett took the opportunity, and because of his military background, the Jaegers, realizing the advantage of having a nanny and security at the same time, hired him. After a year of working for the Jaegers, he moved on to another family in Malibu, taking care of two boys for $250 a week. He was eventually given a position in the insurance office owned by Burt, the father of the two boys.

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