Mark Burnett: Variety: Mark Burnett: Thriving in Primetime’s Shark Tank

September 17th, 2013

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Variety
by AJ Marechal
September 17, 2013

Producing a hit TV show is no easy feat. Producing four hit shows across three networks and a variety of genres is a Herculean task.

For Mark Burnett, that’s simply another day at the office.

The ubiquitous reality maven has his flag planted at ABC (“Shark Tank”), CBS (“Survivor”) and NBC (“The Voice,” “Celebrity Apprentice”) with reality hits. He took History to new heights this spring with “The Bible” miniseries. And there is more to come from his busy production banner, One Three Media, which is charging ahead with scripted development, as well as shows for cable, syndication and international markets. After years as a reliable hitmaker, Burnett has reached the level where his brand name resonates with auds.

“If Mark’s name is on it,” CBS alternative topper Jennifer Bresnan says, “it’s going to be good.”

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