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A revamped Biography is poised to tell a bunch of new stories at the place that made it famous.
The non-fiction series will return to A&E, the basic cable network where it was once a staple, A&E announced Tuesday.
This revamped Biography “will focus on the most meaningful moments in our culture from some of the most accomplished non-fiction storytellers of our time,” the network says in the official release.
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During its lengthy, initial A&E run, Biography chronicled figures from history and pop culture. »
A+E Networks is reviving one of the programming franchises that built the company into a cable powerhouse: “Biography.”
The series that once defined A&E Network will be revived starting in the spring as a recurring program tied to current headlines, milestone anniversaries and newly unearthed material about famous names.
The new-model “Biography” will air in various formats, from multi-part series to two-hour specials. The installments will primarily air on A&E Network but some will run on History and Lifetime as warranted by the subject matter. As part of the revival, A+E’s existing Bio.com digital content hub will receive a major overhaul, adding more video content and resources to coincide with new installments.
Among the docu productions ordered for the relaunch is a six-hour series examing the life and death of Tupac Shakur, a two-hour take on the murder of rapper Notorious B.I.G. (aka Christopher Wallace), and a four-hour look at the »
- Cynthia Littleton
He helped develop the concept for “Hawaii 5-0” for CBS with writer Leonard Freeman, then moved to producing “Mission: Impossible” with Peter Graves and Martin Landau before returning to “Hawaii 5-0” as executive producer.
His next show as producer was “Police Story,” created by Joseph Wambaugh, which won the Emmy for drama series in 1976. In the late 70s, Kallis produced “Washington Behind Closed Doors,” a mini-series for ABC that won seven Emmy nominations. »
- Pat Saperstein
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