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MTV2 Orders Tyga, Charlamagne Series, ‘Celebrity Deathmatch’ Pilot

14 April 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

MTV2 has given series orders to projects revolving around rapper Tyga and comedian Charlamagne. The cabler also hopes to revive “Celebrity Deathmatch.”

MTV2 has ordered a new pilot for “Deathmatch,” the animated series that bowed on MTV in 1998. The series features contemporary and historical figures engaging in fantasy fights. Creator Eric Fogel is “re-imagining” the concept for the Twitter era, MTV2 promises.

“Kingin’ with Tyga” follows the rap star and his sizable entourage as they engage live the high life and engage in stunts along the way. The half-hour series from 3 Ball Entertainment has a six-episode order. Tyga, Marcus Fox, Brant Pinvidic, J.D. Roth, Todd Nelson and Adam Kaloustian are exec producers.

“Uncommon Sense with Charlamagne tha God” is described as a weekly half-hour comedy talk show featuring a panel of comedians riffing on “the loudest social media topics of the week.” Charlamagne is a regular on MTV2’s air »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Eyeworks USA Relaunches as 3 Ball Entertainment

21 January 2015 12:36 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Indie unscripted production company Eyeworks USA is relaunching as 3 Ball Entertainment.

The move follows the acquisition of Eyeworks’ foreign operations by Warner Bros. last year. Reinout Oerlemans is chairman of 3 Ball. Todd Nelson and Ross Weintraub will serve as co-CEOs.

Jd Roth, who co-founded the company as 3 Ball Prods. with Nelson in 2001, is stepping down as CEO to focus on producing projects for the company.

Former president Brant Pinvidic has been elevated to chief creative officer, overseeing the company’s current slate and development. Jeff Goldman, former co-managing director of Eyeworks Distribution, has been named chief business officer.

“As TV mobilizes for the future, our newly independent 3 Ball Entertainment is perfectly positioned for its next chapter of success and growth, including pushing into new arenas,” Oerlemans said. “I look forward to overseeing the expansion of our business across existing and new platforms and genres as we reaffirm our commitment to producing the highest quality content. »

- Variety Staff

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