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Exclusive: Ridley and Tony Scott's Scott Free Prods, which has been a player in scripted television, most recently with acclaimed CBS drama The Good Wife, is strengthening its commitment to unscripted TV by signing a new two-year deal with Mary Lisio ro serve as Svp of non-fiction and branded entertainment. Lisio oversees all non-scripted projects at the company, most recently shepherding the special Gettysburg for History. Sam Rockwell, who co-starred in Ridley Scott's Matchstick Man, has come on board to narrate the two-hour special, which will premiere May 30. It kicks off a four-year initiative by History to commemorate the Civil War's upcoming 150th anniversary. In addition to Gettysburg, Lisio also has overseen Scott Free's Prophets of Science Fiction, which will premiere on Science Channel late this year, and History's The Real Robin Hood, which aired in conjunction with the release of Ridley Scott's feature Robin Hood. »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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