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MGM TV Hires Barry Poznick to Lead Unscripted

Veteran producer Barry Poznick had been hired to head unscripted programming for MGM Television, the studio announced Thursday. The move is the first major hire made since Mark Burnett took over as president of the studio in December. As president of unscripted television, Poznick will report to Burnett and will lead the creative and development for all of MGM’s unscripted television content.

Poznick is a longtime producing colleague of Burnett, with the two having worked together on “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?” “How’d You Get So Rich?” and “Trust Me, I’m a Game Show Host.”

“I took my time in finding the absolute best president for MGM’s unscripted television group. Barry Poznick is it,” Burnett said. “In order to produce hit television shows you need to be able to create, to produce and to market, Barry Poznick can do it all. He has been successful in primetime network,
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Rachel Brill Upped to VP Unscripted Programming TNT Originals

  • Deadline TV
Rachel Brill has been promoted to vice president of unscripted programming for TNT Originals. Brill, who most recently served as director of unscripted development for TNT, is responsible for supervising development of unscripted series, collaborating with directors and producers on developing new ideas, providing creative oversight of unscripted pilots from pre-production through production and post-production; and supervising the continued development of series once they’ve been greenlit. Brill is based in Los Angeles and reports to David Eilenberg, senior vice president of unscripted development for TNT and TBS. Prior to joining TNT, Brill served as vice president of development and supervising producer at Zoo Productions. While at Zoo, Brill oversaw development and production of pitches, presentations and pilots, including the Emmy®-nominated Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?; Hub’s Family Game Night; truTV’s Southern Fried Stings and Over the Limit; TV Land’s How’d You Get So Rich?
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Disney Star Mitchel Musso Arrested for DUI

  • The Wrap
Disney Star Mitchel Musso Arrested for DUI
Add another name to the list of troubled Disney stars. Mitchel Musso, who played Miley Cyrus' good pal Oliver Oken on "Hannah Montana" and stars on the Disney Channel's "Pair of Kings" and "PrankStars" -- was arrested early Sunday morning for allegedly driving under the influence. Musso, who at 20 is below the legal drinking age, was stopped by police in Burbank, Calif., a little before 4 a.m. Sunday, after he didn't slow down for police who were directing traffic following
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'Hannah Montana' Star Mitchel Musso -- Busted for DUI

  • TMZ
Mitchel Musso -- the Disney star who played Oliver Oken on " Hannah Montana " -- was arrested for drunk driving in Burbank, CA yesterday ... TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell us ... 20-year-old Musso was pulled over at 3:43 Am Sunday ... after he failed to slow down for cops who were directing traffic for an unrelated accident. We're told ... cops approached Musso's 2007 black Mercedes Benz and detected a "strong odor of alcohol." Musso -- who also
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The hit show 'PrankStars' casting Disney Channel star's biggest fans

The Zoo Productions Disney Channel hit hidden camera reality series "PrankStars" is in production and the show's casting department is seeking boys and girls between the ages of 8-16, who are huge fans of a Disney Channel star. If selected to appear on the show, the unsuspecting tweens and teens come face to face with their favorite celebrities in unpredictable and humorous situations. Extras are also being cast to be a part of the pranks. The series is hosted by Disney Channel actor Mitchel Musso who directs the pranks live from an undercover mobile command center. Musso has appeared on the Disney Channel shows and movies "Hannah Montana," "Pair of Kings," "Phineas and Ferb," "Hatching Pete, "That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana," and "Wizards on Deck with Hannah Montana" among others. Musso co-wrote and performs the theme song for "PrankStars".
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Sneak Peek! Selena Gomez Surprises Fan in 'PrankStars'

  • Extra
Sneak Peek! Selena Gomez Surprises Fan in 'PrankStars'
Disney Channel stars Selena Gomez, Debby Ryan and Mitchel Musso surprise their biggest fans in the premiere episode of "PrankStars," a hidden camera series in which unsuspecting tweens and teens are set up by family members and come face to face with their favorite celebrities in unpredictable and humorous situations.

Take a look!

The reality series is hosted by Mitchel Musso ("Pair of Kings," "Phineas and Ferb"), who directs the pranks live from a covert mobile command center.
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Selena Gomez Pranks Fan: Pretends To Be A Random Actress Auditioning For Commercial! Watch!

HollywoodLife.com told you first! Selena Gomez is guest starring on the first episode of Disney Channel’s reality series, ‘PrankStars,’ and this preview of her prank is hilarious!

This is one of the most endearing moments we’ve ever seen with the lovely Selena Gomez! As HollywoodLife.com first reported, the 18-year-old starlet shot an episode of Disney Channel’s new show, PrankStars, with host Mitchel Musso — and she does her notorious prankster Bf, Justin Bieber proud!

In this clip, Selena pretends to be an actress named Natalie, who’s auditioning for a commercial with a girl who is a huge Selena Gomez fan in real life. The girl has no idea “Natalie” is actually Selena — and she’s in for quite the treat.

Be sure to check out PrankStars when it premieres this Friday, July 15.

Would You have known that was Selena? Sound off below!

Kirstin Benson
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