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‘Pawn Stars’ Creator Brent Montgomery To Lead ITV Studios U.S. Group

28 October 2015 4:03 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London — Leftfield Entertainment founder-ceo Brent Montgomery is to become the head of ITV Studios U.S. Group, the largest independent producer of unscripted programming in the U.S.

New York-based Leftfield was acquired last year by ITV for an eye-popping $360 million, a price tag that could rise depending on how the company performs during the next few years. Leftfield is home to History’s global hit “Pawn Stars” and many other cable reality series.

Montgomery’s ascent into the ITV U.S. top job has been in the works for some time although it was a complicated process to sort out how his earn-out on the 2014 acquisition would mesh with his CEO responsibilities to the larger group. ITV’s Leftfield acquisition was among the largest in a slew of acquisitions of production companies that ITV has made in the U.S., U.K. and Europe during the past four years. »

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Watch Andy Samberg's Riotous Emmy Opening Number and Monologue

20 September 2015 6:00 PM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Andy Samberg kicked off the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards with an uproarious 15-minute opening that boasted an all-star musical number and a monologue packed with hilarious "culturally relevant but not too edgy jokes."

Making his Emmy hosting debut, Samberg started things off with the musical number, in which he discovers how much good television he's missed out on. ("So many shows, and so little time, I'm just a normal man, how can I possibly keep up?") The star of Fox's Brooklyn Nine-Nine then locks himself in a "viewing bunker »

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