A&E’s ‘Breakout Kings’ Cancelled After Two Seasons

By | Thursday May 17, 2012 @ 3:45pm PDT
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Breakout Kings CancelledEXCLUSIVE: I’ve learned that A&E has just cancelled drama Breakout Kings two weeks after the show’s second season ended its run. The series was co-created/executive produced by Matt Olmstead and Nick Santora. Olmstead just signed Read More »

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Matt Olmstead To Run NBC’s ‘Chicago Fire’

By | Tuesday May 15, 2012 @ 12:04pm PDT
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Matt Olmstead Chicago FireBreakout Kings co-creator/executive producer Matt Olmstead is joining NBC’s new drama series Chicago Fire as executive producer/showrunner. Written by feature writers Derek Haas and Michael Brandt (3:10 To Yuma), Chicago Fire chronicles the lives of … Read More »

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A&E Renews Drama ‘Breakout Kings’

By | Wednesday July 6, 2011 @ 1:09pm PDT

A&E is bringing back its drama series Breakout Kings for a second season that could begin in the first quarter of 2012. The series, from Fox 21, stars Laz Alonso and Domenick Lombardozzi as U.S. Marshals who use former fugitives … Read More »

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‘Breakout Kings’ Has A Big Debut On A&E, ‘Army Wives’ Up In Return On Lifetime

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ABC Studios Exec Joins A&E As VP Drama

By | Thursday February 10, 2011 @ 10:33am PST
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Liz Dickler has joined A&E Network as VP of drama programming, reporting to SVP drama Tana Nugent Jamieson. Dickler will be responsible for developing new scripted drama series and mini-series for A&E, as well as overseeing current series, including season two of The Glades and upcoming series Breakout Kings. Dickler … Read More »

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TCA: AMC’ ‘The Killing’, A&E’s ‘Breakout Kings’ Get Premiere Dates

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At TCA this morning, AMC and A&E announced premiere dates for their upcoming new original scripted series.

AMC’s The Killing, a crime thriller from writer/executive producer/showrunner Veena Sud, which is based on the successful Danish series Forbrydelsen, will debut on April 3 in the Sunday 10 PM time slot. Mireille … Read More »

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Exclusive Teaser: A&E’s ‘Breakout Kings’

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Below is the first teaser for the new A&E drama series Breakout Kings, premiering during the season finale of The Glades this Sunday. Breakout Kings was passed over by fox and then beat the odds and found a second life on A&E, which picked it up with a 13-episode order. … Read More »

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Bert Salke Named President Of Fox21

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EXCLUSIVE: Veteran TV producer Bert Salke has been tapped as president of Fox21, the cable/unscripted production arm of 20th Century Fox TV. He replaces Chris Carlisle who is exiting after a year-and-a-half stint. Salke, who is expected to start in mid-August, will report to 20th TV chairmen Dana Walden and … Read More »

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Former 20th TV Drama Topper Moran Joins ABC Studios As New Head Of Drama

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PatrickMoranEXCLUSIVE: Former 20th Century Fox TV SVP drama Patrick Moran has been tapped as new head of drama at ABC Studios. He will replace Josh Barry, who is stepping down from his post after a year. Barry, a 10-year ABC/ABC Studios … Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: Big Debut For ‘Glades’

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Third time proved to be the charm for A&E whose third original series, The Glades, debuted with 3.6 million viewers last night, posting the network’s most-watched original drama series telecast ever. The Glades also broke records in the adults 18-49 and 25-54 demographics, delivering 1.4 million viewers and 1.2 million … Read More »

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It’s Official: ‘Breakout Kings’ Lands At A&E

By | Tuesday June 29, 2010 @ 3:35pm PDT
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Breakout Kings, the Cinderella story of this pilot season, officially got its happy ending today after I reported Breakout Kings’ On The Verge Of A&E DealA&E completed a deal with 20th Century Fox’s Fox21 and Chernin Entertainment to pick up the former Fox pilot to series:

aeLogoNEW YORK, NY – June 29, 2010 – A&E Network has picked up the new original drama series, “Breakout Kings” from Fox 21 and Chernin Entertainment.  The network has ordered 13 one-hour episodes which will go into production this fall in Toronto for a 2011 premiere on A&E. From Matt Olmstead and Nick Santora, executive producers of the hit series “Prison Break,” comes “Breakout Kings,” a new action-packed ensemble drama following an unconventional partnership between the U.S. Marshals’ office and a group of convicts as they work to catch fugitives on the run. “As soon as we screened the ‘Breakout Kings’ pilot, it struck us as the perfect fit for A&E as the network of ‘Real Life. Drama,’” said Bob DeBitetto, President and General Manager of A&E and BIO Channel.

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‘Breakout Kings’ On The Verge of A&E Deal

By | Monday June 28, 2010 @ 3:47pm PDT
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EXCLUSIVE: ‘Breakout Kings’ Eyes Move To A&E

aeLogoThere is no deal yet, but A&E is in final negotiations with 20th Century Fox TV to pick up the Fox pilot Breakout Kings to series with a 13-episode order. The show, about a … Read More »

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