or


[12/06/10 - 12:21 PM]
Starz Finds "Magic" in Miami Series
"Magic City," due in 2012, is "an exciting new series centered around a hotel in the heart of sexy, exciting Miami at the dawn of the 1960s."

[via press release from Starz]

Starz Finds "Magic" in Miami Series

Ambition, Passion and Family ... All Drive 'Magic City,' Set in the Glamorous Miami Beach of 50 Years Ago

Ten-Episode Original Series Checks in at Starz for Debut in 2012

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 6, 2010 -- Starz Entertainment has greenlit "Magic City," an exciting new series centered around a hotel in the heart of sexy, exciting Miami at the dawn of the 1960s, from writer/producer Mitch Glazer and executive producers Geyer Kosinski and Tony To, Starz, LLC, President and CEO Chris Albrecht announced today.

Casting will begin soon on the 10-episode dramatic series that will start production in the new year in Miami, and will air on Starz in 2012.

As Frank Sinatra rings in a new year in the grand ballroom of Miami Beach's most luxurious dream palace � the Miramar Hotel � its visionary leader, Ike Evans, must deal with the Mob, his complicated family and a city in the midst of dramatic change as Fidel Castro takes control of Cuba, just 200 miles offshore. By day the hotel at the center of "Magic City" is all diving clown acts and cha-cha lessons by the pool, but at night Miami Beach reveals a darker truth. Dopers, dealers, strippers, gangsters and those who arrest them drift together to hear the top nightclub acts perform. Just beneath the surface, racial tensions stir. Ike must deal with all of this, even while global intrigue is brewing right under his roof.

"Mitch has created a world populated with unforgettable characters and with a big, dynamic story," Albrecht notes. "The talented creative team that has come together for 'Magic City' will ensure a show that we think audiences won't want to miss."

"I was born and raised in Miami Beach, grew up in those swank hotel lobbies. I love that world and those stories," Glazer adds. "Miami in the early '60s was a tropical crossroads, America's Casablanca � the Rat Pack, CIA, the mob, JFK and anti-Castro warriors � all hanging out in the same Collins Avenue nightclub."

"Magic City" was conceived by Glazer (The Recruit, Scrooged), who is writing the first three episodes and eight episodes overall. The show is being produced by Media Talent Group, with its CEO Geyer Kosinski ("Going to California," "Hope & Faith," Beyond Borders) executive producing along with Tony To ("From the Earth to the Moon," "Band of Brothers").

"Magic City" joins a lineup of memorable TV entertainment from Starz. Debuting Jan. 21, 2011 is the six-episode "Spartacus: Gods of the Arena," starring John Hannah, Lucy Lawless and newcomer Dustin Clare as Gannicus. It is followed in spring of 2011 by "Camelot," a fresh retelling of the King Arthur legend starring Jamie Campbell Bower, Joseph Fiennes and Eva Green, an Irish-Canadian production from GK-TV, co-produced by Irish production company Octagon, UK's Ecosse Films and Take 5 Productions in Canada. Then, later in the year, Starz will debut "Torchwood: The New World," a co-production with BBC Worldwide that stars John Barrowman and Eve Myles, with additional casting due soon.

About Starz Entertainment

Starz Entertainment, LLC, is a premium movie and original programming entertainment service provider operating in the United States. The company offers 16 premium channels including the flagship Starz(R) and Encore(R) brands with approximately 17.4 million and 32 million subscribers respectively. Starz Entertainment airs in total more than 1,000 movies and original series every month across its pay TV channels. Starz Entertainment is recognized as a pay TV leader in providing HD, On Demand, HD On Demand and online advanced services for its Starz, Encore and MoviePlex brands. Starz Entertainment (www.starz.com) is an operating unit of Starz, LLC, which is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation and is attributed to the Liberty Starz tracking stock group (Nasdaq: LSTZA).





  [december 2010]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· BAND OF BROTHERS (HBO)
· GOING TO CALIFORNIA (SHOWTIME)
· HOPE & FAITH (ABC)
· MAGIC CITY (STARZ)











[03/06/15 - 11:31 AM]
Crews Race for Crab and Battle Monstrous Storms Like Never Before in Discovery's Hit Series "Deadliest Catch"
The 13-time Emmy Award-winning series returns for its 11th season on Tuesday, April 14 at 9:00/8:00c on the Discovery Channel.

[03/06/15 - 10:25 AM]
"Dateline: The Real Blacklist" to Lead Into Hit Drama "The Blacklist" to Form Two-Hour Thursday-Themed Programming Block
Plus: "The Slap" will shift to 10:00/9:00c next week, replacing the hiatus-bound "Allegiance."

[03/06/15 - 09:31 AM]
"The Odd Couple" Grows in Its Third Week - Up 13% in Viewers and 7% in Adults 18-49
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, March 5.

[03/06/15 - 08:53 AM]
"The Blacklist" Doubles Its Lead-In, Finishes Within a Tenth of Last Week's Fast-Affil Rating
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, March 5.

[03/06/15 - 08:43 AM]
Live + 3: ABC's "Secrets and Lies" Grows to a 2.1 in Adults 18-49 - Remains Sunday's Top Drama Debut
ABC further spins the numbers for Sunday, March 1.

[03/06/15 - 08:40 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, CBS Split the Demo Crown
The Alphabet's "American Crime" opens on top at 10:00/9:00c among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[03/06/15 - 08:25 AM]
ABC Is Up Sharply Year to Year and Finishes No. 1 for Its 6th-Straight Thursday
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, March 5.

[03/06/15 - 08:02 AM]
HBO Announces Featured Artists on Game of Thrones Mixtape Vol. 2
Produced by Launch Point Records, the 15-track mixtape features diverse artists representing Game of Thrones families, leveraging themes and highlights from season 4.

[03/05/15 - 02:44 PM]
Little Women Take a Bite Out of the Big Apple with Lifetime(R)'s "Little Women: NY" Premiering on March 25
Viewers first got a glimpse of New York's Lila Call, when she made waves with the "Little Women: LA" cast and now they'll get to see her in action on her home turf with her group of east coast besties.

[03/05/15 - 01:13 PM]
Samantha Bee Heading to TBS - Former "Daily Show" Correspondent Signs Up to Host Comedy Series
The new show, which is in the early stages of development, is being planned as a platform for Bee to apply her smart and satirical point of view to current and relevant issues.

[03/05/15 - 01:08 PM]
Great American Country Renews Three Popular Series
The network announced the renewal of season two of "Flippin' RVs" (Justin and Anna Scribner), season three of "Junk Gypsies" (Amie Sikes and Jolie Sikes) and season four of "Celebrity Motor Homes" (Blair Herter).

[03/05/15 - 11:58 AM]
Nickelodeon's "Kids' Choice Awards" Host Nick Jonas, Platinum Selling Rapper Iggy Azalea with Grammy-Winner Jennifer Hudson, And Award Winning Pop-Rock Band 5 Seconds of Summer to Perform at This Year's Show
"We are so excited to be nominated and perform at the Kids' Choice Awards! It's our first time at the show and it's going to be awesome!" said 5 Seconds of Summer.

[03/05/15 - 11:53 AM]
Starz Announces Elisabeth Shue and Jason Schwartzman to Guest Star on "Blunt Talk"
Shue and Schwartzman will both appear as possible guests for Walter Blunt's (Patrick Stewart) nightly cable news show "Blunt Talk."

[03/05/15 - 11:41 AM]
#BieberRoast Roasters to Include Hannibal Buress, Chris D'Elia, Natasha Leggero, Ludacris, Shaq, Snoop Dogg, Martha Stewart and More!
This year's dais will also feature some of today's hottest comedians including Hannibal Buress, Chris D'Elia, Natasha Leggero and Jeffrey Ross.

[03/05/15 - 11:31 AM]
NBC's "Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon" Returns with Brand New Episodes
Special half-hour episodes will air Saturday, March 7 and April 11 at 8:00/7:00c.