EPIX(R) GETS MORE "GET SHORTY"
Original Series from MGM Television Renewed for Season Two
NEW YORK - August 23, 2017 - Premium pay television network EPIX(R), an MGM company, has renewed the original series Get Shorty for a second season. The dark comedy from MGM Television, based in part on the 1990's bestselling Elmore Leonard novel of the same name and created for television by Davey Holmes (Shameless, In Treatment), will return in 2018 with 10 all-new episodes.
The series follows Miles Daly (Chris O'Dowd), a hitman from Nevada who tries to become a movie producer in Hollywood with the help of a washed-up producer, Rick Moreweather (Ray Romano), as a means to leave his criminal past behind. Get Shorty premiered on Sunday, August 13 and is currently airing on Sundays at 10:00PM ET/PT 9:00PM CT.
"EPIX is proud to be the home of Get Shorty, which has been the perfect addition to our scripted original slate," said Mark Greenberg, President and CEO of EPIX. "Get Shorty is our most successful original scripted series to date, and continues to deliver phenomenal performances. We are thrilled to be working again with MGM Television, Davey Holmes, Chris O'Dowd, Ray Romano and the Get Shorty team on a second season."
The cast, led by Screen Actors Guild Award(R) and BAFTA TV Award nominee Chris O'Dowd (Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, The Sapphires, Bridesmaids) and multiple Emmy(R) winner Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond, Men of a Certain Age, Parenthood), also includes Sean Bridgers (Rectify, Room); Lidia Porto (Horrible Bosses 2); Megan Stevenson (Review); Lucy Walters (Power) and Carolyn Dodd (The Adventures of Catty Wompus).
Get Shorty is executive produced by Holmes and Adam Arkin (The Americans, Billions). The series is produced by MGM Television and distributed by MGM.
Get Shorty is the third original series for EPIX, joining its timely, critically-acclaimed drama Berlin Station and comedy Graves (which garnered a Golden Globe nomination for star Nick Nolte). Both series are slated to return for second seasons in October 2017. Additionally, EPIX and MGM Television recently announced production on the 10-part television series event The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair, based on the bestselling European novel by Jo�l Dicker and starring Patrick Dempsey, Ben Schnetzer, Damon Wayans Jr. and Virginia Madsen. Jean-Jacques Annaud (Seven Years in Tibet, Black Gold), director of the Academy Award(R) winning film Black and White in Color, will make his television directorial debut, directing every episode of the series.
EPIX, an MGM company, is a premium pay television network, delivering the latest movie releases and biggest classic film franchises, plus original programming including series, documentaries, comedy and music specials - all available on TV, on demand, online and across devices. Launched in October 2009, EPIX became profitable in its first year of existence and was the fastest growing premium network over the past five years. A pioneer in the development and proliferation of "TV Everywhere," EPIX was the first premium network to provide multi-platform access to its content online at EPIX.com and to launch on Xbox, PlayStation(R), Android phones and tablets, and Roku(R) players. EPIX is also available across hundreds of consumer devices including Apple TV, iPhone and iPad, TiVo, Chromecast, and Android TV, delivering more movies than any other network with thousands of titles available for streaming. The premium network is offered nationwide through cable, satellite, telco and digital distributors. For more information about EPIX, go to www.EPIX.com. Follow EPIX on Twitter @EpixHd (http://www.twitter.com/EpixHD) and on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/EPIX), You Tube (http://youtube.com/EPIX), Instagram (http://instagram.com/EPIX) and Snapchat @EPIXTV.
About MGM Television
MGM Television is a leading producer and global distributor of premium content for television and digital platforms, with distribution rights to original productions and a robust catalog of television episodes and feature film titles including such premiere entertainment franchises as James Bond, Rocky, Stargate and The Hobbit trilogy. Current scripted and unscripted multi-platform projects include Fargo (FX); Vikings (HISTORY); The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu); Get Shorty (EPIX); The Voice (NBC); Survivor (CBS); Shark Tank (ABC); Teen Wolf (MTV); Steve Harvey's FUNDERDOME (ABC); Beat Shazam (FOX); Signed (VH1); Lucha Underground (The El Rey Network). Through its finance and distribution entity, Orion TV Productions, the syndicated courtroom series Lauren Lake's Paternity Court is currently airing its fourth season and is in production on the new syndicated daytime courtroom series Couples Court with The Cutlers. MGM's television programming regularly airs in more than 100 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.mgm.com.