Mark Gordon Co.’s Nick Pepper to Head TV for Legendary Entertainment

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Mark Gordon Co. veteran Nick Pepper is heading to Legendary Entertainment to serve as its head of television. Pepper has spent the past eight years with Mark Gordon Co., most recently serving as head of drama. His move to Legendary comes on the heels of the news earlier this week that Mark Gordon would become […]

Nick Pepper To Exit Mark Gordon Company, Eyes Top TV Job At Legendary

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Nick Pepper will be stepping down as Head of Television for The Mark Gordon Company on May 31, the company has announced. Source said he is headed to Legendary for a top TV post, possibly president of Television and Digital. Reps for Legendary declined comment.
The amicable departure from MGC follows the announcement earlier this week that Entertainment One acquired its remaining interest in The Mark Gordon Co. with Gordon being named eOne’s President and Chief Content…

YouTube ‘Youth & Consequences’ Star Anna Akana: Young Vloggers Are Too Focused On Fame

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In the wake of the Logan Paul scandal, YouTube phenomenon Anna Akana, who plays high school queen bee Farrah Cutney in the channel’s new drama Truth & Consequences, has commented on the ill-advised motivations of some vloggers.
Given the recent furore surrounding YouTube star Paul after his post making fun of a suicide victim, Akana’s advice on how vloggers can avoid misssteps is especially pertinent.
“I think it’s especially hard for younger kids nowadays, because they…

CBS Cancels ‘Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders’ After 2 Seasons

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CBS has canceled “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders” after two seasons, the network confirmed.

“Beyond Borders” never matched the success of its parent program, which was recently renewed for a 13th season. Season 2 of “Beyond Borders” is currently averaging a 0.8 rating in adults 18-49 and 5 million viewers per episode, down 28 and 33 percent from its freshman run.

The spinoff of the popular CBS show “Criminal Minds” starred Gary Sinise and centered around a specialized International Division of the FBI tasked with solving crimes and rescuing Americans in danger while abroad. Alana De La Garza, Daniel Henney, Tyler James Williams, and Annie Funke co-starred.

Also Read: ‘Criminal Minds’ Adds Damon Gupton as New Series Regular

Erica Messer served as series creator and executive produced along with Mark Gordon, Nick Pepper, and Adam Glass. ABC Studios produced in association with CBS Television Studios and The Mark Gordon Company.

The spinoff is the second returning show to get the ax from CBS, joining “2 Broke Girls,” which got canceled after six seasons.

CBS airs “Beyond Borders’” final two episodes Wednesday, May 17 at 9/8c.

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