[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]  


[10/09/15 - 04:00 PM]
NBC Picks Up the Back Nine Episodes of "Blindspot"
The drama has scored as the fall season's #1-rated new series in adults 18-49.

[10/09/15 - 02:35 PM]
CBS Orders "American Gothic," A New Drama Series from Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television and CBS Television Studios, For Broadcast in Summer 2016
Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank of Amblin Television, James Frey of Full Fathom Five and Corinne Brinkerhoff, who is writing the script, will serve as executive producers.

[10/09/15 - 01:27 PM]
"Blindspot" Is Television's #1 Gainer in Total Viewers for a 2nd Straight Week
NBC further spins the numbers for Sunday, October 4 and Monday, October 5.

[10/09/15 - 12:51 PM]
Disney XD Orders Second Season of Animated Series "Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy"
"Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy" season two is currently in production and slated to premiere in 2017.

[10/09/15 - 12:36 PM]
Pop on Over to Joy Behar's Place for Some "Late Night Joy" on TLC
The series is produced by True Entertainment and Behar's JoyBee Productions.

[10/09/15 - 12:24 PM]
Academy Award Nominee Bradley Cooper Returns as Sen. Edward Morra, On "Limitless," Tuesday, Oct. 27
The news was announced today by executive producer Craig Sweeny at the series' New York Comic Con panel at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.

[10/09/15 - 10:55 AM]
CBS News Continues to Grow in Audiences and Key Demographics
CBS News spins the numbers for the week of September 28-October 4.

[10/09/15 - 10:41 AM]
ABC to Bump "Beyond the Tank" Indefinitely; "Shark Tank" Repeat Set for Tuesday, October 13
The Alphabet will encore the season premiere of the parent series this Tuesday at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/09/15 - 10:18 AM]
Esquire Network Orders New High-Octane Competition Series "Team Ninja Warrior"
For the first time in ninja history, the mother of all obstacle courses is now built for two.

[10/09/15 - 10:18 AM]
With L+3 Added, CBS Has Four of the Week's Top Five and Seven of the Top 10 Scripted Broadcasts
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of September 28-October 4.

[10/09/15 - 09:57 AM]
"Fear the Walking Dead" Delivers the Highest-Rated First Season of Any Series in Cable History Among Total Viewers and All Key Demos
AMC spins the numbers for the season to date.

[10/09/15 - 09:36 AM]
Live + 3 Day Ratings: ABC's "Quantico" Is the Season's First New Scripted Show to Grow Over Its Debut in Adults 18-49
ABC further spins the numbers for Sunday, October 4.

[10/09/15 - 09:20 AM]
ABC Family Announces January 2016 Premiere Date for Its Returning Hit Series "Pretty Little Liars"
In advance of the celebrated return of the fan favorite, the network will also air "Pretty Little Liars: 5 Years Forward," a one-hour behind-the-scenes glimpse at the highly anticipated series time jump on Tuesday, November 24.

[10/09/15 - 09:06 AM]
Disney's "The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar" Primetime Television Movie Event to Air on Disney Channel
"The Lion Guard" television series will premiere in early 2016.

[10/09/15 - 08:51 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Extends CBS Win Streak on Thursdays
The Eye leads the night for the fourth consecutive week.