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MGM extends overall deal with Shaggy Entertainment

Sean Kelly and Steve Hughes’ Shaggy Entertainment has agreed to a contract extension that will prolong the prodco’s overall deal with MGM Television through 2020. Since penning their deal in 2017, ...
February 11, 2019

Sean Kelly and Steve Hughes’ Shaggy Entertainment has agreed to a contract extension that will prolong the prodco’s overall deal with MGM Television through 2020.

Since penning their deal in 2017, the Shaggy founders have created and executive produced TKO: Total Knock Out with Kevin Hart for CBS. The pair has also set up projects at MGM-owned network Epix and Discovery.

Kelly and Hughes first met during their time at Fox Television Studios, where they consulted on and produced projects for ABC, TNT, Discovery, CW, Lifetime, and BET. Following their stint at Fox, the duo were locked into a two-year overall deal with Wilshire Studios, part of the NBCUniversal umbrella, where they sold a raft of projects to Lifetime, Syfy, USA, E!, TLC and Food Network.

Prior to launching Shaggy Entertainment, Kelly and Hughes worked on such unscripted series as Minute to Win It, Big Brother, Biggest Loser, Wipeout, Red Neck Island, American Bible Challenge, Idiot Test and dating series It Takes A Church.

“Sean and Steve are two incredible, creative and hardworking executives with a keen eye for what works in today’s market place and we look forward to a long future together,” said Mark Burnett, chairman of MGM’s worldwide television group, in a statement.

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