Lionsgate TV's Kevin Beggs: A Guide's Guide

Indie studio exec helps newly acquired TV Guide Network go show-shopping

How's this for some good news: There is a new buyer in town.

Shortly after Lionsgate, the indie studio behind the huge horror franchise Saw and TV series Mad Men, Weeds and Crash, acquired TV Guide Network for $255 million in March, the network made a run for the off-network rights to HBO's Entourage. Spike TV ultimately won out,
but the cash bid that TV Guide made for the Hollywood-set comedy was
just the beginning of the new sorts of swings the network is expected
to take under the studio’s ownership.

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