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Epix lept into the crowded scripted series field last October, debuting drama Berlin Station and comedy Graves. While networks like WGN America and A&E have begun to bow out of that genre, the premium cable network says it is as committed as ever, renewing both its freshman shows and launching its third scripted series, Get Shorty, on Sunday.
Based in part on the 1990 Elmore Leonard novel, which led to the 1995 movie with John Travolta and Gene Hackman, Shorty is about a hitman (Chris O’Dowd) who decides to switch careers and become a movie producer, teaming up with a washed-up producer (Ray Romano) who shows him the ropes.
Epix was jointly owned by MGM, Paramount and Lionsgate until April, when MGM agreed to buy out its partners for $1 billion.
For the new owner’s first series, Epix is pulling out
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