Kevin Beggs, one of the longest-serving studio executives, has signed a new deal to continue to head Lionsgate TV Group.
The CEO, along with Sandra Stern, who led the studio together for two decades, will remain president and chief content integration officer.
The news comes as Lionsgate TV recently reported one of their best years as the studio boasts a series of 14 series with selected or refreshed scripts for additional seasons. All told, the company has over 100 scripted and unscripted shows on Lionsgate TV, Pilgrim Media Group, Debmar-Mercury and 3 Arts Entertainment platforms.
“Kevin and his team have done a great job in building Lionsgate Television into a provider of world-class value premium content for buyers across the ecosystem,” said Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer. know. “Kevin is a trusted partner whose approach to collaboration, innovation and business best reflects our culture. Under his leadership, our television business is positioned to continue to grow profits and strengthen our respected brand.”
Beggs recently oversaw the renewal of three Lionsgate, ABC’s broadcasts Home economics, Fox’s Welcome to Flatch and the CBS breakthrough Ghost. The studio earned its fourth show on another Wednesday broadcast network last week when NBC ordered Mike O’Malley’s untitled comedy starring Jon Cryer. The studio’s listing also includes HBO Max’s Minx and Julia, Apple Mythic Quest and Acapulco and Power franchise at Starz. Upcoming, Lionsgate is behind the Starz-turn-Peacock TV event incarnation of John Wick Franchising, Continentand also count Project 1619 for Hulu with Oprah Winfrey.
Beggs has worked with Lionsgate for 24 years and is also one of the key favorites Crazy men and Orange is the new black of its credits.