Fun facts about Mark Burnett (Source: Wikipedia)
Mark Burnett is a British television producer based in Los Angeles and is currently the CEO of United Artists Media Group, a subsidiary of MGM Holdings.
Burnett is currently the executive producer of 11 network television series. He has won six Emmy Awards, two Producers Guild of America Awards, two Critics' Choice Television Awards, and five People's Choice Awards. His current unscripted series are Survivor, The Apprentice, The Voice, The Sing Off, Shark Tank, Beyond the Tank, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader, 500 Questions and the People's Choice Awards. In addition to these network shows, Burnett also produces cable series: On the Menu, Women of the Bible, Lucha Underground, and Divine Intervention. In 2013, TV Guide Magazine named Burnett its "Producer of the Year." In 2014, The Hollywood Reporter named Burnett No. 1 on the Top 50 Reality Players in 2014. In 2015, Burnett was named No. 1 on the Reality TV Power List: 30 Most Powerful Sellers of 2015 in The Hollywood Reporter.
In 2013, Burnett produced The Bible series that brought in around 100 million viewers, which ended up being the most-watched cable miniseries of the year. He produced the follow up series A.D.: The Bible Continues, which premiered in Spring 2015. In 2014, Burnett produced the feature film Son of God and is now producing another, Ben-Hur for a 2016 release.
Additionally he has authored four books, including the autobiographical self-help book Jump In! in 2005.
‘Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?' airs tomorrow night at 8:00pm here on FOX.