Epix Bringing Back Boxing-Based Reality Series "The Contender"
Epix is set to launch a new version of "The Contender," the Mark Burnett-produced boxing reality show that formerly ran on NBC, ESPN and Versus from '05-09. A new 12-episode season "will start production in 2018 with an anticipated debut later in the year." MGM Television is producing, alongside Paramount Television. The upcoming series "will feature 16 fighters in an elimination competition" (DEADLINE.com, 1/22).