Jerry Bruckheimer: TV's Top Gun

Jerry Bruckheimer, Hollywood's top-grossing movie producer, is television's new go-to guy for high-rated drama. How'd he do it without blowing anything up?

Jerry Bruckheimer shouldn't be able to make television shows. Television characters deal with issues by having conversations; guys in Bruckheimer movies solve problems by blowing them up. If all TV shows were Bruckheimerian, Ross Geller's brains would have been splattered all over that giant Friends apartment by season two. But somehow Bruckheimer, the most successful producer in film history, with $12.5 billion in worldwide box-office receipts from movies such as Top Gun, Armageddon and Con Air, is on his way to becoming the most successful producer in the history of TV. He's the first to have three shows hit the Top...

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