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Michael Ogiens

  • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
Date of passing: 
May 25, 2017

Obituary

Obituary: 

Michael Ogiens was a producer and former programming executive at CBS and MTM Productions.

Ogiens also co-created the 1990s series The Lazarus Man, starring Robert Urich, about a Civil War soldier who wakes up after the war and is unable to remember who he is or which side he fought for.

In addition, he served as a producer on CBS Summer Playhouse, The Young Riders, The Lot and the telefilms Trenchcoat in Paradise, Into the Badlands, Hannah’s Law, All of My Heart, A Country Wedding and Love You Like Christmas.

Michael Ogiens was a producer and former programming executive at CBS and MTM Productions.

Ogiens also co-created the 1990s series The Lazarus Man, starring Robert Urich, about a Civil War soldier who wakes up after the war and is unable to remember who he is or which side he fought for.

In addition, he served as a producer on CBS Summer Playhouse, The Young Riders, The Lot and the telefilms Trenchcoat in Paradise, Into the Badlands, Hannah’s Law, All of My Heart, A Country Wedding and Love You Like Christmas.

In 1995, he became president of MTM Productions and oversaw many series, including The Pretender, Bailey Kipper's P.O.V. and Sparks. During his 14 years at CBS he oversaw production on series such as The Price Is Right, The Young and the Restless, Kate & Allie, Charles in Charge and Foley Square.

Ogiens died May 25, 2017, in Los Angeles. He was 69.

 

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