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Tony Scott's TV legacy included two hit series and wide variety

August 20, 2012|By Patrick Kevin Day
(Gus Ruelas / Associated…)

Tony Scott, who died on Sunday, was primarily known as a feature director, with such films as "Top Gun," "Crimson Tide" and "True Romance" standing out on his lengthy resume. But along with his brother, Ridley, Tony was also a prolific force in TV.

Starting in 1997, with a little-seen anthology series based on his debut feature, "The Hunger," Scott served as executive producer on a wide range of projects, including two hit CBS series,"Numb3rs" and"The Good Wife."

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While Scott mainly directed high-end action films, his TV productions crossed a wide variety of genres, including thrillers ("The Andromeda Strain," "Coma"), historical drama ("Into the Storm," "The Pillars of the Earth") and even reality ("AFP: American Fighter Pilot")

Scott's most recent TV production, the two-part miniseries "Coma," is set to debut on A&E on Labor Day.


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