PGA’s Norman Lear Award Goes to Mark Burnett

Prolific reality producer to be given guild’s lifetime achievement honor.

Last Updated: October 27, 2009 @ 12:26 PM

Mark Burnett will receive the Producers Guild of America’s Norman Lear Award at the guild’s annual trophy presentation Jan. 24.

The prolific reality TV producer, whose docket includes “Survivor,” “The Apprentice” and “Wedding Day,” will receive an award previously given to David Chase (last year’s winner), Dick Wolf, Jerry Bruckheimer, John Wells, Lorne Michaels, Bud Yorkin, David Wolper and Don Hewitt.

“Just to have my name mentioned in the same sentence as Norman Lear is truly a reward in itself,” Burnett said in a statement.