Warner Bros. Television Studios

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Warner Bros. Television Studios (doing business as Warner Bros. Television) is the television production unit of the American media company Warner Bros. Entertainment. They're a part of AT&T's WarnerMedia (formerly Time Warner).[1] As of 2015, it's one of the world's two largest production companies by revenue and library.[2]

It's a television production arm for The CW. The studio also makes shows for Showtime and HBO (Home Box Office).

The television studio began on March 21, 1955.

Shows that aired on Warner Bros. Television Studios include Mom, Full House, Will & Grace and The West Wing.

Divisions[change | change source]

Warner Horizon Television[change | change source]

Warner Horizon Television is Warner Bros. Television Studios's alternative television, cable and streaming production unit; founded in 2006, it originally operated as a singular label encompassing both scripted and unscripted productions. Notable series and films produced by the Warner Horizon units include The Bachelor dating show franchise, The Voice, Pretty Little Liars (and spin-offs Ravenswood and Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists), Ellen's Game of Games, Fuller House, The Masked Singer (and spin-off The Masked Dancer), Whose Line Is It Anyway?, You and Pennyworth.

On August 10, 2020, Warner Bros. Television Group separated the Warner Horizon label into two standalone companies maintaining individualized production focuses:

  • Warner Horizon Scripted Television — which combined its operations with those of Warner Bros. Television through the Warner Horizon split-up focuses on production of scripted comedic and dramatic programs for cable networks and subscription-based streaming platforms.
  • Warner Horizon Unscripted Television — which was folded into Warner Bros. Unscripted & Alternative Television under the realignment focuses on production of reality television programs, documentaries and other alternative programming formats for broadcast and cable networks, and subscription-based streaming platforms.

Alloy Entertainment[change | change source]

Alloy Entertainment is a creative think tank that develops and produces original books, television series and feature films. The company, a division of Warner Bros. Television Group, generates unique commercial entertainment franchises and collaborates with authors, leading publishers, streaming services, television networks and movie studios to deliver its properties to the world. Notable series and films produced by Alloy include The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Gossip Girl, The Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars, The 100, The Sun is Also a Star, Everything, Everything and You.

Blue Ribbon Content[change | change source]

Blue Ribbon Content Formed in 2014, Blue Ribbon Content (BRC) is Warner Bros. Television Studios's digital series production unit, continuing the Television Group's commitment to creating new and compelling programming for the digital marketplace. BRC is charged with developing and producing live-action series for digital platforms, tapping the creative talent already working at the Studio while also identifying opportunities for collaboration with new writers and producers. In addition to live-action programming, BRC produces animated programming as well as content for emerging platforms such as virtual reality. BRC takes its name from the classic "Blue Ribbon" features that show up in select Merrie Melodies and Looney Tunes cartoons. BRC's slate includes original program concepts as well as new shows based on Warner Bros.’s wide-ranging collection of intellectual property. Live-action BRC productions include series such as the horror/thriller Critters: A New Binge for Shudder and horror/comedy The Pledge for CW Seed, as well as the following original films: The Banana Splits Movie and Critters Attack! for Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Syfy, plus Good Girls Get High for AT&T's DirectTV Cinema. BRC also produces the upcoming mixed-media series BizarroTV for DC Universe, plus the animated series Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons for CW Seed.

Telepictures[change | change source]

Telepictures is a producer of innovative, multiplatform television series and digital content for the first-run syndication, cable, streaming and digital marketplace. Programs produced by Telepictures have won 93 Emmy Awards in the last 20 years, including Outstanding Talk Show or Outstanding Talk Show Host for 16 of the last 19 years. Telepictures series include the No. 1 entertainment talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show, as well as Extra, Judge Mathis, The People’s Court, The Real and TMZ, in addition to the NBC primetime series Ellen’s Game of Games and Ellen’s Greatest Night of Giveaways (both produced in association with Warner Horizon Unscripted Television). Telepictures is also producing the upcoming Elizabeth Smart-led series Smart Justice for Lifetime and the new HBO Max competition series Ellen’s Next Great Designer.

Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution[change | change source]

Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution (formerly Warner Bros. Television Distribution) is the television distribution and broadcast syndication arm of Warner Bros. Television Studios, itself the television production and distribution arm of Warner Bros. Entertainment, a division of WarnerMedia, managed under its Sales & Distribution division.

Established on January 10, 1972, the arm was originally known as Warner Bros. Television Distribution before taking on its current name in 1988 following the acquisition of Lorimar-Telepictures.

Warner Bros. International Television Production[change | change source]

Warner Bros. Television Studios International & Formats (operating under the name Warner Bros. International Television Production) is the global television production arm of Warner Bros. Television Studios. The division was formed in 2009 to produce original programming or local adaptations of Warner Bros. formats in non-U.S. territories. The company has also acquired numerous production companies including Shed Media in the United Kingdom and BlazHoffski Holding B.V. (including Dahl TV and BlazHoffSki Levy Productions) in the Netherlands and Belgium. In 2014, the company acquired Netherlands-based Eyeworks and its global subsidiaries outside North America in a US$270 million deal, giving Warner Bros. businesses in 15 new territories.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Bob Greenblatt, Kevin Reilly out Amid Major WarnerMedia Restructure". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved Sep 4, 2020.
  2. "After a Rough Film Year, Can Kevin Tsujihara Lead Warner Bros. Back to the Top?". Variety Magazine. Retrieved Sep 4, 2020.