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Paramount Television Studios
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Founded March 4, 2013 [1]
President Nicole Clemens
Notable Works Minority Report
School of Rock
A Series of Unfortunate Events
Jack Ryan
First Wives Club

For the original company, see Paramount Television

Paramount Television Studios (PTS) is the television production division of Paramount Pictures (a unit of Paramount Global).



On March 4, 2013, the second Viacom (now part of Paramount Global) announced the resurrection of the original Paramount Television as the TV production unit of Paramount Pictures (which Viacom had retained following its spinoff from CBS Corporation). The first series announced to be produced by the new PTV was an adaptation of the 1984 police action comedy film Beverly Hills Cop (which was to have been co-produced with Sony Pictures Television), but it did not get past the development stage. Amy Powell was later announced as the new president of PTV on July 22, 2013.

The first new PTV series to be produced following the company's revival was Minority Report (a co-production with Amblin Television and 20th Century Fox Television), which debuted on FOX on September 21, 2015. On January 14, 2020, the company was renamed as Paramount Television Studios following the merger of CBS Corporation and the second Viacom to create Paramount Global on December 4, 2019.

Other series now in production, recently completed or in the works from PTV/PTS include School of Rock (based on the 2003 Jack Black comedy film), A Series of Unfortunate Events (based on the children's book series and the 2004 Jim Carrey movie Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events), Ashecliffe (a prequel to the 2010 film Shutter Island), Terminator: Project Skynet (part of the Terminator franchise), Jack Ryan (based on the book and movie character created by novelist Tom Clancy), Berlin Station, The Alienist (based on the 1994 crime novel by Caleb Carr), Maniac, Catch-22 (based on the 1961 satirical book by author Joseph Heller), First Wives Club (based on the 1996 movie of the same name), Home Before Dark (based on the real-life story of young journalist Hilde Lysiak) and Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies (based on the 1950s-themed 1978 movie musical Grease).

Since 2013, the current PTV/PTS has held ownership of the pre-2008 library of DreamWorks Television via PTS parent Paramount Pictures' acquisition of DreamWorks SKG in 2006;[2] Paramount retained ownership of that library after DreamWorks SKG regained its independence in 2008 and PTS is the current TV distributor for the DreamWorks-produced shows. In 2020, PTS added another library to its collection, the Miramax Television library (including select programs by Dimension Television), through the acquisition of a 49% stake in Miramax by parent company Paramount Global from beIN Media Group (which continues to own the other 51% of the company), which resulted in Paramount taking over the distribution rights to Miramax's library.

PTS also owns a distribution division, Paramount Worldwide Television Licensing & Distribution, which was established at the same time as PTS and is the distributor for shows produced by PTS as well as acquired shows from DreamWorks Television (pre-2008), Miramax Television (previously distributed by Disney-ABC Domestic Television) and other companies.

List of shows produced by Paramount Television Studios

Title Format Buyer Year(s)
Minority Report Sci-fi crime drama FOX 2015
Co-production with 20th Century Fox Television
Vinyl Period music drama HBO 2016
Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ Comedy Seeso 2016–2017
Pluto TV 2019
School of Rock Musical sitcom Nickelodeon 2016–2018
Berlin Station Espionage drama Epix 2016–2019
Shooter Action drama USA 2016–2018
Co-production with Universal Content Productions
A Series of Unfortunate Events Drama Netflix 2017–2019
13 Reasons Why Drama Netflix 2017–2020
The Alienist Period crime drama TNT 2018–present
Co-production with Studio T (season 1)
Condor Action drama Audience 2018
Epix 2021–present
Co-production with Skydance Television and MGM Television
The Contender Reality competition Epix 2018
Co-production with MGM Television
Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan Action drama Amazon 2018–present
Co-production with Skydance Television/Amazon Studios
Maniac Comedy Netflix 2018
The Haunting Horror drama Netflix 2018–present
Boomerang Comedy BET 2019–2020
Catch-22 Period drama Hulu 2019
First Wives Club Comedy BET+ 2019–present
Looking for Alaska Drama Hulu 2019
Briarpatch Drama USA 2020
Co-production with Universal Content Productions
Home Before Dark Mystery drama Apple TV+ 2020–present
When the Streetlights Go On Thriller drama Quibi 2020
Paradise Lost Mystery drama Spectrum Originals 2020
Defending Jacob Drama Apple TV+ 2020
Made for Love Comedy HBO Max 2021–2022
Heels Wrestling drama Starz 2021–present
Co-production with Lionsgate Television
Joe Pickett Drama Spectrum Originals 2021–present
Station Eleven Drama HBO Max 2021–2022
Reacher Action drama Amazon 2022–present
Co-production with Skydance Television/Amazon Studios
Long Slow Exhale Drama Spectrum Originals 2022
The Offer Drama Paramount+ 2022
Adventures in Wonder Park Animated Nickelodeon 2022–present
Shantaram Drama Apple TV+ 2022
Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies Musical Paramount+ 2022–present
Fatal Attraction Thriller drama Paramount+ 2023–present
The Spiderwick Chronicles Fantasy adventure Disney+ 2022/2023–present
co-production with 20th Television

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