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TriStar Television
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Founded 1986 (original launch)
1991 (re-launch)
May 28, 2015 (second re-launch)
Notable Works Mad About You
The Nanny

TriStar Television is an American television production company launched in 1986 by TriStar Pictures. CBS was a partner of the movie studio, but dropped out in 1985. HBO later dropped out in 1986.



TriStar Television formed when Tri-Star Pictures joined forces with Stephen J. Cannell Productions and Witt/Thomas/Harris Productions and created television distribution company TeleVentures. By December 1987, Coca-Cola owned about 80% of the Columbia Pictures Entertainment unit until January of 1988, when it was reduced down to 49%. TriStar then combined with Columbia Pictures Television and Embassy Television into the re-organized CPT name.

On May 28 2015, TriStar TV re-launched as a boutique production label for Sony Pictures Television. The revived studio was run by Suzanne Patmore-Gibbs until her death in March 2018 after being in-name-only for 15 years.

List of programs produced by TriStar Television

Original Company

Title Format Buyer Year(s)
Downtown Crime drama CBS 1986–1987
Nothing in Common Sitcom NBC 1987
My Two Dads Sitcom NBC 1987–1990
Folded into Columbia Pictures Television in January 1988
Buck James Medical drama ABC 1987–1988
Folded into Columbia Pictures Television in January 1988
Werewolf Thriller FOX 1987–1988
Folded into Columbia Pictures Television in January 1988
Get a Life Comedy FOX 1990–1992
Produced until 1991 by New World Television
Charlie Hoover Sitcom FOX 1991
Forever Knight Fantasy detective drama CBS 1992–1993
Syndication 1993–1996
The Edge Variety comedy FOX 1992–1993
The Fifth Corner Mystery drama NBC 1992
Mad About You Sitcom NBC 1992–1999
Tribeca Drama FOX 1993
A League of Their Own Sitcom CBS 1993
The Nanny Sitcom CBS 1993–1999
Good Advice Sitcom CBS 1993–1994
The Mighty Jungle Sitcom The Family Channel 1994
TV Nation Activist satirical investigative reporting NBC 1994
FOX 1995
Can't Hurry Love Sitcom CBS 1995–1996
Co-production with CBS Productions3
Hudson Street Sitcom ABC 1995–1996
Ned and Stacey Sitcom FOX 1995–1997
Simon Sitcom The WB 1995–1996
Dead By Sunset Miniseries NBC 1995
Early Edition Fantasy drama CBS 1996–2000
Co-production with CBS Productions and folded into Columbia TriStar Television in 1999
Malcolm & Eddie Sitcom UPN 1996–2000
Folded into Columbia TriStar Television in 1999
Matt Waters Drama CBS 1996
Life...and Stuff Sitcom CBS 1997
The Tony Danza Show Sitcom NBC 1997–1998
Co-production with NBC Studios
The Simple Life Sitcom CBS 1998

Revived Company

Title Format Buyer Year(s)
Good Girls Revolt Period drama Amazon 2015–2016
Co-production with Amazon Studios
The Last Tycoon Period drama Amazon 2016–2017
Co-production with Amazon Studios
Shut Eye Drama Hulu 2016–2017
On Becoming a God in Central Florida Comedy Showtime 2019
The Afterparty Comedy Apple TV+ 2022–2023
Lucky Hank Dramedy AMC 2023

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