New Line Television
New Line Television was the television arm of the film studio of the same name.
The company was founded in 1988 with the mission to produce Freddy's Nightmares, a television series based on the studio's popular Nightmare on Elm Street film series. Following the series' cancellation in 1990, New Line officially launched its television unit in 1991.
In 1990, New Line bought a majority stake in RHI Entertainment, a production company specializing in television movies and miniseries. RHI was sold to Hallmark Cards in 1994, shortly after New Line had been acquired by Turner Broadcasting System.
TBS merged with Time Warner in 1996. From October 2006, MGM Television began distributing New Line's films and television series.
Television production series
- Freddy's Nightmares1 (1988–1990)
- Dumb & Dumber (1995) (with Hanna-Barbera Productions)
- The Mask (1995–1997) (with Film Roman, Dark Horse Entertainment and Sunbow Productions)
- Mortal Kombat: Konquest (1998–2000) (with Threshold Entertainment/Lawrence Kasanoff; distributed by Warner Bros. Television Distribution)
- Breaking News (2002)
- The Twilight Zone (2002–2003)
- Masterminds (2003–2007)
- Amish in the City (2004)
- Kitchen Confidential (2005) (with 20th Century Fox Television)
- Blade: The Series (2006) (with Spike)
- The Real Wedding Crashers (2007)
- Friday: The Animated Series (2007) (with Cubevision and MTV2)
- Family Foreman (2008) (in association with TV Land Originals)
- High School Confidential (2008)
Television distribution series
- The Lost World (1999–2002)
1 Freddy's Nightmares was distributed in syndication by Lorimar-Telepictures from 1988–1989. Warner Bros. purchased Lorimar-Telepictures in 1989 and assumed distribution for the remainder of the series' run.
- "BUSINESS PEOPLE; President for TV Unit At New Line Cinema". The New York Times. November 16, 1991. Retrieved September 16, 2009.
- "It's Official - New Line Cinema is Dead!". FirstShowing.net. February 28, 2008. Retrieved February 13, 2009.