20th Century Fox Television

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Twentieth Century Fox Television, Inc.
Subsidiary of 21st Century Fox
Industry Television production
Founded 1949; 67 years ago (1949) (as TCF Television Productions, Inc.)
Headquarters Los Angeles, California, United States
Key people
Dana Walden and Gary Newman, co-chairs
Products Television programs
Revenue Increase$11.7 billion USD (2006)
Increase$845 million USD (2006)
Owner 21st Century Fox Televsion
Parent 20th Century Fox Television

Twentieth Century Fox Television (TCFTV, stylized as 20th Century Fox Television) is the television production subsidiary of 20th Century Fox, and a production arm of the Fox Television Group (both are owned by Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox). 20th Television is the syndication arm of 20th Century Fox Television.[1]

Overview and history[edit]

20th Century Fox Television was formed in 1949 as other studios were branching out into television production as well. At that time, the company was known as TCF Television Productions, Inc. until 1955. TCFTV folded the operations of TV production companies it has acquired: Metromedia Producers Corporation in 1986, New World Entertainment in 1997, and MTM Enterprises in 1998, and is the current distributor (via its distribution division, 20th Television) for most of the shows originally produced by these companies.

Since 1986, 20th Century Fox Television has served as the Fox television network's official production arm (with Fox Television Studios being viewed as the network's unofficial television production division), producing the bulk of television series airing on the television network. 20CFT produced the first two series that aired on Fox's sister network, MyNetworkTV: Desire and Fashion House.

In 1989, 20th Century Fox Television's functions were taken over by Twentieth Television Corporation, a separate entity from 20th Century Fox Film Corporation. Both companies were subsidiaries of News Corporation unit Fox Inc.; the move was made to separate the television productions from the movie studio in order to increase the latter's output.[2] Following a 1994 restructuring of Fox's television production companies, 20th Television was refocused on syndication and "non-traditional programs", while network television programming once more came under the 20th Century Fox Television banner and returned to being a division of the movie studio.[3] In 1998, MTM folded into 20th Century Fox Television, but MTM was in-name only. In 2012, 20th Century Fox Television was reorganized as a separate unit of News Corporation; 20th Century Fox Television chairs Dana Walden and Gary Newman now report to Chase Carey, COO of 21st Century Fox.[4]

As is the case with most of its sibling studios, copyright notices of programming produced by either the television or syndication divisions bears the copyright of the overall film studio, i.e. "© (respective year) Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation".

Notable shows produced by 20th Century Fox Television include: M*A*S*H, Glee, How I Met Your Mother, Bones, Empire, Family Guy, 24, Modern Family, American Dad!, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Futurama, New Girl, and most notably The X-Files and The Simpsons.

In July 2014, it was announced that the operations of the Fox Broadcasting Company and 20th Century Fox Television will merge into a new unit, the Fox Television Group, which will be overseen by Walden and Newman.[5]

List of programs produced and distributed by 20th Century Fox Television[edit]

Television series[edit]


Title Years Network Notes
Crusade in Europe 1949 ABC
The 20th Century Fox Hour 1955–1957 CBS
My Friend Flicka 1956–1958 CBS based on the 1943 film of the same name
Broken Arrow 1956–1960 ABC based on the 1950 film of the same name
Man Without a Gun 1957–1959 NTA Film Network
How to Marry a Millionaire 1957–1959 NTA Film Network based on the 1953 Marilyn Monroe film of the same name
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis 1959–1963 CBS
Five Fingers 1959–1960 NBC
Adventures in Paradise 1959–1962 ABC
Hong Kong 1960–1961 ABC
Follow the Sun 1961–1962 ABC
Bus Stop 1961–1962 ABC based on the 1956 Marilyn Monroe film of the same name
Margie 1961–1962 ABC
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea 1964–1968 ABC based on the 1961 film of the same name
Peyton Place 1964–1969 ABC based on the 1957 film of the same name
Valentine's Day 1964–1965 ABC
Twelve O'Clock High 1964–1967 ABC based on the 1949 film of the same name
Daniel Boone 1964–1970 NBC
The Legend of Jesse James 1965–1966 ABC
Lost in Space 1965–1968 CBS
The Long, Hot Summer 1965–1966 ABC
The Loner 1965–1966 CBS
Blue Light 1966 ABC
Batman 1966–1968 ABC
The Monroes 1966–1967 ABC
The Man Who Never Was 1966–1967 ABC
The Tammy Grimes Show 1966 ABC
The Time Tunnel 1966–1967 ABC
The Green Hornet 1966–1967 ABC
Felony Squad 1966–1969 ABC
Custer 1967 ABC
Judd for the Defense 1967–1969 ABC
Julia 1968–1971 NBC
Land of the Giants 1968–1970 ABC
Lancer 1968–1970 CBS
Journey to the Unknown 1968 ABC
The Ghost & Mrs. Muir 1968–1970 NBC/ABC based on the 1947 film of the same name
Room 222 1969–1974 ABC
Bracken's World 1969–1970 NBC
Nanny and the Professor 1970–1971 ABC
The Best of Everything 1970 ABC based on the 1959 film of the same name
Here Come the Double Deckers 1970–1971 ABC co-production with the BBC
Arnie 1970–1972 CBS
Circus 1971–1973
Cade's County 1971–1972 CBS
Return to Peyton Place 1972–1974 NBC based on the 1961 film of the same name
M*A*S*H 1972–1983 CBS from the 1970 film of the same name
Anna and the King 1972 CBS based on the 1946 film of the same name and the 1956 musical version The King and I
ABC's Wide World of Entertainment 1973–1976 ABC select programming
Orson Welles' Great Mysteries 1973 ITV
The New Perry Mason 1973–1974 CBS
The Starlost 1973 CTV co-production with the CTV Television Network
Roll Out 1973–1974 CBS
Run, Joe, Run 1974 NBC
Dinah! 1974 NBC
Masquerade Party 1974-1975 Syndication revival of 1952-1960 game show; co-produced with Stefan Hatos-Monty Hall Productions
Planet of the Apes 1974 CBS based on the 1968 film of the same name
Karen 1975 ABC
Oil Strike North 1975 BBC
The Swiss Family Robinson 1975–1976 ABC
That's Hollywood 1977–1978[6]
ABC Weekend Special 1977–1997 ABC select episodes
Loves Me, Loves Me Not 1977 CBS
Young Dan'l Boone 1977 CBS
James at 15 1977–1978 NBC
Husbands, Wives & Lovers 1978 CBS
The Paper Chase 1978–1979
based on the 1973 film of the same name
W.E.B. 1978 NBC
Dance Fever 1979–1987 Syndication
Billy 1979 CBS
Trapper John, M.D. 1979–1986 CBS
Hagen 1980 CBS
The Monte Carlo Show 1980
Breaking Away 1980–1981 ABC based on the 1979 film of the same name
The Fall Guy 1981–1986 ABC co-production with Glen A. Larson Productions
Jessica Novak 1981 CBS
All-American Ultra Quiz 1981 NBC
9 to 5 1982–1983
based on the 1980 film of the same name
Trauma Center 1983 ABC
AfterMASH 1983–1984 CBS
Emerald Point N.A.S. 1983–1984 CBS
It's Not Easy 1983 ABC
Manimal 1983 NBC co-production with Glen A. Larson Productions
Masquerade 1983–1984 ABC co-production with Glen A. Larson Productions
Automan 1983–1984 ABC co-production with Glen A. Larson Productions
Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense 1984 ITV
Cover Up 1984–1985 CBS co-production with Glen A. Larson Productions
Mr. Belvedere 1985–1990 ABC based on the 1948 film Sitting Pretty and its two sequels
Half Nelson 1985 NBC co-production with Glen A. Larson Productions
Small Wonder 1985–1989 Syndication continued production after acquiring Metromedia
Charlie & Co. 1985–1986 CBS
Tender is the Night 1985 Showtime mini; based on the 1962 film of the same name
Spearfield's Daughter 1986 mini
Dream Girl, U.S.A. 1986–1987
Fathers and Sons 1986 NBC
The Wizard 1986–1987 CBS
L.A. Law 1986–1994 NBC
The Tracey Ullman Show 1987–1990 FOX co-production with Gracie Films
21 Jump Street 1987–1991 FOX co-production with Stephen J. Cannell Productions
Hooperman 1987–1989 ABC
Finders Keepers 1987–1989 Nickelodeon/Syndication distributor only; produced by Nickelodeon and Viacom Enterprises
America's Most Wanted 1988–2012 FOX/Lifetime
Anything But Love 1989–1992 ABC
COPS 1989–2013
co-production with Barbour Langley Productions (1989-2001), Langley Productions (2002–present), and Fox Television Stations Productions (1989-2013)
co-production moved to Spike Original Productions after move of show to Spike
Have Faith 1989 ABC
Sister Kate 1989–1990 NBC
Alien Nation 1989-1990 FOX based on the 1988 film of the same name
Doogie Howser, M.D. 1989–1993 ABC co-production with Steven Bochco Productions
In Living Color 1990–1994 FOX
Working Girl 1990 NBC based on the 1988 film of the same name
Good Grief 1990–1991 FOX
The Sunday Comics 1991–1992 FOX
Silk Stalkings 1991–1999 CBS/USA Network continued production after acquiring New World Entertainment
co-production with Stephen J. Cannell Productions and Columbia Pictures Television
Civil Wars 1991–1993 ABC
Picket Fences 1992–1996 CBS
The X-Files 1993–2002 FOX
NYPD Blue 1993–2005 ABC co-production with Steven Bochco Productions
Chicago Hope 1994–2000 CBS
The Crew 1995–1996 FOX
Space: Above and Beyond 1995–1996 FOX
The Pretender 1996–2000 NBC co-production with NBC Studios and Mitchell-Van Sickle Productions
picked up production after MTM Enterprises folded at the end of Season 1
The Practice 1997–2004 ABC co-production with David E. Kelley
Buffy the Vampire Slayer 1997–2003 The WB/UPN based on the 1992 film of the same name
Ally McBeal 1997–2002 FOX co-production with David E. Kelley, broadcast by Fox Network
413 Hope St. 1997–1998 FOX
Nothing Sacred 1997–1998 ABC
The Visitor 1997–1998 FOX
Dharma & Greg 1997–2002 ABC co-produced by Chuck Lorre Productions
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place 1998–2001 ABC
The Magic Hour 1998–2000 Syndication
Holding the Baby 1998–2000 FOX
Martial Law 1998–2002 CBS
Judging Amy 1999–2005 CBS co-production with Barbara Hall Productions and CBS Productions
Stark Raving Mad 1999–2000 NBC
Angel 1999–2004 The WB
Roswell 1999–2002 The WB/UPN
Harsh Realm 1999–2000 FOX/FX
Greed 1999–2000 FOX
Titus 2000–2001 FOX
Soul Food: The Series 2000-2004 Showtime co-production with Water Walk Productions, Edmonds Entertainment (2000-2002), State Street Pictures (2002-2004), Fox Television Studios (2000-2002), and Paramount Network Television
Yes, Dear 2000-2006 CBS co-production with Cherry Tree Entertainment, Amigos De Garcia Productions, and CBS Productions
Dark Angel 2000–2002 FOX co-production with James Cameron and Charles H. Eglee
FreakyLinks 2000 FOX co-production with Haxan Films and Regency Television
Boston Public 2000-2004 FOX co-production with David E. Kelley
American High 2000 FOX/PBS
Kate Brasher 2001 CBS
Danny 2001 CBS co-production with Acme Productions and Big Ticket Entertainment
UC: Undercover 2001–2002 NBC co-production with NBC Studios and Regency Television
Bob Patterson 2001 ABC co-production with Touchstone Television
Reba 2001–2007 The WB/The CW co-production with Acme Productions
24 2001–2010 FOX co-production with Imagine Entertainment
Andy Richter Controls the Universe 2002–2003 FOX co-produced by Garfield Grove Productions and Paramount Network Television
Greg the Bunny 2002-2006 FOX/IFC
Fastlane 2002–2003 FOX co-production with Warner Bros. Television and Wonderland Sound and Vision
Firefly 2002 FOX
Still Standing 2002-2006 CBS
Girls Club 2002 FOX co-production with David E. Kelley
A.U.S.A. 2003–present NBC
Oliver Beene 2003–2004 FOX co-production with Steven Levitan Productions and DreamWorks Television
The Pitts 2003 FOX
Tru Calling 2003–2005 FOX
Arrested Development 2003–present FOX/Netflix
The Big House 2004 ABC
Listen Up! 2004-2005 CBS
Boston Legal 2004–2008 ABC
Point Pleasant 2005 FOX
Prison Break 2005–2009 FOX
Bones 2005–present FOX
How I Met Your Mother 2005–2014 CBS
Kitchen Confidential 2005 FOX co-production with New Line Television
My Name Is Earl 2005–2009 NBC co-production with Amigos De Garcia Productions
The Unit 2006-2009 CBS
Vanished 2006 FOX
Fashion House 2006 MyNetworkTV
Standoff 2006-2007 FOX
Shark 2006-2008 CBS
The 1/2 Hour News Hour 2007 Fox News Channel
The Winner 2007 FOX co-production with Fuzzy Door Productions and Candy Bar Productions
K-Ville 2007 FOX
Back to You 2007–2008 FOX
Journeyman 2007 NBC
Women's Murder Club 2007-2008 ABC
Life on Mars 2008–2009 ABC co-production with ABC Studios
Lie to Me 2009-2011 FOX
Dollhouse 2009–2010 FOX
Better Off Ted 2009–2010 ABC
Glee 2009–2015 FOX
Modern Family 2009–present ABC co-production with Steven Levitan Productions and Picador Entertainment
The Deep End 2010 ABC
Sons of Tucson 2010 FOX
Raising Hope 2010–2014 FOX
Marchlands 2011 ITV co-production with ITV Studios
Traffic Light 2011 FOX
Friends with Benefits 2011 NBC co-production with Imagine Entertainment, Big Kid Pictures and Pickle Films, broadcast on NBC
The Playboy Club 2011 NBC co-production with Imagine Entertainment
New Girl 2011–present FOX
Terra Nova 2011 FOX co-production with Amblin Entertainment, Chernin Entertainment, Kapital Entertainment, La Siesta Productions
American Horror Story 2011–present FX
Last Man Standing 2011–present ABC
The Finder 2012 NBC
Awake 2012 NBC
Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 2012-2013 ABC co-production with Hemingson Entertainment
The New Normal 2012–2013 NBC
1600 Penn 2012-2013 NBC
Lightfields 2013 ITV co-production with ITV Studios
How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life) 2013 ABC co-production with Imagine Television
Sleepy Hollow 2013–present FOX co-production with K/O Paper Products
Dads 2013-2014 FOX co-production with Fuzzy Door Productions
Back in the Game 2013 ABC
The Crazy Ones 2013–2014 CBS co-production with David E. Kelley Productions
Enlisted 2014 FOX
Mind Games 2014 ABC
Crisis 2014 NBC co-production with Ravich-Shariat Productions
Friends with Better Lives 2014 CBS co-production with Kapital Entertainment
Gang Related 2014 FOX co-production with Imagine Entertainment, Chris Morgan Productions and Skeeter Rosenbaum Productions
Cristela 2014-2015 ABC
Empire 2015–present FOX co-production with Imagine Entertainment
Backstrom 2015 FOX
Fresh Off the Boat 2015–present ABC
The Last Man on Earth 2015–present FOX
Weird Loners 2015 FOX
The Carmichael Show 2015–present NBC co-production with Universal Television and A24
Life in Pieces 2015–present CBS
Minority Report 2015–present FOX co-production with Paramount Television and Amblin Entertainment
Scream Queens 2015–present FOX
Rosewood 2015–present FOX
Grandfathered 2015–present FOX co-production with ABC Studios
The Grinder 2015–present FOX
Second Chance 2016–present FOX


Title Years Network Notes
Journey to the Center of the Earth 1967 ABC co-production with Filmation Associates; based on the 1959 movie by 20th Century Fox
Fantastic Voyage 1968 ABC co-production with Filmation Associates; based on the 1966 movie of the same name by 20th Century Fox
Doctor Dolittle 1970–1971 NBC co-production with DePatie-Freleng Enterprises; based on the 1967 movie by 20th Century Fox
Return to the Planet of the Apes 1975–1976 NBC co-production with DePatie-Freleng Enterprises; based on the 1968 film and its sequels by APJAC Productions and 20th Century Fox
The Simpsons 1989–present FOX co-production with Gracie Films and Film Roman
Peter Pan and the Pirates 1990–1991 Fox Kids co-production with Fox Children's Productions
Little Shop 1991 Fox Kids co-production with Marvel Productions and Fox Children's Productions
Capitol Critters 1992 ABC co-production with Hanna-Barbera Productions and Steven Bochco Productions
Life with Louie 1994-1998 Fox Kids co-production with Fox Children's Network, Hyperion Pictures and The Anderson/Hassan Company
King of the Hill 1997–2009 FOX co-production with 3 Arts Entertainment, Deedle-Dee Productions, Judgemental Films, and Film Roman
Family Guy 1999–2003
FOX co-production with Fox Television Animation and Fuzzy Door Productions
Futurama 1999–2003
Comedy Central
co-production with Rough Draft Studios and The Curiosity Company; as "30th Century Fox Television"
American Dad! 2005–present FOX/TBS co-production with Fox Television Animation, Underdog Productions and Fuzzy Door Productions
Sit Down, Shut Up 2009 FOX co-production with Sony Pictures Television, Tantamount Studios, ITV Studios and Rough Draft Studios
The Cleveland Show 2009–2013 FOX co-production with Fox Television Animation, Persons Unknown Productions, Happy Jack Productions and Fuzzy Door Productions
Neighbors from Hell 2010 TBS co-production with MoonBoy Animation and Bento Box Entertainment
Bob's Burgers 2011–present FOX co-production with Bento Box Entertainment, Wilo Productions and Buck & Millie Productions
Allen Gregory 2011 FOX co-production with Bento Box Entertainment and Chernin Entertainment
Napoleon Dynamite 2012 FOX cco-production with Hess Films, Scully Productions and Rough Draft Korea
based on the 2004 film by Fox Searchlight, MTV Films, and Paramount Pictures
Out There 2013 IFC co-production with Bento Box Entertainment and Quincy Productions
Bordertown 2016 FOX co-production with Bento Box Entertainment and Fuzzy Door Productions

Television films and specials[edit]

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ Horn, John (July 12, 1989). "20th Century Fox Restructures Film, Television Units". Associated Press. Retrieved December 27, 2012. 
  3. ^ "2 Named to Executive Posts in Fox TV Restructuring". Los Angeles Times. December 5, 1994. Retrieved December 27, 2012. 
  4. ^ Finke, Nikki; Mike Fleming, Jr. (September 14, 2012). "SHOCKER! FOX SHAKEUP: Tom Rothman Exiting 20th Film Group; Jim Gianopulos Becomes Sole Chairman/CEO; 20th TV’s Dana Walden & Gary Newman Now Report To News Corp #2 Chase Carey". Deadline.com. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved May 16, 2013. 
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  6. ^ http://ctva.biz/US/Documentary/ThatsHollywood.htm