|Founded||July 31, 1984|
Amblin Television is the television production division of Amblin Partners. It was established in 1984 by Amblin Entertainment as a small-screen production arm for Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories anthology for NBC. The company has produced television series including Tiny Toon Adventures, Animaniacs, SeaQuest DSV, ER, Falling Skies, and The Americans.
In 2012, DreamWorks Television, producer of such series as Spin City, Taken, Band of Brothers, The Pacific, United States of Tara, Smash, and the HBO film All the Way, was merged into Amblin Television. Since then, the combined company has produced television shows including The Borgias, Under the Dome, The Haunting of Hill House and Roswell, New Mexico.
In the 1980s and 1990s, Amblin Television produced television series, specials, made-for-TV and cable films, and animated children's programming such as Tiny Toon Adventures and Animaniacs, along with television series adaptations based around Amblin's popular feature films such as Back to the Future, An American Tail, Casper, and Men in Black. In the 1990s, they also ventured into live-action series production with Harry and the Hendersons, seaQuest DSV and Earth 2. The long-running cornerstone television series ER, produced by Amblin Television and executive produced by Steven Spielberg, first aired in 1994 and ran for 15 seasons until 2009. The company also entered the streaming television market with specials and series including the documentary Five Came Back and The Haunting of Hill House, both for Netflix.
Merger with DreamWorks Television
In 2012, DreamWorks Television was merged into Amblin Television, the former having been founded by Steven Spielberg and DreamWorks SKG partners Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen in 1996. Soon after the DreamWorks merger, Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey were named co-presidents of Amblin Television. Under their leadership, the company would develop and produce several series including The Americans, The Haunting of Hill House, and Smash.
Current television series
|Roswell, New Mexico||2019–present||The CW||co-production with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios|
|Amazing Stories||2020–present||Apple TV+||co-production with ABC Studios, Kitsis/Horowitz and Universal Television|
|Brave New World||Peacock||co-production with Universal Content Productions|
Future television series
|The Haunting of Bly Manor||2020||Netflix||co-production with Flanaganfilm and Paramount Television|
|Animaniacs||Hulu||co-production with Warner Bros. Animation|
|Halo||TBA||Showtime||co-production with 343 Industries|
|Resident Alien||Syfy||co-production with Universal Content Productions and Dark Horse Entertainment|
|Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai||HBO Max||co-production with Warner Bros. Animation|
|Masters of the Air||Apple TV+||co-production with Playtone|
|Spielberg's After Dark||Quibi|
Former television series
|Amazing Stories||1985–1987||NBC||co-production with Universal Television|
|Tiny Toon Adventures||1990–1992||Fox Kids||co-production with Warner Bros. Animation|
|Harry and the Hendersons||1991–1993||Syndication||distributed by MCA TV|
|Back to the Future: The Animated Series||1991–1992||CBS||co-production with Universal Cartoon Studios|
|The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles||1992–1993||ABC||co-production with Paramount Television and Lucasfilm|
|Fievel's American Tails||1992||CBS||co-production with Universal Cartoon Studios and Nelvana|
|The Plucky Duck Show||1992||Fox Kids||co-production with Warner Bros. Animation|
|Family Dog||1993||CBS||co-production with Universal Television, Warner Bros Television, Tim Burton Productions and Nelvana|
|seaQuest DSV||1993–1996||NBC||co-production with Universal Television|
|Animaniacs||1993–1998||Fox Kids/Kids' WB||co-production with Warner Bros. Animation|
|ER||1994–2009||NBC||co-production with Warner Bros. Television and Constant C Productions|
|Earth 2||1994–1995||NBC||co-production with Universal Television|
|Fudge||1995–1996||ABC/CBS||co-production with MTE, 1996–1997 as UTE|
|Freakazoid!||1995–1997||Kids' WB||co-production with Warner Bros. Animation|
|Pinky and the Brain||1995–1998||Kids' WB||co-production with Warner Bros. Animation|
|Casper||1996–1998||Fox Kids||co-production with Universal Cartoon Studios and The Harvey Entertainment Company|
|Men in Black: The Series||1997–2001||Kids' WB||co-production with Columbia TriStar Television and Adelaide Productions|
|Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain||1998–1999||Kids' WB||co-production with Warner Bros. Animation|
|The Land Before Time||2007–2008||Cartoon Network||co-production with Universal Animation Studios|
|On the Lot||2007||Fox||co-production with DreamWorks Television and Mark Burnett Productions|
|Falling Skies||2011–2015||TNT||distributed by Warner Bros. Television; previously produced by DreamWorks Television in seasons 1–3|
|The Borgias||2011–2013||Showtime||produced by Showtime Networks, distributed by CBS (Season 2-3)|
|Terra Nova||2011||Fox||co-production with 20th Century Fox Television|
|The River||2012||ABC||co-production with DreamWorks Television, ABC Studios and Blumhouse Productions|
|The Americans||2013–2018||FX||co-production with Nemo Films, Fox 21 Television Studios and FXP; Amblin replaced DreamWorks Television in season 2 following the latter's dissolution|
|Under the Dome||2013–2015||CBS||co-production with CBS Television Studios and Baer Bones|
|Lucky 7||2013||ABC||co-production with ABC Studios|
|Extant||2014–2015||CBS||co-production with CBS Television Studios|
|Red Band Society||2014–2015||Fox||co-production with ABC Studios|
|The Whispers||2015||ABC||co-production with ABC Studios|
|Public Morals||2015||TNT||distributed by Warner Bros. Television; co-production with TNT|
|Minority Report||2015||Fox||co-production with Paramount Television and 20th Century Fox Television|
|American Gothic||2016||CBS||co-production with CBS Television Studios Full Fathom Five and Hyla Regilla Productions|
|Bull||2016–2019||CBS||co-production with CBS Television Studios|
|Five Came Back||2017||Netflix|
|Reverie||2018||NBC||co-production with Universal Television|
|All About the Washingtons||2018||Netflix||Co-production with ABC Signature Studios|
|The Haunting of Hill House||2018||Netflix||co-production with Paramount Television|
|Why We Hate||2019||Discovery||co-production with Jigsaw Productions|
|Tommy||2020||CBS||co-production with Atelier Paul Attanasio and CBS Television Studios|
|Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind||2020||HBO||co-production with HBO Films|
|Laurel Canyon||2020||Epix||co-production with Jigsaw Productions, The Kennedy/Marshall Company, Warner Music Group and MGM Television|
|December 18, 1991||A Wish for Wings That Work||CBS||co-production with Universal Cartoon Studios|
|August 24, 1992||The Water Engine||TNT||co-production with Brandman Productions, Majestic Films International and Planet Productions|
|January 26, 1993||Cooperstown||TNT||co-production with Brandman Productions|
|April 12, 1993||Class of '61||ABC||co-production with Universal Television|
|August 23, 1993||Arthur Miller's The American Clock||TNT||co-production with Brandman Productions|
|September 7, 1993||Percy & Thunder||TNT||co-production with Brandman Productions|
|October 15, 1994||Young Indiana Jones and the Hollywood Follies||The Family Channel||co-production with Lucasfilm and Paramount Television|
|January 15, 1995||Young Indiana Jones and the Treasure of the Peacock's Eye||The Family Channel||co-production with Lucasfilm|
|October 8, 1995||Young Indiana Jones and the Attack of the Hawkmen||The Family Channel||co-production with Lucasfilm|
|June 16, 1996||Young Indiana Jones: Travels with Father||The Family Channel||co-production with Lucasfilm|
|May 21, 2016||All the Way||HBO||co-production with HBO Films, Moon Shot Entertainment and Tale Told Productions|
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