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- Not to be confused with DreamWorks Animation's YouTube Channel or its TV production division
DreamWorks SKG Television was formed in December 1994 as DreamWorks Studios agreed to a $200 million seven-year TV production joint venture with the Capital Cities/ABC. The company was set up to produce series for broadcast network, cable channels and first run syndication with no first look for the ABC Network, but financial incentives favored ABC. The first show, Champs, was scheduled as a mid-season replacement for the ABC network. Dan McDermott was named division chief executive in June 1995. DWTV's first success was Spin City on ABC. The Walt Disney Company bought Capital Cities/ABC in February 1996.
In 2002, the DreamWorks joint venture agreement with ABC ended. That agreement was replaced by a development agreement with NBC with a first look clause, financing for series pick up by the network while taking a financial stake in the show, may finance show sold to other outlets, and NBC paid an annual fee to DreamWorks TV.
TV series produced by DWTV
|Spin City||1996-2002||ABC||co-production with Ubu Productions and LotteryHill Entertainment|
|Toonsylvania||1998||FOX||produced by DreamWorks Television Animation|
|Invasion America||1998||The WB||produced by DreamWorks Television Animation|
|It's Like, You Know...||1999-2000||ABC|
|Freaks and Geeks||1999–2000||NBC|
|The Pacific||2010||HBO||miniseries; with Playtone|
|Falling Skies||2011–2015||TNT||Season 1-3 produced by DreamWorks Television; Seasons 4-5 produced by Amblin Television|
|Smash||2012-2013||NBC||with Universal Television|
|The River||2012||ABC||with Amblin Entertainment and ABC Studios|
|The Americans||2013–present||FX||pilot; with Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions|
TV specials produced by DWTV
TV specials produced by DreamWorks Television:
- The Secret World of "Antz" (1998)
- When You Believe: Music From "The Prince of Egypt" (1998)
- Galaxy Quest: 20th Anniversary: The Journey Continues (1999)
- The Hatching of "Chicken Run" (2000)
- Gladiator Games: The Roman Bloodsport (2000)
- We Stand Alone Together (2001)
- What Lies Beneath: Constructing the Perfect Thriller (2001)
- Woody Allen: A Life in Film (2002)
TV series produced by DreamWorks Animation SKG
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DreamWorks Television is also credited as an executive producer on the pilot, which is being produced by Fox Television Studios and FX Productions.