Entertainment Studios

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Entertainment Studios
Private Corporation
Industry Television production and distribution
Founded Los Angeles, California, United States (1993)
Founder Byron Allen
Headquarters Los Angeles, California, United States
Key people
Owner Bryon Allen
Website www.es.tv

Entertainment Studios is an independent television production and distribution company that was founded by comedian Byron Allen in 1993 under the name CF Entertainment. The company produces and distributes first-run television series for U.S. television syndication. It also operates six digital cable and satellite channels, which broadcast a mix of original program content and syndicated programs that the company distributes for broadcast television through its Entertainment Studios Networks subsidiary. It produces and distributes films through the company's Freestyle Releasing film studio subsidiary and also owns The Grio, a news content provider catering to African-Americans.[3]

The company is the largest independently operated syndication producer/distributor for broadcast television as the company produces and distributes 29 syndicated television series, which largely consist of court shows scripted from actual testimony, and interview programs; the company also ventured into scripted programming in 2012, with the launch of the sitcoms Mr. Box Office and The First Family.[4] Entertainment Studios greenlit its first film and stage projects in 2011, when it acquired the rights to develop a biographical film and theatrical play on the life of Sammy Davis, Jr. from the daughter of actor/singer, Tracey Davis.[5]

List of programs produced and distributed by Entertainment Studios[edit]

Court shows[edit]


Game shows[edit]

Talk and magazine series[edit]

Syndicated specials[edit]

  • Comedy Jam
  • Feel the Beat
  • Happy Holidays America
  • We Have a Dream

Films distributed by Entertainment Studios[edit]

Other shows[edit]

Cable networks[edit]

  • Automotive.TV
  • Cars.TV
  • Comedy.TV
  • ES.TV
  • Justice Central
  • MyDestination.TV
  • Pets.TV
  • Recipe.TV


  1. ^ Block, Alex (June 11, 2012). "Mark DeVitre Joins Entertainment Studios as Executive VP and General Counsel". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 27, 2016. 
  2. ^ Evans, Greg (June 15, 2016). "Byron Allen's Entertainment Studios Acquires TheGrio, African-American Focused Digital News Platform". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 27, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Busch, Anita (July 14, 2016). "Anchor Bay And Byron Allen's Entertainment Studios Join In Multi-Year Deal". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 27, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Entertainment Studios Launches Two Primetime First-run Sitcoms for Fall 2012". The Futon Critic. January 18, 2012. Retrieved December 27, 2016. 
  5. ^ Block, Alex (December 8, 2011). "Sammy Davis Jr. Biopic, Stage Show Planned". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 27, 2016. 

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