Kapital Entertainment

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Kapital Entertainment
IndustryTelevision production
Founded2009; 15 years ago (2009)
FounderAaron Kaplan
Key people
Aaron Kaplan
OwnerAaron Kaplan

Kapital Entertainment is an American entertainment company founded by Aaron Kaplan in 2009. Prior to founding Kapital, Kaplan was the worldwide head of scripted television at William Morris Agency, which he joined in 1991. He exited the company[1] in 2009 when WMA was going through the regulatory process to finalize their merger with Endeavor to form WME Entertainment.

Kapital has since produced shows for many different networks such as CBS, Netflix, Amazon, Showtime, MTV, ABC, NBC, Fox, and HBO. Some of the companies productions include Terra Nova, Life in Pieces, The Mysteries of Laura, American Housewife, The Chi, Fam, and Santa Clarita Diet.

Kapital also has two pod deals, one in 2014 with development executive Tracy Katsky via KatCo[2] which produces Santa Clarita Diet and another in 2016 with former longtime head of comedy at CBS Wendi Trilling to launch TrillTV.[3] Both pods are based at Kapital's offices in West Hollywood.

On February 10, 2017, Kapital formed a joint venture[4] with CBS Corporation and acquired a 50% ownership stake. CBS will also provide co-financing for Kapital projects and will serve as worldwide distributor. However, Kapital will continue to operate as it had previously as an independent production company that is completely separate from CBS Television Studios (later CBS Studios) and CBS Television Network and it will have no first-look or any other agreements with either of them. In 2019, CBS Corporation merged with Viacom to form ViacomCBS, now Paramount Global.

Shows produced[edit]

Title Network Year Notes
Terra Nova Fox 2011 Co-produced with Chernin Entertainment, Amblin Television, Siesta Productions and 20th Television
The Inbetweeners MTV 2012 Co-produced with Bwark Productions, Brad Copeland Productions and MTV Production Development
GCB ABC 2012 Co-produced with Darren Star Productions and ABC Signature
The Neighbors 2012–2014 Co-produced with 17–28 Black and ABC Signature
Wendell & Vinnie Nickelodeon 2013 Co-produced with Passable Entertainment and Nickelodeon Productions
Instant Mom 2013–2015 Co-produced with Stockholm Syndrome and Nickelodeon Productions
Back in the Game ABC 2013 Co-produced with Cullen Bros. Television and 20th Television
Friends with Better Lives CBS 2014 Co-produced with Liscolade Productions, Hemingson Entertainment and 20th Television
Chasing Life ABC Family 2014–2015 Co-produced with Televisa and Lionsgate Television
The Mysteries of Laura NBC 2014–2016 Co-produced with Berlanti Productions, Jeff Rake Productions, New Media Vision and Warner Bros. Television
Secrets and Lies ABC 2015–2016 Co-produced with Hoodlum Entertainment and ABC Signature
Kevin from Work ABC Family 2015 Co-produced with Wonderland Sound and Vision and 40 or 50 Years Productions
Life in Pieces CBS 2015–2019 Co-produced with 40 or 50 Years Productions and 20th Television
Divorce HBO 2016–2019 Co-produced with Pretty Matches Productions, Merman Films and 343 Incorporated
American Housewife ABC 2016–2021 Co-produced with Eight Sisters Productions, Weiner & Schwartz and ABC Signature
Santa Clarita Diet Netflix 2017–2019 Co-produced with Garfield Grove, KatCo, Flower Films, and Olybomb Entertainment
Me, Myself & I CBS 2017–2018 Co-produced with Warner Bros. Television and Melon Entertainment
9JKL Co-produced with CBS Television Studios, Liscolaide Productions and Trill TV
The Chi Showtime 2018–present Co-produced with 20th Television, and Showtime Networks
A Million Little Things ABC 2018–2023 Co-produced with ABC Signature
The Neighborhood CBS 2018–present Co-produced with Trill TV, A Bird and a Bear Productions, Mud, Blood & Beer Productions and CBS Studios
Tell Me a Story CBS All Access 2018–2020 Co-produced with Outerbanks Entertainment
Fam CBS 2019 Co-produced with Kushellivision, Trill TV and CBS Studios
Delhi Crime Netflix 2019–present Uncredited; co-produced with Golden Karavan, Ivanhoe Productions, FilmKaravan and Poor Man's Productions
Carol's Second Act CBS 2019–2020 Co-produced with H+H, FourBoys Entertainment and CBS Studios
The Unicorn 2019–2021 Co-produced with Mike and Bill Productions, Trill TV and CBS Studios
Merry Happy Whatever Netflix 2019 Co-produced with Trill TV and McMonkey Productions
HouseBroken Fox 2021–present Co-produced with Fox Entertainment, Bento Box Entertainment Merman, and AllenDen
American Auto NBC 2021–2023 co-produced with Universal Television and Spitzer Holding Company
Women of the Movement ABC 2022 co-produced with Two Drifters, Overbrook Entertainment, and Roc Nation
Let the World See co-produced with ABC News Studios, Roc Nation, Westbrook Studios, and Cobble Hill Films
Pivoting Fox co-produced with Mama Look! Productions, Fox Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television Studios
Shining Vale Starz 2022–2023 co-produced with Other Shoe Productions, Merman, Lionsgate Television and Warner Bros. Television Studios
Black Cake Hulu 2023–present co-produced with Harpo Films, ABC Signature and Two Drifters

Future productions[edit]

Title Network Year Notes
The Multivorce Paramount+ TBA co-produced with CBS Studios and Sorehead Entertainment
Watson CBS TBA co-produced with CBS Studios


  1. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (May 18, 2009). "WMA veteran Kaplan exits". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 3, 2017.
  2. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (May 22, 2014). "Tracy Katsky Starts Production Company, Signs Pod Deal With Aaron Kaplan's Kapital Entertainment". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 3, 2017.
  3. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 16, 2016). "Former CBS Exec Wendi Trilling Launches Production Company, Inks Pod Deal With Aaron Kaplan's Kapital Entertainment". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 3, 2017.
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 10, 2016). "Aaron Kaplan's Kapital Entertainment & CBS Corporation Launch Joint Venture". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 10, 2017.

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