List of MGM Television shows

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MGM Television is an American television production/distribution company that was formed in 1955 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer under Loews, Inc. Today, MGM Television is a division of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc., an MGM company.

List[edit]

This is a list of the MGM television shows. The first half is owned by Warner Bros. Television through Turner Entertainment Co. and the second is owned by MGM.

Note: (*) Denotes public domain.

MGM Television[edit]

Pre-May 1986 shows[edit]

Note: Flipper, produced during the period of 1964–1967, was later acquired by The Samuel Goldwyn Company, and is currently owned and distributed by the successor company, MGM Television, which originally produced the series.

Post-April 1986 shows[edit]

Title Years Network Notes
Fame 1982–1987, 2003 NBC/Syndication based on the 1980 film by MGM
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers 1982-1983 CBS Based on the 1954 film by MGM
We Got It Made 1983–1984, 1987-1988 NBC/Syndication co-production with InterMedia Entertainment Company and The Farr Organization Inc.
Cutter to Houston 1983 CBS co-production with Cypress Point Productions
George Washington 1984 CBS miniseries
Paper Dolls 1984 ABC co-production with Mandy Films
Pink Panther and Sons 1984-1985 NBC co-production with Hanna-Barbera Productions,[1] and Mirisch-Geoffrey-DePatie-Freleng Enterprises
Kids Incorporated 1984–1994 Syndication/Disney Channel co-production with Lynch Entertainment and RHI Entertainment
Lady Blue 1985-1986 ABC co-production with David Gerber Productions
The New Twilight Zone 1985–1989 CBS/Syndication a revival of the 1959 TV series by Cayuga Productions and CBS Productions; MGM/UA Television distributed the third season
now owned by CBS and syndicated by CBS Television Distribution
Jack and Mike 1986-1987 ABC
Karen's Song 1987 Fox
Hello Kitty's Furry Tale Theater 1987–1988 CBS co-production with DIC Entertainment
Sea Hunt 1987–1988 Syndication A revival of the 1958 TV series by Ziv Television Programs
thirtysomething 1987–1991 ABC co-production with Bedford Falls Productions
Baby Boom 1988-1989 NBC based on the 1987 film by United Artists
In the Heat of the Night 1988–1994 NBC/CBS based on the 1967 film by United Artists
Knightwatch 1988–1989 ABC
Straight to the Heart 1989 Syndication
Dream Street 1989 NBC co-production with The Bedford Falls Company
The Young Riders 1989–1992 ABC
Against the Law 1990-1991 Fox
Dark Shadows 1991 NBC a revival of the 1966 TV series
Mother Goose and Grimm 1992 CBS co-production with Tribune Media Services and Film Roman
James Bond Jr. 1991–1994 Syndication co-production with Danjaq and Murakami-Wolf-Swenson
Distributed by Claster Television and ad sales handled by Camelot Entertainment Sales
Danjaq and UA owns the copyrights to series
Nightmare Café 1992 NBC
The Pink Panther 1993 Syndication co-production with MGM Animation and Marvel Productions
The Outer Limits 1995-2002 Showtime/Sci Fi a revival of the 1963 TV series by United Artists Television
LAPD: Life on the Beat 1995–1999 Syndication co-produced by QRZ Media, Inc.
Poltergeist: The Legacy 1996–1999 Showtime/Sci Fi
All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series 1996-1999 Syndication co-production with MGM Animation
Distributed by Claster Television
based on the 1989 film All Dogs Go To Heaven
Dead Man's Gun 1997–1999 Showtime
Stargate SG-1 1997–2007 Showtime/Sci Fi based on the 1994 film Stargate by MGM and Carolco
Fame L.A. 1997–1998 Syndication
The Magnificent Seven 1998–2000 CBS based on the 1960 film by United Artists
RoboCop: Alpha Commando 1998–1999 Syndication co-production with MGM Animation
Distributed by Summit Media Group
based on the 1987 film RoboCop by Orion Pictures
The Lionhearts 1998–2000 Syndication co-production with MGM Animation
Distributed by Claster Television
based on "Leo" the Lion
National Enquirer TV 1999–2001 Syndication co-production with Bogorad/Wyler Productions
Sex Wars 2000-2001 Syndication distribution only; produced by Lighthearted Entertainment
Leap Years 2001-2002 Showtime co-production with Temple Street Productions
Jeremiah 2002–2004 Showtime co-production with Lionsgate Television
She Spies 2002–2004 NBC/Syndication
Stargate Infinity 2002–2003 Fox Box co-production with DIC Entertainment
Chappelle's Show 2003–2006 Comedy Central started television distribution in 2007
Dead Like Me 2003–2005 Showtime
Animal Atlas 2004–present Syndication co-produced by Longneedle Entertainment; co-distributed by Debmar-Mercury until 2009
Stargate Atlantis 2004–2009 Sci Fi
The L Word 2004–2009 Showtime MGM only handles international distribution of the series.
Barbershop: The Series 2005 Showtime based on the 2002 film Barbershop
Safari Tracks 2005–2006 Syndication co-produced by Longneedle Entertainment; co-distributed by Debmar-Mercury until 2009
Dante's Cove 2005–2007 Here TV distribution only
American Gladiators 2008 NBC original series was listed under Samuel Goldwyn Television, the revival is an MGM Television production
Spaceballs: The Animated Series 2008 G4 based on the 1987 film by MGM
First Business 2008–2014 Syndication distribution-only as part of This TV programming deal with program producer Weigel Broadcasting
Stargate Universe 2009–2011 Syfy
Pink Panther and Pals 2010 Cartoon Network co-production with Rubicon Studios
Cash Cab 2011-2015 Discovery Channel syndicated repeats of Discovery Channel series[2]
Teen Wolf 2011–present MTV co-produced by Lost Marbles Productions
based on the 1985 movie of the same name, its sequel, and the TV series by Atlantic Releasing Corporation
Vikings 2013–present History
Right This Minute 2013–present Syndication co-produced by a consortium of station groups led by KTVU, San Francisco
MGM stop distributing Right This Minute in 2016; Disney–ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution assumed distribution afterward
Paternity Court 2013–present Syndication produced by Orion Television[3]
CeeLo Green's The Good Life 2014 TBS distribution only; Produced by Emerald TV Productions and Rogue Atlas Productions
Fargo 2014-present FX based on the 1996 film[4]
500 Questions 2016 ABC produced by United Artists Media Group in 2015. Co-produced by Warner Horizon Television
Survivor 2016–present CBS produced by United Artists Media Group from 2014 to 2015. Distributed by CBS Television Distribution
The Voice 2016–present NBC produced by United Artists Media Group from 2014 to 2015. Co-produced by Warner Horizon Television
Shark Tank 2016–present ABC produced by United Artists Media Group from 2014 to 2015. Co-produced by Sony Pictures Television
Beyond the Tank 2016–present ABC produced by United Artists Media Group in 2015. Co-produced by Sony Pictures Television
Lucha Underground 2016–present El Rey Network
Coupled 2016 Fox co-production with Grandma's House Entertainment
The Apprentice 2017–present NBC produced by United Artists Media Group in 2015.
The Handmaid's Tale 2017–present Hulu
Beat Shazam 2017–present Fox
Steve Harvey's Funderdome 2017–present ABC
Get Shorty 2017 Epix

United Artists Television[edit]

Title Years Network Notes
World of Giants 1959 Syndication Produced by Ziv Television Programs.
Tales of the Vikings 1959-1960
The Troubleshooters 1959–1960 NBC
The Dennis O'Keefe Show 1959–1960 CBS
Men into Space 1959–1960 CBS Produced by Ziv Television Programs.
The Aquanauts 1960-1961 CBS Produced by Ziv Television Programs.
Miami Undercover 1961 Syndication Produced by Ziv Television Programs.
The Outer Limits 1963–1965 ABC
The Fugitive 1963–1967 ABC Overall rights to this show now is owned by CBS Television Distribution, due to the buyout of its original syndicator and owner, Worldvision.
The Patty Duke Show 1963–1966 ABC
East Side/West Side 1963–1964 CBS
The New Phil Silvers Show 1963–1964 CBS
Hollywood and the Stars 1963 NBC
Lawbreakers 1964
Gilligan's Island 1964–1967 CBS United Artists Television's stake in this show now is owned by Turner Entertainment Co. and distributed by Warner Bros. Television.
My Mother the Car 1965–1966 NBC
Mona McCluskey 1965–1966 NBC
O.K. Crackerby! 1965–1966 ABC
The Milton Berle Show 1966–1967 ABC
The Rat Patrol 1966–1968 ABC
Hey, Landlord 1966–1967 NBC
It's About Time 1966–1967 CBS
The Super 6 1966–1967 NBC
Super President 1967–1968 NBC
The Mothers-In-Law 1967–1969 NBC
Ultraman 1968–1986 Syndication Produced by Tsuburaya Productions.
The Pink Panther Show 1969–1979 NBC/ABC

Note: The Pink Panther Show, produced during the period of 1969–1970, was currently owned and distributed by the successor company, MGM Television, which originally produced the series.

Ziv Television Programs[edit]

United Artists Media Group[edit]

Title Years Network Notes
The Voice 2014-2015 NBC co-production with Warner Horizon Television
Survivor 2014-2015 CBS distributed by CBS Television Distribution
Shark Tank 2014-2015 ABC co-production with Sony Pictures Television
On the Menu 2014 TNT
Lucha Underground 2014–present El Rey Network
The Apprentice 2015 NBC season 14 produced by United Artists Media Group
Beyond the Tank 2015-present ABC co-production with Sony Pictures Television
500 Questions 2015 ABC season 1 produced by United Artists Media Group. Co-produced by Warner Horizon Television
Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? 2015 Fox
Funny or Die Presents: America's Next Weatherman 2015 TBS co-production with Funny or Die
A.D. The Bible Continues 2016 NBC co-production with Lightworkers Media

Mark Burnett Productions/One Three Media[edit]

The Cannon Group, Inc.[edit]

Orion Television[edit]

Title Years Network Notes
Cagney & Lacey 1982-1988 CBS co-production with Mace Neufeld Productions
Just Men! 1983 NBC co-production with Century Towers Productions and Rosner Television
Lottery! 1983-1984 ABC co-production with Rosner Television
Kay O'Brien 1986 CBS co-production with Asher-Whitehead Productions
Hollywood Squares 1986-1989 Syndication co-produced by Century Towers Productions
Adderly 1986-1988 Global/CBS co-production with JayGee Productions and Robert Cooper Productions
High Rollers 1987–1988 Syndication co-produced by Century Towers Productions and syndicated by Orion Television Syndication
Crimewatch Tonight 1987–1990 Syndication
RoboCop: The Animated Series 1988 Syndication co-production with Marvel Productions
based on the 1987 film by Orion Pictures
Sunset Beat 1990 ABC
Equal Justice 1990-1991 ABC distribution only; produced by The Thomas Carter Company and ABC Productions
Glory Days 1990 Fox
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures 1990-1991 CBS/Fox Kids co-production with Nelson Entertainment, Hanna-Barbera Productions (season 1) and DIC Entertainment (season 2)
based on the 1989 film by Orion Pictures
WIOU 1990-1991 CBS co-production with GTG Entertainment
RoboCop: Alpha Commando 1998–1999 Syndication co-production with MGM Television
Distributed by Summit Media Group
based on the 1987 film RoboCop by Orion Pictures

Filmways[edit]

Title Years Network Notes
21 Beacon Street 1959 NBC
Mister Ed 1961-66 Syndication/CBS co-production with The Mister Ed Company
The Beverly Hillbillies 1962-71 CBS now owned by CBS and syndicated by CBS Television Distribution
MGM through its Orion Television unit owns copyrights to the series, excluding the first season and the first half of season two which is held in public domain
Petticoat Junction 1963-70 CBS now owned by CBS and syndicated by CBS Television Distribution
MGM through its Orion Television unit owns copyrights to the series
The Addams Family 1964-66 ABC
Green Acres 1965-71 CBS
The Trials of O'Brien 1965-66 CBS
Eye Guess 1966-69 NBC co-production with Bob Stewart Productions; rights now owned by Sony Pictures Television
The Double Life of Henry Phyfe 1966 ABC
The Face Is Familiar 1966 CBS co-production with Bob Stewart Productions; rights now owned by Sony Pictures Television
The Pruitts of Southampton 1966-67 ABC
Personality 1967-69 NBC co-production with Bob Stewart Productions; rights now owned by Sony Pictures Television
Dundee and the Culhane 1967 CBS
The Debbie Reynolds Show 1969-70 NBC
Bearcats! 1971 CBS
Ozzie's Girls 1973-1974 Syndication distributed by Viacom Enterprises; now owned by CBS and syndicated by CBS Television Distribution
Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman 1976-77 Syndication produced by T.A.T. Communications Company; rights now owned by Sony Pictures Television
Big Hawaii 1977 NBC
King 1978 NBC
240-Robert 1979-81 ABC
Thundarr the Barbarian 1980-82 ABC (1980-82)/NBC (1983) co-production with Ruby-Spears; rights now owned by Warner Bros. Television
Cagney & Lacey 1982-88 CBS continued by Orion Television
American International Television[edit]
Heatter-Quigley Productions[edit]

Samuel Goldwyn Television[edit]

Title Years Network Notes
Flipper (1964 TV series) 1964-67 NBC distribution only
Robin of Sherwood 1984-86 ITV produced by HTV and Goldcrest Films
Body by Jake 1988-89 Syndication
American Gladiators 1989-96 Syndication co-production with Trans World International and Four Point Entertainment
GamePro TV 1990-91 Syndication
Why Didn't I Think of That? 1992-94 Syndication
Gladiators 2000 1994-96 Syndication
Wild West Showdown 1994 Syndication
Flipper (1995 TV series) 1995-2000 Syndication co-production with Roadshow Television, Coote-Hayes Productions and Tribune Entertainment
seasons 3 and 4 produced by MGM Television
Secrets of the Cryptkeeper's Haunted House 1996-97 CBS co-production with Keller Productions, The Wohl Company and Tales from the Crypt Productions

PolyGram Filmed Entertainment[edit]

NBC Studios[edit]

MGM Worldwide Television Distribution handles international distribution for most pre-2004 NBC Studios series; exceptions include The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and In The House which have been distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Television since 1994, and most pre-1973 series, which are currently distributed by CBS Television Distribution.

Title Original run Network Notes
Little House on the Prairie 1974-1983 NBC co-production with Ed Friendly Productions
Supertrain 1979 NBC co-production with Dan Curtis Productions
Father Murphy 1981-1983 NBC
Rage of Angels 1983 NBC miniseries; co-production with Furia-Oringer Productions
Princess Daisy 1983 NBC miniseries; co-production with Steve Krantz Productions
Fatal Vision 1984 NBC miniseries
Hot Pursuit 1984 NBC co-production with Kenneth Johnson Productions
Punky Brewster 1984-1988 NBC/Syndication 1984-1986 produced by NBC Productions; 1987-1988 produced by Columbia Pictures Television
Distributed by Sony Pictures Television in the US
Sara 1985 NBC co-production with UBU Productions
It's Punky Brewster 1985-1986 NBC co-produced by Ruby-Spears Enterprises. Based on the series Punky Brewster
Rage of Angels: The Story Continues 1986 NBC miniseries; co-production with Furia-Oringer Productions
Kissyfur 1986–1990 NBC co-production with DIC Entertainment and Saban International (season 2)
Mancuso, F.B.I. 1989-1990 NBC co-production with Steve Sohmer Productions
True Blue 1989-1990 NBC co-production with Grosso-Jacobson Productions
Generations 1989-1991 NBC
Saved by the Bell 1989-1993 NBC co-production with Peter Engel Productions
Shannon's Deal 1990-1991 NBC
Gravedale High 1990-1991 NBC co-production with Hanna-Barbera Productions
A Family for Joe 1990 NBC co-production with Grosso-Jacobson Productions
Guys Next Door 1990-1991 NBC
Lucky Chances 1990 NBC miniseries
Man of the People 1991-1992 NBC co-production with Neal and Gary Productions
Here and Now 1992-1993 NBC co-production with SAH Productions, Inc.
Secret Service 1992-1993 NBC co-production with Grosso-Jacobson Productions and Skyvision Entertainment
Name Your Adventure 1992-1995 NBC
California Dreams 1992-1997 NBC co-production with Peter Engel Productions
Brains & Brawn 1993 NBC
Running the Halls 1993 NBC co-production with Steve Slavkin Productions
Saved by the Bell: The College Years 1993-1994 NBC co-production with Peter Engel Productions
Saved by the Bell: The New Class 1993-2000 NBC co-production with Peter Engel Productions
Message from Nam 1993 NBC miniseries
The Martin Short Show 1994 NBC co-production with Dolshor Productions
Family Album 1994 NBC miniseries
Amazing Grace 1995 NBC
Hang Time 1995-2000 NBC co-production with Peter Engel Productions
Profiler 1996–2000 NBC co-production with Three Putt Entertainment (1998-2000) and The Sander/Moses Group
Mr. Rhodes 1996-1997 NBC co-production with Universal Television
Doomsday Virus 1996 NBC miniseries
The Tony Danza Show 1997 NBC co-production with Katie Face Productions, Kokoro Productions and Columbia TriStar Television
Union Square 1997–1998 NBC co-production with Barron/Pennette Productions and Three Sisters Entertainment
USA High 1997-1999 USA Network co-production with Peter Engel Productions
Working 1997-1999 NBC co-production with Davidoff/Rosenthal Productions
City Guys 1997-2001 NBC co-production with Peter Engel Productions
Conrad Bloom 1998 NBC co-production with Pennette Productions and Three Sisters Entertainment
One World 1998-2001 NBC co-production with Peter Engel Productions
Will & Grace 1998–2006 NBC co-production with KoMut Entertainment and Three Sisters Entertainment
distributed by Warner Bros. Television in the US
Passions 1999–2008 NBC/The 101 Network MGM only distributes the first four seasons
Providence 1999–2002 NBC co-production with John Masius Productions
DAG 2000–2001 NBC co-production with Gordon & Conn Productions and Double Wide Productions
Just Deal 2000–2002 NBC co-production with Lynch Entertainment and GEP Productions
Lost 2001 NBC co-production with Conaco
All About Us 2001 NBC co-production with Peter Engel Productions
The Fighting Fitzgeralds 2001 NBC co-production with Artists Television Group, Irish Twins Productions and Mauretania Productions
Three Sisters 2001–2002 NBC co-production with Blackie and Blondie Productions
Crossing Jordan 2001–2007 NBC co-production with Tailwind Productions and Kaledo Dritte Productions
Leap of Faith 2002 NBC co-production with Perkins Street Productions
Boomtown 2002–2003 NBC co-production with Nemo Films and DreamWorks Television
Watching Ellie 2002–2003 NBC co-production with Hammond's Reef
Hidden Hills 2002–2003 NBC co-production with Primarily Entertainment and Rude Mood Productions
American Dreams 2002–2005 NBC co-production with Dick Clark Productions and Universal Television
Hunter 2003 NBC co-production with 20th Century Fox Television and Stu Segall Productions
Kingpin 2003 NBC co-production with Knee Deep Productions and Spelling Television
Happy Family 2003–2004 NBC co-production with Guarascio/Port Productions
Las Vegas 2003–2008 NBC co-production with DreamWorks Television
LAX 2004–2005 NBC co-production with The Mark Gordon Company and Nick Thiel Productions
Committed 2005 NBC co-production with Blackie and Blondie Productions
Revelations 2005 NBC co-production with Stillking Films and Pariah Television

Television specials[edit]

MGM Television[edit]

Title Original run Network Notes
I Want to Live! 1983 ABC Remake of the 1958 film by United Artists
Paper Dolls 1984 ABC Co-produced with Mandy Films
George Washington II: The Forging of a Nation 1986 CBS Co-produced with David Gerber Productions
The Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission 1987 NBC
The Man Who Fell to Earth 1987 ABC Co-produced with David Gerber Productions
Charlie 1989
She Knows Too Much 1989 NBC Co-produced with Finnegan/Pinchuk Productions and The Fred Silverman Company
In the Arms of a Killer 1992 NBC Co-produced with RLC Productions and Monarch Pictures Corporation
Women vs. Men 2002 Showtime Co-produced with The Bedford Falls Company
Carrie 2002 NBC distribution; produced by Trilogy Entertainment Group
Legally Blonde 2003 ABC
Fargo 2003
A Very Pink Christmas 2011 ABC Family
People's Choice Awards 2016, 2017 CBS

United Artists Television[edit]

The Cannon Group, Inc.[edit]

Orion Television[edit]

Filmways[edit]

American International Television[edit]

NBC Studios[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Saturday morning switching at NBC". Broadcasting: 72. 1984-04-16. 
  2. ^ Mediaweek: "Cash Cab Heads to Off-Net Syndication", October 26, 2009.
  3. ^ "Exclusive: MGM to Launch 'Paternity Court' This Fall - 2012-12-12 22:52:29 | Broadcasting & Cable". Broadcastingcable.com. Retrieved 2012-12-16. 
  4. ^ "FX Sets Premiere Date For 'Fargo,'" from Variety, 1/14/2014