New Line Television

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New Line Television was the television arm of the film studio of the same name.


The company was founded in 1988 to produce Freddy's Nightmares, a television series based on the studio's Nightmare on Elm Street film series. Following the series' cancellation in 1990, New Line launched its television unit in 1991.[a]

In 1990, New Line bought a majority stake in RHI Entertainment, a production company specializing in television movies and miniseries.[1][2] RHI was sold to Hallmark Cards in 1994, shortly after New Line had been acquired by Turner Broadcasting System.[3]

TBS merged with Time Warner in 1996. From October 2006, MGM Television began distributing New Line's films and television series.

In February 2008, New Line Cinema was merged with Warner Bros. and hence ceased to exist as a separate entity. In turn, New Line Television was folded into Warner Bros.' television division.[4] In March 2009, New Line re-entered the television production market.[clarification needed]

Television production series[edit]

Title Years Network Notes
Freddy's Nightmares1 1988–1990 Syndication
Court TV: Inside America's Courts 1993–1997 TBS/Syndication with Court TV
The Mask 1995–1997 CBS with Film Roman, Dark Horse Entertainment and Sunbow Entertainment
Dumb & Dumber 1995 ABC with Hanna-Barbera Productions
Mortal Kombat: Konquest 1998–2000 TNT with Threshold Entertainment/Lawrence Kasanoff; distributed by Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Breaking News 2002 Bravo
The Twilight Zone 2002–2003 UPN
Masterminds 2003–2007 History
Amish in the City 2004 UPN
Kitchen Confidential 2005 FOX with 20th Century Fox Television
Blade: The Series 2006 Spike with Marvel Entertainment
The Real Wedding Crashers 2007 NBC
Friday: The Animated Series 2007 MTV2 with Cubevision
High School Confidential 2008 WE tv
Family Foreman 2008 TV Land

Television distribution series[edit]


  1. ^ Freddy's Nightmares was distributed in syndication by Lorimar-Telepictures from 1988–1989. Warner Bros. purchased Lorimar-Telepictures in 1989 and assumed distribution for the remainder of the series' run.


  1. ^ Citron, Alan (Jun 6, 1990). "Qintex Entertainment to Sell Virtually All of Its Assets". Los Angeles Times. 
  2. ^ "BUSINESS PEOPLE; President for TV Unit At New Line Cinema". The New York Times. November 16, 1991. Retrieved September 16, 2009. 
  3. ^ Lippman, John (Apr 27, 1994). "Hallmark to Buy TV Movie Producer RHI Entertainment". Los Angeles Times. 
  4. ^ "It's Official - New Line Cinema is Dead!". February 28, 2008. Retrieved February 13, 2009. 

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