Spelling-Goldberg Productions

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Spelling-Goldberg Productions was a television production company established in May 1, 1972[1] by Aaron Spelling and Screen Gems' top TV executive Leonard Goldberg. They produced series like Starsky & Hutch, T. J. Hooker, S.W.A.T., Charlie's Angels, Fantasy Island and Hart to Hart. Spelling's other companies, Aaron Spelling Productions (later known as Spelling Entertainment and Spelling Television) and Thomas-Spelling Productions, co-existed at the same time period and produced other well-known shows. A majority of the series produced by Spelling-Goldberg originally aired on ABC.

History[edit]

In 1973, Spelling-Goldberg struck a deal with Metromedia Producers Corporation to distribute the post-1973 output for off-net syndication, including TV movies and the new Chopper One.[2] It was involved in a lawsuit with Worldvision Enterprises (previously ABC Films), the very first distributor of The Rookies.[3] Spelling and Goldberg decided to part ways, and on June 27, 1977, the duo sold four of its series to Columbia Pictures Television including S.W.A.T., Starsky & Hutch, Charlie's Angels and Family.[4][5] On May 17, 1982, the company was sold to Columbia Pictures for more than $40 million.[6][7] Sony Pictures Television currently owns the Spelling-Goldberg television library (including the television series which were co-produced by Columbia Pictures Television). By May 1986, all of the Spelling-Goldberg's active operations went out of business after the last episode of T.J. Hooker aired.

In 2015, many of these series are now seen on Cozi TV.

List of programs[edit]

TV shows[edit]

Made for TV movies[edit]

For The ABC Movie of the Week[edit]

For The ABC [Insert Day] Night Movie[edit]

Others[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Broadcasting, May 1, 1972, pg. 28
  2. ^ Broadcasting, Nov 5, 1973, pg. 43
  3. ^ Broadcasting, Apr 19, 1976, pg. 46
  4. ^ "Spelling-Goldberg puts four ABC hits in syndication". Broadcasting: 58. 1977-06-27. 
  5. ^ Interview with Aaron Spelling. Archive of American Television (November 18/24, 1999).
  6. ^ Perry, pp. 28
  7. ^ "Columbia buys Spelling-Goldberg". Broadcasting: 42. 1982-05-17. 
  8. ^ Broadcasting, Dec. 18, 1972, pg. 23

Bibliography[edit]

  • Perry, Jeb H. (1991). Screen Gems: A History of Columbia Pictures Television from Cohn to Coke, 1948-1983. ISBN 0-8108-2487-6.