Founded: September 8, 2005
Description: The WARNER BROS. TELEVISION GROUP oversees and grows the entire portfolio of Warner Bros.’ television businesses, including worldwide production, traditional and digital distribution, and broadcasting.
In the traditional TV arena, WBTVG produces primetime, first-run, cable and animated series, with more than 60 series on the air during the 2013–14 television season. WBTVG is the only studio to have at least one series on each of the five broadcast networks. In fact, Warner Bros. has at least three series on every network, and Warner Bros. is the only studio to have at least one new series on each of the five broadcast networks.
The cornerstone of WBTVG is Warner Bros. Television, one of the industry’s leading suppliers of network programming, as well as a major producer for cable. WBTV’s returning programs for 2013–14 are 2 Broke Girls, Arrow, The Big Bang Theory, The Carrie Diaries, The Following, Hart of Dixie, Major Crimes, The Mentalist, The Middle, Mike & Molly, Nikita, Person of Interest, Revolution, Shameless, Suburgatory, Supernatural, Two and a Half Men, The Vampire Diaries, Childrens Hospital and Newsreaders. New series include The 100, Almost Human, Believe, Hostages, The Leftovers, Mom, The Originals, Super Fun Night, Surviving Jack, The Tomorrow People and Undateable.
WBTVG also includes:
•Warner Horizon Television, producer of scripted cable programs such as Dallas, Ground Floor, Longmire, Pretty Little Liars, Ravenswood, Rizzoli & Isles and Sullivan & Son, as well reality series for network and cable such as The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, Copycat, Famous in 12, Marshal Law: Texas and The Voice, among others;
•Telepictures Productions, with first-run syndicated programming such as Bethenny, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Extra, Judge Mathis, Let’s Ask America, The People’s Court, The Real, TMZ and TMZ Live;
•Warner Bros. Animation, producers of Beware the Batman, The Looney Tunes Show, MAD, Mike Tyson Mysteries, Teen Titans Go! and The Tom and Jerry Show;
•and digital venture Studio 2.0, distributor of original digital content.
WBTVG is rapidly developing new business models for the evolving television landscape, as well as moving aggressively into the global expansion of local production and broadening its operations in the digital space on a number of fronts, including distribution and production.
The Television Group has two category-leading distribution units: Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution (WBDTD) and Warner Bros. International Television Distribution (WBITD). Together, these entities are responsible for the distribution of Warner Bros. Entertainment content to television outlets around the world.
The final component of WBTVG is broadcasting: The CW Television Network — launched (in partnership with CBS) in September 2006 with quality, diverse programming — is targeted to the 18–34 audience on television and online through CWTV.com.