Founded: September 8, 2005
The Warner Bros. Television Group (WBTVG) oversees and grows the entire portfolio of Warner Bros.’ television businesses, including worldwide production, traditional and digital distribution, and broadcasting.
WBTVG divisions produce live-action dramas and comedies, animated series, and unscripted & alternative programming for traditional broadcast networks, cable channels and the first-run syndication marketplace, as well as for subscription/on-demand platforms and digital media outlets. As of August 2018, WBTVG divisions are producing more than 100 series. 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 four series on every one.
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 and subscription/on-demand platforms. WBTV’s broadcast network programs include “The Big Bang Theory,” “God Friended Me,” “Mom,” “Murphy Brown,” “The Red Line” and “Young Sheldon” for CBS; “Splitting Up Together” and “Whiskey Cavalier” ABC; “Blindspot,” “Manifest” and “Trial & Error” for NBC; “Gotham” and “Lethal Weapon” for FOX; and the following series for The CW: “The 100,” “All American,” “Arrow,” “Black Lightning,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” “The Flash,” “iZOMBIE,” “Legacies,” “Riverdale,” “Roswell, New Mexico,” “Supergirl” and “Supernatural,” among others. For cable and on-demand/streaming, WBTV produces “Demimonde,” “Lovecraft Country,” “The Time Traveler’s Wife” and “Westworld” for HBO; “AJ and the Queen,” “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” “The Kominsky Method,” “Lucifer,” “Madam CJ Walker” and an untitled Dolly Parton anthology series for Netflix; “Castle Rock” and “Shrill” for Hulu; “Little Voice” for Apple; “Shameless” for Showtime; plus “Doom Patrol,” “Stargirl,” “Swamp Thing” and “Titans” for the DC Universe digital service.
WBTVG also includes:
- Warner Horizon Scripted Television, producer of scripted programs for cable and subscription/on-demand platforms such as “Animal Kingdom” and “Claws” for TNT; “American Woman” for Paramount Network; “David Makes Man,” “Love Is___” and “Queen Sugar” for OWN; “Fuller House” for Netflix; “Krypton” for Syfy; “Pennyworth” for EPIX; “Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists” for Freeform; and “You” for Lifetime.
- Warner Bros. Animation, producers of “Animaniacs” for Hulu; “Green Eggs and Ham” for Netflix; “DC Super Hero Girls,” “Teen Titans Go!,” “ThunderCats Roar” and “Unikitty!” for Cartoon Network; “Mike Tyson Mysteries” for Adult Swim; “Be Cool Scooby-Doo!,” “Bunnicula,” “Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz,” “Scooby-Doo! and Guess Who,” “The Tom and Jerry Show,” “New Looney Tunes,” “Wacky Races” and “Yabba Dabba Dinosaurs” for Boomerang; the “Looney Tunes Cartoons” shorts program; and both “Harley Quinn” and “Young Justice” for the DC Universe digital service. WBA’s full-length theatrical film, “Teen Titans GO! to the Movies,” was released July 27, 2018.
- Warner Horizon Unscripted Television, producer of unscripted series for broadcast networks and cable such as “The Bachelor,” “The Bachelorette,” “Bachelor in Paradise,” “Ellen’s Game of Games,” “Little Big Shots,” “Love Connection,” “Mental Samurai,” “The Proposal,” “The Voice” and “The World’s Best,” among others.
- Telepictures, with first-run syndicated programming such as “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “Extra,” “Judge Mathis,” “The People’s Court,” “The Real,” “TMZ” and “TMZ Live,” to go along with unscripted programs such as “Love Connection” for FOX as well as “OBJECTified” and “TMZ Sports” for cable
- Shed Media, producers of unscripted programs such as “Basketball Wives: Los Angeles,” “Criminal Confessions,” “Glam Masters,” “License to Kill,” the “Long Lost Family” franchise, “The Real Housewives of New York City,” “Warriors of Liberty City” and “Who Do You Think You Are?,” among others, for cable
- and Blue Ribbon Content (BRC), producer of original live-action and animated digital series. BRC’s live-action programs include digital feature “Daphne and Velma” for Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, comedies “Beerfest” and “JoJoHead” for CW Seed, SpringHill Entertainment’s basketball documentary series “Best Shot” for YouTube Red and the following upcoming projects: the second season of the UNINTERRUPTED comedy “Now We’re Talking,” the comedies “Critters: A New Binge” and “Golden Revenge,” and the digital feature “Good Girls Get High.” Animated BRC programs include “Constantine: City of Demons” and “Freedom Fighters: The Ray” for CW Seed, “ellen’s Pet Dish” for ellentube, and “Ginger Snaps” for ABC Digital.
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.
WARNER BROS. TELEVISION (WBTV) has been one of the entertainment industry’s most-respected providers of original primetime programming since its founding in 1955.
For the 2018–19 television season, WBTV is producing more than 45 primetime series, with multiple shows on each of the five broadcast networks, plus programs for cable’s HBO and Showtime. WBTV is also producing original series for the Apple, Hulu and Netflix subscription/on-demand services, as well as the upcoming DC Universe digital service.
WBTV’s broadcast network series include the comedies “The Big Bang Theory,” “Mom,” “Murphy Brown” and “Young Sheldon” plus dramas “God Friended Me” and “The Red Line” for CBS; comedy “Splitting Up Together” and action-dramedy “Whiskey Cavalier” for ABC; dramas “Blindspot” and “Manifest” plus comedy “Trial & Error” for NBC; dramas “Gotham” and “Lethal Weapon” for FOX; and the following dramas for The CW: “The 100,” “All American,” “Arrow,” “Black Lightning,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” “The Flash,” “iZOMBIE,” “Legacies,” “Riverdale,” “Roswell, New Mexico,” “Supergirl” and “Supernatural,” among others.
For cable and subscription/on-demand platforms, WBTV produces “Demimonde,” “Lovecraft Country,” “The Time Traveler’s Wife” and “Westworld” for HBO; “AJ and the Queen,” “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” “The Kominsky Method,” “Lucifer,” “Madam CJ Walker” and an untitled Dolly Parton anthology series for Netflix; “Castle Rock” and “Shrill” for Hulu; “Little Voice” for Apple; “Shameless” for Showtime; plus “Doom Patrol,” “Stargirl,” “Swamp Thing” and “Titans” for the DC Universe digital service.
Telepictures is an industry-leading and Emmy Award–winning producer of innovative, multiplatform advertiser-friendly television series and digital content for the first-run syndication, cable and digital marketplace. Programs produced by Telepictures have won 93 Emmy Awards in the last 20 years, including Outstanding Talk Show or Outstanding Talk Show Host for 16 of the last 19 years. Telepictures series include “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “Extra,” “Judge Mathis,” “Love Connection,” “Ellen’s Game of Games” (produced in conjunction with Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television), “The People’s Court,” “The Real,” “TMZ,” “TMZ Live,” “TMZ Sports” and “OBJECTified.”
Founded: April 2006
WARNER HORIZON SCRIPTED TELEVISION A division of the Warner Bros. Television Group, Warner Horizon Scripted Television (WHSTV) was founded in 2006 and is one of the entertainment industry’s leading producers of dramatic and comedic programming for the cable and subscription/on-demand marketplace.
As of August 2018, WHSTV’s slate of programs includes:
- “Animal Kingdom” and “Claws” for TNT
- “American Woman” for Paramount Network
- “David Makes Man,” “Love Is___” and “Queen Sugar” for OWN
- “Fuller House” for Netflix
- “Krypton” for Syfy
- “Pennyworth” for EPIX
- “Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists” for Freeform
- and “You” for Lifetime
Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television is one of the entertainment industry’s leading producers of primetime reality series for both network and cable. A division of Warner Bros. Unscripted & Alternative Television, led by Mike Darnell, Warner Horizon’s Unscripted & Alternative slate includes “The Voice,” “Little Big Shots,” and the Ellen DeGeneres-hosted “Ellen’s Game Of Games,” for NBC; “The Bachelor” franchise, which also includes “The Bachelorette,” “Bachelor In Paradise” and “Bachelor Winter Games,” for ABC; an all-new "Love Connection," hosted by Andy Cohen, and the upcoming LIVE musical adaptation of "A Christmas Story" for FOX.
Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, producing and developing projects for multiple platforms, both domestically and internationally.
For television, WBA’s series slate as of August 2018 includes “Animaniacs” for Hulu; “Green Eggs and Ham” for Netflix; “DC Super Hero Girls,” “Teen Titans Go!,” “ThunderCats Roar” and “Unikitty!” for Cartoon Network; “Mike Tyson Mysteries” for Adult Swim; “Be Cool Scooby-Doo!,” “Bunnicula,” “Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz,” “Scooby-Doo! and Guess Who,” “The Tom and Jerry Show,” “New Looney Tunes,” “Wacky Races” and “Yabba Dabba Dinosaurs” for Boomerang; the “Looney Tunes Cartoons” shorts program; and both “Harley Quinn” and “Young Justice” for the DC Universe digital service. WBA’s full-length theatrical film, “Teen Titans GO! to the Movies,” was released July 27, 2018.
As the home of the iconic animated characters from the DC Entertainment, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries, WBA also produces highly successful animated films — including the DC Universe Animated Original Movies — for digital, Blu-ray and DVD.
One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has won six Academy Awards®, 35 Emmy® Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).
WBA’s classic/contemporary collection brings together beloved characters such as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, Road Runner, Sylvester & Tweety, Wile E. Coyote, Yosemite Sam, Taz, Marvin the Martian, Batman, Superman, the Animaniacs, Pinky & The Brain, Tom and Jerry, Popeye, Droopy, The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Yogi Bear, Quick Draw McGraw, Huckleberry Hound, Jonny Quest, Scooby-Doo and more, all residing under one roof.
Since the release of its first theatrical short, “Sinking in the Bathtub,” in 1930, Warner Bros. Animation and its family of now-classic characters have evolved into a cherished part of our culture, emerging as true entertainment legends enjoyed by children and adults alike around the world. Setting the standard for irreverent, satirical humor and inventive quality animation, the Studio has created a veritable galaxy of stars from its universe of characters.
Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution is one of the leading distributors of entertainment programming to the domestic television marketplace, distributing first-run syndicated series, off-network television programs and theatrical motion pictures to local broadcast television stations, as well as to pay, cable, satellite and broadcast networks and subscription video-on-demand platforms throughout the U.S. WBDTD distributes first-run syndicated series from Telepictures; off-network television programs from Warner Bros. Television, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Horizon Television, as well as selected HBO Independent Productions and the Lorimar Television library; current feature films from Warner Bros. Pictures; and additional titles from the Studio’s unmatched film and television library.
First run series distributed by WBDTD include Telepictures Productions’ The Ellen DeGeneres Show, TMZ, TMZ Live, Extra, The Real, Judge Mathis, The People’s Court and Crime Watch Daily with Chris Hansen. Current off-network programs include The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, 2 Broke Girls, Friends, Mike & Molly, The Middle and Mom.
Warner Bros. International Television Distribution is one of the world’s largest distributors of feature films, television programs and animation to the international television marketplace (broadcast, pay cable, basic cable, satellite, pay-per-view, subscription video-on-demand, digital platforms, etc.). It licenses some 61,000 hours of programming (including more than 6,500 features and 3,000 television programs, comprised of tens of thousands of individual episodes), dubbed or subtitled in more than 40 languages, to telecasters and cablecasters in more than 175 countries.
Warner Bros. International Television Production (WBITVP) aims to establish or acquire production companies in major television territories around the world in order to become a leading producer of local scripted and non-scripted programming. In those territories where WBITVP establishes a production base, it operates by developing and producing original programming and also producing local versions of formats owned and controlled by the Warner Bros. Television Group, such as The Bachelor, 500 Questions, Impractical Jokers and Who Do You Think You Are? Where WBITVP has no local production capability, it licenses Warner Bros. formats to third parties. WBITVP has already taken significant steps by acquiring a majority stake in both U.K. production group Shed Media, one of the U.K.’s largest and most successful independent production companies, which operates both in the U.K. and the U.S., and in BlazHoffski Holding B.V., a leading independent television producer in the Netherlands and Belgium. In 2014, Shed Media Group was re-branded as Warner Bros. Television Productions UK. Also, in 2014, Warner Bros. Television Group acquired Eyeworks’ businesses outside the US, in 15 countries across Europe, South America, Australia and New Zealand, adding 13 new territories to its international network of production companies further strengthens WBITVP’s capabilities.
Formed in 2014, Blue Ribbon Content (BRC) is Warner Bros. Television Group’s digital series production unit, continuing the Television Group’s commitment to create new and compelling programs for the digital marketplace. BRC is charged with developing and producing live-action series for digital platforms, tapping the creative talent already working at the Studio while also identifying opportunities for collaboration with new writers and producers. In addition to live-action programming, BRC produces animated content and is also experimenting with emerging platforms such as virtual reality.
BRC’s slate includes original program concepts as well as new shows based on Warner Bros. Entertainment’s wide-ranging collection of intellectual properties.
BRC’s live-action programs include digital feature “Daphne and Velma” for Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, comedies “Beerfest” and “JoJoHead” for CW Seed, SpringHill Entertainment’s basketball documentary series “Best Shot” for YouTube Red and the following upcoming projects: the second season of the UNINTERRUPTED comedy “Now We’re Talking,” the comedies “Critters: A New Binge” and “Golden Revenge,” and the digital feature “Good Girls Get High.” Animated BRC programs include “Constantine: City of Demons” and “Freedom Fighters: The Ray” for CW Seed, “ellen’s Pet Dish” for ellentube, and “Ginger Snaps” for ABC Digital.
Founded: January 24, 2006
The CW Television Network launched in 2006 as America’s fifth broadcast network, with programming targeting younger viewers, a demographic highly sought after by advertisers. A joint venture between Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corporation, The CW broadcasts a five-night, 10-hour primetime lineup, Monday through Friday. The CW’s primetime programming is also available to stream for free, without authentication, on the ad-supported cwtv.com and The CW app, now available on every major OTT platform. In daytime, The CW broadcasts a Monday-through-Friday afternoon block, and on Saturday mornings it runs a five-hour kids block. CW Seed, The CW’s digital network, launched in 2013, and offers original short-form digital content as well as past seasons of fan-favorite television series. For more information about the network and its programming, visit www.cwtvpr.com.
Alloy Entertainment is a creative think tank and full-service editorial partner that develops and produces original books, television series and feature films. The company, which became part of Warner Bros. Television Group in 2012, generates unique commercial entertainment franchises and collaborates with authors, leading publishers, television networks and movie studios to deliver its properties to the world.
Alloy Entertainment produces approximately 30 new books a year, which are published globally in over 40 languages. More than 80 of Alloy Entertainment’s books have reached the New York Times Best Sellers list, including most recently The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon, The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee, Max by Jennifer Li Shotz and 99 Days by Katie Cotugno. Previous bestselling franchises The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Gossip Girl, The Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars and The 100 have sold tens of millions of copies worldwide. These titles have also been adapted into hit films and TV shows, with Alloy Entertainment becoming one of the most successful producers of primetime television series since 2007.
In addition to commercial success, Alloy’s books have also received widespread acclaim. American Street by Ibi Zoboi was a 2017 National Book Award Finalist. Nicola Yoon won the Coretta Scott King-Steptoe Award for New Talent, and her novel The Sun is Also a Star was a 2016 National Book Award Finalist, a Printz Honor book and a Walter Dean Myers Award Honor book. Meredith Russo’s If I Was Your Girl won the Stonewall Award for teens, was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award and was also a Walter Honor book.
A new television series adaptation of You, based on the novel by Caroline Kepnes, will premiere on Lifetime in 2018. Alloy Entertainment is currently developing a dozen feature films, including The Sun is Also a Star, Thirteen Little Blue Envelopes, The Merciless and Taking Flight. Everything, Everything, based on Alloy’s bestselling book was released in May 2017 by Warner Bros. Pictures.