Warner Bros. Television Group

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.