||It has been suggested that Paramount Television (original) be merged into this article. (Discuss) Proposed since April 2017.|
|Founded||March 4, 2013|
|Parent||Paramount Pictures (Viacom)|
|Divisions||Paramount Worldwide Television Licensing & Distribution|
Paramount Television is an American television production/distribution company was founded in 1967 and relaunched in 2013. Its distribution division, Paramount Worldwide Television Licensing & Distribution, owns distribution rights rights to the Paramount Pictures library worldwide and also distributes the pre-2008 DreamWorks Television library.[not in citation given]
Paramount Pictures had a TV production unit purchased by its new parent Gulf & Western in Desilu Productions, which was later renamed as Paramount Television. This unit was later merged with CBS Productions after the purchase of Paramount and CBS by Viacom. CBS gained control of the then name Paramount Network Television in 2005. CBS and Viacom was later split, the unit was renamed as CBS Paramount Television then CBS Television Studios. Paramount had licensed Beverly Hills Cop for partial ownership to Sony Pictures Television and MiddKid Productions for a TV series that received a pilot order from CBS.
On March 4, 2013, Viacom president/CEO Philippe Dauman announced that Paramount opted to produce a television series based on one of their films. The show would allow Paramount to “get back, with very little investment, into the television production business.” Hours later, Paramount chairman/CEO Brad Grey announced that the studio had used its option to co-producing the above Beverly Hills Cop series. However, the show never got past the pilot phase as CBS nor pick up by any other network.
On July 22, 2013, it was announced that Amy Powell was made president of Paramount Television added to her current duties as head of digital entertainment and Insurge Pictures. In January 2014, Paramount Television signed a two pilot production deal with “Hustle & Flow” filmmaker Craig Brewer.
On April 9, 2014, the rest of division's executive team was named, Jason Fisher, head of production; Annette Savitch, head of drama development and Jennifer Howell, head of comedy development. Also at that time, its production slate included “Terminator” franchise series, Charles Lindbergh biography limited series, Narc inspired crime drama and “The Alienist” adaptation.
In April 2017, the company and Anonymous Content purchased a rights option for 11 books from Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles series. In May 2017, a two-year overall exclusive TV agreement was reached between Paramount and Pulitzer Prize winner Brian Yorkey.
All series are part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and live-action series unless otherwise noted.
|School of Rock||2016-present||Nick|||
|13 Reasons Why||2017-||Netflix|
|The Alienist||Anonymous Content
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