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Paramount Television is an American television production/distribution company, that is a division of Paramount Pictures, a unit of Viacom.

Paramount Television
Division
IndustryTelevision Production
PredecessorsParamount Television (original)
Desilu Productions
FoundedMarch 4, 2013; 6 years ago (March 4, 2013)
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Nicole Clemens (President)
ProductsTelevision programs
ParentParamount Pictures
Websitewww.paramount.com/television/paramount-television

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HistoryEdit

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.”[1] Hours later, Paramount chairman/CEO Brad Grey announced that the studio was co-producing a CBS TV series based on Beverly Hills Cop with Sony Pictures Television; however, the show never got past the pilot phase.[2][3] On July 22, 2013, it was announced that Amy Powell was made president of Paramount Television.[4] The current Paramount Television has no ties to the CBS network, unlike the previous incarnation in its later years after the Viacom/CBS split.

A TV series based on the film School of Rock has also been announced to air on Nickelodeon.[5] Paramount and HBO are planning a new series titled Ashecliffe, which will serve as a prequel to the 2010 Paramount film Shutter Island.[6]

In July 2018, Powell was fired from her position as president in July 2018, following reports that several people had "concerns around [Powell's] comments [made in a] professional setting, which they believed were inconsistent" with Viacom's and Paramount's values.[7] Powell countered the claims that she had made such insensitive comments and said she was considering legal action.[7]

In September 2018, Nicole Clemens became the new president of Paramount Television.[8]

List of programs produced by Paramount TelevisionEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lieberman, David. "Paramount To Return To TV Series Production." Deadline Hollywood (March 4, 2013).
  2. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "Paramount To Co-Produce CBS’ ‘Beverly Hills Cop.’" Deadline Hollywood (March 4, 2013).
  3. ^ "'Beverly Hills Cop' TV series fails to find a home -- but it might be a movie instead". ew.com.
  4. ^ NELLIE ANDREEVA "Hollywood Deadline" Amy Powell Named President Of Paramount Television deadline.com, Retrieved on July 25, 2013
  5. ^ "Nickelodeon and Paramount Television Team up on New Live-Action, Musical Comedy Series School of Rock". MarketWatch.
  6. ^ Goldstein, Meredith; Shanahan, Mark (August 26, 2014). "'Shutter Island' might be a TV show". The Boston Globe. Retrieved August 25, 2014.
  7. ^ a b Masters, Kim; Goldberg, Leslie (July 19, 2018). "Paramount TV President Amy Powell Fired Over Inappropriate Comments". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 21, 2018.
  8. ^ Andreeva, Nellie; Andreeva, Nellie (September 5, 2018). "Paramount Television Names Nicole Clemens As President".

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