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Spelling-Goldberg Productions was an American television production company established on May 1, 1972[1] by Aaron Spelling and Screen Gems' top TV executive Leonard Goldberg. They produced series during the 1970s like Starsky & Hutch, T. J. Hooker, S.W.A.T., Charlie's Angels, Fantasy Island and Hart to Hart. Spelling's other companies, Aaron Spelling Productions (later known as Spelling Entertainment and Spelling Television) and Thomas-Spelling Productions, co-existed at the same time period and produced other well-known shows. A majority of the series produced by Spelling-Goldberg originally aired on ABC.

HistoryEdit

In 1973, Spelling-Goldberg struck a deal with Metromedia Producers Corporation to distribute the post-1973 output for off-net syndication, including TV movies and the new Chopper One.[2] It was involved in a lawsuit with Worldvision Enterprises (previously ABC Films), the very first distributor of The Rookies.[3] Spelling and Goldberg decided to part ways, and on June 27, 1977, the duo sold four of its series to Columbia Pictures Television including S.W.A.T., Starsky & Hutch, Charlie's Angels and Family.[4][5] On May 17, 1982, the company was sold to Columbia Pictures for more than $40 million.[6][7] Sony Pictures Television currently owns the Spelling-Goldberg television library (including the television series which were co-produced by Columbia Pictures Television). By May 1986, all of the Spelling-Goldberg's active operations went out of business after the last episode of T.J. Hooker aired.

In 2015, many of these series are now seen on Cozi TV.

List of programmesEdit

TV showsEdit

Made for TV moviesEdit

For The ABC Movie of the WeekEdit

For The ABC [Insert Day] Night MovieEdit

OthersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Broadcasting, May 1, 1972, pg. 28
  2. ^ Broadcasting, Nov 5, 1973, pg. 43
  3. ^ Broadcasting, Apr 19, 1976, pg. 46
  4. ^ "Spelling-Goldberg puts four ABC hits in syndication". Broadcasting: 58. 1977-06-27.
  5. ^ Interview with Aaron Spelling. Archive of American Television (November 18/24, 1999).
  6. ^ Perry, pp. 28
  7. ^ "Columbia buys Spelling-Goldberg". Broadcasting: 42. 1982-05-17.
  8. ^ Broadcasting, Dec. 18, 1972, pg. 23

BibliographyEdit

  • Perry, Jeb H. (1991). Screen Gems: A History of Columbia Pictures Television from Cohn to Coke, 1948-1983. ISBN 0-8108-2487-6.