Universal Content Productions
|Universal Cable Productions (2008-19)|
|Industry||Television Production Company|
|Founded||June 1, 2008|
|Parent||NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group|
(NBCUniversal Broadcast, Cable, Sports and News)
|Website||nbcuni.com/universal content productions|
Universal Cable ProductionsEdit
In July 2008, Universal Cable Productions was split off from Universal Media Studios (UMS) and placed into NBCUniversal's NBCU Cable Entertainment division. The unit was placed under the direction of a management team consisting of 5 executives. Originally, UCP was set up to produce shows for NBCU and other cable channels.
Formerly at UMS, Doug Liman and Dave Bartis’ Hypnotic Films & Television moved to UCP after a few shows were turned down at UMS. Hypnotic signed a two-year overall deal with UCP. Hypnotic produced with UCP Covert Affairs for USA Network then I Just Want My Pants Back, its first non-NBCU channel production, for MTV. With Hypnotic and a first chief operating officer hired, UCP has expanded enough that they are moving to produce shows for any network or channel, broadcast or cable. Its NBCU Broadcasting counterpart, Universal Television has also moved to be a full-service TV studio.
UCP signed a "pod deal", a complete development deal that includes ownership of all projects making it impossible to shop a rejected project around, with Tagline. A third pod deal was signed with Gale Anne Hurd's Valhalla Entertainment in April 2012. In July, the company signed an exclusive development deal with John Legend's Get Lifted Film Company.
Universal Content ProductionsEdit
In early 2019, Universal Cable Productions changed its name to Universal Content Productions to reflect a move into streaming with its production of Umbrella Academy for Netflix and NBCUniversal streaming service.
|Law & Order: Criminal Intent||NBC/USA||2001-2011||with Wolf Films. UCP co-produced the series from 2008-11 when it moved to NBC's sister channel USA|
|Monk||USA||2002-2009||with Mandeville Films and Touchstone Television. UCP only co-produced the final two seasons.|
|Psych||USA||2006-2014||with Pacific Mountain Productions and Tagline Television. UCP only co-produced seasons 3-8.|
|Eureka||Syfy||2006-2012||UCP only handled the final three seasons.|
|In Plain Sight||USA||2008-12||with Pirates' Cove Entertainment, Tiny Clambake Productions, Universal Media Studios, McNamara Paper Products and Frontier Pictures|
|Royal Pains||USA||2009-16||with 34 Films, Prospect Park and Open 4 Business Productions|
|Covert Affairs||USA||2010-14||with Corman & Ord and Hypnotic|
|Being Human||Syfy||2011-2014||with Muse Entertainment Enterprises. UCP replaced Zodiak Media as the co-production company for the International release of the show's fourth season.|
|Fairly Legal||USA||2011-12||with Steve Stark Productions, Garfield St. Productions, and Ocko & Company|
|Suits||USA||2011 onwards||with Untitled Korsh Company and Hypnotic Films & Television|
|Necessary Roughness||USA||2011-13||with Still Married Productions and Sony Pictures Television|
|Against the Wall||Lifetime||2011||with Paid My Dues Productions and Open 4 Business Productions|
|I Just Want My Pants Back||MTV||2011-12||with Hypnotic|
|Defiance||Syfy||2013-15||with Five & Dime Productions|
|Playing House||USA||2014-17||with A24 Films, Parham St. Clair Productions and Open 4 Business Productions|
|Satisfaction||USA||2014-15||with Krasnoff/Foster Entertainment, Rhythm Arts Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television|
|Dominion||Syfy||2014-15||with FanFare Productions, Film Afrika, Bold Films, and Sony Pictures Television|
|Ascension||Syfy||2014||with Sea-to-Sky, Levens, Blumhouse Productions, and Lionsgate Television|
|Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce||Bravo||2014-18||with Tiny Pyro Productions|
|12 Monkeys||Syfy||2015-18||with Division Street and Atlas Entertainment|
|Dig||USA||2015||with Tailwind Productions, G. Raff Productions, The Jackal Group and Keshet Media Group|
|The Royals||E!||2015-18||with Mastermind Laboratories, Varsity Pictures and Lionsgate Television|
|Killjoys||Syfy||2015 onwards||with Mendacity Pictures, Bell Media and Temple Street Productions. UCP only handles the International release of the series.|
|Mr. Robot||USA||2015 onwards||with Anonymous Content and Esmail Corp|
|Difficult People||Hulu||2015-2017||with Paper Kite Productions, 3 Arts Entertainment and Jax Media|
|Childhood's End||Syfy||2015||with Michael De Luca Productions and Weed Road Productions|
|The Magicians||Syfy||2015 onwards||with McNamara Moving Company, Man Sewing Dinosaur and Groundswell Productions|
|Colony||USA||2016–18||with Cuse Productions (formerly Carlton Cuse Productions) and Legendary Television|
|Hunters||Syfy||2016||with Valhalla Entertainment|
|Queen of the South||USA||2016-present||with Frequency Films, Friendly Films, Skeeter Rosenbaum Productions and Fox 21 Television Studios|
|2016-present||with Harmonious Claptrap and Starburns Industries|
|Falling Water||USA||2016–18||with Gangtackle Productions and Valhalla Entertainment|
|Aftermath||Syfy||2016||with Bell Media and Halfire Entertainment|
|Channel Zero||Syfy||2016-18||with Eat The Cat and UTMK Limited|
|Eyewitness||USA||2016||with Adi TV Studios|
|Shooter||USA||2016-18||with Leverage Entertainment, Closest to the Hole Productions and Paramount Television|
|Incorporated||Syfy||2016–17||with Pearl Street Films and CBS Television Studios|
|Imposters||Bravo||2017-18||with Villa Walk Productions and Riverrun Films|
|The Arrangement||E!||2017-18||with Sneaky Pictures, Inc., All3Media and Main Event Media|
|Blood Drive||Syfy||2017||with Strong & Dobbs|
|The Sinner||USA||2017-present||with Iron Ocean|
|Damnation||USA||2017-18||with Entertainment 360, Sigma Films and Netflix|
|Happy!||Syfy||2017-19||with Original Film and Littleton Road|
|The Purge||USA||with Blumhouse Television, Platinum Dunes Television, Man in a Tree Productions and Racket Squad Productions|
|Impulse||YouTube Premium||with Hypnotic|
|Dirty John||Bravo||with Atlas Entertainment|
|Deadly Class||Syfy||2019||with Gozie ABCO, Chipmunk Hill, Getaway Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television|
|The Umbrella Academy||Netflix||2019-present||with Dark Horse Entertainment and Borderline Entertainment|
|Brave New World||USA (was Syfy)||with Amblin Television; upcoming|
|Stranger in a Strange Land||Syfy||with Paramount Television; upcoming|
|The Von Bulow Affair||Investigation Discovery||upcoming|
|The Raven Cycle||upcoming|
|Resident Alien||Syfy||with Amblin Television and Dark Horse Entertainment; upcoming|
|Treadstone||USA||with Captivate Entertainment and Imperative Entertainment; upcoming|
|Mile High||USA||with Legendary Television; upcoming|
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