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Encyclopedia > Columbia Pictures Television
Columbia Pictures Television logo, used from 1992-2001.
Columbia Pictures Television logo, used from 1992-2001.

Columbia Pictures Television (CPT) was the second name of the Columbia Pictures television division Screen Gems (SG). The studio changed its name on September 4, 1974. Image File history File links Wikitext. ... Image File history File links CPT_1992_logo. ... Image File history File links CPT_1992_logo. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... The Columbia Pictures logo from 1993 to the present Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. ... Screen Gems is an American subsidiary company of Sony Pictures Entertainments Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group that has served several different purposes for its parent companies over the decades since its incorporation. ... is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ...

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History

Early years

CPT was home to the popular daytime soap operas Days of our Lives and The Young and the Restless. During the 1970s and 80's, CPT made many co-productions with Spelling-Goldberg Productions, including S.W.A.T., Starsky & Hutch, Charlie's Angels, Fantasy Island, Hart to Hart, and T.J. Hooker. Days of our Lives is an American soap opera, which has aired nearly every weekday since November 8, 1965[2] on the NBC network in the United States, and has since been syndicated to many countries around the world. ... For other uses, see Young and Restless. ... Spelling-Goldberg Productions is a television production company formed by Aaron Spelling and Leonard Goldberg, produced such shows as Starsky & Hutch, The Mod Squad, S.W.A.T, Charlies Angels, Fantasy Island and Hart To Hart. ... A 1970s American television series about the adventures of the Los Angeles Police Departments Special Weapons And Tactics (S.W.A.T.) team. ... Starsky & Hutch is a 2004 American comedy/action film directed by Todd Phillips. ... This article is about the television series. ... Fantasy Island refers to two separate but related American fantasy television series, both originally airing on the ABC television network. ... Stefanie Powers & Robert Wagner Lionel Stander & Freeway Hart to Hart was an American television series starring Robert Wagner as Jonathan Hart and Stefanie Powers as his wife Jennifer, who lived in a wealthy suburb of Los Angeles. ... T.J. Hooker was a weekly police drama that premiered as a mid-season replacement in early 1982 on ABC-TV and ran on ABC primetime through summer 1985. ...


CPT also made some co-productions with Screen Gems, including I Dream of Jeannie, Bewitched, The Partridge Family, The Monkees, The Flying Nun, and Gidget. Screen Gems is an American subsidiary company of Sony Pictures Entertainments Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group that has served several different purposes for its parent companies over the decades since its incorporation. ... For the episode of The Twilight Zone, see I Dream of Genie (The Twilight Zone). ... This article is about an American television sitcom. ... The Partridge Family was an American television sitcom about a widowed mother and her five children living in San Pueblo, a small fictional town in Northern California, originally broadcast on ABC from 1970 to 1974. ... The Monkees were a pop-rock quartet created and based in Los Angeles in 1965 for an NBC American television series of the same name. ... The Flying Nun was a sitcom produced by the ABC from 1967 until 1970. ... Gidget was a film starring fifties teen icon Sandra Dee was produced in the USA in 1959. ...


The 1970s

1974

  • Columbia Pictures Television, Inc. and CPT Holdings, Inc.1 were created.

1976

  • The company retires the Eric Siday/Van Alexander Screen Gems jingle and the first CPT logo, replacing it with a shortened version of the new theatrical logo, with a synthesized jingle by Suzanne Ciani.

Suzanne Ciani is a pioneer in electronic music and one of the few women to blaze a trail in the genre. ...

The 1980s

1982

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1984

LBS logo from 1976 -1983 Lexington Broadcast Services Company (also known as LBS Communications, Inc. ... Colex Enterprises was a joint venture company between Columbia Pictures Television and Lexington Broadcast Services Company, active from 1984 to 1987. ...

1985

This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Embassy Pictures Corporation (aka Embassy Film Associates) was an independent studio and distributor responsible for such films as The Graduate and The Lion in Winter. ... Norman Lear (born July 27, 1922) is an American television writer and producer who produced shows such as All in the Family, Sanford and Son and Maude. ... All in the Family is an acclaimed American situation comedy that was originally broadcast on the CBS television network from January 12, 1971 to April 8, 1979. ... Sanford and Son is an American sitcom that premiered on the NBC television network on January 14, 1972 and was broadcast for six seasons. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the television series. ... Diffrent Strokes is an American sitcom that aired on the NBC television network from 1978 to 1985, and on ABC from 1985 to 1986. ... The Facts of Life was an American sitcom which ran on the NBC network from August 24, 1979 to May 7, 1988. ... Whos the Boss? was an American television sitcom starring Tony Danza and Judith Light. ... Silver Spoons was a sitcom that aired on NBC from September 25, 1982 to May 11, 1986 and in first-run syndication from September 15, 1986 to March 4, 1987. ... Whats Happening Now!! was an American sitcom which ran in syndication from 1985 to 1988. ... Whats Happening!! is an American sitcom that ran on ABC from August 5, 1976 to April 28, 1979. ...

1986

  • The partnership between CPT and Embassy Television was called Columbia/Embassy Television (CET, simply referred to as Embassy Communications). CET continued to use CPT and EC as their separate names on the air. Embassy added a Coca-Cola byline this year.

Designing Women is an American television sitcom that centered around the working and personal lives of four women in an interior design firm in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Merv Griffin Entertainment logo, used since 1999 Merv Griffin Productions (later Merv Griffin Enterprises now Merv Griffin Entertainment) is a production outfit owned by television mogul Merv Griffin that was founded in 1964. ... Jeopardy redirects here. ... This article is about the current, syndicated nighttime edition of the U.S. game show, which began in 1983. ...

1987

  • The venture "Colex Enterprises" ended and the company was succeeded by Columbia Pictures Television Distribution (CPTD).
  • Coca-Cola launched a television distribution arm of CPT called Coca-Cola Telecommunications. This logo was only seen on the syndicated version of The Real Ghostbusters, Dinosaucers, and on Punky Brewster reruns, distribution of the latter show having been acquired from NBC.
  • A merger took place in 1987 when CET acquired TriStar Television (TSTV, first spelled Tri-Star) from partners CBS and HBO.
  • December 21: CET and TSTV merged to form a brand new Columbia Pictures Television, as part of the new Columbia Pictures Entertainment (CPE). A modified logo is made to reflect the changes, with a new byline and a new jingle.

The Real Ghostbusters was an American animated television series based on the hit 1984 film Ghostbusters. ... Dinosaucers was an animated television series created by DIC Entertainment in association with Ellipse Programme that originally aired on various UHF networks in the USA from 1987 to 1988, on the Family Channel between 1989 and 1991, and later in 1993 and again in 1995 on the USA Network. ... Punky Brewster was a popular sitcom in the 1980s. ... Tri-Star Television logo Image:TriStar Televsion. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). ...

1988

  • The shows that were produced by Embassy Communications were now produced by CPT, but in the closing credits, the copyright was going to the new ELP Communications.

1989

  • Sony Corporation bought CPT's parent, Columbia Pictures Entertainment, from Coke.

Sony Corporation (Japanese katakana: ソニー) (TYO: 6758), (NYSE: SNE) is a global consumer electronics corporation based in Tokyo, Japan. ...

The 1990s

1991

  • TriStar Television was re-created as a TV production label.

This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...

1994

  • CTT reran and produced the classic game show The Joker's Wild and is still being produced today.
  • CPT went on to produce the animated series, The Critic.
  • CTT acquires Bob Stewart Productions.

Columbia TriStar Television logo Columbia TriStar Television, Inc. ... Mervyn Edward Merv Griffin, Jr. ... Jeopardy redirects here. ... This article is about the current, syndicated nighttime edition of the U.S. game show, which began in 1983. ... Susan Stafford (b. ... Jack Barry (March 20, 1918 – May 4, 1984) was an American television game show host and producer, whose career was nearly ruined in the quiz show scandal of the late 1950s but who made a remarkable comeback over a decade later. ... Barry & Enright Productions (or simply referred to as: Jack Barry-Dan Enright Productions or Jack Barry & Dan Enright Productions), was a U.S. television production company that was formed in 1947 by Jack Barry and Daniel Enright. ... // The Jokers Wild was an American game show of the 1970s and 1980s, billed as the game where knowledge is king and lady luck is queen. ... For the play by Sheridan, see The Critic (play). ...

1995

  • Columbia TriStar Television Distribution (CTTD), the TV distribution arm of CTT, was created to distribute shows from its library, as well as produce and distribute new syndicated shows, and distribute the Columbia TriStar movie library.
  • Columbia TriStar International Television (CTIT), the international TV distribution arm of CTT, was formed to distribute its movie and TV libraries around the world.

Columbia Pictures logo, used only in the early-1990s Columbia Pictures, now Columbia-Tristar Pictures after their merger with the former Tristar Entertainment, is a film production company, and part of Sony Pictures Entertainment. ...

1996

Adelaide Productions is an animation division of Sony Pictures Television. ...

1997

Adelaide Productions is an animation division of Sony Pictures Television. ... Chuck Barris Productions was an American television production company that started in 1960 by Chuck Barris. ... Chuck Barris (born Charles Hirsch Barris on June 3, 1929) is an American game show producer of the 1960s and 1970s and author. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...

1998

  • The group celebrated 50 years of television entertainment since the re-activation of Screen Gems as Columbia's TV division.

Beakmans World is an educational childrens television show produced by ELP Communications, Columbia Pictures Television, Universal Belo Productions (a production company whose only apparent purpose was to produce this show), and Columbia TriStar Television Distribution. ...

1999

  • CTTD introduced Screen Gems Network, the first broadcasted show to air classic shows from the 1950s to the 1980s from the CTT vault and got cancelled in 2001.

Screen Gems Network (Abbreviaiton SGN) is an American program ran from 1999 to 2001, launched by Columbia TriStar Television Distribution. ... Mad About You is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from September 23, 1992, to May 24, 1999. ... The Cast of The Nanny The Nanny was an American sitcom that first aired on November 3, 1993 on CBS. It starred Fran Drescher as the nanny named Fran (as Ann Hampton Callaway sang in the theme she wrote). ... Early Edition is a television series on CBS that ran from September 28, 1996 to May 27, 2000. ... The TV comedy series Malcolm & Eddie starred Malcolm-Jamal Warner and Eddie Griffin for four seasons on UPN. The series was distributed by Columbia TriStar Television. ...

2000s

2001

  • July 2: CPT was folded into CTT, however, SPE kept the name CPT Holdings on The Young and the Restless.
  • CTT and CTTD merged to create Columbia TriStar Domestic Television (CTDT).

is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

2002

  • Between July and September: Sony Pictures announced that it would change its TV subsidiary from CTDT to Sony Pictures Television.

This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

Notes

CPT Holdings, Inc.

CPT Holdings, Inc.1 was introduced in 1974 as a copyrighting name and the holder for classic shows for Columbia Pictures Television from recent buyouts. It is currently a service mark of Sony Pictures Television


Other than its own series Designing Women and its daytime drama The Young and the Restless, the company holds What's Happening!!, The Joker's Wild, incarnations from Pyramid, The Dating Game, The Newlywed Game, and 3's a Crowd. Daytime television is the general term for television shows produced that are intended to air during the daytime hours. ... Threes a crowd was an unsuccessful game show that had two runs. ...


During the years of Columbia Pictures Television, the company identified itself in the credits as Columbia Pictures Television, CPT Holdings, Inc., Columbia Pictures Television, Inc. and Columbia Pictures Television Distribution.


Colex Enterprises

Colex Enterprises2 was created in 1984 as a partnership between CPT and Lexington Broadcast Services Co. The venture ended in 1987 and was succeeded by CPTD, which was succeeded in 1995 by CTTD, then in 2001 by CTDT which is now known as SPT since 2002. Colex Enterprises was a joint venture company between Columbia Pictures Television and Lexington Broadcast Services Company, active from 1984 to 1987. ...


Colex was most popularly known for distributing classic shows from the libraries of Screen Gems and CPT.


See also

Columbia TriStar Television logo Columbia TriStar Television, Inc. ... Tri-Star Television logo Image:TriStar Televsion. ... The Columbia Pictures logo from 1993 to the present Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. ... The TriStar Pictures logo from 1993 to the present TriStar redirects here. ...

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