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Encyclopedia > Telepictures Productions

Telepictures is an American television syndication firm established in 1978 by Michael Garin. The company syndicated the Rankin-Bass library's holdings from 1974 to 1988. Under Telepictures' ownership, Rankin-Bass produced new and successful animated series; for example, ThunderCats. In addition, Telepictures has syndicated numerous television programs such as My Favorite Martian, Here's Lucy, and The People's Court and published Muppet Magazine. [[1]] In the television industry (as in radio), syndication is the sale of the right to broadcast programs to multiple stations, without going through a broadcast network. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Rankin-Bass (aka Videocraft International) is an American production company, known for its seasonal television specials. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... ThunderCats is an American animated television series developed by Rankin/Bass and distributed by Lorimar-Telepictures in 1983 based on the characters created by Tobin Ted Wolf. ... My Favorite Martian was an American television sitcom aired on CBS from September 29, 1963 to September 4, 1966 for 107 episodes (75 in black and white 1963-1965, 32 color 1965-1966). ... TV Guide cover, promoting Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burtons famous appearance on a 1970 episode of Heres Lucy Heres Lucy was Lucille Balls third network television sitcom. ... Judge Marilyn Milian, the current judge, has presided over cases since 2001. ...


In 1985, the company merged with Merv Adelson and Lee Rich's Lorimar Productions, creating Lorimar-Telepictures and assumed production and distribution of shows like Dallas and Knots Landing. The company also began distribution of first-run episodes of Mama's Family in June of 1986. 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lorimar Productions was an American television production company, active from 1968-1993. ... Lorimar-Telepictures is a television syndication firm established in 1986 with the merger of Lorimar Productions and Telepictures. ... The Southfork Ranch, home of the Ewing family The original cast of Dallas. ... This article is becoming very long. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... See also: 1985 in television, other events of 1986, 1987 in television and the list of years in television For the American network television schedule, please see 1986-87 American network television schedule. ...


In 1988, Warner Communications purchased the company and split the assets. Lorimar became a separate production entity, which would cease operation in 1993. Telepictures became Telepictures Productions, a producer of syndicated programming that Warner Bros. Television would distribute. The company produces the syndicated newsmagazine Extra and produced the now defunct Jenny Jones syndicated talk show. 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Warner Communications, formerly Kinney National Company, was the parent company for Warner Bros. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Warner Bros. ... Extra is a entertainment television news program covering events and celebrities which debuted in 1994 and continues into autumn 2005 with hosts Dayna Devon and Mark McGrath, and reporters Jerry Penacoli and Jon Kelly. ... Jenny Jones (born Janina Stranski on June 7, 1946) is a talk show host who hosted The Jenny Jones Show from 1991 to 2002. ...


Shortly after the purchase of Turner Entertainment, the company's syndication arm was relaunched as Telepictures Distribution. The company distributes non-Warner Bros. produced programming to which the syndication rights have been licensed to Warner and/or Turner as well as Warner properties such as re-runs of The West Wing and The Jamie Foxx Show. Turner Entertainment Company was established August 4, 1986 to oversee Turner Broadcastings film library after its acquisition of MGM/UA. In addition to the studio, Turner got its library, which included all of MGMs films, Warner Bros. ... Warner Bros. ... The West Wing is a popular and widely acclaimed American television serial drama created by Aaron Sorkin and produced and co-written by John Wells. ... The Jamie Foxx Show was an American television sitcom-comedy that aired on the WB Network from August 28, 1996 to January 14, 2001. ...


 
 

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