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20th Century Fox Television

Twentieth Century Fox Television Pictures, Inc.
Subsidiary of 20th Century Fox
Industry Television production
Founded 1949 (as TCF Television Productions, Inc.)
Headquarters Los Angeles, California, United States
Key people
Dana Walden and Gary Newman, co-chairs
Products Television programs
Revenue $11.7 billion USD (2006)
$845 million USD (2006)
Owner 21st Century Fox
Parent 20th Century Fox

Twentieth Century Fox Television (stylized as 20th Century Fox Television, also known as Fox Original Productions, Inc.) is the television production division of 20th Century Fox Film Corporation, and a production arm of the Fox Television Group (both are subsidiaries of the Fox Entertainment Group, in turn part of Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox). 20th Television is the syndication arm of 20th Century Fox Television.[1]

Contents

  • History 1
  • List of programs produced and distributed by 20th Century Fox Television 2
    • Television series 2.1
      • Live-action 2.1.1
      • Animation 2.1.2
    • Television films and specials 2.2
  • See also 3
  • References 4

History

20th Century Fox Television was formed in 1949 as other studios were branching out into television production as well. At that time, the company was known as TCF Television Productions, Inc. until 1955. TCFTV folded the operations of TV production companies it has acquired: Metromedia Producers Corporation in 1986, New World Entertainment in 1997, and MTM Enterprises in 1998, and is the current distributor (via its distribution division, 20th Television) for most of the shows originally produced by these companies.

Since 1986, 20th Century Fox Television has served as the Fox television network's official production arm (with Fox Television Studios being viewed as the network's unofficial television production division), producing the bulk of television series airing on the television network. 20CFT produced the first two series that aired on Fox's sister network, MyNetworkTV: Desire and Fashion House.

In 1989, 20th Century Fox Television's functions were taken over by Twentieth Television Corporation, a separate entity from 20th Century Fox Film Corporation. Both companies were subsidiaries of News Corporation unit Fox Inc.; the move was made to separate the television productions from the movie studio in order to increase the latter's output.[2] Following a 1994 restructuring of Fox's television production companies, 20th Television was refocused on syndication and "non-traditional programs," while network television programming once more came under the 20th Century Fox Television banner and returned to being a division of the movie studio.[3] In 1998, MTM folded into 20th Century Fox Television, but MTM was in-name only. In 2012, 20th Century Fox Television was reorganized as a separate unit of News Corporation; 20th Century Fox Television chairs Dana Walden and Gary Newman now report to Chase Carey, COO of 21st Century Fox.[4]

As is the case with most of its sibling studios, copyright notices of programming produced by either the television or syndication divisions bears the copyright of the overall film studio, i.e. "© (respective year) Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation".

Notable shows produced by 20th Century Fox Television include: M*A*S*H, Glee, How I Met Your Mother, Bones, Empire, Family Guy, 24, Modern Family, American Dad!, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Futurama, New Girl, and most notably The X-Files and The Simpsons.

In July 2014, it was announced that the operations of the Fox Broadcasting Company and 20th Century Fox Television will merge into a new unit, the Fox Television Group, which will be overseen by Walden and Newman.[5]

List of programs produced and distributed by 20th Century Fox Television

Television series

Live-action

Animation

Television films and specials

See also

References

  1. ^ "21st Century Fox Realigns TV Syndication, Distribution Biz Underdog/ 20th Century Fox TV".  
  2. ^ Horn, John (July 12, 1989). "20th Century Fox Restructures Film, Television Units".  
  3. ^ "2 Named to Executive Posts in Fox TV Restructuring".  
  4. ^ Finke, Nikki; Mike Fleming, Jr. (September 14, 2012). "SHOCKER! FOX SHAKEUP: Tom Rothman Exiting 20th Film Group; Jim Gianopulos Becomes Sole Chairman/CEO; 20th TV’s Dana Walden & Gary Newman Now Report To News Corp #2 Chase Carey".  
  5. ^ [2]
  6. ^ http://ctva.biz/US/Documentary/ThatsHollywood.htm
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