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Universal Television
Universal Television 2011.jpg
Founded 1963 (1st incarnation; reincorporated from Revue Studios)
2002 (2nd incarnation; reincorporated from Studios USA Television)
September 12, 2011 (current incarnation; reincorporated from Universal Media Studios)
Dissolved 1998 (1st incarnation; became Studios USA Television)
May 12, 2004 (2nd incarnation; merged with NBC Studios to become NBC Universal Television)
President Bela Bajaria
Notable Works The Virginian
Magnum, P.I.
Law & Order
House, M.D.
30 Rock
The Office

Universal Television is the television production unit of Universal Pictures, a division of NBCUniversal.


Historically, the studio has its main roots in two studios:

  • NBC Productions - founded 1947, and renamed NBC Studios in 1996
  • Revue Productions (founded in 1943, renamed Revue Studios in 1958, reincorporated as (the original) Universal Television in 1963, renamed Studios USA Television in 1998, and finally renamed Universal Network Television in 2002).

In 2004 NBC Studios and Universal Network Television merged, forming NBC Universal Television Studio, which was renamed Universal Media Studios in 2007, and finally Universal Television in 2011.

List of shows produced by Universal Television

Title Format Network Years
The Jack Benny Program Comedy CBS 1950–64 1
NBC 1964–65 1
Wagon Train Western NBC 1957–62
ABC 1962–65 1
The Virginian Western NBC 1962–71 1
McHale's Navy Military sitcom ABC 1962–66 1
The Munsters Horror sitcom CBS 1964–66
The John Forsythe Show Sitcom NBC 1965–66
Dragnet Crime drama NBC 1967–70 2
Ironside Crime drama NBC 1967–75
Adam-12 Crime drama NBC 1968–75 2
The Name of the Game Adventure/mystery NBC 1968–71
McCloud Crime drama NBC 1970–77
NBC Mystery Movie Movie of the week NBC 1971–77
McMillan & Wife Crime drama NBC 1971–77 3
Columbo Crime drama NBC 1971–79
ABC 1989–2003
Emergency! Action/medical drama NBC 1972–77 2
Kojak Crime drama CBS 1973–78
The Rockford Files Crime drama NBC 1974–80
Baretta Crime drama NBC 1975–78
Quincy, M.E. Crime drama NBC 1976–83 4
Battlestar Galactica Science fiction ABC 1978–79 4
The Incredible Hulk Action/science fiction CBS 1978–82
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century Science fiction NBC 1979–81 4
Galactica 1980 Science fiction ABC 1980 4
Magnum, P.I. Crime drama CBS 1980–88 4
Simon & Simon Crime drama CBS 1981–89
Knight Rider Action/science fiction NBC 1982–86 4
The A-Team Action drama NBC 1983–87 5
Charles in Charge Sitcom CBS 1984–85
Syndication 1987–90
Miami Vice Crime drama NBC 1984–89
Murder, She Wrote Mystery drama CBS 1984–96
Airwolf Action drama CBS 1984–86
USA 1987 6
Misfits of Science Science fiction NBC 1985–86
The Equalizer Crime drama CBS 1985–89
Coach Sitcom ABC 1989–97
Major Dad Sitcom CBS 1989–93
Quantum Leap Science fiction NBC 1989–93
Northern Exposure Comedy-drama CBS 1990–95
Law & Order Crime drama NBC 1990–2010 7 8
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Late-night talk/variety NBC 1992–2009 10
NBC 2010–present 10
Family Dog Animated sitcom CBS 1993 9
New York Undercover Crime drama FOX 1994–98 7
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Crime drama NBC 1999–present 7 11
Sitting Ducks Animated Cartoon Network 2001–03
Law & Order: Criminal Intent Crime drama NBC 2001–07 7 11
USA 2007–11
Monk Mystery/comedy-drama USA 2002–09 12 13
American Dreams Period comedy-drama NBC 2002–05 14 15
House, M.D. Medical drama FOX 2004–12 16
The Office Sitcom NBC 2005–13 16
30 Rock Sitcom NBC 2006–13 16
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Late-night talk/variety NBC 2009–present 17
Parks and Recreation Sitcom NBC 2009–present 17
Community Sitcom NBC 2009–present 17 18
Parenthood Comedy-drama NBC 2010–present 17
Whitney Sitcom NBC 2011–2013
Up All Night Sitcom NBC 2011–2012
Grimm Fantasy/mystery/crime drama NBC 2011–present
Smash Musical drama NBC 2012–2013 19
Go On Comedy-drama NBC 2012–2013
Animal Practice Sitcom NBC 2012
Guys with Kids Sitcom NBC 2012–2013
Chicago Fire Drama NBC 2012–present
The Mindy Project Sitcom FOX 2012–present
Do No Harm Drama NBC 2013
Bates Motel Suspense/thriller A&E 2013–present
Hollywood Game Night Game show NBC 2013–present
Brooklyn Nine-Nine Sitcom FOX 2013–present
The Blacklist Crime drama NBC 2013–present 18
Crossbones Period drama NBC 2013–present
Dracula Horror drama NBC 2013–present
Ironside Crime drama NBC 2013
Sean Saves the World Sitcom NBC 2013–2014
Chicago PD Crime Drama NBC 2014–present 7
About a Boy Sitcom NBC 2014–present

1 Produced until 1963 by Revue Studios
2 Co-produced with Mark VII Limited
3 Co-produced with Talent Associates
4 Co-produced with Glen A. Larson Productions
5 Co-produced with Stephen J. Cannell Productions
6 Produced in 1987 by MCA Television
7 Co-produced with Wolf Films
8 Produced from 1998 to 2002 by Studios USA Television, from 2004 to 2007 by NBC Universal Television and from 2007 to 2010 by Universal Media Studios
9 Co-produced with Nelvana Limited, Amblin Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television
10 Produced from 1992 to 1996 by NBC Productions, from 1996 to 2004 by NBC Studios, from 2004 to 2007 by NBC Universal Television and from 2007 to 2009 and 2010 to 2011 by Universal Media Studios
11 Produced until 2002 by Studios USA Television, from 2004 to 2007 by NBC Universal Television and from 2007 to 2011 by Universal Media Studios
12 Co-produced with Touchstone Television
13 Produced from 2004 to 2007 by NBC Universal Television and from 2007 to 2009 by Universal Media Studios
14 Co-produced with Dick Clark Productions
15 Co-produced with NBC Studios from 2002 to 2004, then solely by NBC Universal Television following the merger of the two companies
16 Produced until 2007 by NBC Universal Television and from 2007 to 2011 by Universal Media Studios
17 Produced until 2011 by Universal Media Studios
18 Co-produced with Sony Pictures Television
19 Co-produced with DreamWorks Television

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