TriStar Television

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TriStar Television
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Founded 1986 (original launch)
1991 (re-launch)
May 28, 2015 (second re-launch)
Notable Works Mad About You
The Nanny

TriStar Television is an American television production company launched in 1986 by TriStar Pictures. CBS was a partner of the movie studio, but dropped out in 1985. HBO later dropped out in 1986.



TriStar Television formed when Tri-Star Pictures joined forces with Stephen J. Cannell Productions and Witt/Thomas/Harris Productions and created television distribution company TeleVentures. By December 1987, Coca-Cola owned about 80% of the Columbia Pictures Entertainment unit until January of 1988, when it was reduced down to 49%. TriStar then combined with Columbia Pictures Television and Embassy Television into the re-organized CPT name.

On May 28 2015, TriStar TV re-launched as a boutique production label for Sony Pictures Television. The revived studio was run by Suzanne Patmore-Gibbs until her death in March 2018 after being in-name-only for 15 years.

List of programs produced by TriStar Television

Original Company

Title Format Network Years
Downtown Crime drama CBS 1986–1987
Nothing in Common Sitcom NBC 1987
My Two Dads Sitcom NBC 1987–1990


Buck James Medical drama ABC 1987–1988


Werewolf Thriller FOX 1987–1988


Get a Life Comedy FOX 1990–1992


Charlie Hoover Sitcom FOX 1991
Forever Knight Fantasy detective drama CBS 1992–1993
Syndication 1993–1996
The Edge Variety comedy FOX 1992–1993
The Fifth Corner Mystery drama NBC 1992
Mad About You Sitcom NBC 1992–1999
Tribeca Drama FOX 1993
A League of Their Own Sitcom CBS 1993
The Nanny Sitcom CBS 1993–1999
Good Advice Sitcom CBS 1993–1994
The Mighty Jungle Sitcom The Family Channel 1994
TV Nation Activist satirical investigative reporting NBC 1994
FOX 1995
Can't Hurry Love Sitcom CBS 1995–1996


Hudson Street Sitcom ABC 1995–1996
Ned and Stacey Sitcom FOX 1995–1997
Simon Sitcom The WB 1995–1996
Dead By Sunset Mini-series NBC 1995
Early Edition Fantasy drama CBS 1996–2000

3 4

Malcolm & Eddie Sitcom UPN 1996–2000


Matt Waters Drama CBS 1996
Life...and Stuff Sitcom CBS 1997
The Tony Danza Show Sitcom NBC 1997–1998


The Simple Life Sitcom CBS 1998

1Folded into Columbia Pictures Television in January 1988.
2Produced until 1991 by New World Television.
3Co-production with CBS Productions.
4Folded into Columbia TriStar Television in 1999.
5Co-production with NBC Studios.

Revived Company

Title Format Network Years
Good Girls Revolt Period drama Amazon 2015–2016 1
The Last Tycoon Period drama Amazon 2016–2017 1
Shut Eye Drama Hulu 2016–2017
On Becoming a God in Central Florida Comedy Showtime 2019–present

1Co-production with Amazon Studios.

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