3 Arts Entertainment
Company typeSubsidiary
Founded1991; 33 years ago (1991)
Key people
  • Erwin Stoff
  • Michael Rotenberg
  • Howard Klein
ParentLionsgate Studios (majority stake)

3 Arts Entertainment is an American production company and talent management agency founded in 1991 by Erwin Stoff, Michael Rotenberg and Howard Klein.[1]

The company has gone on to produce TV shows such as King of the Hill, The Office, Everybody Hates Chris, Parks and Recreation, The Mindy Project, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, American Vandal as well as produce films Edge of Tomorrow, Unbroken and 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.[2] The first movie the company produced was the National Lampoon movie Loaded Weapon 1, which was released on February 5, 1993.

The company subsequently set up a deal with 20th Century Fox in 1993.[3] In 1996, 3 Arts made an alliance with CBS and Sony Pictures to launch 3 Arts Television which was dissolved by the end of the following year when it failed to produce any primetime TV projects for the network.[4] In 1999, 3 Arts Television was relaunched by NBC Studios executive David Bartis with a pact at Fox.[5]

Erwin Stoff founded the company with Michael Rotenberg and Howard Klein, who are all producers and talent managers. Managers Dave Becky, David Miner, Molly Madden and Nick Frenkel work at 3 Arts.[2][6] In 2003, 3 Arts received a television deal at 20th Century Fox Television.[7] In May 2018, Lionsgate acquired a majority stake in the company.[1][2]


On November 13, 2017, The Hollywood Reporter published that Pamela Adlon had fired Dave Becky after he was accused by five women of sexual misconduct in a publication by The New York Times.[8] In a publication by the Times, comedians Julia Wolov and Dana Min Goodman accused David Becky of informing them through their managers not to speak about their experience of Louis C.K. exposing himself and masturbating in front of them after a show in 2002.[9][10]

On June 23, 2020, following multiple sexual accusations, 3 Arts Entertainment ended their partnership with Chris D’Elia.[11][12]

Films produced

TV shows produced


Title Creator Network Original running Notes
Down the Shore Alan Kirschenbaum Fox 1992–1993 with Caravan Entertainment and HBO Independent Productions
Daddy Dearest Billy Van Zandt
Jane Milmore
1993 with Van Zandt/Milmore Productions and HBO Independent Productions
Beavis and Butt-Head Mike Judge MTV/Paramount+ 1993–1997; 2011; 2022–present with MTV Entertainment Studios, Judgemental Films, J. J. Sedelmaier Productions, Inc., Ternion Pictures (season 8), MTV Animation (seasons 1–8), Film Roman (season 8) and Titmouse, Inc. (season 9–)
King of the Hill Mike Judge
Greg Daniels
Fox 1997–2010 with Judgemental Films, Film Roman, Deedle-Dee Productions, 20th Television, and 20th Television Animation
Pauly Stan Zimmerman
James Berg
1997 with Zimmerman/Berg Productions, 20th Century Fox Television and Landing Patch Productions


Title Creator Network Original running Notes
The Mind of the Married Man Mike Binder HBO 2001-2002 with Comedy Arts Studios, Sunlight Productions and HBO Entertainment
Carnivàle Daniel Knauf 2003–2005
American Candidate R. J. Cutler Showtime 2004 with Actual Reality Pictures
The Office Greg Daniels
Ricky Gervais
Stephen Merchant
NBC 2005–2013 Uncredited
with Deedle-Dee Productions, Shine America and Universal Television
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Rob McElhenney FX/FXX 2005–present with RCG Productions and FX Productions
Everybody Hates Chris Chris Rock
Ali LeRoi
UPN/The CW 2005–2009 with CR Enterprises, Inc., Paramount Network Television, CBS Paramount Network Television
The Chelsea Handler Show E! 2006
Lucky Louie Louis C.K. HBO with Circus King, Snowpants Productions, and HBO Entertainment
Human Giant Aziz Ansari
Rob Huebel
Paul Scheer
Jason Woliner
MTV 2007–2008
The Starter Wife Gigi Levangie USA Network 2007 with Haypop Productions and McGibbon-Parriott Productions
Carpoolers Bruce McCulloch ABC 2007–2008 with T.R.O.N.T., DreamWorks Television, and ABC Studios
The Starter Wife Josann McGibbon
Sara Parriott
USA Network 2008 with McGibbon-Parriott Productions and Universal Cable Productions
D. L. Hughley Breaks the News CNN 2008–2009
Parks and Recreation Greg Daniels
Michael Schur
NBC 2009–2015 with Open 4 Business Productions, Deedle-Dee Productions, Fremulon, and Universal Television
The Goode Family Mike Judge
John Altschuler
Dave Krinsky
ABC 2009 with Ternion Pictures, and Media Rights Capital
Maneater Lifetime with Sony Pictures Television
Kings Michael Green NBC with J.A. Green Construction Corp., and Universal Media Studios
Bored to Death Jonathan Ames HBO 2009–2011 with Dakota Pictures, Fair Harbor Productions, and HBO Entertainment


Title Network Original running Notes
Louie FX 2010–2015 with Pig Newton, Inc. and FX Productions
Mario Lopez: Saved by the Baby VH1 2010–2011 with 51 Minds Entertainment
Living Loaded FX 2012 Never picked up to series
The Mindy Project Fox 2012–2017 with Universal Television, Kaling International and Open 4 Business Productions
Real Husbands of Hollywood BET 2013–2016
Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous MTV 2013
Brooklyn Nine-Nine Fox
2013–2021 with Universal Television, Fremulon and Dr. Goor Productions
Witches of East End Lifetime 2013–2014 with Curly Girly Productions and Fox 21
Broad City Comedy Central 2014–2019 with Paper Kite Productions, Jax Media and Comedy Partners
Saint George FX 2014 with Lionsgate Television, Wind Dancer Films and Travieso Productions
Friends of the People TruTV 2014–2015 with C-Moose Productions and Marobru Productions
Difficult People Hulu 2015–2017
Silicon Valley HBO 2014–2019 with HBO Entertainment, Judgmental Films, Altschuler Krinsky Works and Alec Berg Inc.
Mulaney Fox 2014–2015 with Universal Television, Broadway Video and Jurny Mulurny Television
Jessica Jones Netflix 2015–2019 uncredited
with Marvel Television, ABC Studios and Tall Girls Productions
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt 2015–2020 with Universal Television, Little Stranger and Bevel Gears
Idiotsitter Comedy Central 2015–2017 with Comedy Partners
Barely Famous VH1 2015–2016 with Good Clean Fun
Why? with Hannibal Buress Comedy Central 2015 with Comedy Partners
Mr. Robinson NBC with Cullen Bros. Television and Universal Television
Master of None Netflix 2015–2021 with Universal Television, Alan Yang Pictures, Oh Brudder Productions and Fremulon
Baskets FX 2016–2019 Produced on Season 1–2 with FXP, Brillstein Entertainment Partners, Pig Newton, Inc. (seasons 1–2) and Billios
Those Who Can't TruTV 2016–2019
Comedy Knockout 2016–2018
Stan Against Evil IFC with RadicalMedia
Lopez TV Land 2016–2017 with Dakota Pictures, Travieso Productions and Altschuler Krinsky Works
Better Things FX 2016–2017 Produced on Season 1–2 with FXP, Pig Newton, Inc. (seasons 1–2) and Slam Book, Inc.
Insecure HBO 2016–2021 with HBO Entertainment, Hoorae Media and Penny for Your Thoughts Entertainment
The Good Place NBC 2016–2020 with Fremulon and Universal Television
Man with a Plan CBS with Double Double Bonus Entertainment and CBS Television Studios
The Mick Fox 2017–2018 with BingBangBoom Productions and 20th Century Fox Television
Great News NBC with Universal Television, Little Stranger, Bevel Gears and Big Wig Productions
Marlon with Universal Television, Bicycle Path Productions and Baby Way Productions
Ghosted Fox with 20th Century Fox Television, Crowley Etten Productions, Afternoonnap, Additional Dialogue, TYPO Inc. and Gettin' Rad Productions
American Vandal Netflix with CBS Television Studios, Woodhead Entertainment, One Man Canoe and Funny or Die
The Comedy Get Down BET 2017
The Resident Fox 2018–present with Fuqua Films, Nickels Productions, Up Island Films and 20th Television
Champions NBC 2018 with Universal Television, Kaling International and Charlie Grandy Productions
Happy Together CBS 2018–2019 with CBS Television Studios, Fulwell 73, The Gary Breakfast Corporation and Page Entertainment
The Cool Kids Fox with 20th Century Fox Television, FX Productions, RCG Productions, Enrico Pallazzo and Nest Egg Productions
Making It NBC 2018–2021 with Universal Television Alternative Studio and Paper Kite Productions
Forever Amazon Video 2018
Russian Doll Netflix 2019–present with Universal Television, Paper Kite Productions, Jax Media, Avenue A and Shoot to Midnight
Tacoma FD TruTV
A Black Lady Sketch Show HBO with HBO Entertainment, For Better or Words Inc., Hoorae Media and Jax Media
Abby's NBC 2019 with Universal Television, Fremulon and Waila Inc. Productions
Four Weddings and a Funeral Hulu with MGM Television, Universal Television, Kaling International and Philoment Media
Sunnyside NBC/NBC app/NBC.com with Universal Television, Fremulon and Panther Co.


Title Network Original running Notes
Mythic Quest Apple TV+ 2020–present with RCG Productions, Ubisoft Film & Television and Lionsgate Television
Duncanville Fox 2020–2022 Uncredited
with Bento Box Entertainment, Paper Kite Productions, Scullys, Universal Television, Fox Entertainment and 20th Television Animation
Upload Amazon Prime Video 2020–present with Amazon Studios, Baral Waley Productions and Reunion Pacific Entertainment
Never Have I Ever Netflix 2020–2023 with Universal Television, Kaling International and Original Langster
Space Force 2020–2022 with Deedle-Dee Productions and Film Flam
The Fugitive Quibi 2020 with Thunder Road Films, Blackjack Films and Warner Bros. Television
The Duchess Netflix with Clerkenwell Films
Mr. Mayor NBC 2021–2022 with Little Stranger, Bevel Gears and Universal Television
Rutherford Falls Peacock with Fremulon, Pacific Electric Picture Company, and Universal Television[14]
Girls5eva Peacock/Netflix 2021–present with Little Stranger, Bevel Gears, Scardino & Sons and Universal Television
Hacks HBO Max with Fremulon, Paulilu, First Thought Productions and Universal Television
Q-Force Netflix 2021 with Fremulon, Hazy Mills Productions, Titmouse, Inc. and Universal Television
Ordinary Joe NBC 2021–2022 with Friend & Lerner Productions, 6th & Idaho, Universal Television and 20th Television
The Sex Lives of College Girls HBO Max 2021–present with Kaling International and Warner Bros. Television
Baking It Peacock 2021 with Universal Television Alternative Studio and Paper Kite Productions
Players Paramount+ 2022 with CBS Studios, Riot Games, Brillstein Entertainment Partners and Funny or Die[15]
Loot Apple TV+ 2022–present with Alan Yang Pictures, Normal Sauce, Animal Pictures, and Universal Television
101 Places to Party Before You Die TruTV 2022 with Shed Media, High & Mighty Productions, Close Wolf, Inc. and Artists First
Sprung Amazon Freevee with Amigos de Garcia Productions, Picrow and Amazon Studios
Welcome to Wrexham FX 2022–present with Boardwalk Pictures, DN2 Productions, Maximum Effort, FX Productions and RCG Productions
Lopez vs Lopez NBC with Mi Vida Loba, Mohawk Productions, Travieso Productions and Universal Television
Primo Amazon Freevee[16] 2023 with Universal Television, Amazon Studios and Fremulon
Will Trent ABC 2023–present with Selfish Mermaid and 20th Television
Velma HBO Max with Charlie Grandy Productions, Kaling International and Warner Bros. Animation[17]
Mulligan Netflix with Little Stranger, Bevel Gears, Means End Productions, Bento Box Entertainment and Universal Television
High Desert Apple TV+ with Apple Studios, Red Hour Films, Delirious Media, Spoon Productions, My Fist Productions, Radish Pictures and Ook Eik Productions
Project Greenlight: A New Generation Max with Hoorae Media, Miramax Television and Alfred Street Industries
Blue Eye Samurai Netflix with Netflix Animation, Blue Spirit and J.A. Green Construction Corporation[18]
Manhunt Apple TV+ 2024 with POV Entertainment, Dovetale Productions, Monarch Pictures, Walden Media, Lionsgate Television and Apple Studios
Nobody Wants This Netflix with Steven Levitan Productions and 20th Television[19]
Expecting Peacock TBA with Kaling International and Warner Bros. Television[20]
Everybody Still Hates Chris Paramount+ / Comedy Central with CR Enterprises, Inc., CBS Studios and MTV Entertainment Studios[21]
The Hunting Wives Starz with Lionsgate Television[22]


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