|Defunct||September 6, 2013|
|Fate||Folded into Amblin Television|
DreamWorks Animation Television
Paramount Television Studios (pre-2008 only)
DreamWorks Television was an American television distribution and production company based in Universal City, California, that was a division of DreamWorks. It folded into Amblin Television in 2013.
DreamWorks Television was formed in December 1994 as DreamWorks Pictures agreed to a $200 million seven-year television production joint venture with the Capital Cities/ABC. The company was set up to produce series for broadcast networks, cable channels and first run syndication with no first look for the ABC Network, but financial incentives favored ABC. The first show, Champs, was scheduled as a mid-season replacement for the ABC network. Dan McDermott was named division chief executive in June 1995. DreamWorks Television's first success was Spin City on ABC. The Walt Disney Company bought Capital Cities/ABC in February 1996.
In 1997, DreamWorks Television had a falling-out with NBC over the development of various TV shows. The dispute was eventually settled, and went to being a development slater for NBC in 1998. In 1998, DreamWorks has struck a deal with Paramount Domestic Television to syndicate Spin City for off-net syndication.
In 2002, the company's joint venture agreement with ABC ended. This agreement was replaced by a development agreement with NBC with a first look clause, financing for series pickups by the network while taking a financial stake in the show. DreamWorks Television could finance shows sold to other outlets, and NBC paid an annual fee to it.
The entire pre-2008 DreamWorks Television catalogue is currently owned and distributed worldwide by CBS Media Ventures with the exception of the programs Line of Fire, Carpoolers and Oliver Beene (distributed by Disney–ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution), Las Vegas (distributed in North America by NBCUniversal Television Distribution and internationally by MGM Worldwide Television Distribution), Father of the Pride (distributed by NBCUniversal Television Distribution), Off Centre (distributed by Warner Bros. Television), Band of Brothers (distributed by HBO Enterprises), Miracle Workers (distributed by Entertainment One), and Rescue Me (distributed by Sony Pictures Television); Paramount also co-distributes the following DWTV programs including The Job (with Disney-ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution), Boomtown (with NBCUniversal Television Distribution in North America and MGM Worldwide Television Distribution outside North America) and Alienators: Evolution Continues (North American joint distribution with WildBrain; international joint distribution to the series has been held by Sony Pictures Television and WildBrain). In 2011, Netflix made a streaming deal with DreamWorks gaining the rights for streaming its movies, TV shows and TV shows specials.
|Spin City||1996–2002||ABC||Co-production with Ubu Productions and Lottery Hill Entertainment|
|Toonsylvania||1998||FOX||Produced by DreamWorks Television Animation|
|Invasion America||1998||The WB||Produced by DreamWorks Television Animation|
|It's Like, You Know...||1999–2000||ABC|
|Freaks and Geeks||1999–2000||NBC||Co-production with Apatow Productions|
|The Others||2000||NBC||Co-production with NBC Studios and Delusional Films|
|Battery Park||2000||NBC||Co-production with Ubu Productions|
|The Job||2001–2002||ABC||Co-production with The Cloudland Company, Apostle and Touchstone Television|
|Band of Brothers||2001||HBO||Miniseries; co-production with Playtone|
|Alienators: Evolution Continues||2001–2002||Fox Kids||Copyright only; Produced by Columbia TriStar Television outside North America with DIC Entertainment and The Montecito Picture Company|
|Undeclared||2001–2002||FOX||Co-production with Apatow Productions|
|Off Centre||2001–2002||The WB||Co-production with Weitz, Weitz & Zuker and Warner Bros. Television|
|Boomtown||2002–2003||NBC||Co-production with Nemo Films and NBC Studios|
|Oliver Beene||2003–2004||FOX||Co-production with Steven Levitan Productions, ge.wirtz Films and 20th Century Fox Television|
|Las Vegas||2003–2008||NBC||Co-production with Gary Scott Thompson Productions and NBC Studios, later NBC Universal Television Studio and later Universal Media Studios|
|Line of Fire||2003–2004||ABC||Co-production with Battle Plan Productions, Steven Bochco Productions and Touchstone Television|
|Rescue Me||2004–2011||FX||Co-production with The Cloudland Company, Apostle and Sony Pictures Television|
|Father of the Pride||2004–2005||NBC||Produced by DreamWorks Television Animation|
|The Contender||2005–2008||NBC/ESPN/Versus||Co-production with Mark Burnett Productions and ESPN Original Entertainment (seasons 2–3; 2006–07)|
|Into the West||2005||TNT||Miniseries|
|Dog Bites Man||2006||Comedy Central|
|On the Lot||2007||FOX||In association with Amblin Entertainment and Mark Burnett Productions|
|Carpoolers||2007–2008||ABC||Co-production with T.R.O.R.T., 3 Arts Entertainment and ABC Studios|
|United States of Tara||2009–2011||Showtime||Co-production with Showtime Networks|
|The Pacific||2010||HBO||Miniseries; co-production with Playtone|
|Falling Skies||2011–2015||TNT||Season 1–3 produced by DreamWorks Television; Seasons 4–5 produced by Amblin Television|
|Smash||2012–2013||NBC||Co-production with Universal Television and Madwoman in the Attic, Inc.|
|The Americans||2013||FX||Pilot; co-production with Fox Television Studios and FX Productions|
TV specials produced by DreamWorks Television:
These are TV series produced by DreamWorks Animation (DWA) that were distributed by DWTV around the world. In 2004, the animation division of DreamWorks was spun off as a separate company (and now bought by NBCUniversal in 2016) and thus animated shows after 2004 do not apply here.
DreamWorks Television is also credited as an executive producer on the pilot, which is being produced by Fox Television Studios and FX Productions.