What tv shows does Warner Brothers control?...

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  1. todd s

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    Joseph DeMartino posted in another thread that Warner is looking into doing more tv shows on dvd. Just curious as to what shows they own the rights for? Here is what I know:

    -Babylon 5 (oh please release this!)

    -Seinfeld

    -ER

    -The Flash

    -Batman/Superman animated shows (which are starting to come out)
     
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    Well, any DC comics production is Warner Bros.
     
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    Umm, well, there's absolutely no chance they would release it on DVD, but I really like the game show Street Smarts. It's fun, it's rewatchable, and WB would be crazy to do it! I can hope though. I'd love to have the episode with Jenny from Canada on DVD. [​IMG]
     
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    All Hanna Barbera pull the mask off, cartoon mysteries.

    IIRC: Dukes of Hazzard

    Wonder Woman

    The Flash

    The A*Team

    ER

    Growing Pains

    That's all I can think of now.
     
  5. John Kilduff

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    I think they got MGM's TV output pre-1986 in the Turner buy-out (note: this doesn't include MGM shows that were still in production. While "Fame" the movie is owned by Warner, the TV show is still owned by MGM because it went off the air in '87. Go figure!).

    What shows these were? Can't help you, man.

    Sincerely,

    John "Um, Universal owns 'The A-Team'" Kilduff
     
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    I believe this list is reasonably accurate, but by no means complete. Does not include any MGM series:

    Babylon 5

    Change of Heart

    The Drew Carey Show

    ER

    Friends

    Gilmore Girls

    Maybe It's Me

    Nikki

    Smallville

    The West Wing

    Witchblade

    Batman Beyond

    Cats & Dogs

    The God & Devil Show

    Various versions of Superman

    7th Heaven

    Brimstone

    Family Matters

    Jesse

    Jack & Jill

    Living Single

    Murphy Brown

    Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher

    Norm

    Step by Step

    Suddenly Susan

    The Brian Benben Show

    The Fugitive

    The Jamie Foxx Show

    The Parent 'Hood

    The Wayans Bros.

    Thieves

    Third Watch

    Trinity

    Vengence Unlimited

    Veronica's Closet

    Zoe
     
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    South Park
     
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    They also own the United Artists Television (which is how Turner obtained the 1934-August 1948 Color WB cartoons and also all the 1933-1957 Popeye cartoons) libary.

    Gilligan's Island is part of that package.
     
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    One of the two best science-fiction programs ever made, "Max Headroom"... I think.
     
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    WB also owns all the Lorimar shows (including Dallas)
     
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    Of pre-1990s shows I can think of off the top of my head they own:

    ALF (independently produced, but Warner bought syndication rights)

    Mama's Family (same as above)

    Night Court

    Alice (and short-lived spinoff)

    77 Sunset Strip

    Perfect Strangers (Lorimar production)

    The Waltons (Lorimar)

    Apple's Way (Lorimar)
     
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    Add "V - The Series" to this list.
     
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    And thanks to the magic of video (and her career apparently dead-ending after "The Flash"), she never gets older. [​IMG] Mmmm...
    And I only said "one of the two best" because I wouldn't want to have to choose between it and "StarCops". But "Max Headroom" was so far ahead of its time 15 years ago that I don't think SF on TV has caught up yet.
     
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    They own the Lorimar shows huh? My wife would do the serious happy dance if they released Knot's Landing on dvd. [​IMG]
    Thanks for reminding me about that short lived show "Vengeance Unlimited". It starred Michael Madsen and was great.
     
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    Add to the list: "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman", starring Dean Cain & Teri Hatcher![​IMG]
     
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    I would think that ER would be a no-brainer for the next series after Friends to be released. After all, it's already been released overseas (Japan), in anamorphic widescreen no less, and it's been the number one show in the US several times during it's run.
     
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    Warner Brothers does NOT own the United Artists TV library.

    MGM does. Titles like OUTER LIMITS and THE PATTY DUKE SHOW were released on laser disc by MGM UA. The only UA show that went with Turner was GILLIGAN'S ISLAND.

    Warner also owns a lot of classic TV such as THE F.B.I., SURFSIDE 6, 77 SUNSET STRIP, THE ROARING TWENTIES, F-TROOP,CHEYENNE, MAVERICK, SUGARFOOT, etc.
     

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