The Best of Screen Gems/Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Television

In the early days of television, it was practically verboten for a major studio to get into television production. Screen Gems, once the animation side of Columbia Pictures (1940-1946) was revived in 1948 to supply product to the growing television industry. Thus, Columbia became the first major to enter the new medium of television broadcasting. After many years of success it became Columbia Pictures Television on 6 May 1974 until Sony (Columbia's present owner) renamed the operation Sony Pictures Television 16 September 2002. The following are the best of the original studio productions (and early Hanna-Barbera, Castle Rock & TriStar product is included).
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1.
Breaking Bad (2008 TV Series)
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A high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer turns to manufacturing and selling methamphetamine in order to secure his family's financial future. (49 mins.)
“ Emmy Winner: Best Drama Series (2012 - 2013) ” - TheFabulousThomasJ
 
2.
Seinfeld (1989 TV Series)
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The continuing misadventures of neurotic New York stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his equally neurotic New York friends. (22 mins.)
“ Emmy Winner: Outstanding Comedy Series (1992 - 1993) ” - TheFabulousThomasJ
 
3.
The Young and the Restless (1973 TV Series)
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Set in Genoa City, Y&R is the long-running soap that tells the story of the struggle behind the business- and sex-savvy Abbott and Newman clans. (60 mins.)
“ Emmy Winner: Best Daytime Drama ” - TheFabulousThomasJ
 
4.
The Monkees (1966 TV Series)
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The misadventures of a struggling rock band. (30 mins.)
“ Emmy Winner: Best Comedy Series (1966 - 1967) ” - TheFabulousThomasJ
 
5.
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950 TV Series)
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Neighbor Blanche Morton frequently joins Gracie in escapades which annoy hubby Harry and provide George with an opportunity to offer a humorous soliloquy. (30 mins.)
 
6.
Bewitched (1964 TV Series)
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A witch married to an ordinary man cannot resist using her magic powers to solve the problems her family faces. (25 mins.)
 
7.
The Flintstones (1960 TV Series)
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The misadventures of a modern stone-age family and friends. (30 mins.)
 
8.
Days of Our Lives (1965 TV Series)
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A chronicle of the lives, loves, trials and tribulations of the citizens of the fictional city of Salem. (60 mins.)
“ Emmy Winner: Best Daytime Drama ” - TheFabulousThomasJ
 
9.
Father Knows Best (1954 TV Series)
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The popular radio show comes to life in this hit sitcom about a wise family man, Jim Anderson, his common-sense wife Margaret and their children Betty... (30 mins.)
 
10.
The Partridge Family (1970 TV Series)
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The humourous adventures of a family of pop musicians. (30 mins.)
 
11.
I Dream of Jeannie (1965 TV Series)
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A United States astronaut finds his life vastly complicated when he stumbles on to a bottle containing a female genie. (30 mins.)
 
12.
Designing Women (1986 TV Series)
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The misadventures of four women and their handyman running a design firm in Atlanta, Georgia. (30 mins.)
 
13.
Soap (1977 TV Series)
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The soap-operish antics of two families: the Campbells and the Tates. (30 mins.)
 
14.
The Donna Reed Show (1958 TV Series)
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Another popular 1950's sitcom about a close family. The Stones consist of loving homemaker Donna, her pediatrician husband Alex... (30 mins.)
 
15.
Mad About You (1992 TV Series)
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Light television comedy featuring Paul and Jaime Buchman as a recently married couple in New York City. They point out the gentle humor of domesticity and in the everyday situations of life. (22 mins.)
 
16.
Community (2009 TV Series)
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A suspended lawyer is forced to enroll in a community college with an eclectic staff and student body. (22 mins.)
 
17.
The Jetsons (1962 TV Series)
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The misadventures of a futuristic family. (25 mins.)
 
18.
Route 66 (1960 TV Series)
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The adventures of two young drifters across America on Highway Route 66. (60 mins.)
 
19.
NewsRadio (1995 TV Series)
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The workplace sitcom "NewsRadio" explores the office politics and interpersonal relationships among the staff of WNYX NewsRadio... (23 mins.)
 
20.
Jonny Quest (1964 TV Series)
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The Quest family and their bodyguard investigate strange phenomena and battle villains around the world. (30 mins.)
 
21.
Fantasy Island (1977 TV Series)
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Accounts of visitors to a unique resort island in the Pacific Ocean that can fulfill literally any fantasy requested, but rarely turn out as expected. (60 mins.)
 
22.
Gidget (1965 TV Series)
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Frances "Gidget" Lawrence lives with her widowed college professor father in Southern California. Anne... (30 mins.)
 
23.
My Two Dads (1987 TV Series)
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When Marcy Bradford dies, she leaves her teen-age daughter Nicole in the custody of a father she has never met; or rather... (30 mins.)
 
24.
Family (1976 TV Series)
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The joys and heartaches of the Lawrence family of Pasadena, California. (60 mins.)
Director: Edward Zwick
 
25.
Police Story (1973 TV Series)
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Classic anthology series, which details the personal lives of the men and women of the Los Angeles Police Department... (120 mins.)
 
26.
Dennis the Menace (1959 TV Series)
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Television episodes built around the same sorts of incidents found in Hank Ketcham's long-running comic strip. (30 mins.)
 
27.
The Boondocks (2005 TV Series)
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Based on the comic strip, Huey and Riley move away from the city and out to the suburbs with their irascible grandfather. Biting socio-political commentary ensues. (22 mins.)
 
28.
Hart to Hart (1979 TV Series)
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The globe-trotting adventures of amateur detectives Jonathan and Jennifer Hart. (60 mins.)
 
29.
Police Woman (1974 TV Series)
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This was the first TV cop show to feature a female lead - Sergeant "Pepper" Anderson, an undercover cop for the Criminal Conspiracy Unit of the Los Angeles Police Department. (60 mins.)
 
30.
Naked City (1958 TV Series)
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The cases of the NYPD's 65th Precinct. (60 mins.)
 
31.
The Yogi Bear Show (1961 TV Series)
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Yogi, a smooth, talkative forest bear looks to raid park goers picnic baskets, while Park Ranger Smith tries to stop him. (30 mins.)
 
32.
Justified (2010 TV Series)
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Old-school U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens is reassigned from Miami to his childhood home in the poor, rural coal-mining towns in Eastern Kentucky. (44 mins.)
 
33.
Just Shoot Me! (1997 TV Series)
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Hot-tempered journalist Maya Gallo got herself fired from yet another job when she made an anchorwoman... (30 mins.)
Director: Richard Boden
 
34.
Hazel (1961 TV Series)
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George Baxter was a highly successful corporation lawyer who was always in control of everything at the office... (30 mins.)
 
35.
The Nanny (1993 TV Series)
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After being fired from her job and dumped by her boyfriend, a cosmetics saleswoman becomes the nanny to the three children of a rich British widower. As time passes, the two fall for each other. (22 mins.)
 
36.
The Flying Nun (1967 TV Series)
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The misadventures of a nun who can fly and her convent and neighbours. (30 mins.)
 
37.
Here Come the Brides (1968 TV Series)
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The adventures of a logging work team and the marriageable single women sent to them in post-American Civil War Seattle in the Washington Territory. (60 mins.)
 
38.
Party of Five (1994 TV Series)
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Five siblings are left to find their own way in the world when their parents are killed by a drunk driver... (60 mins.)
 
39.
Dawson's Creek (1998 TV Series)
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Four friends in a small coastal town help each other cope with adolescence. (60 mins.)
 
40.
The Huckleberry Hound Show (1958 TV Series)
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Huckleberry Hound is a blue-haired Southern dog with a fondness for the song, "My Darling, Clementine"... (30 mins.)
 
41.
Hannibal (2013 TV Series)
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Explores the early relationship between the renowned psychiatrist and his patient, a young FBI criminal profiler, who is haunted by his ability to empathize with serial killers. (44 mins.)
 
42.
Punky Brewster (1984 TV Series)
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Punky Brewster is a show about a girl named Penelope "Punky" Brewster. She is abandoned with her dog... (30 mins.)
 
43.
The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (1954 TV Series)
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Rusty was orphaned in an Indian raid. He and his dog Rin Tin Tin were adopted by the troops at Fort Apache in Arizona, and helped establish law and order in and around Mesa Grande. (30 mins.)
 
44.
Who's the Boss? (1984 TV Series)
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Tony Micelli, a retired baseball player, becomes the housekeeper of Angela Bower, an advertising executive in New York. Together they raise their kids, Samantha Micelli and Jonathon Bower, with help from Mona Robinson, Angela's man-crazy mother. (30 mins.)