Columbia Pictures Television

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Columbia Pictures Television (CPT) was the second name of the Columbia Pictures television division Screen Gems (SG). The studio changed its name on September 4, 1974.



History

1974-1982

As the successor in interest to Screen Gems, it assumed productions of the daytime soap operas Days of our Lives and The Young and the Restless. During the 1970s and '80s, CPT made many co-productions with Spelling-Goldberg Productions, including S.W.A.T., Starsky & Hutch, Charlie's Angels, Fantasy Island, Hart to Hart, and T.J. Hooker. It also acquired the syndication rights to several independently produced series: Barney Miller from Danny Arnold, What's Happening! from Bud Yorkin, and Soap and Benson from Witt/Thomas/Harris Productions.

The Coca-Cola years and Columbia Pictures Entertainment

The 1980s brought significant changes to CPT. On June 22, 1982, The Coca-Cola Company bought Columbia Pictures.. New York Times. June 23, 1982. Retrieved 2010-03-14. In 1984, CPT joined forces with Lexington Broadcast Services Company by creating a joint venture between the two companies called Colex Enterprises to distribute library shows such as Father Knows Best and The...... ...
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