Universal Television produces or co-produces series for primetime and late night, as well as long-form, reality and digital media projects for a variety of broadcast networks and other distribution platforms. Its current roster features critical favorite comedies "Parks and Recreation" and "The Mindy Project," as well as dramas "Parenthood," "Chicago Fire" and "Bates Motel," among others. Many of these series or creative talent have been honored with prestigious Emmy, Golden Globe, Peabody, SAG and AFI awards.
Additionally, the studio, along with Wolf Films, produces "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," which is part of the most successful drama series brand in television history, and is currently in its 15th season. New series from Universal Television include the comedies "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (starring Emmy winners Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher), "Sean Saves the World" (starring Emmy winner Sean Hayes), "About a Boy" (adapted by Emmy winner Jason Katims), "Growing Up Fisher" (from DJ Nash and Jason Bateman) and dramas "Ironside" (starring Blair Underwood), "Crossbones" (starring Emmy winner John Malkovich) and "Dracula" (starring Golden Globe winner Jonathan Rhys Meyers).
Universal Television has a rich legacy comprised of the merged entities of NBC Studios and the original Universal Television. The former NBC Studios first made its mark in the 1950s with NBC’s hit western "Bonanza" and went on to create more series, including "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," "Providence" and "Will & Grace." Universal Television was created in 1951, and its roster of memorable programs includes "Leave It to Beaver," "Columbo," "The Rockford Files," "Miami Vice" and numerous others.
Late-night programs include NBC’s successful "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," "Saturday Night Live" and "Last Call with Carson Daly."
Landmark programs in the long-form arena have included "Peter the Great" (winner of three Emmys), "An Early Frost" (winner of four Emmys and a Peabody Award), the acclaimed miniseries "Rich Man, Poor Man," and the first made-for-television movie, "See How They Run," which aired on NBC in 1964.