|Former type Entertainment|
Defunct 11 January 1989
|Founded 21 April 1986|
Parent organization Warner Communications
|Industry Television and film production, syndication, home video, television broadcasting|
Fate Purchased by Warner Communications
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Lorimar-Telepictures was an entertainment company established on April 21, 1986 with the merger of Lorimar and Telepictures. Its assets included television production and syndication (which operated under the Lorimar-Telepictures name), feature films, home video, and broadcasting.
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- List of programs produceddistributed by Lorimar Telepictures
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The merger of Lorimar-Telepictures was announced on October 7, 1985, by Merv Adelson. On April 21, 1986, the merger was complete. Lee Rich, one of the founders of Lorimar, sold his shares in 1986 and left the company. On January 11, 1989, Warner Communications acquired Lorimar-Telepictures after shaking off the hostile takeover of the company.
List of programs produced/distributed by Lorimar-Telepictures
Note: All series listed here are now owned and distributed by Warner Bros. Television with a few exceptions.
Lorimar-Telepictures also distributed most pre-1990 DIC Entertainment and Saban Productions series in international markets; most of the DIC series are currently distributed by DHX Media, and most of the Saban series are currently distributed by Disney-ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution.
In the mid-1980s, Lorimar-Telepictures went into the broadcasting business by acquiring six television stations, which were as follows:
The success of this broadcast division was non-existent (including a failed attempt to buy WTVJ in Miami) resulting in the sale of each of these stations by 1991.