FilmRise has acquired Paul Brownstein Production's classic television series “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” “That Girl,” and “The Danny Thomas Show" ahead of its FilmRise Classic TV Channel launch. “These programs continue to resonate with audiences from generation to generation,” Max Einhorn, SVP Acquisitions, Co-Productions at FilmRisesaid. “They have stood the test of time and have become the foundation for the sitcoms that are created today. Marlo Thomas, Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Danny Thomas…proven talent that continues to entertain as their legacies live on.”
The deal between FilmRise and Paul Brownstein Productions grants FilmRise global TV and digital rights the programs. The deal was negotiated by Einhorn and Paul Brownstein at Paul Brownstein Productions. The company operates the FilmRise Streaming Network, comprised of 22 Apps on streaming devices such as Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Comcast Xfinity, iOS, Android, Apple TV, Cox Contour TV, and over a dozen FAST Channels available on platforms such as The Roku Channel, Samsung TV Plus, Vizio Watch Free, IMDbTV, among others.
Among the many iconic TV series and films available on FilmRise’s Classic TV Channel and App are “The Rifleman,” “3 rd Rock From The Sun,” “Grace Under Fire,” “Grounded For Life,” “Highway To Heaven,” “My Favorite Martian,” “Midsomer Murders,” “Sleepers”, “Dead Calm”, “Forensic Files,” and “Unsolved Mysteries with Robert Stack."“These shows define classic television. The comedy is timeless, and they have all been broadcast continuously for over 60 years. Thanks to FilmRise, the legacy streams on," Brownstein said.
“The Dick Van Dyke Show” won 2 Golden Globes and 15 Emmy Awards. It ran for five seasons with a total of 158 half-hour episodes. The series was centered around the work and home life of television comedy writer Rob Petrie, played by Dick Van Dyke. The show was created by Carl Reiner and also starred Mary Tyler Moore. The Dick Van Dyke Show was recently featured in Disney+ classic sitcom-inspired “WandaVision,” for which Dick Van Dyke himself consulted. “That Girl,” starring Marlo Thomas, debuted in 1966 and ran for five seasons. It won a Golden Globe Award and was nominated for 4 Emmys. Thomas played Ann Marie, an aspiring actress who moves from her hometown of Brewster, New York, to try to make it big in New York City. “The Danny Thomas Show” won 5 Emmys and ran from 1953-1964.
These programs continue to resonate with audiences from generation to generation. They have stood the test of time and have become the foundation for the sitcoms that are created today. Marlo Thomas, Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Danny Thomas…proven talent that continues to entertain as their legacies live on.” Max Einhorn SVP Acquisitions, Co-Productions, FilmRise