With Network Orders Coming In, Which Studio Sold the Most Shows? THR
In a close race among the top studios, one studio has claimed the No. 1 spot in orders for the 2012-13 television season, according to The Hollywood Reporter. With orders to all five broadcast networks, Warner Bros. TV led the way by selling nine programs.
Eight of the Warner Bros. TV shows are dramas, with CBS's "Partners" being the studio’s only ordered comedy, the story notes. Among the dramas are two projects from Greg Berlanti -- the CW's "Arrow" and CBS's "Golden Boy" -- and two from Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage -- the CW's "The Carrie Diaries" and "Cult."
Close behind in second place is Universal Television, which sold eight shows. The studio has tried to push beyond NBC, and sold Mindy Kaling's comedy to Fox. Among its other ordered shows are Matthew Perry's "Go On" and "Guys with Kids," both ordered by NBC.
CBS Television Studios ranked third, with seven ordered shows. The studio sold four projects to CBS and two to the CW. Its projects include "Elementary," ordered by CBS, and the CW's "Beauty and the Beast."
ABC Studios was fourth with six shows; 20th Century Fox and Sony Pictures tied for fifth place with five ordered programs; and Lionsgate had two ordered shows.