A banner that was once a familiar sight on television is preparing for a comeback. Writing on Deadline.com, Nellie Andreeva reports that Sony Pictures Television is set to revive the TriStar Television brand.
Sony is reportedly bringing back the banner as a boutique production unit.
“I hear it would be run by Suzanne Patmore Gibbs, who would segue to the new position after a three-year stint as EVP drama development for Sony Pictures Television,” Andreeva reports. “The new division is expected to tackle a small number of projects, including Sony’s 1970s drama ‘The Good Girls Revolt,’ which is being picked up to pilot by Amazon.”
The TriStar Television banner, with its familiar flying horse logo, was behind TV shows on all of the major broadcast nets from the banner’s launch by TriStar Pictures in 1986 through the 1990s. Among them: NBC’s “Mad About You,” CBS’s “The Nanny,” Fox’s “Ned & Stacey” and ABC’s “The Dana Carvey Show.”