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Background: Miller-Boyett-Warren Productions was formed in 1969 as Miller-Milkis Productions. In 1978, the company was renamed Miller-Milkis-Boyett Productions. In 1985, the company changed its name to Miller-Boyett Productions in 1985. Around 1997, producer Michael Warren ended his partnership with William Bickley and later joined the company and became "Miller-Boyett-Warren Productions". In 2013, Boyett returned to TV producing under his own production nameplate, Robert L. Boyett Productions. Two years later, Miller would return, resurrecting the company.

Miller-Milkis Productions[]

(October 10, 1972-May 10, 1983)

Nickname: "MM"

Logo: Just an in-credit logo with a criss-crossed bar with the letters "MM" and next to it is the text


MILLER-MILKIS


PRODUCTIONS, INC.

Variants:

  • On the 1972 TV movie Weekend Nun, and an early version of the Happy Days pilot (The Happy Days), it read:

A PARAMOUNT PRODUCTION

IN ASSOCIATION WITH

MILLER-MILKIS PRODUCTIONS, INC.

  • On season 1 of Happy Days, and early S1 episodes of Petrocelli, it read:

A PARAMOUNT TELEVISION

PRODUCTION

IN ASSOCIATION WITH

MILLER-MILKIS

PRODUCTIONS, INC.

  • On the pilot episode of Petrocelli, the symbol does not appear at all.
  • On season 2 of Happy Days and later S1 episodes of Petrocelli, it read:

IN ASSOCIATION WITH

MILLER-MILKIS

PRODUCTIONS, INC.

  • On season 3 of Happy Days and Season 2 of Petrocelli, the text read:

MILLER-MILKIS PRODUCTIONS IN ASSOCIATION WITH

  • Starting in the 1976 mid-season, this was added under "MILLER-MILKIS PRODUCTIONS, INC." on Season 1 of Laverne and Shirley:

AND


HENDERSON
PRODUCTION COMPANY, INC.

  • On the opening credits of some shows, this in-credit disclaimer appears:

A

THOMAS L. MILLER

EDWARD K. MILKIS

PRODUCTION

FX/SFX: None, just an in-credit logo.

Music/Sounds: The end theme of the show.

Availability: Saved on Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, and Mork & Mindy.

Miller-Milkis-Boyett Productions[]

(November 18, 1979-September 24, 1984)

Nickname: "MMB"

Logo: On a blue background, we see a still picture with a criss-crossed bar with "MM" and a "B" added next to the "MM" with a B-shaped box, and under that is A miller/milkis/boyett


PRODUCTION

written in yellow. On other shows such as Happy Days and Laverne & Shirley, it was used as an in-credit notice, similar to the Miller-Milkis one.

Variants:

  • Starting with the 1979 mid-season of Angie, it read:

MILLER-MILKIS-BOYETT

PRODUCTIONS


AND

HENDERSON

PRODUCTION COMPANY, INC.

  • From the 1981-82 season onward, it read on other Garry Marshall shows:

A

MILLER-MILKIS-BOYETT

PRODUCTION

AND

HENDERSON

PRODUCTION COMPANY, INC.

  • On Season 2 episodes of Bosom Buddies, there is an "In Association With" notice below.
  • On Goodtime Girls, the logo is superimposed with the IAW byline in the same font as the company name below.

FX/SFX: None; it's a still logo.

Music/Sounds: The end theme of the show.

Availability: Bosom Buddies was the only show to have the proper logo (except for the pilot episode, which had an in-credit notice), while the in-credit notice appears on the other shows. Both versions remain intact. The in-credit notice still survives on later seasons of Happy Days.

Miller-Boyett Productions[]

[]

(March 1, 1986-August 15, 1997)

Nickname: "Miller-Boyett"

Logo: Just an in-credit logo near the center (or bottom) of the screen with the text:

MILLER BOYETT
PRODUCTIONS


with or without a middle dot in between the last names. Would appear italicized on early season one episodes on Valerie. In 1987, the text was later changed to an italicized: Miller •Boyett
P R O D U C T I O N S

written in either gold, orange, yellow, or yellow-orange color with a drop shadow effect.

Variants:

  • Early appearances of the logo just showed it in the same font as the credits.
  • On reruns of On Our Own, the logo was placed over a time-lapse shot of the St. Louis skyline at dawn, which resembles an alternate shot of the intro's beginning (the original airings had the logo in-credit).
  • On the Hogan Family season 3 finale, "Close Encounters," the logo was in white while the credits were on a nighttime sky background.

FX/SFX: None, except on the season 6 Hogan Family episode "The Best of Friends, Worst of Times", where the credits scroll. Also, the On Our Own version had a time-lapse background.

Music/Sounds: The end-title theme, simple music, or lines from any show.

Availability: Seen on Full House, Family Matters, The Hogan Family, Perfect Strangers, Getting By, and Step by Step, among other M-B shows.

[]

(1986, October 25, 1996-July 17, 1998)

Nickname: "M/B"

Logo: On a black background, an yellow "M" in Elephant Italic drops down from the top left side of the screen, a "B" in the same style from the upper right side, and a slash wipes in upwards in-between (a la the Barbour/Langley Productions logo), all occuring at the same time as they make that "M/B". As they finish, the words "Miller-Boyett P R O D U C T I O N S" in the similar appearance as before, fade in off-center.

Trivia: Originally, this logo came out in 1986 as an in-credit logo on Valerie.

FX/SFX: The "M" flying down, the "B" flying in from the right, the slanted line drawing, the "Miller-Boyett Productions" text fading in. None for the still shot.

Music/Sounds: A 5-note piano tune. CBS airings from 1997-98 used a generic theme and sometimes a voice over. For the in-credit, it's the end-title theme.

Availability: Common. The in-credit logo is seen on later season episodes of Valerie (a.k.a. The Hogan Family for the U.S. syndication title). The animated version is seen on the last 2 seasons of Family Matters and Step by Step. This logo debuted at the same time as the Bickley-Warren "Static" logo.

[]

(February 26, 2016-June 2, 2020)

Nickname: "Miller-Boyett is Back, baby!", "Miller Returns Finally"

Logo: Same as the Robert L. Boyett Productions logo, but "MILLER" replaces "ROBERT L." in a thicker font.

FX/SFX: Same as the Robert L. Boyett Productions logo.

Music/Sounds: Same as the Robert L. Boyett Productions logo.

Availability: Common. It was seen on Fuller House.

Editor's Note: Same as the Robert L. Boyett Productions logo.

Miller-Boyett-Warren Productions[]

(1997-1999)

Logo: Against a rippling water background, the words "Miller", "Boyett", "Warren", and "productions", all transparent and in white (except for the first letters of the first three words, which are pinkish), come in from all sides of the screen. A brownish frame zooms out and surrounds them, along with the space being filled in with a brown marble texture. The words become less transparent, and are arranged kind of like this: Miller


Boyett


Warren


productions

FX/SFX: The words, background, and frame.

Music/Sounds: On Meego, the same piano tune from the previous logo, albeit slightly extended, plays, but on Two of a Kind, the end-title theme plays over the logo.

Availability: Near extinction. It appeared on Two of a Kind and Meego, which are hardly, if ever, re-aired.

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