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This page is for the current incarnation of Paramount Television. For the previous incarnations, see Paramount Television (CBS).

Background[]

On March 4, 2013, Viacom president/CEO Philippe Dauman announced the relaunch of Paramount Television, adapting movies from their library into TV shows as its sole purpose. Shows announced at the time were adaptations of School of Rock, Galaxy Quest, and Minority Report, a live Grease musical, an adaptation of the memoir BettyvilleSmoke Gets in Your Eyes, and a prequel to Shutter Island named Ashecliffe, the latter in association with HBO. In January 2020, "Studios" was added to the division name.

1st Logo
(January 8-July 14, 2012)
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Logo: Technically just an in-credit logo. We see the Paramount Pictures print logo with the Viacom byline in the "Wigga Wigga" font with "In association with" above the logo.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: The closing theme of the program.

Availability: Ultra rare. Seen only on the short-lived series The Firm.

Editor's Note: Not the triumphant return to TV viewers had expected at the time. The fact that the wrong print logo was used made matters even worse.

2nd Logo
(September 21, 2015- )
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Nicknames: "2010s Mountain", "Ultra Majestic Mountain III"

Logo: On the background of the current Paramount logo, we see the mountain already in the distance. Then, 22 stars encircle the mountain. At the same time, one by one, the words "Paramount Television" zoom out to the top of the mountain. The 2005 Viacom byline fades in.

Trivia: The logo seems to be a throwback to the 1968 Paramount Television "Rising Circle" logo, such as the placement of "Television" to "Paramount" and both being above the peak of the mountain.

Variants:

  • Nearly a month after Minority Report premiered, starting with episode 4 ("Fredi"), the animation is slowed down.
  • A still version appears on Vinyl.
  • On TV airings of School of Rock, the logo is on the bottom-left corner of the screen, and is silent like other logos in Nickelodeon shows as the network only uses split-screen credits today.
  • One airing of Grease Live! showed the first couple seconds of the logo before cutting it off early due to time constraints.
  • Starting with later episodes of Vinyl, the logo was updated considerably. As with before the logo is still. A fully animated version didn't debut until Berlin Station premiered. Compared to the other versions, the animation is smoother, the stars are at an angle at first but tilt to position and the text has better animation (and also shines) and both the text and stars are a brownish color.
  • A new variant was introduced in 2017 where it's just a still image of the theatrical logo.
  • Starting from the rebrand, the logo is still, and now has "TELEVISION STUDIOS" written. The byline is way bigger and now is "A ViacomCBS Company".

FX/SFX: Like its movie counterpart, it has nice CGI.

Music/Sounds:

  • September 21, 2015: The last 5 notes of the 1975 "Paramount on Parade" fanfare.
  • September 28-November 30, 2015: The last bit of the current Paramount Pictures fanfare.
  • January 31, 2016: A longer, more majestic arrangement of the fanfare. Heard on Grease Live!.
  • March 12, 2016: The last 6 notes of the "Paramount on Parade" fanfare. Heard on School of Rock.
  • October 16, 2016: A re-orchestrated version of the Grease Live! fanfare. Heard on Berlin Station.
  • 2017-: Another re-orchestrated version of the Grease Live! fanfare.
  • On Shooter, while the closing theme to the show plays on the combo, by the time the Paramount logo shows up the music would fade out, thus making the logo silent.

Availability: Common. First seen on Minority Report, and would later appear on the HBO series Vinyl, and the Nickelodeon series School of Rock. Also appears on Grease Live!Berlin Station, and the Shooter TV series. The logo suprislngy appeared at the end of a November 4, 2017 TeenNick (NickSplat) airing of Hey Arnold!: The Movie.

Editor's Note: Although the reminiscent qualities of the logo may surprise some people, this is a noble effort to bring the Paramount name back to television.

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