Brad Grey Television

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Background: Brad Grey Television (formerly known as "Brillstein-Grey Entertainment", "Brillstein-Grey Communications" and "Brillstein-Grey Productions", first known as Bernie Brillstein Productions) is a talent management film and television production company formed in 1986, founded by Brad Grey and Bernie Brillstein. It was based on the roots of The Brillstein Company. By the end of 90's, the television unit was renamed Brad Grey Television. Brad Grey died on May 14, 2017.


Bernie Brillstein Productions

(1986?-1990?) Henson Associates/ Bernie Brilstein Television Logo: No real logo; just part of an in-credit notice with "BERNIE BRILLSTEIN PRODUCTIONS, INC." with "All Rights Reserved" and other company info above.

FX/SFX: None, unless one counts the activity that goes on in the credits, if any.

Music/Sounds: The closing theme to the program.

Availability: Extinct. Only seen on the pilot for Puppetman.

Editor's Note: None.

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Brillstein-Grey Entertainment

1st Logo (1990-1992) Brillstein-Grey ProductionsBrillstein/Grey ProductionsBrillstein/Grey Productions (Jackie Bison version)Brillstein-Grey Productions (1990)Brillstein-Grey Productions (1990) Brillstein Grey Productions (1990 - Normal Life)Brillstein Grey Productions (1991 - IAW)


Logo: Against a blue background, we see the letters "BGP" (in green with pink outlining) zooming out and panning over against the large blue diamond with a green border outline. While the letters pan over, the gray and pink gradient curved rectangular shape with "BRILLSTEIN-GREY" in spaced-out letters and in curved yellow-orange text, appears zooming out from above and the light pink and gray gradient rectangular shape with "PRODUCTIONS" (in black) again in spaced-out letters, zooming out from below and making a stop in front of "BGP" forming the logo.

Variants: On Dennis Miller: Black & White, the logo is in B&W, keeping consistent with the black and white coloring of the program. On some programs, there is copyright info underneath. Penn & Teller: Don't Try This at Home! has "©1990 Brillstein/Grey Productions" while The Jackie Bison Show has "©1990 The JB Venture", Normal Life has "(C) 1990 All Rights Reserved" and Richard Lewis: I'm Doomed just has a simple "©1990". All of these copyright notices appear below in white Arial font with shadow effects except for the Richard Lewis special. On the short-lived Fox sitcom Charlie Hoover, the logo is shortened and has the words "in association with" beneath.

FX/SFX: The logo panning over.

Music/Sounds: A short piano entry ending in a sudden horn note. On Garry Shandling: Stand-Up, the logo is silent. The closing theme to the program was also used.

Availability: Rare. Appears on the HBO special episode Dennis Miller: Black & White, Penn & Teller: Don't Try This at Home!, which can be found on VHS in the UK from Fremantle International, Garry Shandling: Stand-Up on VHS from PolyGram Video, The Dennis Miller Show, The Jack Bison Show and Normal Life, all three long gone outside of old VHS recordings long gone outside of old recordings, and Richard Lewis: I'm Doomed on VHS. Possibly appeared on the sitcom Good Sports.

Editor's Note: None.


2nd Logo (May 17, 1992-Early 1995) Brillstein-Grey Entertainment (1994)

Logo: Against a white background, the letters "BGE" fade in and split making three slashes "/" appear zooming in between each letter. At the same time, the words, "BRILLSTEIN-GREY ENTERTAINMENT" set in Futura Condensed Medium font, appears underneath. The copyright stamp appears underneath the logo.

Variant: On The Larry Sanders Show, the copyright stamp for Partners with Boundaries Productions appears underneath.

FX/SFX: The letters splitting.

Music/Sounds: None, or the ending theme of the show.

Availability: Appears on the first three seasons of The Larry Sanders Show. Also seen on Dennis Miller special episodes made in 1994, Life on Mars and The Please Watch the Jon Lovitz Special.

Editor's Note: None.


3rd Logo (March 21, 1995-November 9, 1999)

Brillstein-Grey Entertainment (1999)Brillstein-Grey Entertainment (1998, Copyright Notice)Brillstein-Grey Entertainment (1998)Brillstein-Grey Communications (1996)Brillstein-Grey Communications (1996, Variant)Brillstein-Grey Entertainment/Universal Studios (1999)

Logo: On a sea blue cloudy background, we see a stylized "BGE", made out of stone with the words "BRILLSTEIN-GREY ENTERTAINMENT" with it's glow behind it, under the logo. The logo is shining, (also tinted in cyan).

Variants: On The Larry Sanders Show, the copyright notice for Partners with Boundaries Productions is shown under the logo. On Mr. Show, it is still. There is a variant of the logo where the letters read "BGC" and the company reads "BRILLSTEIN-GREY COMMUNICATIONS" under the logo. On a least one episode of Just Shoot Me!, the cloudy background on the "BGC" version is gray. On early S4 episodes of The Steve Harvey Show and Just Shoot Me!, the "BGE" version of the logo is seen on the left along with the 1997 Universal Television logo inside a white outline box against a gray stone spotlight background. FX/SFX: The cloudy moving background, and the logo shining.

Music/Sounds: The end theme of a show, generic music on original NBC airings, or none.

Availability: Common. The "BGE" version was seen on the last three seasons of The Larry Sanders Show, S3 and early S4 (with Universal logo) episodes of The Steve Harvey Show and Just Shoot Me! and the final season of NewsRadio. The "BGC" version appears on the first two seasons of The Steve Harvey Show on Centric, Just Shoot Me! that last aired on TVGN, the first four seasons of NewsRadio on Antenna TV and The Jeff Foxworthy Show on TBS. The still variant was seen on Mr. Show. However, DVD releases of said shows have the logo intact.

Editor's Note: None. __________________________________________________________________________________

Brad Grey Television

1st Logo (January 10, 1999-May 19, 2000) Brad Grey Television (1999)Brad Grey Television/Universal Studios (2000)


Nicknames: "The B Coin" "The Blue B Coin"

Logo: On a white background, we see a white coin with a "b" in it spinning around (like a coin does), while beside it with the words "BRAD GREY TELEVISION" and a byline "a basic entertainment company" with a line between it. When the "b" coin stops spinning, it turns blue.

Variant: On S4 episodes of The Steve Harvey Show and Just Shoot Me!, the logo is seen on the top along with the 1997 Universal Studios logo on the bottom.

FX/SFX: The coin spinning and turning blue when stopped.

Music/Sounds: None, or the end theme of a show.

Availability: Seen on the first season of The Sopranos on DVD. The Brad Grey/Universal combo can be seen on S4 episodes of The Steve Harvey Show, and Just Shoot Me!.

Editor's Note: None.


2nd Logo (January 16, 2000-May 20, 2001)

Brad Grey Television-Universal Studios (2001)Logo: Against the blue background, we see the words fading in:

BRAD GREY T E L E V I S I O N

set in ITC Avant Garde Gothic Book font with an emboss effect.

Variant: On S5 episodes of The Steve Harvey Show and Just Shoot Me!, like before, the logo is seen on the top along with the 1997 Universal Studios logo on the bottom.

FX/SFX: The words fading in.

Music/Sounds: None, or the end theme of a show.

Availability: Seen on the second season of The Sopranos on DVD. The Brad Grey/Universal combo can be seen on S5 episodes of The Steve Harvey Show and Just Shoot Me!.

Editor's Note: None.


3rd Logo (March 4, 2001-January 17, 2020) Brad Grey Television (2001)Brad Grey Television (2001, White-Blue)Brad Grey Television-Universal Studios (2003)

Logo: On a black background we see the words fading in: BRAD GREY T E L E V I S I O N in white in the same font as before. Two white lines appears to the left and right to form a one big fat line.

Variants: There is one version of the logo where the text is blue and the background is white. On later S5 and final season episodes of The Steve Harvey Show and Just Shoot Me!, the white background variant is seen on the top along with with the 1997 Universal Studios logo on the bottom.

FX/SFX: The words fading in, lines moving and forming. Simple animation.

Music/Sounds: None, or the end theme of a show.

Availability: Common. Seen on pre-2020 episodes of Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO, as well as The Sopranos. Starting with the Season 18 premiere of Real Time with Bill Maher, this logo is no longer in use. The version with the white background can be seen on the final season of Politically Incorrect. The Brad Grey/Universal combo can be seen on later S5 and final season episodes of The Steve Harvey Show and Just Shoot Me!.

Editor's Note: None.

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