Miller-Boyett Productions

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Credits
Logo descriptions by
Codyfinke2


Logo captures by
Eric S., JohnnyL80, Shadeed A. Kelly, snelfu, ClosingLogosHD, TrickyMario7654, Gilblitz112, megamanj2004, and TheEriccorpinc


Editions by
TrickyMario7654 and SamAWebster


Background

Miller-Milkis Productions was the production company of program executives Thomas L. Miller and Edward K. Milkis, which was founded in 1969. Robert L. Boyett joined the company in 1978, after which it became "Miller-Milkis-Boyett Productions". Milkis left the company later on and it became known as "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 returned, resurrecting the company.

Miller-Milkis Productions

(October 10, 1972-May 10, 1983)

Nickname: "MM"

Logo: Superimposed to the end credits of the screen, the text "MILLER-MILKIS PRODUCTIONS INC." is seen in the same font as the credits, but has a symbol consisting of a conjoined "MM" with a strange shadow effect alongside it. "IN ASSOCIATION WITH" and the company also producing it is usually attached to it.

Variant: On the pilot episode of Petrocelli, the symbol does not appear at all.

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

Music/Sounds: The end theme of the show.

Availability: Uncommon. Seen on Happy Days and Laverne & Shirley on Me-TV, and Antenna TV airings of Mork & Mindy. It also appeared on The Weekend Nun (a 1972 TV movie), an unsold pilot of Egan, Petrocelli, and Blansky's Beauties, among other Miller-Milkis productions during this time.

Editor's Note: None.

Miller-Milkis-Boyett Productions

(November 18, 1979-September 24, 1984)

Nickname: "MMB"

Logo: On a blue background, the same "MM" symbol is seen alongside a B with its own shadow attached to it, reading "MMB". Below it is "A" position to the right, "miller/milkis/boyett" in the middle, and "PRODUCTION" positioned to the right, all of which is in a serif font. "in association with" is also sometimes seen below. The entire logo may be white or yellow.

Variant: The logo would also be shown in-credit most of the time.

FX/SFX: The logo appearing on the background

Music/Sounds: The end theme of the show.

Availability: Rare. Bosom Buddies was the only show to have this independently from the credits. The in-credit notice were on the other shows, as well as the pilot episode of Bosom Buddies. Both versions remain intact. The in-credit notice still survives on later seasons of Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley on Me-TV and the final season of Mork & Mindy on Antenna TV.

Editor's Note: None.

Miller-Boyett Productions

1st Logo (March 1, 1986-August 15, 1997)

Nickname: "Miller-Boyett"

Logo: Once again superimposed to the credits, it's basically just the italicized text "Miller-Boyett" in Ingeborg Fat Italic font with a dot acting as a dash, and "PRODUCTIONS" below in a italicized serif font, spaced out to fit the length of "Miller-Boyett". The color matched the rest of the credits.

Variants:

  • Early appearances of the logo just showed it in the same font as the credits.
  • On the pilot episode 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.

FX/SFX: None, but the On Our Own version, the time-lapse background.

Music/Sounds: Basically what the credits play.

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

Editor's Note: None.

2nd Logo (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, all occuring at the same time. As they finish, the same text from before fades in off-center.

FX/SFX: The "M" flying down, the "B" flying in from the right, the slanted line drawing, the "Miller-Boyett Productions" text fading in.

Music/Sounds: A 5-note piano tune, CBS airings from 1997-98 used a generic theme and sometimes a voice over.

Availability: Common. Seen on the last 2 seasons of Family Matters and Step By Step. This logo debuted at the time as the Bickley/Warren "Static" logo.

Editor's Note: This would be the 1st animated logo that Miller-Boyett would use.

3rd Logo (February 26, 2016-June 2, 2020)

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's seen on Fuller House.

Editor's Note: None.

Miller-Boyett-Warren Productions

(September 19, 1997-July 9, 1999)

Logo: Against a rippling water background, the following text slide in from all sides of the screen in this order: "Miller" from the right, "Boyett" from the bottom, "Warren" from the top, and "productions" from the top. All the text is in a tall white font barring the first letters of "Miller Boyett Warren", which are a salmon color, and "productions" had a long line underneath it extending past the text itself. They are also all transparent, but become opaque when a brown marble plate with the words in black fades in behind them, and a border in the same material zooms out from off-screen. All of these then connect together.

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

Music/Sounds: On Meego, the same piano tune from the previous logo, albeit slightly extended, plays except on original CBS airings due to the generic theme and voice over being used, but on Two of a Kind, the end-title theme plays over the logo except on original ABC airings because their generic theme was used.

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

Editor's Note: None.

Robert L. Boyett Productions

(August 4-September 1, 2014)

Logo: On a slightly dim white background, the thin red text "ROBERT L." stacked on top of the thicker "BOYETT" text rotates and zooms out into place. Several "orbitors" of translucent ring pieces also surround the text. When the text settles, the black text "productions" blurs in one-by-one.

FX/SFX: Abstract CGI.

Music/Sounds: The closing theme of the show.

Availability: Seen on the FX series Partners.

Editor's Note: None.

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