Paramount Television Studios

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This page is for the current incarnation of Paramount Television. For the previous incarnations, see Paramount Television (pre-2006).

Logo descriptions by Stephen Cezar, Sagan Blob, Donny Pearson, BenIsRandom, AlbertoTheMonkey, and indycar
Logo captures by EnormousRat,Nozomi-Future2K7and VHSWillNeverDie
Editions by indycar

Background

On March 4, 2013, former Viacom president and CEO Philippe Dauman announced the relaunch of Paramount Television, although the company had previously co-produced the Entertainment One series The Firm a year earlier. The television series that have been recently announced are School of Rock, Galaxy Quest, Minority Report, a live Grease musical, an adaptation of the memoir Bettyville, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, and a prequel to Shutter Island called Ashecliffe. In January 2020, the division was rebranded as Paramount Television Studios.


1st Logo (January 8-July 14, 2012)

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 for the short-lived series The Firm.

Editor's Note: None.


2nd Logo (September 21, 2015- )

Nicknames: "2010s Mountain", "Ultra Majestic Mountain", "Great Mountain on HDTV"

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 2006 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, the animation is slowed down.
  • A still version appears on Vinyl.
  • On 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. This only appears on original airings, otherwise if you were to view it online, this would not be the case.
  • One airing of Grease Live! showed the first couple seconds of the logo before cutting it off early due to time.
  • 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.
  • On A Series of Unfortunate Events (the Netflix TV series), a still image of the theatrical logo is used.
  • 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 used 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-August 23, 2019: A longer, more majestic arrangement of the fanfare, and it's triple pitched. Heard on Grease Live!.
  • March 12, 2016-April 8, 2018: 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, but a tone is now original than before. Heard on Berlin Station.
  • 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 later appears on the HBO series Vinyl, and the Nickelodeon series School of Rock. Also appears on Grease Live!, Berlin Station, and the Shooter TV series. It also 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.