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Television City Studios (alternatively as "CBS Television City" since the sale of the complex in 2019) is a television studio complex located in the Fairfax District of Los Angeles at 7800 Beverly Boulevard, at the corner of North Fairfax Avenue. It is one of two CBS television studios in southern California — the other is CBS Studio Center, located in the Studio City section of the San Fernando Valley, which houses additional production facilities and the network's Los Angeles local television operations (KCBS and KCAL). Since 1961, it has served as the master control facility for CBS' west coast television network operations; prior to that, it was based at Columbia Square. The company's West Coast radio production center is located more than a mile away to the south, in the Miracle Mile neighborhood.

Since Television City opened in 1952, numerous TV shows (including game shows) have been broadcast live or taped at the facility, including many shows not broadcast on CBS. Many films have also been produced in-part at Television City, such as the 1996 feature That Thing You Do! starring Tom Hanks and Liv Tyler. During the opening credits of many of the shows taped here, a voice-over announced the phrase "From Television City in Hollywood". The complex currently houses a total of eight separate studios. Backstage tours occasionally take place, with the guests being escorted by a CBS page.

The studio is home to three long-running CBS Daytime shows, The Price is Right (since 1972), The Young and the Restless (since 1973), and The Bold and the Beautiful (since 1987).

SOLD! to Hackman[]

On December 10, 2018, a news report that CBS corporation (CBS Corp.)[1]announced that it has signed a definitive agreement for the sale of its iconic 25-acre property and sound stage operations with Los Angeles-based real estate developer Hackman Capital Partners for $750 million. As part of an agreement, Hackman Capital will also have rights to use the Television City trademark in connection with its operation on the property.

CBS programs will be continued to be produced on the campus such as The Price is Right, The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful and The Late Late Show with James Corden for at least the next five years. It will also obtain office space for CBS Studio International's U.S. headquarters and other company departments currently housed on the site.

"The Sale of Television City unlocks significant value, increasing CBS' financial flexibility, including the ability to redeploy capital for strategic growth initiatives such as additional content investment," said Joseph Ianniello, President and Acting CEO CBS Corporation. "At the same time, we will be transitioning this venerable site to a new owner who is committed to its legacy as both a cultural landmark and modern production facility. Hackman Capital has demonstrated terrific stewardship of classic properties, including their development of the landmark Culver Studios."

"The acquisition of the legendary Television City will add another crown jewel in our portfolio," said Michael Hackman, CEO of Hackman Capital Partners. "We have had great success modernizing and transforming real estate into state-of-the-art facilities for notable media, entertainment and content creation companies. With a tremendous operations team already in place, we envision an exciting future for the storied production studio."

CBS owns the 40-acre CBS Studio Center in Studio City, California which will remain the company's primary production facility. That campus is home to the broadcast network CBS Television Studios and CBS Television Stations KCBS and KCAL.

The transition will be tax efficient, is subject to customary closing conditions including receipt of regulatory approval and just closed in early 2019.

Shows taped at Television City Studios[]


The Price is Right
Match Game
Family Feud
Now You See It
Double Dare (1976)
Beat the Clock (1979)
The Joker's Wild
Child's Play
Card Sharks (1986)
The New $25,000/$100,000 Pyramid
Press Your Luck
Wheel of Fortune
Hollywood Squares
Other Shows


Official Site

YouTube Video[]

CBS 50 Years from TV City - Game Shows