Samuel Goldwyn Television

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Background: Samuel Goldwyn Television was the television production/distribution arm of
The Samuel Goldwyn Company established in 1979. When its parent company was sold to Metromedia in 1996 and merged with Orion Pictures and by MGM in 1997, it was folded into MGM Television the same year.

1st Logo
(1982-May 11, 1996)
Samuel Goldwyn Television (1982)SG-American Gladiators: 1989IAW-Samuel Goldwyn Co.: 1993-1996
Nickname: "The Signature"

Logo: Same as the Samuel Goldwyn "Signature" logo, but "SAMUEL GOLDWYN TELEVISION" flies in underneath the logo instead.


  • On the early episodes of American Gladiators S1, it has the American Gladiators logo on top and below it says "HAS BEEN PRESENTED BY" with Samuel Goldwyn Jr.'s signature and line and below and below it says "THE SAMUEL GOLDWYN COMPANY".
  • On Gladiators 2000 and the 1993-1996 seasons of American Gladiators, there is a variant that has the phrase "IN ASSOCIATION WITH" above the logo.

FX/SFX: Same as the Samuel Goldwyn "Signature" logo. For the American Gladiators variant, none.

Music/Sounds: None or the end of the show's closing theme music.

Availability: Uncommon.
  • This notably appeared on the Mystery Science Theater 3000 version of Escape from the Bronx (Escape 2000) when they enter the theater.
  • This also appeared on 1980s syndication prints of the original Flipper (plastering over the MGM Television logo) and The Mothers-In-Law.
  • The animated version appeared on Gladiators 2000.
  • This also appeared on an airing of Hans Christian Andersen on TNT in 1993.
  • The still version only appears on early S1 and 1993-1996 episodes of American Gladiators occasionally on Charge! and Pluto TV
  • It also showed up on a Laserdisc release of the 1941 movie Ball of Fire, which might have been an editing error.
  • But on Me-TV reruns of The Mothers-In-Law, it's no longer seen on there.

Editor's Note: None.

2nd Logo
(September 15, 1989-May 18, 1997)
Samuel Goldwyn Television (1989)SGTV: 1995-1997Samuel Goldwyn Television (blue tone)
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Nicknames: "The Signature II", "CGI Signature"

Logo: On a
gray background, we see the text "SAMUEL GOLDWYN TELEVISION" zooms out from the bottom. Appearing from above has a clear glass with the royal blue "Samuel Goldwyn" signature writing itself with a line underneath that looks like the movie logo. The name "SAMUEL GOLDWYN TELEVISION" places itself underneath the glass with Samuel Goldwyn's signature.

  • Some shows would have the text "DISTRIBUTED BY" above the signature for syndication.
  • This would appear in a little sped-up animation starting in 1993.
  • On The New Adventures of Flipper S1 episode "Treasure Hunt", the logo is shown in a blue tone.

FX/SFX: Samuel Goldwyn, Jr.'s name written out. Very nice '80s CGI.

Music/Sounds: The end title theme from any show.

Availability: Extremely rare.
  • This is seen on the original version of American Gladiators(and is retained on Charge! and Pluto TV prints), and Gladiators 2000.
  • The logo without "DISTRIBUTED BY" above was seen on the first two seasons of the 1995 series The New Adventures of Flipper.
  • This was also seen on the extremely short-lived series GamePro TV.

Editor's Note: None.