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Portland
Genre: Animated series
Crime Drama
Created by: Chris Jones
Starring: William Slayers
Thomas Bromhead
Scott Asdit
Tom McCarthy
Stacy Keach
Rupert Degas
Theme music composer: Tom Waits
Opening Theme: Won't Get Fooled Again by The Who
Country of origin: United States
Language(s): English
No. of seasons: 12
No. of episodes: 143 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s): Michael Windshill
Michael Hirsh
Ike Rasputin
Frank Marshall
Running time: 23 minutes
Production company(s): PiC Enterprises
(2004-2005)
PiC Entertainment
(2005-present)
DiC Entertainment
(2004-2008)
Cookie Jar Entertainment
(2008-2012)
DHX Media
(2012-present)
CBS Productions
(2004-2006)
CBS Paramount Television
(2006-2009)
CBS Television Studios
(2009-present)
Distributor: CBS Television Distribution
Broadcast
Original channel: CBS
Picture format: 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original run: January 24, 2004 - present

Portland is an American crime drama television series set and produced in and around Portland, Oregon. Created and primarily written by Chris Jones, the series was broadcast by CBS in the United States. It is animated primarily at Rough Draft Studios.

The series debuted on January 24, 2004. The series has about 10 seasons aired. Recently, CBS have renewed the show for a eleventh season, set to air on September 22, 2014.

In 2013, TV Guide ranked Portland as one of the top 60 Greatest TV Cartoons of All Time.

ProductionEdit

Portland is produced by PiC Entertainment, DiC Entertainment, which was absorbed into the Cookie Jar Group in 2008, which was acquired by DHX Media five years later, and CBS Productions, which became CBS Paramount Television in the fall of 2006, and CBS Television Studios three years later.

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The DocksEdit

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EpisodesEdit

Main article: List of Portland episodes
Season Episodes
Season premiere Season finale
1 13 January 24, 2004 May 9, 2004
2 13 October 20, 2005 January 19, 2006
3 13 November 6, 2006 February 21, 2007
4 13 October 19, 2007 March 13, 2008
5 13
6 13
7 13
8 13
9 13
10 13
11 13

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FilmEdit

Paramount Pictures announced on August 1, 2014 that a film adaptation of Portland is in the works for a May 20, 2016 release. Drew Pearce has also been hired to write the script.

Trivia

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