NBCUniversal Media, LLC, or simply NBCUniversal, produces many popular shows for broadcast television, including Parenthood, State of Affairs and Odyssey, according to the company's website. NBCUniversal also co-produces the long-running drama, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
Some comedies produced by NBCUniversal are Parks and Recreation and The Mindy Project; these shows, among others, have garnered popular and critical praise. Parks and Recreation star, Amy Poehler, won a Golden Globe award in 2014 for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical, states IMDb.com. In 2015, its last season, for her portrayal of the lead character, Leslie Knope, comedienne Amy Poehler was nominated for a Primetime Emmy award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. Although it has never won a Primetime Emmy award, the show overall was nominated as Outstanding Comedy Series in 2011 and 2015 and won the Gracie Allen award for Outstanding Comedy Series in 2013.
Founded in 1951, Universal Television is responsible for bringing shows such as Leave It to Beaver, Columbo, The Rockford Files, Miami Vice and Murder, She Wrote to the small screen. NBCUniversal also has an International Television Production division, which produces shows such as Downton Abbey.