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Ken Ehrlich Back for Emmys' 60th Anniversary

Awards-show guru Ken Ehrlich is returning to executive-produce the 2008 Primetime Emmy Awards. The 60th-annual event will be broadcast Sept. 21 (8 pm/ET) on ABC. Ehrlich is a master of the genre who, it seems, will add a little spice to proceedings. Among his many credits, he produced several of the recent Emmys — including the 50th anniversary show — and 28 Grammy Award shows, plus he created and produced the MTV movie awards.The show is moving venues this year from the Shrine to the uber-modern Nokia Center in downtown L.A., allowing for new styles and sets to appear. Ehrlich said, "We... have a number of surprises in the works that will certainly make this a memorable Emmy broadcast. Doing the event from the new Nokia Theatre... provides an opportunity to give the show a new and fresh look, and we are already hard at work with our designers to accomplish that and more."And while the Emmy Awards might seem like a long time away, the nominations are coming up July 17. Th...  Read Full Article

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Ken Ehrlich Back for Emmys' 60th Anniversary

Awards-show guru Ken Ehrlich is returning to executive-produce the 2008 Primetime Emmy Awards. The 60th-annual event will be broadcast Sept. 21 (8 pm/ET) on ABC. Ehrlich is a master of the genre who, it seems, will add a little spice to proceedings. Among his many credits, he produced several of the recent Emmys — including the 50th anniversary show — and 28 Grammy Award shows, plus he created and produced the MTV movie awards.The show is moving venues this year from the Shrine to the uber-modern Nokia Center in downtown L.A., allowing for new styles and sets to appear. Ehrlich said, "We... have a number of surprises in the works that will certainly make this a memorable Emmy broadcast. Doing the event from the new Nokia Theatre... provides an opportunity to give the show a new and fresh look, and we are already hard at work with our designers to accomplish that and more."And while the Emmy Awards might seem like a long time away, the nominations are coming up July 17. Th... read more

Strike Could Give Cable Shows Edge at '08 Emmys

It's of course too early to really say, but a prolonged strike could shake up next year's Primetime Emmy Awards in some ways, in other ways not. To be eligible, a show needs to have telecast six episodes, a benchmark nearly all of the broadcast network offerings will meet. But cable programs that aired earlier this year and cranked out full, 13-episode seasons will have more content to choose from when compiling their reels. Also, Variety notes, network shows typically submit their season finale for the big races, but that would not be an option here. One other wrinkle: Fox's postponement of 24 takes that drama — and series lead Kiefer Sutherland — out of the running.More strike coverage: • Will Tonight Show Go On... With Guest Hosts?• Creator of Scrubs Snubs Season-finale Request• Striking Up Romance: Single Scribes Pair Off on the Picket Line read more

How do you feel about the ...

Question: How do you feel about the Emmy results?


Answer: Save for that confounding Spader triumph (what the #%@?!), I'm pretty happy with how the night went. I was especially giddy about Jaime Pressly's and Katherine Heigl's underdog victories. Folks have been trying to write the two of them off as nothing more than eye candy for years, and, as I've harped many a time in this very column, nothing could be further from the truth. Their wins almost make up for the complete disregard Emmy showed Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton (and Lauren Graham before them). Actually, come to think of it, no, they don't.

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What was your favorite Emmy ...

Question: What was your favorite Emmy moment?


Answer: Hmmm… that's a toughie. I'm going to go with a tie between the victory embrace Katherine Heigl gave T.R. Knight, and Steve Carell's "surprise" win for best comedy actor.

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Heigl: Mom Said Sopranos Would Snuff Me at Emmys

As indicated in her Sunday-night acceptance speech, Grey's Anatomy star Katherine Heigl's own mother didn't think she'd walk away with a win in the Supporting Actress in a Drama Series race. Rather, Mom had either of the two Sopranos nominees to get the nod. Pops wasn't much more positive. As Heigl said calling into Tuesday's Ellen, "Even my dad was like in shock and said, 'I really didn't think you'd win.' Nobody thought I was going to win." All of which made it extra sweet when her name was called. "It's more fun that way because you can't get let down.... You can only be excited about it." I bring this story to you pretty much only for the purpose of asking: Why was Heigl the only winner to blow off us folks in the Emmys press room the other night? You win one of the industry's biggest awards and you deign to reflect on it publicly? read more

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Premiered: September 16, 2007
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Premise: Ryan Seacrest hosts from L.A.'s Shrine Auditorium. Performing: Tony Bennett and Christina Aguilera (“Steppin' Out With My Baby”); Stewie and Brian (“Family Guy”), with a song-and-dance tribute to the year in TV; and cast members from Broadway's “Jersey Boys,” saluting “The Sopranos.” Scheduled presenters include Steve Carell, Kyle Chandler, the cast of “Entourage,” Kelsey Grammer, Patricia Heaton, Katherine Heigl, Hayden Panettiere, Jimmy Smits, Jon Stewart, Kiefer Sutherland and Kate Walsh.

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