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‘Jeopardy!’ Champion Slapped With Felony Charges

‘Jeopardy!’ Champion Slapped With Felony Charges
We’ll take “Troubled ‘Jeopardy!’ Veterans” for $200, Alex.

A former champion on “Jeopardy!” is facing possible prison time after being charged with two felonies, MLive reports. Michigan State Police said Tuesday that Stephanie June Jass, of Tecumseh, Mich, was charged following an investigation by its Cyber Control Center. The investigation was launched after staff at Adrian College contacted police, alleging that Jass may have accessed several Adrian College email accounts without authorization.

Jass has been charged with unauthorized access to a computer, computer program or network,
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‘Wheel of Fortune,’ ‘Jeopardy’ Host Contracts Renewed for 2 More Seasons

‘Wheel of Fortune,’ ‘Jeopardy’ Host Contracts Renewed for 2 More Seasons
The hosts of two of the longest-running game shows on television — “Wheel of Fortune” and “Jeopardy” — aren’t going anywhere, TheWrap has learned. Sony Pictures Television announced Tuesday that Alex Trebek, Pat Sajak and Vanna White have all had their contracts renewed for two more seasons, extending them through at least the 2019-2020 TV year. “Pat, Vanna and Alex are beloved by generations of TV viewers, and the enduring popularity of ‘Wheel of Fortune’ and ‘Jeopardy’ is a testament to their incredible talents,” Harry Friedman, executive producer of both shows, said in a press release. “All of us at ‘Wheel of.
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Alex Trebek Suffers Heart Attack

Alex Trebek Suffers Heart Attack
Luckily, it appears Alex Trebek's health isn't in jeopardy after he suffered a mild heart attack Saturday. The 71-year-old Jeopardy! host is reportedly in "good spirits" and undergoing further testing at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he was admitted shortly after his health scare, according to the Hollywood Reporter. "He is expected to fully recover and be back at Jeopardy! when production begins taping in July for the new season, the show's 29th," a rep for Sony Pictures Television told the mag Sunday. This isn't Trebek's first heart attack. Back in December 2007, he suffered another, but bounced back and returned to host Jeopardy! just a few weeks...
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Homeland, Portlandia, Game of Thrones Win Peabody Awards

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Homeland, Portlandia, Game of Thrones Win Peabody Awards
This year's Peabody Award winners were announced today, and as always, the selection is really solid. Winners include Portlandia, Treme, Homeland, Game of Thrones, Parks and Recreation, The Colbert Report's super-pac segments, and, most charming, Jeopardy!. In addition to picking good winners, the Peabody committee always issues surprisingly terrific little blurbs about the shows. Portlandia's "satire is fresh, organic and cage-free"; Treme's stories "snake and swoop like an unhurried jazz jam"; Homeland is "a Rorschach test of post-9/11 doubts, fears and suspicions." The best, though, is the Jeopardy! one: "TV quiz shows for $500, please. 'Encouraging, celebrating and rewarding knowledge is this Peabody Award winner’s legacy.' Buzzzzz. 'What is Jeopardy!?' Correct." Can't all press releases be like this?
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These Resulted From 'Jeopardy' Ibm Challenge: What Are Ratings, Alex?

These Resulted From 'Jeopardy' Ibm Challenge: What Are Ratings, Alex?
The computers that tabulate "Jeopardy" ratings must be in awe of their distant cousin, Watson. The matchup between the Ibm trivia machine and human contestants Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter scored the show an average three-night household rating of 9.1/17, the show's highest in years. "Jeopardy" was bested Wednesday only by "American Idol." Also read: Trivia Machine Wins 'Jeopardy' On Tuesday, "Jeopardy" scored a 9.5 household rating in overnight metered markets -- its highest score in nearly six years. Tuesday’s episode was up 9 percent from Monday’s, which scored an 8.7 Hh rating.
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Jeopardy's Ibm Challenge Gets Very One-Sided

Jeopardy's Ibm Challenge Gets Very One-Sided
(Spoiler Warning: Don't read this if you don't want to know who or what won on "Jeopardy" Tuesday.) Uh-oh, humans. The first round of Jeopardy's "Ibm Challenge" -- pitting all-time best human players Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter against an Ibm trivia machine -- ended poorly for the flesh-and- blood competitors Tuesday. But humanity still has one more night to make a last stand. Though Watson ended up tied with Rutter at $5,000 each at the end of Monday's episode, it ran away with a total of $35,734 on Tuesday, double the total
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Trebek Hospitalized After Heart Attack

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Beloved TV game show host Alex Trebek has suffered a mild heart attack. The Jeopardy! presenter is recovering at Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he's said to be resting comfortably. The 67-year-old, who has hosted the show since the mid-1980s, is expected to return to the studio for scheduled tapings in January, and he will be home in time for Christmas.

CBC honors Canadians on U.S. TV series

TORONTO -- The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. has found a novel way to draw eyeballs to Canada's TV awards later this month: celebrate U.S. network TV series.

The public broadcaster has introduced a CBC Viewer's Choice Award for its Oct. 28 telecast of the Geminis that requires ordinary Canadians to vote online for their "favorite Canadian on a TV series" not eligible for a Gemini.

It turns out all 22 Canadian actors contending for the inaugural CBC audience award topline U.S. network series.

They include Deal or No Deal's Howie Mandel, 24's Kiefer Sutherland, Alex Trebek of Jeopardy!, Lost's Evangeline Lilly, Kelly Rowan of The O.C. and Sandra Oh from Grey's Anatomy.

Kirstine Layfield, CBC executive director of network programming, defended the new Gemini audience award as a tool to celebrate Canadian successes around the world.

"It's a way to recognize those who've made it on the world stage beside those who are making it at home," Layfield said.

Other Canadians contending for the Viewer's Choice Award include Will Arnett and Michael Cera on Arrested Development, Boston Legal's William Shatner, Kristin Kreuk on Smallville, Matthew Perry on the canceled Studio 60 on Sunset Strip, and even CNN's John Roberts.

'Visionary' H'wood host, tycoon Merv Griffin dies

Merv Griffin, the mogul who hosted an eponymous talk show for more than 20 years, created the globally popular game shows Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune and oversaw a diversified empire via the Griffin Group, died early Sunday of prostate cancer in Los Angeles. He was 82.

He recently was diagnosed with a recurrence of the cancer that he had overcome more than a decade ago. It had progressed to other organs aggressively and unexpectedly, his doctors at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center said.

Griffin's influence resonates through myriad industries: He began his career in the 1940s as a singer, then became a Warner Bros. contract actor, starred on Broadway, segued to TV host, created TV game shows, started a production company and eventually owned hotels, casinos, radio stations and more.

"My father was a visionary," Griffin's son, Tony Griffin, said Sunday. "He loved business and continued his many projects and holdings even while hospitalized."

When Griffin entered a hospital a month ago, he was working on the first week of production of a new syndicated game show, Merv Griffin's Crosswords, his son said.

Griffin also was a longtime friend of former President Reagan and his wife, Nancy.

"This is heartbreaking, not just for those of us who loved Merv personally, but for everyone around the world who has known Merv through his music, his television shows and his business," Nancy Reagan said. She said Griffin "was there for me every day after Ronnie died" in 2004.

Griffin first gained national fame singing a faux-Cockney version of "I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts," which topped hit parades around the country. Other hits and a brief movie career followed, during which he caused a stir by sharing with Kathryn Grayson the first open-mouthed kiss in Hollywood history.

But Griffin became a household name as host of The Merv Griffin Show, created by NBC in 1962. It was syndicated by Group W in 1965 in a 90-minute format, giving him complete creative control over every aspect of the show. Griffin introduced to Americans such future stars as George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Lily Tomlin, Jerry Seinfeld and Whitney Houston.

TV Titan Merv Griffin Dead at 82

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Beloved TV pioneer Merv Griffin has died after a battle with prostate cancer. He was 82. Griffin, the brains behind game shows like Jeopardy! and Wheel Of Fortune, spent over 60 years at the forefront of television in America, joking his motto was, "If it's not broke, fix it anyway. Keep changing." The TV mogul started out as one of the first U.S. talk show hosts, fronting The Merv Griffin Show for 21 years - from 1965 to 1986 - and interviewing then unknowns like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Denzel Washington and Tom Hanks. On his website, Griffin boasted he had hosted 5,500 shows and interviewed more than 25,000 guests. He also enjoyed pop chart success as a band leader - his novelty song "I've Got A Lovely Bunch of Coconuts" took Griffin and partner Freddy Martin to the top of the charts in 1950. After conquering the television landscape, Griffin became a successful hotelier, developing luxury hotels throughout America, including the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. Griffin died at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Sunday morning. He is survived by a son, Tony Griffin, a daughter-in-law Tricia, and two grandchildren, Farah and Donovan Mervyn.

Merv Griffin: 1925-2007

Merv Griffin: 1925-2007
Merv Griffin, the entertainer who started out as an actor and singer but found fame as a talk show host and a successful businessman, died Sunday of prostate cancer; he was 82. Griffin had been inititally diagnosed with cancer in 1996, and it was just announced recently that he was battling it again. Griffin started out as a singer in San Francisco, and soon became successful enough to start his own record label and launch a performing career; he scored a number one hit with the novelty song "I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts." His nightclub performances brought him to the attention of Warner Bros. studio, and he later was featured in a handful of films in the early 50s, including So This Is Love. He also appeared on a number of game shows and talk shows, and his stint as a substitute host for Jack Paar on The Tonight Show led to an offer for his own talk show in 1962. The Merv Griffin Show ran until 1986, won numerous Emmy awards, and made him a permanent fixture on television screens across America as the host of one of the biggest talk shows of the era. Griffin earned his fortune, however, by inventing and producing two of TV's biggest game shows, Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune, both of which skyrocketed in popularity when going into sydication in the 80s. At one time, Griffin owned the largest entertainment company owned by a single person, and he sold Merv Griffin Enterprises to Columbia Pictures Television for $250 million upon retiring. He also was a successful real estate magnate, who bought and refurbished the Beverly Hills Hilton and acquired Resorts International. Griffin, who was married to Julann Griffin from 1958-1976, is survived by his son, Tony. --Mark Englehart, IMDb staff

Miller's at bat as GSN 'Grand Slam' host

Miller's at bat as GSN 'Grand Slam' host
Dennis Miller has signed on to host his first game show, GSN's Grand Slam, in which top game show contestants compete against one another.

Grand Slam, executive produced by Michael Davies for Embassy Row and Sony Pictures Television, features 16 former game show contestants vying for top honors in a single-elimination tournament. They will be tested on their general knowledge, math and logic skills, ability with words and letters and grasp of pop culture and current events, with one winner taking home a $100,000 grand prize.

Among the contestants are Jeopardy! champs Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter along with Who Wants to Be a Millionaire top prizewinners Kevin Olmstead and John Carpenter.

Amanda Byram (The Swan, Paradise Hotel) will serve as co-host on the eight-episode series, which goes into production today in New York. Grand Slam is set to debut at 8 p.m. EDT on Aug. 7.

GSN senior vp programming Jamie Roberts praised Miller.

Google, 'Jeopardy!' play home game

"Jeopardy!" has answered the question of how to integrate the online world with America's classic game show with the Jeopardy! Google Daily Challenge.

Beginning June 4, viewers who log on to Jeopardy.com will find an additional clue/answer drawn from one of the featured categories from that day's broadcast to which they can use the Google search application to find the correct answer. Online participants will then be entered into a sweepstakes for a chance to win the daily $100 prize or the $25,000 grand prize.

The contest, which will continue through July 13 with a new clue posted each day, was made possible through a collaboration between Sony Pictures Television and Google.

" 'Jeopardy!' and Google are the perfect complement to each other," "Jeopardy!" executive producer Harry Friedman said. "America's top-rated quiz show provides the answers, and the Web's No. 1 search engine helps you find the correct question."

"Jeopardy!" is produced by Sony Pictures Television, a Sony Pictures Entertainment Co., and distributed by CBS Television Distribution, a unit of CBS Corp.

CBS's 'Light,' 'World' lead Daytime Emmy noms

CBS's 'Light,' 'World' lead Daytime Emmy noms
NEW YORK -- CBS and two of its long-running daytime dramas, "Guiding Light" and "As the World Turns", garnered the most nominations Wednesday for the 34th annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

CBS received 57 nominations, well ahead of PBS' 38 and ABC's 36, which were the only networks to receive more than 16. Syndicated programming received 53 noms. PBS received 20 nominations Wednesday and collected the other 18 during last month's Children's Emmy nominations.

"The Price Is Right" host Bob Barker, 83, who is retiring in June after more than three decades with the show, has a shot at an 18th Daytime Emmy Award with a nomination for outstanding game-show host.

The awards ceremony will be held Friday, June 15, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland and broadcast live in primetime on CBS. A Creative Arts Award ceremony will take place a day earlier.

"Guiding Light", the longest-running soap in production (it went to air on TV in 1952), received the most noms of any show with 17, while "As the World Turns" (which debuted in 1956) followed with 16. Three shows -- PBS' "Sesame Street", "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and CBS' "The Young & the Restless" -- each received 12 mentions. ABC trio "General Hospital", "One Life to Live" and "The View" received 10 apiece.

For the first time in more than 20 years, "Live With Regis and Kelly" (formerly "Live! With Regis and Kathie Lee") didn't make the talk show or talk show host categories. This was intentional on the part of the show, which instead entered a new Daytime Emmy category of outstanding morning program. It's open to shows that air before noon. Talk shows can either enter the existing categories or the new morning-program category but not both.

Nominations for the new award will be announced sometime in April. The Emmy will go to the producers and the hosts, which means that "Today" co-host Meredith Vieira might add a second nom to go with her nomination for best game show host.

"Guiding Light", CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful", "One Life to Live" and "Young & the Restless" received nominations for outstanding drama series. "Jeopardy", "Price" and "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" received noms in the game-show category.

Talk show nominations went to "Dr. Phil", "Ellen DeGeneres Show", "The Tyra Banks Show", "Rachael Ray" and "The View". Lifestyle program nominations went to Food Network's "Barefoot Contessa" and "Paula's Home Cooking", A&E's "Sell This House", PBS' "This Old House" and the syndicated "Martha Stewart Show".

Nominations for lead actress in a drama series are Maura West in "As the World Turns", Crystal Chappell and Kim Zimmer in "Guiding Light" and Jeanne Cooper and Michelle Stafford in "Young & the Restless."

Lead actor nominations were given to Michael Park in "As the World Turns", Anthony Geary in "General Hospital", Ricky Paull Goldin in "Guiding Light" and Peter Bergman and Christian LeBlanc in "Young & the Restless."

Game-show host nods went to Barker, Vieira ("Who Wants to Be a Millionaire"), Ben Bailey (Discovery Channel's "Cash Cab"), Alex Trebek ("Jeopardy!"), Pat Sajak ("Wheel of Fortune").

Vieira's former colleagues at "View" -- Barbara Walters, Rosie O'Donnell, Joy Behar and Elisabeth Hasselbeck -- shared a nomination in the talk-show host category along with Ellen DeGeneres, Rachael Ray, Phil McGraw ("Dr. Phil"), Lisa Rinna and Ty Treadway ("Soap Talk") and Tyra Banks ("Tyra Banks Show").

Others networks nominated were Discovery Kids (16, including one announced Wednesday), NBC (15), Kids' WB! (10), Food Network (seven), Nickelodeon (five), A&E (four), Discovery Channel (three) and two each for Cartoon Network, Fox, Noggin and Soap Net. One each went to Animania, Disney Channel, HGTV, Lifetime, MTV, TBN, TLC and Travel Channel. Warnerbros.com earned a nom.

Several of the noms, particularly in the children's categories, were previously announced.

A complete list of nominees follows:

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design

BETWEEN THE LIONS * PBS

LAURA BROCK, PRODUCTION DESIGNER/ART DIRECTOR

KAREN WING, ART DIRECTOR

THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW * SYN

JOHN SHAFFNER, PRODUCTION DESIGNER

JOE STEWART, PRODUCTION DESIGNER

ANTON GOSS, PRODUCTION DESIGNER

CHRISTOPHER GOUMAS, ART DIRECTOR

TINA MILLER, ART DIRECTOR

JAY HEISERMAN, ART DIRECTOR

ROBERT LEE, SET DECORATOR

MICHAEL C. LEWIS, SET DECORATOR

THE MARTHA STEWART SHOW * SYN

JOHN CASEY, PRODUCTION DESIGNER

JIM FENHAGEN, PRODUCTION DESIGNER

ANDUIN HAVENS, ART DIRECTOR

MOLLY MAGUIRE, SET DECORATOR

TAMARA DILWORTH, SET DECORATOR

AARON CARAMANIS, SET DECORATOR

JIM GARDNER, SET DECORATOR

HOSANNA HOUSER, SET DECORATOR

THOMAS TAMBORELLO, SET DECORATOR

THE Oprah Winfrey SHOW * SYN

TARA DENISE, PRODUCTION DESIGNER

ANTON GOSS, PRODUCTION DESIGNER

ANGELO PETRATOS, PRODUCTION DESIGNER

THALIA KALODIMOS, ART DIRECTOR

LINDA STECHNO, ART DIRECTOR

SEAN POST, SCENIC DESIGNER

MATTHEW YORK, SCENIC DESIGNER

SESAME STREET * PBS

VICTOR DINAPOLI, PRODUCTION DESIGNER

BOB PHILLIPS, ART DIRECTOR

MIKE PANTUSO, ART DIRECTOR

PETE ORTIZ, ART DIRECTOR

NAT MONGIOI, SET DECORATOR

 Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design for a Drama Series

ALL MY CHILDREN * ABC

ROGER MOONEY, PRODUCTION DESIGNER

JOEL REYNOLDS, SCENIC DESIGNER

MARTIN FAHRER, SCENIC DESIGNER

CHAS PLUMMER, SCENIC DESIGNER

AS THE WORLD TURNS * CBS

PATRICK HOWE, PRODUCTION DESIGNER

TIM GOODMANSON, ART DIRECTOR

DENNIS DONEGAN, SET DECORATOR

CATHERINE MCKENNEY, SET DECORATOR

KAREN HLIPALA, SET DECORATOR

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL * CBS

JACK FORRESTEL, PRODUCTION DESIGNER

FABRICE KENWOOD, ART DIRECTOR

ELSA ZAMPARELLI, SET DECORATOR

CHARLOTTE GARNELL SCHEIDE, SET DECORATOR

ONE LIFE TO LIVE * ABC

ROGER MOONEY, SCENIC DESIGNER

RUTH WELLS, SCENIC DESIGNER

JOHN KENNY, SCENIC DESIGNER

MARTIN FAHRER, ART DIRECTOR

Outstanding Achievement for a Casting Director For A Drama Series

AS THE WORLD TURNS * CBS

MARY Clay Boland, CASTING DIRECTOR

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL * CBS

CHRISTY DOOLEY, CASTING DIRECTOR

GENERAL HOSPITAL * ABC

MARK TESCHNER, CASTING DIRECTOR

GUIDING LIGHT * CBS

ROB DECINA, CASTING DIRECTOR

 Outstanding Achievement in Single Camera Photography (Film or Electronic)

EVERYDAY ITALIAN * FOOD

RICHARD DALLETT, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

READING RAINBOW * PBS

JIMMY O'DONNELL, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

THIS OLD HOUSE * PBS

STEPHEN D'ONOFRIO, ELECTRONIC CAMERA

THE VICTORY GARDEN * PBS

JOEL A. COBLENZ, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design/Styling

THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW * SYN

KELLEN RICHARDS, COSTUME STYLIST

DAWN BAKER, COSTUME STYLIST

SESAME STREET * PBS

BILL KELLARD, COSTUME DESIGNER/LIVE ACTOR

TERRY ROBERSON, COSTUME DESIGNER/LIVE ACTOR

ROLLIE KREWSON, COSTUME DESIGNER/MUPPETS

SARAH LURASCHI, COSTUME DESIGNER/MUPPETS

JASON WEBER, COSTUME DESIGNER/MUPPETS

ANDREA DETWILER,    COSTUME DESIGNER/MUPPETS

MICHELLE HICKEY, COSTUME DESIGNER/MUPPETS

JANE PIEN, COSTUME DESIGNER/MUPPETS

POLLY SMITH, COSTUME DESIGNER/MUPPETS

ANNEY MCKILLIGAN, COSTUME DESIGNER/MUPPETS

HEATHER ASCH, COSTUME DESIGNER/MUPPETS

CHELSEA CARTER, COSTUME DESIGNER/MUPPETS

PAUL HARTIS, COSTUME DESIGNER/MUPPETS

THE VIEW * ABC

FRANCINE TAYLOR, WARDROBE STYLIST

 Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design For A Drama Series

ALL MY CHILDREN * ABC

DAVID R. ZYLA, COSTUME DESIGNER

KATHERINE ROTH, COSTUME DESIGNER

JAMES P. HAMMER, COSTUME DESIGNER

AS THE WORLD TURNS * CBS

MARGARITA DELGADO, COSTUME DESIGNER

TRACY DORMAN, COSTUME DESIGNER

GUIDING LIGHT * CBS

SHAWN DUDLEY-REEVES, COSTUME DESIGNER

ALYSON HUI, COSTUME DESIGNER

SHANA SCHOEPKE, COSTUME DESIGNER

PASSIONS * NBC

DIANA EDEN, COSTUME DESIGNER

 Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team

AS THE WORLD TURNS * CBS

MARIA WAGNER, DIRECTOR

MICHAEL EILBAUM, DIRECTOR

JOHN O'CONNELL, DIRECTOR

HABIB AZAR, DIRECTOR

SONIA BLANGIARDO, DIRECTOR

JENNIFER PEPPERMAN, DIRECTOR

CHRISTOPHER GOUTMAN, DIRECTOR

MICHAEL KERNER, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

CAROL SEDWICK, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

JANET ANDREWS, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

JAMES KOWAL, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

BRIAN LYDELL, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

JENNIFER BLOOD, STAGE MANAGER

NANCY BARRON, STAGE MANAGER

ALEXANDRA ROALSVIG, PRODUCTION ASSOCIATE

BRETT HELLMAN, PRODUCTION ASSOCIATE

GENERAL HOSPITAL * ABC

WILLIAM LUDEL, DIRECTOR

SCOTT MCKINSEY, DIRECTOR

OWEN RENFROE, DIRECTOR

MATTHEW DIAMOND, DIRECTOR

PENNY PENGRA, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

CHRISTINE MAGARIAN, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

RONALD CATES, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

PETER FILLMORE, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

RONALD C. CATES, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

DAVE MACLEOD, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

CRAIG MCMANUS, STAGE MANAGER

CRYSTAL CRAFT, STAGE MANAGER

DENISE VAN CLEAVE, PRODUCTION ASSOCIATE

LISA KASEFF, PRODUCTION ASSOCIATE

CHRISTINE COOPER, PRODUCTION ASSOCIATE

 GUIDING LIGHT * CBS

ROBERT SCINTO, DIRECTOR

BRIAN MERTES, DIRECTOR

MATTHEW LAGLE, DIRECTOR

JOANNE SEDWICK, DIRECTOR

TRACEY HANLEY BRYGGMAN, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR/DIRECTOR

CHARLES GRAYAUSKIE, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

ILENE FRANKEL, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

ANDREA GILES RICH, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

ADAM REIST, STAGE MANAGER/DIRECTOR

KRISTIN DOHERTY, STAGE MANAGER

JOSEPH WILLMORE, STAGE MANAGER

ELANA SLOTT, PRODUCTION ASSOCIATE

KELLY JOBMANN, PRODUCTION ASSOCIATE

ONE LIFE TO LIVE * ABC

LARRY CARPENTER, DIRECTOR

BRUCE COOPERMAN, DIRECTOR

GARY DONATELLI, DIRECTOR

DANIELLE FARALDO, DIRECTOR

JILL MITWELL, DIRECTOR

FRANK VALENTINI, DIRECTOR

PAUL GLASS, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

TRACY CASPER LANG, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

TERESA ANNE CICALA, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

MARY RYAN, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

ALAN NEEDLEMAN, STAGE MANAGER

RICHARD MANFREDI, STAGE MANAGER

ANTHONY WILKINSON, PRODUCTION ASSOCIATE

NATHALIE PRICE, PRODUCTION ASSOCIATE

ALISON SAMON, PRODUCTION ASSOCIATE

 Outstanding Directing In A Talk Show

THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW * SYN

BARRY GLAZER, DIRECTOR

LENN GOODSIDE, DIRECTOR

THE Oprah Winfrey SHOW * SYN

JOSEPH TERRY, DIRECTOR

RACHAEL RAY * SYN

DANA CALDERWOOD, DIRECTOR

THE VIEW * ABC

MARK GENTILE, DIRECTOR

Outstanding Lifestyle Directing

EASY ENTERTAINING WITH Michael Chiarello * FOOD

NATALIE GUSTAFSON, DIRECTOR

THE MARTHA STEWART SHOW * SYN

BOB MCKINNON, DIRECTOR

PASSPORT TO EUROPE WITH SAMANTHA BROWN * TRAVEL CHANNEL

JOAN MCCORD, DIRECTOR

JERRY SMITH, DIRECTOR

SID GOLDBERG, DIRECTOR

THIS OLD HOUSE * PBS

DAVID VOS, SENIOR DIRECTOR

 Outstanding Special Class Directing

80TH ANNUAL MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE * NBC

GARY HALVORSON, DIRECTOR

9/11 MEMORIAL FROM GROUND ZERO 5TH ANNIVERSARY * SYN

DAVID STERN, DIRECTOR

THE THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE ON CBS * CBS

GLENN WEISS, DIRECTOR

 Outstanding Achievement in Single Camera Editing

BETWEEN THE LIONS * PBS

VINCENT STRAGGAS, EDITOR

EVERYDAY ITALIAN * FOOD

ROBERT KRISCH, EDITOR

MICHAEL SELLERS, EDITOR

SELL THIS HOUSE * A&E

ALEX PERRAULT, EDITOR

STARTING OVER * SYN

MAC CAUDILL, EDITOR

MARC GROSSMAN, EDITOR

SETH LEVING, EDITOR

CHRIS RAY, EDITOR

BARRY ZETLIN, EDITOR

ROBERT GARRY, EDITOR

AREK HOPE, EDITOR

LEELLEN PATCHEN, EDITOR

RAOUL ROSENBERG, EDITOR

JOE SHUGART, EDITOR

MARIA VITAKAS, EDITOR

STEVEN URRUTIA, EDITOR

THIS OLD HOUSE * PBS

GARY STEPHENSON, SENIOR EDITOR

ADAM BUSH, EDITOR

THE VIEW * ABC

RICH PROVOST, EDITOR

  Outstanding Achievement in Multiple Camera Editing

DR. PHIL * SYN

ANN KENISTON, EDITOR

ARTHUR BOOTH, EDITOR

PAUL BROZ, EDITOR

RODNEY CHEW, EDITOR

HARRIS COHEN, EDITOR

PETER DUNN, EDITOR

DANIEL GIBB, EDITOR

JONNY JENKS, EDITOR

MORGEN KASSEL, EDITOR

DAN LANDI, EDITOR

WILLIAM LORTON, EDITOR

BRUCE MALM, EDITOR

FERNANDO MARTINEZ, EDITOR

CRAIG MAYO, EDITOR

ROBYN T. MIGEL, EDITOR

MATTHEW MOUL, EDITOR

JULIETTE OLAVARRIA, EDITOR

JAMES PERRY, EDITOR

TODD PORTUGAL, EDITOR

THOMAS QUICK, EDITOR

KELLY SMITH, EDITOR

JEFF SPALLA, EDITOR

REGGIE SPANGLER, EDITOR

PETER ZIFCHAK, EDITOR

THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW * SYN

MICHAEL COLE, EDITOR

CLARK BURNETT, EDITOR

 THE Oprah Winfrey SHOW * SYN

MICHAEL E. MABBOTT, SENIOR EDITOR

JOHN STROLIA, SENIOR EDITOR

NEIL COLEMAN, SENIOR EDITOR

TIM DROVER, SENIOR EDITOR

DAN FISHER, SENIOR EDITOR

CHUCK FLORAMO, SENIOR EDITOR

TOM PYERS, SENIOR EDITOR

MICHAEL D. Sherry, SENIOR EDITOR

DAN TOWELL, SENIOR EDITOR

JUDI BUSHALA, EDITOR

CYNTHIA S. CAMERON, EDITOR

JAY ECKENSBERGER, EDITOR

KEVIN G. GIST, EDITOR

RICHARD HEMMINGWAY, EDITOR

JOHN KILPATRICK, EDITOR

JAMES PILARSKI, EDITOR

SARI ROSENTHAL, EDITOR

LARRY SEXTON, EDITOR

ERIC WILL, EDITOR

JOSEPH C. DAVIS, EDITOR

SESAME STREET * PBS

ROBERT J. EMERICK, SUPERVISING EDITOR

SELBERN NARBY, EDITOR

JOHN TIERNEY, EDITOR

CHRIS REINHART, EDITOR

THE Tyra Banks SHOW * SYN

PAULO DEMELLO, EDITOR

JENNIFER FAH, EDITOR

TRAVIS WEBER, EDITOR

KEN YANKEE, EDITOR

DANIEL ROGERS, EDITOR

JASON LINDSEY, EDITOR

CASEY O'BRIEN, EDITOR

MATT RUBOLINO, EDITOR

RAIKO SIEMS, EDITOR

 Outstanding Achievement in Multiple Camera Editing For A Drama Series

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL * CBS

BRIAN BAGWELL, EDITOR

JIM FRIESEN, EDITOR

JONATHAN SMILOWITZ, EDITOR

DAYS OF OUR LIVES * NBC

MASON DICKSON, EDITOR

LUGH POWERS, EDITOR

MARIUS S. DARROW III, EDITOR

DAVID MAWHINNEY, EDITOR

GUIDING LIGHT * CBS

THOMAS BORNKAMP, EDITOR

DOUGLAS KENT, EDITOR

THOMAS INESON, EDITOR

HANNE ANDERSON, EDITOR

ONE LIFE TO LIVE * ABC

MARY RYAN, EDITOR

TERESA ANNE CICALA, EDITOR

TRACY CASPER LANG, EDITOR

ANTHONY WILKINSON, EDITOR

BARRY GINGOLD, EDITOR

PAUL GLASS, EDITOR

VINCE CATANIA, EDITOR

 Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling

DR. PHIL * SYN

MIMI VODNOY-LOVE, HAIRSTYLIST

ANNETTE JONES, HAIRSTYLIST

THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW * SYN

ELIZABETH ULLOA, HAIRSTYLIST

THE PRICE IS RIGHT * CBS

MIRA WILDER, HAIRSTYLIST

THE Tyra Banks SHOW * SYN

KIYAH WRIGHT, HAIRSTYLIST

LAWRENCE DAVIS, HAIRSTYLIST

RACHEL HAUGHTON, HAIRSTYLIST

TARA COPELAND, HAIRSTYLIST

THE VIEW * ABC

LAVETTE SLATER, HAIRSTYLIST

JUDY MAR, HAIRSTYLIST

BRYANT RENFROE, HAIRSTYLIST

DEIRDRE STADTMAUER, HAIRSTYLIST

 Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling For A Drama Series

ALL MY CHILDREN * ABC

JOYCE CAROLLO, HAIRSTYLIST

LISA JOHNSON, HAIRSTYLIST

SILVIE SALLE, HAIRSTYLIST

SHELLIE BIVIENS, HAIRSTYLIST

AS THE WORLD TURNS * CBS

THERESA MARRA SILICEO, KEY HAIRSTYLIST

LILLIAN CVECICH, SECOND KEY HAIRSTYLIST

VERONICA BAKALENIK, HAIRSTYLIST

ELENA ROULENKA, HAIRSTYLIST

DAYS OF OUR LIVES * NBC

GARRY ALLYN, HAIRSTYLIST

MARGARET PUGA, HAIRSTYLIST

ARLEEN CHAVEZ, HAIRSTYLIST

PASSIONS * NBC

BOBBY GRAYSON, HEAD HAIRSTYLIST

SHELLY SCANLON, HAIRSTYLIST

CHRISTOPHER O. SMITH, HAIRSTYLIST

JEANIE DURONSLET, HAIRSTYLIST

 Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Direction

THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW * SYN

ROBERT DICKINSON, LIGHTING DESIGNER

MARISA DAVIS, LIGHTING DIRECTOR

JEOPARDY! * SYN

JEFFREY M. ENGEL, LIGHTING DESIGNER

THE Oprah Winfrey SHOW * SYN

TARA DENISE, LIGHTING DIRECTOR

SEAN POST, LIGHTING DIRECTOR

SCOTT ZEMATIS, LIGHTING DIRECTOR

RACHAEL RAY * SYN

ALAN BLACHER, LIGHTING DESIGNER

MARILYN RENNAGEL, LIGHTING DIRECTOR

SESAME STREET * PBS

DAN KELLEY, LIGHTING DESIGNER

THE VIEW * ABC

CANDICE DUNN, LIGHTING DESIGNER

 Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Direction For A Drama Series

AS THE WORLD TURNS * CBS

DONNA LARSON, LIGHTING DESIGNER

NICHOLAS VARACALLI, LIGHTING DESIGNER

DAYS OF OUR LIVES * NBC

TED POLMANSKI, LIGHTING DIRECTOR

MARK LEVIN, LIGHTING DIRECTOR

ART BUSCH, LIGHTING DIRECTOR

GUIDING LIGHT * CBS

BRIAN W. MCRAE, LIGHTING DESIGNER

TONY GIROLAMI, LIGHTING DESIGNER

ONE LIFE TO LIVE * ABC

SCOTT DEVITTE, LIGHTING DIRECTOR

BOB BESSOIR, LIGHTING DIRECTOR

 Outstanding Achievement in

Main Title Design

JEOPARDY! * SYN

ALAN DOUGLAS, TITLE DESIGNER

KORY JONES, GRAPHIC ARTIST

TIFFANY CALIVA, GRAPHIC ARTIST

KEVIN AGUIRRE, GRAPHIC ARTIST

PINKY DINKY DOO * NOGGIN

JIM JINKINS, TITLE DESIGNER

RACHAEL RAY * SYN

TAKA IKARI, TITLE DESIGNER

PATRICK CONNELLY, GRAPHIC ARTIST

NICOLAI STREHL, GRAPHIC ARTIST

SAVING A SPECIES: THE GREAT PENGUIN RESCUE * DSC KIDS

JOHNATHAN SAFFORD, TITLE DESIGNER

KEVIN RILEY, TITLE DESIGNER

THE Tyra Banks SHOW * SYN

JEFFERY DUNAJ, TITLE DESIGNER

RICARDO SILVA, TITLE DESIGNER

THE UPSIDE DOWN SHOW * NOGGIN

MARK BOWLEY, GRAPHIC ARTIST

ROBERT MICHAELS, TITLE DESIGNER

TERRENCE WILLIAMS, TITLE DESIGNER

 Outstanding Achievement in Makeup

THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW * SYN

MEGHAN MCCLAIN, MAKEUP ARTIST

JEANETTE OSTERGARD, MAKEUP ARTIST

SOAP TALK * SOAPNET

FELICIA LINSKY, MAKEUP ARTIST

CHRIS ESCABOSA, MAKEUP ARTIST

THE Tyra Banks SHOW * SYN

VALENTE FRAZIER, MAKEUP ARTIST

JAN PING, MAKEUP ARTIST

MICHELLE WATERBURY, MAKEUP ARTIST

THE VIEW * ABC

REBECCA BORMAN, MAKEUP ARTIST

KAREN DUPICHE, MAKEUP ARTIST

LORI KLEIN, MAKEUP ARTIST

EVE PEARL, MAKEUP ARTIST

 Outstanding Achievement in

Makeup For A Drama Series

AS THE WORLD TURNS * CBS

ELDO RAY ESTES, KEY MAKEUP ARTIST

ANETTE LIAN-WILLIAMS, MAKEUP ARTIST

STEPHANIE GLOVER-MCGEE, MAKEUP ARTIST

KIMBERLY BRAISIN, MAKEUP ARTIST

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL * CBS

CHRISTINE LAI-JOHNSON, KEY MAKEUP ARTIST

CHRIS ESCOBOSA, MAKEUP ARTIST

MARLENE MASON, MAKEUP ARTIST

MARLENE STOLLER, MAKEUP ARTIST

CHARLENE JACKMAN, MAKEUP ARTIST

GENERAL HOSPITAL * ABC

DONNA MESSINA, MAKEUP ARTIST

WENDY PENNINGTON-HOLZ, MAKEUP ARTIST

GEORGIA GRADO, MAKEUP ARTIST

DARA JARAMILLO, MAKEUP ARTIST

MELINDA OSGOOD, MAKEUP ARTIST

ANGELA ACKLEY, MAKEUP ARTIST

BOBBI ROBERTS, MAKEUP ARTIST

PASSIONS * NBC

TOBY LAMM, HEAD MAKEUP ARTIST

NATASJA HEWITSON, MAKEUP ARTIST

AMY SPARKS, MAKEUP ARTIST

VICTORIA DOERING, MAKEUP ARTIST

 Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction And Composition

BJ'S TEDDY BEAR CLUB * TBN

DENNIS SCOTT, MUSIC DIRECTOR

BRATZ * FOX

MATTHEW GERRARD, COMPOSER

DIVE OLLY DIVE! * ANIMANIA

CEIRI TORJUSSEN, COMPOSER

LAZY TOWN * NICKELODEON

MANI SVARARSSON, COMPOSER

LEGION OF SUPER HEROES * KIDS WB!

MICHAEL MCCUISTION, COMPOSER

KRISTOPHER L.

'Jeopardy!' 'Wheel' set through '12

CBS Television Distribution has renewed its top-ranked game shows Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! for two more years.

In other syndication news, Sony Pictures Television has added markets for its upcoming court show Judge David Young, bringing the total clearance to 75% of the U.S. for its fall 2007 launch.

CBS Television Distribution has renewed the SPT-produced Wheel and "Jeopardy!" through the 2011-12 season in about one-third of the country, adding two years to the shows' most recent renewals. Stations renewing the shows represent such groups as ABC, CBS, Post-Newsweek, Hearst-Argyle and Sinclair.

Among the stations are ABC's WABC New York, KABC Los Angeles, WLS Chicago, WPVI Philadelphia, KGO San Francisco, KTRK Raleigh-Durham, N.C., and KFSN Fresno, Calif.; CBS' KTVT Dallas and WSBK Boston; and Post-Newsweek's WDIV Detroit and WPLG Miami.

"These new sales reflect what the ratings prove every week -- 'Wheel of Fortune' and 'Jeopardy!' are two of the most valuable properties in syndication," CBS Television Distribution CEO Roger King said.

Game team plays it again

Game team plays it again
The forces behind the long-running syndicated shows Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! are joining up again to create two new game shows targeted to launch in fall 2007. King World Prods. and Sony Pictures Television are set to announce today that they are creating two half-hour game shows that will be offered to stations as a one-hour block available in syndication. Both shows will be developed and executive produced by Harry Friedman, who helms Wheel and Jeopardy! Under the terms of the agreement, King World and SPT will co-produce the shows. King World will handle distribution sales to stations, and SPT will manage ad sales.

Game on for online 'Jeopardy!' tests

Game on for online 'Jeopardy!' tests
What is the online contestant test, Alex? The answer is, the innovative method Jeopardy! has devised for potential participants to take the first step toward appearing on the long-running game show. Fans will be able to take the 50-question preliminary general knowledge exam online from March 28-30. Each day is designated for a specific time zone and will get different questions from the other two. Jeopardy! executive producer Harry Friedman said the contestant coordinators evaluate more than 25,000 hopefuls every year. About 400 of those get to sign their name on the podium's screen as an actual contestant.

Anderson, Levy, Trebek join Canadian Walk

Anderson, Levy, Trebek join Canadian Walk
TORONTO -- Canadian actors Pamela Anderson and Eugene Levy and Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek are to receive maple leaf imprints on the Canadian Walk of Fame, it was announced Wednesday. Other inductees to be honored for their contribution to Canadian entertainment, music and sports are Grammy and Emmy award-winning singer Robert Goulet, singer Jann Arden, actor Brendan Fraser, musician Paul Shaffer, and former Canadian downhill skiers Dave Irwin, Ken Read, Dave Murray and Steve Podborski, who together were branded as the Crazy Canucks. The tributes will be made on June 3 at a gala ceremony in Toronto. Among the other 93 Canadians who previously earned a spot on the Canadian Walk of Fame is Jim Carrey, Paul Anka, Wayne Getzky, Michael J. Fox and Alanis Morissette.

Sony TV boss Mosko to see Vision Award

Sony TV boss Mosko to see Vision Award
Sony Pictures Television president Steve Mosko has been tapped to receive the 2005 Vision Award from JTN Prods., an independent nonprofit TV production company whose slate "reflects Judeo-Christian values and a Jewish sensibility." Mosko is "one of the most thoughtful and community-conscious executives in television," JTN Prods. CEO Jay Sanderson said. Mosko will receive the award at a dinner Nov. 8 at the Regent Beverly Wilshire, to be hosted by Jeopardy!'s Alex Trebek. The event will include a special presentation by comedian Garry Shandling and a musical performance by Peter Frampton.

Syndicated shows down in post-sweep June week

Syndicated shows down in post-sweep June week
With the May sweep over, many syndicated shows saw significant ratings decreases for the week ending June 5. Some shows even posted double-digit drop-offs during the seven-day frame, which included the first full week after the sweep. Along with the sweep's end, other factors contributing to the declines included the Memorial Day holiday May 30 and pre-emptions for a presidential news conference May 31 and NBC's June 3 coverage of the French Open tennis tournament. Game shows Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! hit new season lows, according to Nielsen Media Research. Wheel, which was the top show overall in syndication, averaged a 7.6 household rating, down 6% week-to-week, while Jeopardy! posted a 6.5, sliding 20% from the previous week. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (3.1) was down 6%, while Family Feud (2.2) jumped 5%.
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