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Family TV awards announced

Nov. 30, 2006 at 9:40 AM

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Nine television shows were honored for their family-oriented entertainment during the Eighth Annual Family Television Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The awards show will air Dec. 12 on the CW Network, co-hosted by Stephen Collins and Haylie Duff of "7th Heaven."

The Family Television Awards, given by the Family Friendly Programming Forum, recognizes programming suitable for family viewing. The 2006 Family Television Award honorees include:

Drama: "Numb3rs" (CBS)

Comedy: "Everybody Hates Chris" (The CW)

Reality: "Dancing with the Stars" (ABC)

Reality/Game Show Host: Howie Mandel "Deal or No Deal" (NBC)

New Series: "Ugly Betty" (ABC)

Actor: Tony Shalhoub "Monk" (USA)

Actress: Jennifer Love Hewitt "Ghost Whisperer" (CBS)

TV Movie/Drama: "The Ron Clark Story" (TNT)

TV Movie/Musical: "High School Musical" (Disney Channel)

The forum's mission is to support and develop family friendly television during the prime-time hours, said Kari Hinton, Family Friendly Programming Forum co-chair and vice president of advertising service for Pfizer consumer health care.

"Working with our network partners, in eight short years we have achieved our goal of ensuring that there is always at least one show that families can watch during prime-time every night of the week," Hinton said.

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