[02/08/06 - 12:00 AM]
NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution's "Starting Over" Nominated for Two Daytime Emmy Awards

[via press release from NBC Universal Television Studio]


Nominations Include Outstanding Special Class Series & Outstanding Achievement in Single Camera Editing

BURBANK, Calif. -- February 8, 2006 -- NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution's nationally syndicated series "Starting Over" has been nominated for two Daytime Emmy Awards, it was announced today by The National Television Academy. "Starting Over," which is currently in its third season, was honored with the Daytime Emmy for Special Class Series last year.

"Starting Over," which is produced by Bunim-Murray Productions, is nominated for Outstanding Special Class Series and Outstanding Achievement in Single Camera Editing. "Starting Over" is produced by Bunim-Murray Productions, the creators of the hit series "The Simple Life," "The Real World" and "Road Rules." "Starting Over" was created by Jonathan Murray and the late Mary-Ellis Bunim and is executive produced by Jon Murray and Millee Taggart-Ratcliffe. Rhonda Britten and Iyanla Vanzant are "Starting Over's" life coaches, while Dr. Stan J. Katz is the show's consulting psychologist.

"We are delighted that the Academy has honored 'Starting Over' once again with these nominations," says Linda Finnell, Senior Vice President, Programming, NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution. "This special series continues to change the lives of those who come on to the show and many more across the country."

"We are thrilled that "Starting Over's" unique format in daytime television is recognized again this year," stated Jon Murray, Bunim-Murray Production's Chairman. "Reality television has certainly reached new grounds with this show, as it speaks about self-empowerment unlike any other series on the air."

The 33rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be presented on Friday, April 28 from Hollywood's Kodak Theatre.

"Starting Over" is produced by Bunim-Murray Productions, the creators of the hit series "The Simple Life," "The Real World" and "Road Rules." It is distributed by NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution. Jonathan Murray and Millee Taggart-Ratcliffe are Executive Producers. STARTING OVER is currently sold in more than 95% of the U.S. for its third season in national syndication.

About NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution
NBC Universal is a leader in providing entertainment programming to the domestic and international marketplaces. The NBC Universal Television Distribution division is responsible for the global distribution of NBC Universal product to all forms of television throughout the world. This includes distribution of current and library film and television product, including formats and non-scripted programming, in the pay, free, and basic markets, as well as the domestic syndication of first-run syndicated TV programs and theatrical and TV movie packages.

Current and upcoming first-run strip syndicated programming at NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution includes the upcoming The Megan Mullally Show, Martha, Access Hollywood, Blind Date, The Jerry Springer Show, Maury and Starting Over. Current first-run weekly syndicated programming includes The Chris Matthews Show, The George Michael Sports Machine, Rebecca's Garden, The Wall Street Journal Report with Maria Bartiromo, Your Total Health and the off-network distribution of House, Crossing Jordan, Fear Factor, Providence, Law & Order and many more series.

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