FAMILY FRIENDLY PROGRAMMING FORUM TO CELEBRATE "THE 9TH ANNUAL FAMILY TELEVISION AWARDS" AIRING THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2007, ON THE CW
Amazing Race's Phil Keoghan to Host
Ugly Betty, Heroes, High School Musical 2,
Pushing Daisies, Kyle XY, Planet Earth
and Are you Smarter than a Fifth Grader? Honored
LOS ANGELES, CA (November 28, 2007) -- The Family Friendly Programming Forum (FFPF), an initiative of the Association of National Advertisers, celebrated THE 9TH ANNUAL FAMILY TELEVISION AWARDS, which will air as a special on Thursday, December 27, 2007 (9 - 10 pm EST) on The CW Network.
Phil Keoghan hosted the evening with appearances by Paula Abdul, LeVar Burton, David Cassidy, Kristin Chenoweth, Debbie Allen, Jack Coleman, Kenny Ortega, Monique Coleman, America Ferrera, Jeff Foxworthy, Vanessa Hudgens, Ryne Sanborn, Jordin Sparks, Kaycee Stroh, Ashley Tisdale, Tyler James Williams and more.
Awards were presented in 11 categories, the complete list of honorees includes:
Comedy - Ugly Betty
Drama - Heroes
Actor - Zac Efron
Actor - Kyle Chandler
Actress - America Ferrera
Miniseries or Special - Planet Earth
Movie Musical - High School Musical 2
New Series - Pushing Daisies
Cable Series - Kyle XY
Reality - Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader?
Favorite Newcomer - Zachary Levi
THE 9th ANNUAL FAMILY TELEVISION AWARDS is the only awards show that recognizes outstanding programming for family viewing. The awards are given by the members of the Association of National Advertisers.
With over 40 national advertiser members, the FFPF is taking positive steps to increase family friendly programming choices on television. Their mission is to support and promote the development of "family friendly" television across all programming genres between the hours of 8 and 10 p.m., when adults and children are most likely to watch television together.
An important element of this awards show is that part of the proceeds help fund scholarships to encourage student writers to consider family friendly themes. To date, 49 scholarships have been awarded to promising young scriptwriters.
Additional information about The Family Television Awards and other initiatives of the Forum can be found at www.ana.net/family.