[07/20/08 - 01:43 PM]
TelevisionwithoutpitY.com Announces the Tubey Awards
Starting today, fans can vote for 60 categories online on TelevisionWithoutPity.com.

[via press release from Bravo]


Honors The Best, Worst, Most Improved And Just Plain Weird Of The 2007-2008 TV Season

NEW YORK � July 20, 2008 �TelevisionWithoutPity.com, Bravo's popular website for TV junkies, will unveil The Tubey Awards, a unique opportunity for TV junkies to choose the best, worst, most improved and just plain weird characters, series, moments and more from the 2007-2008 television season. The Tubey Awards are aimed at viewers who love TV when it's good � but love to hate it even more when it's bad. The announcement was made today by Mari Katsunuma, Vice President, Digital Strategy, Bravo.

Unlike traditional television awards, The Tubeys will go beyond recognizing the best shows and performers with fun, quirky categories that speak to what discerning TV fans are really talking about. Starting today, fans can vote for 60 categories online on TelevisionWithoutPity.com. New categories and nominees will be unveiled weekly through August 31 and fans will have one week to cast their votes before the next set of categories are revealed. Winners will be announced in mid-September.

"The Tubey Awards were created as a tongue-in-cheek outlet for true TV lovers and are meant to reflect what fans consider worthy (or not) of recognition," said Katsunuma. "The awards serve as the platform for recognizing all of the good, bad, and ugly that television has to offer."

Categories include:

� Best/Worst New Show

� Best/Worst Drama

� Best/Worst Comedy

� Favorite Actor/Actress

� Best/ Worst Competitive Reality Show

� Most Appalling/Most Appealing Reality Show Star

� Most/Least Improved Show

� Best Cartoon

� Best Villain

� Most Overrated Show

� Guiltiest Pleasure Show

� Best Badass

� Best Sidekick

� Most Painful Series Cancellation

� Best "WTF" Moment

� Most Ludicrous Plotline

� Best On-Screen Death Scene

� Most Anticipated New Show of 2008-2009 Season

Television.Without.Pity.com, the premiere internet destination for the discerning television "junkie," is a part of Bravo's portfolio of linked digital assets and broadband properties that include BravoTV.com and OUTzoneTV.com.

Television.Without.Pity.com provides witty, no-holds-barred episode recaps, daily blogs, galleries, video and fan forums about television's most popular dramas, comedies and reality shows. It has penetrated the pop culture-obsessed audience, drawing the devoted attention of viewers, stars and Hollywood producers alike, and includes MoviesWithoutPity.com and BrilliantButCancelled.com.

Bravo is a program service of NBC Universal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBC Universal one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. Bravo has been an NBC cable network since December 2002 and was the first television service dedicated to film and the performing arts when it launched in December 1980. For more information visit www.bravotv.com.

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