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[09/09/08 - 12:22 PM]
Television's Most Memorable Moments Now Narrowed for Voting -- Top 10 Comedic + Top 10 Dramatic - with Final Winners Announced During Emmy(R) Awards September 21 on ABC
The finalists include "Friends," "South Park," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "ER," "Grey's Anatomy," "Lost" and "The X-Files."

[via press release from ABC]

"TELEVISION'S MOST MEMORABLE MOMENTS" NOW NARROWED FOR VOTING -- TOP 10 COMEDIC + TOP 10 DRAMATIC � WITH FINAL WINNERS ANNOUNCED DURING EMMY� AWARDS SEPTEMBER 21 ON ABC

Voting Ends on September 15 at emmys.abc.com

With more than 100,000 votes posted already, television fans have selected their Top 10 Comedic and Top 10 Dramatic moments in the Television Academy's first ever public vote to determine America's number one moment in each category. The voting continues at emmys.abc.com through September 15, and the results will be announced in a special segment on this year's "60th Primetime Emmy� Awards" airing live on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT) on ABC

From the original list of 40 moments as selected by representatives from the Academy, the media and the production company, the list now includes many of television's highest rated moments, as well as some of its most emotional, funny and dramatic scenes.

From The Beatles' first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" to the entire Cosby family singing a Ray Charles song, from hearing the �Goodnights' on "The Waltons" to the disappearance of the island on "Lost," fans have been able to narrow 40 of "Television's Most Memorable Moments" down to 20, and finally to viewers' favorite comedic and dramatic moment. The original 40 clips to vote on were chosen by Ken Ehrlich Productions (producers of this year's Emmy Awards), Television Academy leadership and a select group of the nation's top television journalists.

"We wanted to give television fans an interactive experience for this year's Emmy show, and what could be better than to ask them to weigh in on what are television's most memorable moments? It's a perfect opportunity both to celebrate the history of television and at the same time to introduce new generations to some of the medium's most important events," said Ken Ehrlich, executive producer of "The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards."

Clips from the following series have become the Top 20 finalists. To help determine the all-time favorite comedy and drama moments, go to emmys.abc.com:

COMEDY/VARIETY MOMENTS

"ALL IN THE FAMILY"
"ELLEN"
"FRIENDS"
"I LOVE LUCY"
"M*A*S*H"
"NEWHART"
"SEINFELD"
"SOUTH PARK"
"THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW"
"THE COSBY SHOW"

DRAMATIC MOMENTS

"BRIAN'S SONG"
"BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER"
"DALLAS"
"ER"
"GREY'S ANATOMY"
"LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE"
"LOST"
"ROOTS"
"STAR TREK"
"THE X-FILES"

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences was founded in 1946 just one month after network television was born. It is a non-profit organization devoted to the advancement of telecommunications arts and sciences and to fostering creative leadership in the telecommunications industry. In addition to recognizing outstanding programming through its Primetime Emmy� Awards, the Television Academy publishes EMMY Magazine and, through its Foundation, is responsible for the Archive of American Television, College Television Awards, acclaimed student internships and other educational outreach programs. For more information on the Television Academy and its many industry-related programs and services, including year-round Academy events, please visit www.emmys.tv.





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· BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER (UPN)
· ER (NBC)
· FRIENDS (NBC)
· GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC)
· LOST (ABC)
· SOUTH PARK (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· X-FILES, THE (FOX)





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