In the news: Awards, Rumours

From Jim Bawden of the Toronto Star:

  • Hot box: Television to talk about
    Two Emmys: Congrats to two Canadian-made animated TV series, which won Emmys at the 34th Annual Creative Arts & Entertainment Awards held June 14 in Los Angeles. Arthur, produced by Cookie Jar Entertainment (and Boston’s WGBH), won Best Children’s Animated Program while Nelvana Films’ The Backyardigans tied for Best Animation.
    Back Again: It was to be the “can’t fail” TV project of last season: an English-language version of the Quebec TV hit Rumeurs. Rumours, executive-produced by Citytv founding father Moses Znaimer, would star Jennifer Dale, Amy Price-Francis, David Haydn-Jones. But nobody watched and the sitcom was soon off the CBC grid. It has resurfaced Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. as CBC runs off unused episodes.”