TORONTO, Aug. 26 /CNW/ - Rogers Media Television is pleased to
congratulate and celebrate the Gemini Award nominated Canadian programming
broadcast on Citytv and OLN for 2008-2009.
"The number of nominations we received in key categories at this year's
Gemini Awards speaks to the vast talents of the producers, actors and crews of
our homegrown programming" commented Alain Strati, Vice President of Specialty
and Development, Rogers Media Television. "Congratulations to all of the
Artwork available at www.rogersmediatelevision.caCitytv Programming:
-------------------The smart and edgy half-hour comedy series Less Than Kind received nine
Gemini nominations including nods for Best Comedy Program or Series, four nods
for Best Direction in a Comedy Program or Series, Best Writing in a Comedy or
Variety Program or Series, two nominations for Best Individual Performance in
a Comedy Program or series - and Best Achievement in Casting. A sharp and
humorous look at the collisions and twists that happen between the hugs and
kisses in a "loving" family, Season 2 of Less Than Kind is set to premiere
early 2010 on Citytv.
Citytv's Murdoch Mysteries garnered six nominations including Best
Writing in a Dramatic Series, Best Photography in a Dramatic Program or
Series, Best Achievement in Make-up, Best Original Music Score for a Program
or Series, Best Achievement in Main Title Design, Best Performance by an Actor
Featured in a Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series. Set in 1895 Toronto,
Murdoch Mysteries explores the intriguing world of William Murdoch, a handsome
young detective using radical forensic techniques, like fingerprinting and
trace evidence, to solve some of the city's most gruesome murders. Season 3 of
Murdoch Mysteries is set to premiere early 2010.
The epic adventure series Crusoe was recognized with nominations for Best
Photography in a Dramatic Program or Series and Best Original Music Score for
a Program or Series.
CityNews' resident Sports Specialist Kathryn Humphreys received her first
Gemini nomination in the Best Host or Interviewer in a Sports Program or
----------------The OLN original series Departures received 6 Gemini nominations
including Best Direction in a Lifestyle/Practical Information Program or
Series, Best Host in a Lifestyle/Practical Information, or Performing Arts
Program or Series, Best Photography in an Information Program or Series and
three nominations for Best Picture Editing in an Information Programming or
Series. Departures chronicles the travel adventures, unforgettable
friendships, personal successes and sometimes crushing disappointments of
Ontario natives Scott Wilson, Justin Lukach and Andre Dupuis. Season 3 of
Departures is set to premiere January 2010 on OLN.
Survivorman starring Canada's favourite adventurer Les Stroud earned 3
Gemini nominations including Best Documentary Series, Best Direction in a
Documentary Series and Best Host or Interviewer in a General/Human Interest or
Talk Program or Series.
Angry Planet, which follows daring storm chaser George Kourounis received
a nomination for Best Host or Interviewer in a General/Human Interest or Talk
Program or Series.
The original series Which Way To... takes viewers to exotic travel
locations around the world and provides a unique behind-the-scenes perspective
you won't find in any tourist guide! Which Way To... received a Gemini
Nomination for Best Lifestyle/Practical Information Series.
Congratulations to the academy and to all of the individuals involved in
the Gemini nominated productions. Tune in to Citytv and OLN for more high
quality, Canadian programming during the 2009-2010 broadcast season.
Citytv™ television stations in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton
and Winnipeg offer viewers intensely-local, urban-oriented, culturally-diverse
television programming. A distinct alternative to other conventional
television stations, Citytv engages its viewers with dynamic on-air
personalities and delivers an entertaining mix of news, local-interactive
formats such as: Breakfast Television and CityLine; as well as local Canadian
and US acquired prime time entertainment programming. Citytv is a part of
Rogers Broadcasting Limited, a division of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX:
RCI and NYSE: RCI) which is a diversified Canadian communications and media
company. For more information on Citytv stations and programming, visit
OLN is specialty television station in Canada offering viewers a one-stop
destination for adrenaline pumping action and adventure entertainment. From
original Canadian hit reality, adventure, and travel series (Mantracker,
Departures and Survivorman) to internationally acclaimed sporting events such
as: Tour de France; OLN takes viewers on intense, rugged journeys across
Canada and around the world. OLN is a part of Rogers Broadcasting Limited, a
division of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI and NYSE: RCI) which is a
diversified Canadian communications and media company. For more information