ATAS Awards to be televised for first time
NEW YORK — Cable web TV Land will televise the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ annual Creative Arts Awards — the first time the event has been nationally televised — on Sept. 11.
The Creative Arts Emmys will be presented during an Aug. 29 ceremony at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, and the three-hour event will be edited down to one hour for the TV Land telecasts at 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. (PT).
Among the 54 “outstanding” categories to be presented: guest actors and actresses in comedy and drama series, commercial, directing for a comedy and drama series and music and lyrics.
TV Land is the 24-hour spin-off channel of Nick at Nite that features vintage TV series including “The Brady Bunch,” “Hill St. Blues,” “The Lone Ranger” and “The Flip Wilson Show.”
Presenters for this year’s Creative Arts Emmy Awards John Forsythe, Jaclyn Smith, Cindy Williams, Flip Wilson, Robert Conrad, Connie Stevens and Shirley Jones.
TV Land, owned by Viacom under its MTV Networks division, is carried in 30 million TV households.