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Rogers Media Television Garners 29 Gemini Nominations for Citytv and OLN Properties

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Rogers Media Television Garners 29 Gemini Nominations for
Citytv and OLN Properties


(Toronto – August 26, 2009) 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
nominees.”
Artwork available at www.rogersmediatelevision.ca
Citytv Programming:
The smart and edgy half-hour comedy series Less Than Kind received 9 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
Sportscast category.
OLN Programming:
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 www.Citytv.com.
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
visit www.OLN.ca.
Media Contact:
Veronica Logue, Rogers Media Television, 416.764.3195,
veronica.logue@rci.rogers.com


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