Showtime Shines at Daytime Emmys

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The second round of Daytime Emmy Awards wasn't anywhere near as plentiful for
cable networks as the first, but the overall results left Showtime as the
ceremony's ongoing, undisputed cable champion.

Only two cable services made it to the Daytime Emmy winners' podium Friday
night -- Showtime taking outstanding children's special for My Louisiana
Sky
and Disney Channel's Madeline winning outstanding children's
animated program.

But with four awards from ceremonies the previous week, Showtime landed five
2002 Daytime Emmys, tops for cable. Disney was second with three, while American
Movie Classics earned two.

All of Showtime's wins were for made-for flicks in its 'Original Pictures for
All Ages' series. Although the films premiere in primetime (normally Sunday
nights at 8 p.m. about once per month), quirks in the Emmy process relegate
children's programming categories under the Daytime Emmy umbrella.

Madeline was one of the few made-for-cable programs to win the
animated-program award. Nickelodeon's Rugrats was the first a decade
ago.

Ironically, Madeline started out with The Family Channel prior to
ownership of the service by a News Corp./Saban Entertainment partnership as Fox
Family Channel, then The Walt Disney Co. as ABC Family.

CBS telecast last week's Daytime Emmy event from Radio City Music Hall in New
York.

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