Lifetime sweeps Emmy Awards

Female-focused network garners record 24 wins

network_lifetimeThe 61st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were dominated by the Lifetime Channel, thanks to a formidable slate of edgy, top-notch programming.

“I’d like to dedicate this award to all the people who make ‘EstroJen’ possible,” said Outstanding Actress recipient Tracey Gold, referring to her hit sitcom about a fertility doctor with a quirky sense of humor. “People said our little show would never work, but what they didn’t count on was the amazing group of people that write and produce this program every week. It proves quality still matters in television.”

By the time the last statue was handed out, Lifetime had amassed a record two dozen Emmys, including six wins for the drama series ‘Dangerous Relationships’ and three wins for Mayim Bialik’s variety show, which debuted in January. Treat Williams was also recognized for his portrayal of a foster father in the movie-of-the-week ‘Safe Harbor.’

“And we don’t plan on slowing down,” said Lifetime exec Lindsay Monahan. “In the next few months alone, we have world premiere movies featuring Valerie Bertinelli, Alyssa Milano and Eriq La Salle.

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