SHOWTIMES TOP SHOWS 24 & THE OFFICE TAKE THE EMMY’S!

Published August 29th, 2006 - 09:12 GMT

Last night the Stars and celebrities gathered for 58th Emmy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. E! entertainment’s Ryan Seacrest was there to countdown the sizzling stars of primetime and Showtime scored highly with its top shows 24, The Office, My Name is Earl, Law & Order to name but a few brought statues back for TV Land and Paramount Comedy Channel.

The time was finally right last night for Kiefer Sutherland who won his first-ever Emmy for best actor in the drama 24 plus the award for best drama series beating off fellow TV Land series House and Greys Anatomy.

"Kiefer is really the heart and soul of the show," producer Howard Gordan said. "Every once in a while you'll have an evening that just reminds you that you are given too much -- this is that evening," Sutherland said, humbly. "This experience that is 24 has been nothing short of remarkable for me."

Mariska Hargitay finally won her first Emmy, as leading actress in the dramatic series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

While The Office based on the British sitcom created by Ricky Gervais won the top comedy trophy, its star and Best Actor in a Comedy favourite Steve Carell lost out to Tony Shalhoub for Monk.

My Name Is Earl enjoyed some good Karma and won for both writing and directing.

The West Wing became the all-time most honoured drama series with 26 total Emmys when an absent Alan Alda was named best supporting actor.
Megan Mullally nabbed the award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy for the exiting sitcom Will & Grace. "We had eight great years of happy employment and that's more than most people can ever hope for," said Mullally, who was on the verge of tears.
O'Brien opened the ceremonies by starring in a short film spoofing television shows. First, he crash-landed on the island of Lost, where he finds the show's Hurley (Jorge Garcia) and the show's mystical hatch, which he believes will lead him where he needs to go.
"I've gotta get to the Emmys -- you wanna come with me?" O'Brien asked.
"Well, we're not exactly invited," Garcia deadpanned, in an obvious swipe at the show's snub in this year's nominations.

Once through the hatch, O'Brien landed in The Office and made his way through such shows as 24 and House, where Hugh Laurie's Dr. House character gave him a grim diagnosis.

Join E! for all the glamour and the glory from this year’s red carpet which weren’t just another ‘24’ hours at the ‘Office’ all throughout the week. Plus don’t miss the Emmy award winning shows on TV Land and The Paramount Comedy Channel exclusively on Showtime.

Editors Notes:
24: Season 5 is on every Monday at 22:00 KSA on Showtime’s TV Land
Grey’s Anatomy: Season 2 is on every Wednesday at 21:00 KSA on Showtime’s TV Land
Lost returns to Showtime from November 3rd every Friday at 21:00 KSA on Showtime’s TV Land.
The West Wing is on every Thursday at 23:00 KSA on Showtime’s TV Land
Commander In Chief: Season 1 is on every Thursday at 21:00 KSA on Showtime’s TV Land.
House: Season 1 returns to Showtime later this year
The new Survivor: Season 12 returns to Showtime later this year.
Desperate Housewives: Season 2 is on every Monday at 21:00 KSA on Showtime’s TV Land
My Name is Earl: Season 1 is on every Saturday at 19:30 KSA on Showtime’s Paramount Comedy Channel
Scrubs: Season 5 is on every Thursday at 19:30 KSA on Showtime’s Paramount Comedy Channel.
Malcolm in the Middle: Season 6 is on Friday at 20:00 KSA on Showtime’s Paramount Comedy Channel.
The Office Season 1 is on at 21:30 every Sunday and Monday.
Weeds return later in the year to Showtime’s Paramount Comedy Channel.
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (Season 4) comes to Showtime from October 14th at 21:00 KSA every Saturday.
Huff: Season 2 is on TV Land every Friday at 23:00 KSA

About Showtime
Showtime Arabia is a leading pay-TV network in the Middle-East and North Africa. It provides 50 channels of mainly international content, with an especially strong offering of first run Hollywood films, due to its exclusive relationships with Disney, Sony, Paramount, Universal and Dreamworks. Showtime owns and operates its own channels including The Movie Channel, TV Land, Nickelodeon, Paramount Comedy Channel and Movietime. Included in its third party channel line-up are such global brands as MTV, CNN, Discovery, the Disney Channel, Cartoon Network and Bloomberg.

The network is owned by Gulf DTH, which is a joint venture of KIPCO and Viacom. KIPCO is Kuwait’s largest private sector investment company with more than US$ 15 billion under management. Its portfolio of investments includes around 55 companies, in sectors such as media, telecommunications, financial services, real estate and aviation, throughout the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and the U.S.
Viacom is one of the leading global entertainment content companies, with prominent and respected brands in focused demographics. Offering programming and content for television, motion pictures and digital platforms, Viacom’s world-class brands include MTV Networks (MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, Comedy Central, CMT: Country Music Television, Spike TV, TV Land, Logo and more than 120 networks around the world), BET Networks, Paramount Pictures, Paramount Home Entertainment, DreamWorks and Famous Music. More information about Viacom and its businesses is available at www.viacom.com.

 


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