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Family Television Awards Honor ‘7th Heaven,’ ‘Everybody Hates Chris’

Dec 1, 2005  •  Post A Comment

The WB’s long-running family drama “7th Heaven” received the lifetime achievement award and UPN’s comedy “Everybody Hates Chris” received the best new series award Wednesday night at the Seventh Annual Family Television Awards in Beverly Hills. The awards, which recognize outstanding programming for family viewing between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m., are presented by the Family Friendly Programming forum.

Also honored at the gala: ABC’s “Lost,” TNT’s “The Wool Cap” and CBS’s “King of Queens” and “Amazing Race,” as the best drama, movie, comedy and reality programs, respectively. “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’s” Ty Pennington walked away with best reality host and “According to Jim’s” Jim Belushi was honored as best actor. “Reba” star, Reba McEntire, pulled double duty, being honored with the best actress award and hosting the show, which will be televised on The WB Sunday, Dec. 11, at 8 p.m.

The Family Friendly Programming Forum, consisting of members of the Association of National Advertisers, honors family-friendly programming each year as part of its efforts to encourage production of television programming that is “appropriate in theme, content and language for adults and children … has cross-generational appeal, depicts real-life situations and resolves issues responsibly,” according to a statement from Kaki Hinton, VP of the Family Friendly Programming Forum.