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Warner Bros.’ purchase of U.K.-based Shed Media in August only strengthened the firm, says Emmerson, whose conglomerate experienced the rare conundrum of having two of its properties, Supernanny (ABC) and Who Do You Think You Are? (NBC), squaring off on Friday nights. (The former is winning the battle.) Emmerson says he considers The Marriage Ref a success even though it was drubbed by reviewers, because it was picked up by NBC for its second season only three episodes into Season 1. (When it appears on NBC later this year, Shed won’t be involved.) The company has a slew of shows set to kick off new seasons, including the fourth of The Real Housewives of New York City on Bravo and the third of Basketball Wives on VH1. Despite the workload, Emmerson, who resides in Hollywood with his wife and three children, still finds time to play on his star-laden L.A. soccer team, which won its league this year: Players include Gordon Ramsay and singer Robbie Williams.
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