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ReelzChannel to Air Creative Arts Emmys

Surprise: The Kennedys
Kennedys Productions (Ontario) Inc./Zak Cassar

On the heels of its 10 Emmy nominations, the cable networks will air the awards show on Sept. 17.

Reelzchannel is laying claim to this year's Creative Arts Emmys.

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For his 17th time, Spike Jones, Jr will produce the kudofest, which will tape on Sept. 10 and air on Reelz a week later. It's a fitting next step for the cable network, which garnered 10 Emmy nominations for its controversial miniseries, The Kennedys. After a series of rival cable networks, beginning with History, passed on the Katie Holmes and Greg Kinnear vehicle, Reelz jumped in to acquire it. In addition to the buzz it generated for the little known network, the miniseries made Reelz the fourth most nominated cable network. 

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"Our network has tremendous momentum with significant ratings growth and with the addition of signature television events such as the Creative Arts Awards we're bringing our viewers the best from the world of entertainment," said ReelzChannel chief executive Stan E. Hubbard in a statement.

Added Jones Jr., "When I started producing this show there was only one Law and Order and nobody knew Raymond."