'True Blood,' '30 Rock' up for PGA awards

Winners announced at Jan. 24 ceremony

After being largely ignored at the Emmys, HBO vampire drama "True Blood" on Monday landed a PGA nomination, joining reigning PGA winners "Mad Men," "30 Rock," "60 Minutes" and "The Colbert Report."

Overall, the series categories for the 21st PGA Awards are dominated by cable, with only six out of the 20 nominated shows hailing from broadcast: ABC's "Lost," NBC's "30 Rock" and "The Office," CBS' "The Amazing Race" and "60 Minutes" and Fox's "American Idol."

For the first time, Showtime topped the network tally. It collected four nominations, followed by HBO, NBC, AMC, CBS and Bravo with two apiece.

In the Norman Felton producer of the year category for drama series, "Blood" faces four best series Emmy nominees: "Lost," AMC awards juggernaut "Mad Men" and network stablemate "Breaking Bad," and Showtime's "Dexter."

In the Danny Thomas producer of the year comedy series category, another dominant awards player, "30 Rock," is nominated alongside "The Office," Showtime duo "Californication" and "Weeds" and HBO's "Entourage."

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Veteran newsmagazine "60 Minutes" leads the pack in the nonfiction TV category, joined by four unscripted series: Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch," A&E's "Intervention," Bravo's "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the 'D' List" and Showtime's "This American Life."

The fourth series category, dubbed "live entertainment and competition TV," features four reality series -- the Emmy-winning "Race," "Idol," Lifetime's "Project Runway" and Bravo's "Top Chef" -- and Comedy Central's "Colbert Report."

The winners will be announced at the PGA Awards ceremony on Jan. 24 at the Hollywood Palladium.
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