ABC Studios getting Banff honor

Festival's achievement award for primetime series

TORONTO -- ABC Studios will receive the 2008 Outstanding Achievement Award at the Banff World Television Festival in June.

ABC Studios president Mark Pedowitz will accept the tribute June 9 for such popular primetime series as "Criminal Minds," "Lost" and "Grey's Anatomy," all of which air in Canada.

Additionally, ABC's "Desperate Housewives" will challenge in the festival's best comedy competition.

The Banff fest runs June 8-11 in the Canadian Rockies.