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Ninth Annual Family Television Awards

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BEVERLY HILLS, California -- The NBC hit drama, "Heroes" and the ABC network comedy, "Ugly Betty" took top honors at the "Ninth Annual Family Television Awards." The new ABC show, "Pushing Daisies," won in the Best New Series category. Phil Keoghan, host of CBS' "The Amazing Race" hosted the hour long ceremony held Wednesday, November 28.

Best Original Cable Series was awarded to the ABC Family hit, "Kyle XY." The Fox Channel game show, "Are you Smarter than a 5th Grader?" took Reality Show honors. Disney Channel's "High School Musical 2," the family-friendly film sequel to last year's Best TV Movie/Musical winner, won during the ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

A rare tie in the Best Actor category was shared between two teen heartthrobs. Sharing top honors were Zac Efron, star of Disney Channel's "High School Musical 2" and Kyle Chandler, star of NBC's "Friday Night Lights." The Best Actress prize was bestowed on America Ferrera for ABC's "Ugly Betty" Best New Special Award went to Discovery Channel's "Planet Earth."

"Ninth Annual Family Television Awards" airs on Thursday, December 27 on the CW network at 9 p.m. Winners were chosen by members of the Association of National Advertisers, an organization of major corporate marketers, to honor outstanding programming for family viewing.

The Family Friendly Programming Forum, which includes advertisers representing 43 companies, created the awards to promote the development and airing of family-oriented television programs during prime-time viewing hours, 8 p.m. and 10 p.m., when adults and children are most likely to watch television together.

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Ninth Annual Family Television Award Winners

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"Ugly Betty"

Best Comedy Series

"Ugly Betty"

Network: ABC

Best Drama Series

"Heroes"

Network: NBC

Best Original Cable Series

"Kyle XY"

Network: ABC Family

Best TV Movie/Musical

"High School Musical 2"

Network: Disney Channel

Best Actress

America Ferrera

"Ugly Betty"

Network: ABC

Best Actor (Tie)

Zac Efron

"High School Musical 2"

Network: Disney Channel

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Kyle Chandler

"Friday Night Lights"

Network: NBC

Best Reality Show

"Are you Smarter than a 5th Grader?"

Network: Fox

Best New Series

"Pushing Daisies"

Network: ABC

Best New Special

"Planet Earth"

Network: Discovery Channel

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