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Emmys Take Reality TV To New Low Levels

Ryan Seacrest.jpgThe Emmy Awards will sink to new highs — or perhaps lows, depending on your viewing habits — with their presentation of Reality TV emcee emmys, the TV Academy announced.

It’s no surprise as it was just a year ago that “American Idol” emcee Ryan Seacrest was named to host the Emmy telecast in the first place.

“I look at reality as part of what holds up television as a whole,” Craig Plestis, who oversees reality TV for NBC Universal, told Variety. “You need nonscripted series to be one of the legs that holds up that table.”

The category’s first five nominees are a round-up of the usual suspects of Reality TV: Tom Bergeron of “Dancing With the Stars,” “Survivor’s” Jeff Probst, “Project Runway’s” Heidi Klum, “Deal or No Deal’s” Howie Mandel and “American Idol’s” Seacrest.

Good times are had by all on Emmy night.

And I don’t think anyone is expecting the winner to ask Sasheen Littlefeather to accept the statuette. For those you who forget your history and are no doubt condemned to repeat it, Littlefeather took the stage during the 1973 Oscars when Marlon Brando won the best actor award.

She said he wasn’t interested.

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