Pirate Master won best theme song Emmy

Pirate Master, the CBS series that aired part of its season on TV last summer before being cancelled and concluding its run online, actually won a posthumous Emmy at Saturday night’s Creative Arts Emmy ceremony.

Mark Burnett’s pirate ship competition seriesListen to it and watch the intro) was composed by Russ Landau, who also composed the ever-changing themes for Survivor.

The cancelled CBS series competed in the category against Fox’s Canterbury’s Law, TNT’s Saving Grace, the Disney Channel’s Phineas And Ferb, and CBS’ Kid Nation.

2008 Creative Arts Emmy winners [Academy of Television Arts & Sciences]

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