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]

The Quest ends its journey stronger than it began

Verlox from The Quest

A review of the finale of summer's best reality series, which wasn't always perfect but was thoroughly entertaining right down to the finish, which included phenomenal challenges and special effects. Will ABC give it a second season?

Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.


Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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