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Starting Over wins Emmy for editing; MTV’s Made wins best Special Class series

Starting Over was officially cancelled last fall, but it has received one final Emmy. The show won for “Outstanding Achievement in Single Camera Editing,” the same award it won last year, at the daytime creative arts award ceremony. That honors technical work in daytime TV. In 2005, Starting Over was named the best “special class …

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Rhonda Britten: “I never received a call from NBC or Bunim-Murray regarding its fate”

Rhonda Britten, one of the life coaches on Starting Over, says that she never heard from NBC or Bunim-Murray about the show’s cancellation. In other words, she was just as in the dark as viewers. In the blog on her Fearless Living site, as my colleague Gael noticed, Rhonda writes, “I have never received a …

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NBC ingeniously creates special Starting Over voice mail box to appease annoying fans

While daytime reality soap Starting Over is not yet officially cancelled, the show’s future doesn’t look promising. But fans of the show are “working hard trying to save the show from being canceled,” according to a press release sent by fans who gather at StartingOverTalk.com. At first, that hard work involved creating free petitions and …

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Starting Over’s third season ends today; NBC says its future will be decided soon

The third season of Starting Over concludes today. The reality series broke new ground, as it was a daily, syndicated show that had a revolving cast of mostly middle-aged women who were helped through problems in their lives with the help of three life coaches. Today’s episode is titled “Starting Over Farewell,” and that seems …

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Starting Over is not yet officially cancelled, but is not expected to return this fall

There will most likely not be a fourth season of the groundbreaking syndicated, daytime reality series Starting Over. That’s because a new live series, iVillage Live, “is expected to replace the syndication division’s reality strip “Starting Over” on the NBC stations that carry the self-help show,” according to TV Week. The series “is not expected …

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Starting Over shows momentum; producer “hoping this season is a real breakthrough year”

Starting Over is getting ready to begin its third season, and it’ll do so with “some recent momentum: season-to-season growth in key adult female demos, 40 station upgrades and a recent Daytime Emmy win for special-class programming,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. Jonathan Murray, of the show’s production company Bunim-Murray, says “I’m hoping this season …

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Starting Over cast member’s cancer story is an “homage” to Mary-Ellis Bunim.

Starting Over cast member’s cancer story is an “homage” to Mary-Ellis Bunim. A recent Starting Over storyline focuses on Allison, a woman who has breast cancer. After a mastectomy and radiation therapy, she’s now “here not only to heal herself and learn how to deal with this, but she’s willing to help everyone in her …

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Starting Over security threat leads cast to see producers’ plans, files about them.

Starting Over security threat leads cast to see producers’ plans, files about them. Defamer reports on an “unverifiable rumor” that a suspected break-in led the cast of NBC’s Starting Over to discover producers’ files on them. This, of course, really pissed them off and led to a possible “contestant mutiny.” Defamer reports: According to the …

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Chicago residents sue Bunim-Murray because of Starting Over’s location.

Chicago residents sue Bunim-Murray because of Starting Over’s location. Bunim-Murray is making friends in Chicago once again. They’re producing a daytime series for NBC called Starting Over, which follows “changing group of diverse and captivating women as they attempt to make extraordinary changes in their lives–all while living under the same roof.” The people who …

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women Starting Over will be focus of NBC’s new syndicated daytime show.

women Starting Over will be focus of NBC’s new syndicated daytime show. Following the lives of “six diverse and captivating women who each have a compelling reason to start their lives over,” NBC and The Real World producers Bunim-Murray will produce a new syndicated reality TV series called Starting Over. They’ll live in a house …

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