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August 13, 2009

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Academy: All Emmys to be presented live

Los Angeles — The television academy is scrapping its “time-shifting” plans and will present all 28 Emmy Awards during the September telecast.

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced last month that it would pre-tape eight awards presentations and acceptance speeches, including some in the writing category. Members of the Writers Guild of America blasted the academy for the plan in a letter signed by some of the top TV show runners.

The academy says the decision was made to “mend relationships within the television community” and allow the telecast producer to focus on “creative elements” during the live show.

The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards will air at 8 p.m. Sept. 20 on CBS.

Schools considering Danza reality show

Philadelphia — Yo, Philly students! Tony Danza might be teaching in a city high school this fall.

The former talk show host and star of the sitcoms “Taxi” and “Who’s the Boss?” is planning to star in a new reality show called “Teach.”

If approved by Philadelphia education officials, cameras would roll at Northeast High School as Danza co-teaches a 10th-grade English class.

The School Reform Commission will vote next week on allowing at least 13 episodes to be shot and broadcast on the cable channel A&E.

Producers say Danza is attending teacher training.

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