Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Gemini watches the detectives: 'Murdoch Mysteries,' 'Durham County' get big nods

TORONTO — A pair of detective shows - one set in the 19th century and another that takes place in present-day suburbia - are this year's leading Gemini Award nominees.

"Murdoch Mysteries," which airs on Citytv and stars Yannick Bisson as a sleuth who solves crimes in Toronto in the late 1800s, is up for 14 of the prizes, which recognize excellence in Canadian television.

The show received nods for best dramatic series, writing, visual effects, photography, score and make-up. A host of guest stars who appeared on the program are also vying for awards.

"We're really, really excited...we're ordering quite a few bottles of champagne," Christina Jennings, executive producer of "Murdoch Mysteries," said Tuesday.

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