Israeli Sitcom Wins International Emmy

Published: November 23rd 2010
in Culture » Television

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Amongst a slough of awards to British television shows, Israel came away on Monday with recognition at the International Emmy Awards in New York.


"Traffic Light" was awarded as the best international comedy television production. The show is about the friendship and romantic relationships of three 30-something childhood friends. In Hebrew the show is called "Ramzor" and executive producing the Israeli series are Adir Miller, Avi Nir, Ren Telem and Elad Kuperman. Miller and Kuperman were on hand to accept the award.


On the way to the Emmy, "Traffic Light" defeated entries from Thailand, Mexico and Britain. It was selected as a finalist by a panel of 700 judges from 50 countries.


The show is run on Channel 2 in Israel and is in the taping of its third season. Ynet has reported that it will be aired in several other countries including Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, and Georgia.


In their second season, Traffic Light gained high viewership numbers, being in the top 10 most watched television shows in Israel with 23.7 per cent of Israelis watching.


In may of this year, Fox picked up the rights to the show, which is being called "Mixed Signals," and will be penned by veteran American comedic writer Bob Fischer, who wrote the Fox TV series "Married with Children" and the film "Wedding Crashers."

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