BYUtv, a family entertainment network available over cable, satellite and free streaming, has received its first Daytime Emmy® Award nomination. The network was co-nominated with The CW in the Outstanding Special Class Series category for "Welcome Home," which gives home makeovers for struggling families. The 25-episode unscripted series, co-produced with Litton Entertainment, is joined by nominees from A&E, YouTube Originals, Facebook Watch and OWN. The winner will be announced at a live virtual ceremony for Children's, Animation and Lifestyle programming on the Daytime Emmy social media channels on Sunday, July 26.
"'Welcome Home' is one of the best examples of BYUtv's focus on programming that is uplifting, engaging and ideally suited for families to watch together," said Michael Dunn, managing director of BYUtv. "This reality show is truly making a difference in the world and will have a lasting impact on the lives of the people it serves. Becoming part of the esteemed Daytime Emmy tradition is a significant milestone for our network, and especially together with our outstanding partners Litton Entertainment and The CW, and to be in the company of such incredible fellow nominees."
In "Welcome Home," which premiered on BYUtv in February 2019, hosts Treger and Rob Strasberg and their team of designers and volunteers furnish and decorate modest living spaces for families coming out of homelessness and abuse shelters. They involve the local community, using donations or gently used goods to make places the families can call home. Produced by Litton Entertainment (NBC's "The More You Know") and BYUtv, the show also airs on The CW. Nominated executive producers from BYUtv include Michael Dunn, Andra Johnson Duke and Brian Gibson.
BYUtv has won dozens of regional Emmy awards over the years, awarded by the Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. However, this is the network's first national Emmy nomination.
In addition to "Welcome Home," BYUtv's original programming slate includes "Random Acts," an unscripted hidden-camera reality show that highlights the altruistic nature of human beings by featuring real people who are the recipients of random acts of kindness; teen comedy bootcamp "Wayne Brady's Comedy IQ," created and hosted by the Emmy-winning star; and the long-running sketch comedy series "Studio C," which touts nearly two billion views on YouTube. BYUtv is available across the country via cable, satellite and multiple digital media platforms.