The Eighth Annual Family Television Awards was held Nov. 29 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel and recognized honorees in nine categories for their contributions to outstanding family entertainment.

The show will be televised on The CW Network on Tuesday, Dec. 12 from 9 p.m - 10 p.m. with Stephen Collins and Haylie Duff of 7th Heaven co-hosting.

The Family Television Awards are the only awards recognizing outstanding programming for family viewing. The awards are given by the members of the Family Friendly Programming Forum and selected by the members of the Association of National Advertisers. The 40+ major national advertisers that participate in the Forum are taking positive steps to increase family friendly programming choices on primetime television.

Their mission is to support and promote the development of "family friendly" television across all programming genres between the hours of 8 p.m. and 10 p.m., when adults and children are most likely to watch television together.

2006 Family Television Award honorees include:

Drama: Numb3rs (CBS)
Comedy: Everybody Hates Chris (The CW)
Reality: Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
Reality/Game Show Host: Howie Mandel Deal or No Deal (NBC)
New Series: Ugly Betty (ABC)
Actor: Tony Shalhoub Monk (USA)
Actress: Jennifer Love Hewitt Ghost Whisperer (CBS)
TV Movie/Drama: The Ron Clark Story (TNT)
TV Movie/Musical: High School Musical (Disney Channel)