Clay Newbill, you've just been nominated for an Emmy. How do you feel?
"I'm really good," Newbill said Thursday from Los Angeles. "Very excited here. As a boy who grew up in Ormond Beach and went to the University of Central Florida, to be nominated for this show is an incredible feeling."
This show is ABC's "Shark Tank," which is in the running for best reality series.
"I can't believe it, I'm very humbled by it," Newbill said. "It's fantastic to know our peers recognize 'Shark Tank' as a show they admire. I tell everybody that producing 'Shark Tank' is the best job in the world. It's so rewarding to work on a show that has social value and is helping people when they need it the most."Newbill said the nomination recognized "a tremendous team effort" on the show.
"Shark Tank" will compete with PBS' "Antiques Roadshow," Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch," Food Network's "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives," Discovery Channel's "MythBusters" and CBS' "Undercover Boss."
"I won't be holding my breath for a win on the night of," Newbill said. "It's such a strong group in the category with us. All those shows are tremendous. We're very honored and humbled. Frankly, to be nominated is reward enough for us. Would we love to win? Absolutely."
The Emmys will be presented in September.
"Shark Tank" produced 26 episodes last season. ABC has ordered at least 22 for next season, the show's fifth.
On Thursday, Newbill was starting to edit what had been shot over the past few weeks. But he was taking a few moments to enjoy the view, the Emmy view.