[06/01/09 - 12:17 PM] The "61st Primetime Emmy(R) Awards" to Be Broadcast Live on Sunday, SepT. 13 on the CBS Television Network "The new date moves the Emmys away from a weekend where CBS has an NFL doubleheader, which can delay the start of prime time on Sunday," said the network's Jack Sussman.
[via press release from CBS]
THE "61ST PRIMETIME EMMY(R) AWARDS" TO BE BROADCAST LIVE ON SUNDAY, SEPT. 13 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
One Week Earlier Than Previously Announced
CBS�s broadcast of the 61ST PRIMETIME EMMY� AWARDS has been rescheduled for Sunday, Sept. 13 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT), one week earlier than the previously announced date.
"The new date moves the Emmys away from a weekend where CBS has an NFL doubleheader, which can delay the start of prime time on Sunday." said Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President, Specials, Music and Live Events, CBS. "This is better for the live event, the broadcast and our audience at home."
The original date for the broadcast was set prior to the NFL releasing their 2009 television schedule.
The 61ST PRIMETIME EMMY� AWARDS is being produced by Don Mischer Productions. Nominations for the 61ST PRIMETIME EMMY� AWARDS will be announced July 16 at 5:40 a.m. (PT) from the Academy's Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood.