And the Emmy goes to... well, at this point, perhaps simply anyone who can remember on which Sunday to show up at the Nokia Theater.
CBS has announced that this year's Primetime Emmy Awards will take place on the originally scheduled date of Sunday, Sept. 20. This news comes two weeks after the ceremony was moved up to Sept. 13, to avoid a conflict with CBS' carriage of an NFL double-header.
What brought about this reversal? "After we announced plans for Sept. 13, MTV informed us they were locked into the same day for the Video Music Awards, with venue and sponsorship agreements in place," Jack Sussman, CBS' Executive Vice President of Specials, Music & Live Events, said in making the announcement. "We had the flexibility to move; they didn't."
To now minimalize any late start caused by CBS Sports' coverage of the Sept. 20 NFL games, a special "flexible" edition of 60 Minutes will be prepared.
"If the Emmy broadcast has as much excitement as the scheduling of the date," Sussman said, "viewers are in for an unforgettable event."
Nominations for the 61st annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be announced the morning of July 16, by Grey's Anatomy's Chandra Wilson and Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons.