The Daytime Emmy Awards are back at CBS and heading to Vegas. After airing on the CW in late August last year, the awards show is returning to a Big Three network and to a June air date, a pattern it had followed for decades until it found itself homeless last year. The 37th Annual Daytime Awards will be broadcast on CBS Sunday, June 27, from the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas. CBS already is set to air the Tony Awards that month. The 64th Annual Tony Awards will be broadcast on the network on June 13. For the network, which has s strong daytime lineup led by The Young and the Restless and The Price Is Right, I hear the the deal resembles a time buy.
“The Daytime Emmy Awards are one of the cornerstones of our business and we are thrilled to be back on CBS,” said Herb Granath, chairman of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. “Last year’s show was one of the most entertaining events in our history, and this year’s Las Vegas-based broadcast promises to be even more exciting.”
Associated Television International, which produced the ceremony last year for the first time, is back as producer, with ATI president David McKenzie serving as executive producer.
Last year, the Daytime Emmy Awards aired on CW to all-time low ratings after CBS, which had alternated with ABC in carrying the event, declined to renew its contract. ABC, which passed last year, saying it was not prepared to broadcast the ceremony two years in a row, also opted not to do the awards show this year.
Nominations will be announced on May 12.