There will be no TV Academy elections this year as the academy’s board of governors tonight approved a pretty unprecedented one-year amendment to its bylaws that extends the terms of current officers and governors for an additional 12 months, from Jan. 1, 2016 through Dec. 31, 2016.

The bylaw amendment also temporarily lifts the four-year term limit for the chairman and CEO position, allowing title holder Bruce Rosenblum to serve in this capacity for a fifth year.

The decision was an “effort to maintain continuity,” according to the TV television_academy_logo_with_motif_03Academy, which has been tackling several high-profile tasks. It is in the middle of what is being described as the largest capital and endowment campaign in TV Academy history, the rebuilding of its North Hollywood campus, the planning for next year’s TV Academy 70th anniversary celebration, along with a number of initiatives involving diversity, membership and Emmy rule and voting changes.