They’ll air September 13th this year. The network and the TV Academy had planned to air the 61st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on September 20th, but TV Week is reporting that, since that decision was made, the NFL came out with its Sunday schedule, and it turned out CBS had a football doubleheader on September 20th. Not to mention that NBC had the mother of all football rivalries skedded opposite the Emmys: New York Giants vs Dallas Cowboys. Ergo the date change. Now, find a way for the Emmys not to be such a snore.