Just announced ! CBS is airing this year’s Daytime Emmys, and as has been previously confirmed to the press, the awards will be held for the first time in Las Vegas with the ceremonies being held at the Las Vegas Hilton. Mark your calendars for Sunday night, June 27th when the 37th Annual Daytime Emmys return to network television. Last year, the show was aired on the CW. Associated Television International is back again as the executive producers, and the production team behind the telecast. Below is the official press release that was distributed within the pass hour!
THE 37TH ANNUAL DAYTIME EMMY® AWARDS will be broadcast Sunday, June 27 (9:00-11:00 Live, PM, ET/delayed PT) from the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas on the CBS Television Network. This is the first time the awards ceremony will take place in Las Vegas. “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, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). ”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 (ATI) will produce the show with ATI President and Emmy Award winner David McKenzie serving as executive producer. “After last year’s Daytime Emmy Awards, we are delighted to be working with NATAS again,” said McKenzie. ”Being on the top-rated network gives us the opportunity to reach a wide audience and moving the show to Las Vegas allows us a dazzling range of production choices.”
“Daytime series have a loyal and passionate following,” said Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President, Specials, Music and Live Events, CBS Entertainment. ”We’re excited to honor these series and their viewers in primetime with this annual showcase.”
Details regarding tickets will be available shortly. Nominations will be announced on May 12. The Daytime Emmy Awards recognize outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production and will be presented to individuals and programs broadcast from 2:00 AM-6:00 PM during the 2009 calendar year.
THE 37TH ANNUAL DAYTIME EMMY AWARDS is a presentation of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in cooperation with the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
So are you shocked that CBS is carrying the show? What do you think about the broadcast emanating from Sin City? Let us know!