The 41st annual Daytime Emmys, or the 2014 edition, of the only televised award show that still honors the daytime soap opera is looking for a new home to broadcast the upcoming award ceremonies!
According to CBS Soaps In Depth today, HLN has decided it will almost certainly not be broadcasting the show for the third year in a row. Albie Hecht, the network’s vice president and general manager, who started in the that position over three months ago told SID, “It’s fairly definite.” Then added, “I just want to put a pause on everything and figure out what we’re doing before we make any commitments. Shows like (the Daytime Emmys) need commitments in advance to plan and I don’t think we can make that commitment.” The HLN head honcho then related in regards to NATAS search for a new TV home, “It’s only fair to let them look around and let them do what they need to do.”
David Michaels, the senior executive director of the Daytime Emmy Awards let it be known that: “We are currently exploring other avenues so that the Daytime Emmys will have a broadcast home.”
So, who do you think should air the Daytime Emmys this year? What cable outlet is the perfect fit? Or, do you think somehow it will return to network television? Or, are those days over? Weigh-in on your choices! We have ours!