The Daytime Emmy Awards are returning to television! CBS and the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences have announced that the 47th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be broadcast Friday, June 26, at 8 p.m. ET on the CBS Television Network in a two-hour presentation. “As a leader in daytime, we are thrilled to welcome back the Daytime Emmy Awards,” said Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President, Specials, Music and Live Events. “Daytime television has been keeping viewers engaged and entertained for many years, so it is with great pride that we look forward to celebrating the best of the genre here on CBS.”
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, when the awards are presented, the winners and other special guests will be accepting and appearing from their homes. The leading categories will be broadcast with additional categories will be announced simultaneously on the Daytime Emmys Twitter with awards being presented in a separate ceremony in July.
“The Daytime Emmys are coming home,” said Adam Sharp, President & CEO of NATAS. “For generations, daytime television has been a source of comfort and continuity that’s never been more important. We’re delighted to join with CBS in celebrating the programs and professionals who never cease to brighten our days.”
Originally, the 2020 Daytime Emmy Awards were scheduled to be split into three separate ceremonies for the first time in its history, but due to the pandemic, were later postponed into the fall. The Daytime Emmys haven’t been on television since 2015 when they were aired on the cable network Pop TV. Originally, ABC, CBS, and NBC shared broadcasting duties on a rotating basis except for 2009 when they were on The CW, and 2012 and 2013 when they aired on HLN. The last time CBS broadcast the Daytime Emmys was in 2011, and this will mark their 14th time airing the show, more than any other network.
Nominations are scheduled to be announced on May 21, so check back for that and further Daytime Emmys updates!