September 19, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Emmys are getting punted to a new date by
National Football League games.
CBS said Monday that the TV awards ceremony is being kicked up a week, to Sept. 13, because of an NFL doubleheader on the originally
scheduled date, Sept. 20.
CBS executive Jack Sussman said the football broadcasts could have delayed the start of prime time and the Emmy telecast.
The network said the ceremony's original date was set before the NFL released its 2009 TV schedule.
Nominations for the 61st annual prime-time Emmys will be announced July 16.