The telecst of the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards has been re-scheduled once again - this time to avoid the MTV Video Music Awards.
The Emmys show is moving back to its original date of Sunday, Sept. 20 (8 p.m. to 11p..m., live ET/delayed PT) on CBS, according to the network. Earlier this month, CBS and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences moved the date up by a week to Sept. 13, due to an NFL doubleheader, which could have delayed the start of primetime.
"After we announced plans for September 13, MTV informed us they were locked into the same day for the Video Music Awards, with venue and sponsorship agreements in place. We had the flexibility to move; they didn't," Jack Sussman, executive vice president, specials, music and live events, CBS Entertainment, said in a statement. "It's best for the industry and the audience that these events not compete against each other."