CBS and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will air the Primetime
Emmy Awards Oct. 7 from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
The 53rd annual show, which will air live from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.,
had been scheduled for Sept. 16, but it was postponed in the wake of the tragic
terrorist assaults on New York and Washington, D.C., Sept. 11.
The event will have a more subdued tone than in year's past.
'Our organizations have spent a considerable amount of time during the past
week discussing the appropriate date for the show in light of the devastating
events that took place earlier this week,' CBS and the ATAS said in a prepared
statement. 'As such, we have decided that it is appropriate to delay the Emmys
until Oct. 7, at which time we will present a program that is different in tone
and approach. Traditionally, the Emmys are a tribute to the television industry.
However, on this night, the industry will join together with the nation to
reaffirm the spirit of the American people.'
Home Box Office and A&E Network have garnered the most Emmy nominations
among cable programmers.