The TV academy has committed to another eight-year deal to air the Primetime Emmy Awards on a rotating basis on ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC. First up will be FOX, which last carried the show in 2007. Next year, it will be on ABC, followed by CBS and then NBC. The deal is worth at least $66 million as the minimum license fee is $8.25 million per kudocast.
The 63rd annual edition of the Emmys will take place on Sept. 18 at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. While this year’s show will not change the number of awards presented on-air, all parties have agreed that they, “will give due consideration to reviewing the award categories and the manner of presentation of the awards, taking into account the interests of various constituencies of the Academy.”
“Survivor” and “Celebrity Apprentice” producer Mark Burnett has been tapped to executive produce this year’s awards. In a statement, Burnett said, “As an Emmy Award winner, I know the excitement of standing on the Emmy stage before your peers and the American public to receive that statue. My mission in producing this year’s Emmys is to provide the absolutely most memorable television experience for the nominees, the winners and the viewing audience.” He has overseen the most recent two editions of the People’s Choice Awards as wll as the MTV Movie Awards three times beginning in 2007.