Last year, the CNN channel HLN rode to the rescue of the Daytime Emmys and aired their awards which had been left without a broadcast home for the first time ever.
The show was such a success that the cablecaster is presenting the kudocast again this year. The show will air live from the Beverly Hilton hotel beginning at 8 p.m. EDT on Sunday June 16.
In making the announcement, HLN exec Scot Safon said last year’s ceremony “was the #1 most-watched, regularly-scheduled non-news broadcast in the network’s history, and received terrific viewer feedback both on-air and online. Our audiences thanked us for tapping into that vital part of American pop culture.”
Added Malachy Wienges, chairman of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences: “The outcome of this partnership will be a creative show honoring all the genres that make Daytime Television part of our daily lives.”
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The Daytime Emmys are celebrating their 40th anniversary this year. And, as kudocast executive producer Gabriel Gornell notes, “Daytime TV doesn’t have fans, it has personal relationships between hosts and viewers five days a week. And because of this five days-a-week relationship, there is no stronger connection with audiences in all of entertainment. And we’re going to celebrate 40 years of it from talk shows to soaps.”