Daytime Emmys return to TV: Pop Network will broadcast on April 26

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced that the Daytime Emmys will return to TV this year. They will broadcast live on the newly rebranded Pop Network, formerly the TV Guide Network, on Sunday, April 26, at 8pm ET/5pm PT from the Warner Bros. Studios lot on Stage 16.

The Creative Arts Emmys will take place two days earlier, on Friday, April 24 at the Universal Hilton in Los Angeles.

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“Our new partnership with the Pop network is an ideal platform to present our signature gala,” said Bob Mauro, President, NATAS. “With the Warner Bros. Studios as our venue, where so many great films and television shows have been made, coupled together with Michael Levitt, our executive producer, who created the ‘TV Land Awards,’ and has produced numerous live event specials including ‘The Producers Guild Awards,’ ‘The Billboard Music Awards,’ and ‘E! Live from the Red Carpet’ shows for the Golden Globes and Oscars, this promises to be a very special telecast of the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.”

“As a network that celebrates talent, we are thrilled to bring the Daytime Emmy Awards back to television for the fans,” said Brad Schwartz, President of Pop. “Daytime audiences are some of the most amazing and passionate in all of television, and we are proud to honor the greatest works and achievements of daytime.”

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The Daytime Emmys eschewed a live TV broadcast last year, opting instead for a streaming webcast hosted by Kathy Griffin. Before that, the event was hosted by cable network HLN in 2012 and 2013. CBS aired the ceremony from Las Vegas in 2010 and 2011.

With the exception of the 2009 ceremony, which were broadcast on the CW in August, the Daytime Emmys have been held in June for the last eight years. This year’s awards will be the earliest since 2006, which was the last time the event was held in April.

In February, the academy announced the pre-nominees in six drama series acting categories. The final nominees in all categories will be announced on March 26. Use our drag-and-drop menu below to get started making your predictions. Click here to enter your picks in all nine top drama races.

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