It may be Oscar season, but it’s never too early to think about the Emmys. The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards will air on Sunday, Sept. 22 on Fox, the network and the TV academy announced Monday.
The show returns to its usual pre-premiere week Sunday time slot after moving to Monday this year to accommodate “Sunday Night Football” on NBC, as it also did in 2014, the previous time NBC aired the Emmys as part of the Big Four networks’ rotation.
Fox will air the ceremony live coast to coast, starting at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT, from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Producers and the host(s) will be announced at a later date. While NBC, CBS and ABC have given hosting duties to their late-night talent this century (“Saturday Night Live”‘s Michael Che and Colin Jost hosted this year), Fox has tapped stars of its primetime shows since it doesn’t have a late-night series. Andy Samberg hosted the last time Fox broadcasted the Emmys in 2015, but with “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” now on NBC, it’s safe to say he won’t be back. (So… Tim Allen?)
The 2019 show will also be the first Emmys under the academy’s new deal with Fox, NBC, ABC and CBS to continue to rotating broadcasts through 2026.
Dates for the Creative Arts Emmys were not announced, but it will likely be the weekend prior to the main ceremony. The eligibility period is the same as usual, June 1, 2018, through May 31, 2019. Nominations will be revealed mid-July, though a date has also yet to be announced. Expect a big farewell tour next year with both “Game of Thrones” and “Veep” ending.