NBC announced Tuesday that the 2014 ceremony will take place three weeks earlier than usual (as expected) and on a Monday (um, what?!).
The 66th Primetime Emmys are scheduled to air live on Monday, Aug. 25 from 8-11 pm ET/5-8 pm PT.
The shift to late August avoids a conflict with NBC’s Sunday Night Football juggernaut (the Peacock made a similar move in 2010 when Jimmy Fallon hosted). Per an NBC source, the telecast was relocated from Sunday to Monday due to the possibility of an early SNF game.
Additionally, the Creative Arts Emmy Awards will be held on Saturday, August 16.