Emmy Shock: 2014 Telecast to Air on a Monday

Emmys_Statue_300The Emmys are on the move.

NBC announced Tuesday that the 2014 ceremony will take place three weeks earlier than usual (as expected) and on a Monday (um, what?!).

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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.

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Additionally, the Creative Arts Emmy Awards will be held on Saturday, August 16.

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