According to Variety, after weeks of speculation, the 75th Emmy Awards will officially shift from its original broadcast date. Fox and The Television Academy have pushed back the live broadcast to Monday, January 15th, 2024, at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT. This delay will be almost four months from the original planned date of September 18th, 2023.
Due to the ongoing WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, the yearly telecast has been up in the air for some time, and it seemed a possible delay would be inevitable. Negotiations between the guilds and the studios have had little to no progress since the WGA strike started over a hundred days ago. This whole situation is totally inevitable. As long as these strikes were happening, this broadcast was never going to happen on its original date.
An awards ceremony with no actors showing up or writers creating material for the host is ridiculous. Even more ridiculous is that studios still refuse to pay the writers and actors their fair share. What studios do not understand is that this isn’t something you can wave off. The 2023 fall television season is already looking dire as few shows have been in production. Studios are struggling to fill airtime with cheap reality shows, re-runs, and even desperately dragging streaming series to air on network television. The longer they wait, the more harm it will cause their wallets. Hopefully, they realize how foolish they are and come back to the table to give the workers their earned compensation.
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