42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.
Updated on April 8:
In an interview with TV Insider's Michael Logan, Producer Michael Levitt shared that there would be no red carpet show televised prior to the Daytime Emmys this year, in order to put all resources into the ceremony, and there will be no live streaming for those who cannot watch the show as of yet. He did encourage everyone to use POP TV's Channel Finder to see if the network was available in your area.
Previously Reported on March 2:
Fans have been waiting to hear if this year's 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be televised or once again streamed online. Soaps.com is happy to report that The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has announced that POP Network (formerly the TV Guide Network) will exclusively televise the awards show live on Sunday April 26 at 8:00 PM from the Warner Bros. Studios lot on Stage 16. Michael Levitt will lead as the show's executive producer with Gary Tellalian and Mike Rothman also serving as executive producers.
"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 â€˜TV Land Awards,â€™ and has produced numerous live event specials including â€˜The Producers Guild Awards,â€™ â€˜The Billboard Music Awards,â€™ and â€˜E! Live from the Red Carpetâ€™ shows for the Golden Globes and OscarsÂ®, this promises to be a very special telecast of the 42nd Annual Daytime EmmyÂ® 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. Adding premium live events to our schedule is just another exciting way we are building Pop. Weâ€™re going to have a lot of fun with this."
"As a fan of daytime television, I couldnâ€™t be more honored to be producing this landmark special. The daytime community consistently generates quality programming and has so much to be proud of. Iâ€™m thrilled to be able to produce this ceremony that will celebrate the best of daytime in a memorable, fun and reverential way," said Levitt.
"We are very thrilled about presenting our two premier shows in this new and exciting way," said NATAS Daytime Senior Vice President David Michaels, "And adding the luxurious Universal Hilton as the setting for our Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards guarantees a very special celebration!"
Visit POP Network or call your cable/satellite provider for availability in your area.
Stay tuned for the final nominations, which we will announce on Tuesday March 31, and keep an eye on our Daytime Emmy Coverage, where we'll post any further updates. Soaps.com will again be at the ceremony in order to bring our readers interviews, winners and more live from the annual event.
- Amy Mistretta