Emmys Move Back to Sunday, as ABC Reveals 2024 Ceremony Date

The 76th Emmy Awards have been given an official airdate: Sunday, Sept. 15 at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT on ABC. The Television Academy and ABC announced the news on Saturday, during the Alphabet network’s portion of the Television Critics Assn. press tour in Pasadena.

The Emmys will once again air live across the country on ABC (and stream the next day on Hulu), and take place at the Peacock Theater at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles. A host and producers for the telecast will be announced at a later date. The live show is set to air on ABC and stream next day on Hulu.

More from Variety

A date wasn’t announced for the Creative Arts Emmys, but those two weekend ceremonies are usually held the weekend before the Primetime Emmys ceremony. That would place it on Sept. 7 and Sept. 8.

The TV Academy had previously announced that nominations for the 76th Emmy Awards will be announced Wednesday, July 17. The eligibility period for this Emmy cycle is June 1, 2023 – May 31, 2024.

This reps the second Emmy ceremony in 2024 — because of the impact of the Hollywood strikes, which pushed the 75th Emmys from September 2023 to January 15, 2024. But that ceremony was still considered the 2023 Emmys (just delayed into 2024), while the ABC telecast in September will be the official 2024 Emmys. The next Emmys mark a return to Sunday for the first time in two years. (In January, the Emmys on Fox was held on a Monday, while the 2022 event on NBC was aired on Monday, Sept. 12.)

The current broadcast network “wheel” deal for the Emmys (which expires in 2026) means that this is the first time ABC has aired the telecast since 2020 — in the midst of the pandemic. That year, Jimmy Kimmel hosted a virtually virtual ceremony from the Staples Center, while most winners and presenters beamed in from their homes or other remote locations.

Kimmel also hosted the Emmys for ABC in 2016 and 2012. Recent hosts include Anthony Anderson on Fox, which aired the most recent Primetime Emmys in January; also Kenan Thompson on NBC in 2022 and Cedric the Entertainer on CBS in 2021.

At the 75th Emmys last month, “Succession,” “The Bear” and “Beef” each nearly swept its respective category in the drama, comedy and limited series races. “Succession” and “The Bear” tied with a leading six wins each, and “Beef” followed closely with five trophies.

Submissions for the 76th Emmy Awards open on Thursday, Feb. 29. See the full 76th Emmys calendar here:

February 29: Open for submissions

April 9: Deadline to apply for membership to guarantee voting eligibility for both rounds of the 75th Emmy competition and to secure member entry fee discount. Application(s) must be completed and paid for by this date.

Deadline for current voting members to apply for hyphenate voting status and for Associate members to apply to switch to Active voting membership.

April 26: Entry deadline for Engineering, Science & Technology Emmy Awards.

May 8: Deadline for lapsed members to apply to reinstate their membership to guarantee voting eligibility for both rounds of the 75th Emmy competition and to secure member entry fee discount. Application(s) must be completed and paid for by this date.

May 9: Entry deadline for programs that identify as Primetime programming by virtue of genre and were originally presented June 1, 2023 – May 31, 2024.

Upload deadline for all entry materials.

June 13: Nominations-round voting begins.

June 24, 10 p.m. PT: Nominations-round voting ends.

June 28 – July 8: Voting for peer group-specific top ten round panels (if applicable)

July 17: Nominations announced.

July 24: Deadline for errors and omissions to the nominations.

Week of August 5: Final-round videos available for viewing

August 15: Final-round voting begins.

August 26, 10 p.m. PT: Final-round voting ends

September TBD: Creative Arts Emmy Awards and Governors Gala

September 15: 76th Emmy Awards ABC Telecast and Governors Gala

All dates are subject to change.

Best of Variety

Sign up for Variety’s Newsletter. For the latest news, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.