HOLLYWOOD—The 2014 Daytime Emmy Awards might have been one of the most disastrous award shows I had ever witnessed. After having none of the network stations or cable stations willing to pick up the ceremony, it was broadcast over the Internet. Yes, that is indeed a first.
Well to those soap lovers and daytime television lovers, you can breathe a sigh of relief, as the 2015 ceremony is set to air on Sunday, April 26 on Pop. Yep, this is the network that was formerly know as TVGN. The awards will be held at the famed Warner Bros. Studios lot on Stage 16, which was iconic for movies such as “Casablanca,” “Jurassic Park” and “Ghostbusters.”
The awards show will be executive produced by Michael Levitt, who is known as being one of the industry’s highly respected producers of live events and awards shows.
“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 ‘TV Land Awards,’ and has produced numerous live event specials including ‘The Producers Guild Awards,’ ‘The Billboard Music Awards,” and ‘E! Live from the Red Carpet’ shows for the Golden Globes and Oscars, this promises to be a very special telecast of the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.”
“As a fan of daytime television, I couldn’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. I’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.
“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. We’re going to have a lot of fun with this.”
Final nominees for the acting categories will be revealed on Thursday, March 26. A host for the ceremony has not yet been announced. The 2015 Daytime Emmy Awards will air live on April 26 on Pop at 8 p.m. EST.