Emmy awards moved for MTV

June 18, 2009 8:56:59 AM PDT
The Emmy Awards are being postponed by a week to avoid bumping into MTV's Video Music Awards on September 13. CBS and the Television Academy said Wednesday that the 61st Primetime Emmys would be presented Sept. 20 instead.

Jack Sussman of CBS said Wednesday that "it's best for the industry and the audience that these events not compete against each other."

Sussman said the network learned of MTV's awards-show plans after it announced its own, and CBS "had the flexibility to move; they didn't."

Nominations for the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards will be announced July 16.

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