Television’s biggest night has been postponed for the first time in more than two decades.
It has been announced that the Primetime Emmy Awards will not air on its originally scheduled date of September 18. According to Variety, Emmy vendors have been informed that the show has been pushed and their services will be needed at a later date.
This marks the first time in more than 20 years the Emmy Awards has been postponed. In September 2001, the show was delayed following the terrorist attacks in NYC.
This year’s postponement comes on the heels of the actors and writers’ strike currently taking place in Hollywood. The Writers Guild of America went on strike on May 2, while SAG-AFTRA, the actors’ union, began striking on July 14.
As of this writing, the exact date of when the Emmy Awards will air has not been determined.
“Like the rest of the industry, we hope there will be an equitable and timely resolution for all parties in the current guild negotiations,” the TV Academy said last week in a statement, per Variety. “We continue to monitor the situation closely with our partners at Fox and will advise if and when there is an update available.”