Show Must Go On For Daytime Emmys

By Andrew Gauthier 

Variety

Having rescued the Daytime Emmys from near death earlier this year, the producers behind this year’s event must now prove that the kudocast deserves to be saved.

That’s a tough order–but Associated Television Intl. president David McKenzie, whose company partnered with MGM Worldwide TV to revive the homeless awards show–said he believes there’s still life in the Daytime Emmys.

A group of industry vets apparently agree, having rallied to make the show happen this Sunday at downtown Los Angeles’ Orpheum Theater.

“I didn’t want to see the Daytime Emmys go bye-bye,” McKenzie said.

The National Academy of TV Arts & Sciences, the New York-based org that handles the Daytime Emmys, found its marquee awards show orphaned this year after CBS, which had the option to run this year’s kudocast, passed on it instead. More…

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