Ellen's Emmy gig, series debut rescheduled

BY Advocate.com Editors

September 17 2001 11:00 PM ET

The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the CBS Television Network have announced that the 53rd annual prime-time Emmy Awards will now take place on Sunday, October 7, according to The Hollywood Reporter. While the show will be "different in tone and approach" from recent Emmy broadcasts, according to a press release, out comic-actress Ellen DeGeneres will remain as host of the program. CBS also announced that the premiere of DeGeneres's new sitcom, The Ellen Show, has been pushed back one week: The series will have a special one-time-only Monday appearance on September 24 before debuting in its regular Friday timeslot on September 28. (Check local listings.)

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