Ellen's got an Emmy date: November 4

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com October 18 2001 11:00 PM ET

Executives from the CBS network and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences have announced that the twice-postponed Emmy Awards will now take place November 4, reports E! Online. Ellen DeGeneres remains the host of the event. "All across our industry, people have been a little shaken...but what I have sensed is, it's the right thing to go forward," said ATAS chairman Bryce Zabel. There will be a few changes: The ceremony will take place at the Shubert Theater in Los Angeles's Century City rather than at the Shrine Auditorium in downtown L.A.; producer Gary Smith will now be in charge of the show, since previous producer Don Mischer has moved on to preplanning the TV coverage of the upcoming Winter Olympics; the traditional formal dress code has been scrapped in favor of "dressy business attire"; no fans will be allowed in the red carpet area; a scheduled satellite ceremony in New York (for East Coast nominees who were worried about flying to Los Angeles) has been scrapped; and there will be only one after-party, a Unity Dinner held across the street from the Shubert at the Century Plaza Hotel.