The Academy enters three-year deal with the basic cable network
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced Thursday that it has signed a three-year deal with the new FXX Network to broadcast the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, which will be produced again by Spike Jones Jr.
"The Creative Arts Awards and Spike Jones, Jr. have become somewhat synonymous and we couldn't be happier to have him back as the producer of this year's awards,” said Alan Perris, consultant to the Television Academy's Chairman, Bruce Rosenblum.
“It's not often enough in our business that the spotlight shines on the creative community working on camera and behind-the-scenes of our best and brightest television shows," said Chuck Saftler, president, Program Strategy, FX Networks.
The 2013 awards will be taped on Sunday, Sep. 15 to air on Saturday, Sep. 21 at 9 p.m.
“There have been a lot of changes in TV over the 19 years that I've been privileged to produce these awards,” said producer Jones, Jr. “We've gone from 'Living Single' to 'Walking Dead'.”