What Time Are the Emmys Over?

These big awards ceremonies tend to be pretty long and tiring

The 2017 Emmys are here, and millions of people are gathering around their televisions to watch TV’s biggest night of the year that doesn’t involve a new episode of “Game of Thrones” or “the Walking Dead.”

As much as we enjoy these awards shows, they have a troubling tendency to last a very long time and start to feel like they’re wearing out their welcome after a couple hours. And there are also folks out there who don’t care about the Emmys but are still subjected to it because of roommates or family members dominating the TV for the evening.

So those folks and everybody who needs to know when the show will end because they need to go to bed because they’ve got work in the morning are united by one question: when the hell do the 2017 Emmys end?

Unfortunately, we don’t have a 100-percent concrete answer because it’s a live show. The Emmys are scheduled to run for three hours, from 8 p.m. Eastern to 11 p.m., but it’s very likely that it’ll actually run longer than that. How much longer is the real question here, and it’s a good bet that it won’t go beyond 11:30 p.m. There’s always a chance it’ll surpass three-and-a-half hours — again, it’s live, so anything could happen — but they’d prefer to wrap it up before it gets so long that the audience is super irritated.

So, to sum up: the Emmys are scheduled to end at 11 p.m. Eastern, but will probably actually be over some time between 11 and 11:30. No promises though, because that’s the nature of live awards shows.