TV channels are ‘furious’ about the timing of the Logie Awards 2021, as the ceremony is scheduled on the first day of the period with no ratings
The 2021 TV Week Logie Awards will take place on Sunday, November 28 at The Star Gold Coast.
But some TV outlets are reportedly outraged at the timing of the ceremony, which is normally held in May or June.
According to The Australian, some executives are unhappy because the event will take place on the first day of the non-judging period, when talent will not be available to attend because shows will either be on hiatus or filmed.
Not happy: TV stations are reportedly ‘furious’ about the timing of the Logie Awards 2021 after it was announced that the ceremony will take place on the first day of the no-ratings period. Pictured: Have you paid attention? host Tom Gleisner poses with his Silver Logie at the Logie Awards 2019
A network manager said: ‘We love the Logies, but we just can’t do it at that time of year. Here a compromise has to be made. That’s all we ask for. But it seems to continue on that day anyway. ‘
Channel Seven shows Big Brother and Australian Idol are likely to be in production in November.
Channel 10’s I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here !, The Amazing Race Australia and MasterChef could also be filming at this point.
Meanwhile, the soap opera Home and Away will be on hiatus and Sunrise anchors David Koch and Natalie Barr will be on vacation.
Bad timing: According to The Australian, some executives are unhappy because the event will take place on the first day of the non-judging period, when talent will not be available to attend as shows will either be interrupted or filmed. Pictured: Costa Georgiadis, host of Gardening Australia, poses with his Silver Logie at the Logie Awards 2019
On Monday it was announced that the TV Week Logie Awards will take place in November.
The ceremony will be broadcast on Channel 9 and 9Now.
“TV WEEK is delighted to have landed on a date we know we can deliver a spectacular show,” TV WEEK editor Amber Giles said in a statement.
After spending way too much time on the couch in stretchy pants for the past 12 months, it’s important to us and our partners that we come together at a time when we can all change up and be in the same room.
Busy schedule: Ten’s I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here, with Julia Morris and Dr Chris Brown (pictured), The Amazing Race, hosted by Beau Ryan and MasterChef may be filming in November
‘We can’t wait to return to The Star Gold Coast to celebrate and honor the best of Australian TV in the style for which we are famous.
“On November 28, we look forward to seeing all those on the red carpet who have entertained and informed us through difficult times.”
Last year, ARE Media group publisher Fiona Connolly announced with regret the cancellation of the 2020 ceremony, originally scheduled for June.
Break: Network Seven’s hit soap Home and Away will also be on hiatus. Pictured Sam Frost