HLN to Air Daytime Emmy Awards

7:51 AM PST 04/04/2013 by Erik Hayden
The cast of "General Hospital" onstage after winning Outstanding Drama Series at the 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

The 40th annual ceremony will be held on June 16 at The Beverly Hilton.

The Daytime Emmys are returning to HLN.

HLN announced Thursday that it will air the daytime television awards show on June 16th, making it the second consecutive year that the ceremony won't be held on a broadcast network. 

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“Last year, HLN’s first-ever presentation of the Daytime Emmy Awards was the No. 1 most-watched, regularly-scheduled non-news broadcast in the network’s history, and received terrific viewer feedback both on-air and online," said Scot Safon, the network's executive vice president and general manager in a release. 

The 39th annual telecast was watched by 912,000 viewers on HLN when it initially aired, compared with the 5.5 million that watched the show on CBS in 2011.  

This year's ceremony will be held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel and will air at 8-10 p.m ET on HLN. The show will be executive produced by Gabriel Gornell of LocoDistro, who also produced the 39th annual awards.

“Daytime TV doesn’t have fans -- it has personal relationships between hosts and viewers five days a week," said Gornell in the release. " And because of this five days-a-week relationship, there is no stronger connection with audiences in all of entertainment—And we're going to celebrate 40 years of it from Talk Shows to Soaps."

The ceremony will also feature Lifetime Achievement Awards presented to producer Bob Stewart and former Let's Make a Deal host Monty Hall.

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