After a brief switch to a Monday airdate in 2018, the Emmys will be moving back to their usual Sunday slot for next year's ceremony

In a joint announcement on Monday, Fox and the Television Academy revealed the date for the 71st Annual Emmy Awards. The show is scheduled for Sunday, September 22, 2019, and will air live coast-to-coast from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. EST (5 p.m. to 8 p.m. PST).

A host (or hosts) and producer for the telecast are set to be announced at a later date. Expect someone from the Fox network family to emcee.

Though the awards are still a long way off, our money is already on "Game of Thrones" to repeat as winners in the Best Drama Series category, after scooping up the trophy at the 2018 Emmys. The series is set to sign off on HBO next year, with its eighth and final season due to debut on the premium cable outlet sometime in April of 2019.

Reigning Best Comedy Series winner "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" could also very well snag a second consecutive statutette. Its sophomore season is slated to hit Amazon Prime on December 5.

Of course, it's still extremely early to be predicting next year's awards slate, and plenty may change between now and then. Stay tuned.

[via: Variety]