So long, NBC. On Friday, it was announced that CBS will broadcast the 81st annual Golden Globe Awards, bringing a storied and embattled awards-season franchise into its stable. The ceremony, set for Sunday, January 7, will air live on CBS, stream on Paramount+, and be available on the CBS app as part of a new deal.
The Globes have been on the hunt for a new broadcast partner after wrapping up a partnership with NBC earlier this year. Once an essential stop on the awards circuit, the Globes show was not televised at all in 2022, following a maelstrom of controversy around the Hollywood Foreign Press Association—the organization that handed out the awards. In March 2021, the HFPA promised to enact “transformational change,” including a substantial overhaul of its membership.
The show returned to broadcast on NBC in early 2023. Shortly after, Penske Media Eldridge, a joint venture between Eldridge Industries and Penske Media Corporation—which owns entertainment news outlets?Variety,?The Hollywood Reporter, and Deadline, among others—acquired?Dick Clark Productions, which produces the annual Golden Globe Awards. The HFPA was later dissolved.?
The Globes recently announced that two new categories will be added to the awards lineup next year: cinematic and box office achievement in motion pictures and best stand-up comedian on television.
“In an age when audiences are viewing content on their own schedules, we are delighted to bring the Golden Globes to viewers globally through CBS’s robust platforms,” said Helen Hoehne, president of the Golden Globes. “Audiences will have the ability to enjoy our show live and on demand. We cannot wait to reveal the magic of what will be our most unforgettable show yet.”
CBS, which has been the longtime home of both the Grammy Awards and the Tony Awards, will air the 81st edition of the Globes on Sunday, January 7, 2024. The show will have a marquee slot, directly following an NFL on CBS doubleheader. The Globes previously aired on CBS way back in 1981 and 1982.