The major change coming to the TV Week Logie Awards this year

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The 2021 TV Week Logie Awards will take place later than usual this year, on Sunday, November 28, at The Star Gold Coast.

But a delayed ceremony isn’t the only change, as there will be another major difference compared to previous iterations of TV’s night of nights.

The eligibility for shows has been extended to two years, with TV Tonight reporting nominations will cover programming from April 1, 2019, to March 31, 2021.

Big changes! The 2021 TV Week Logie Awards will take place later than usual this year - but that's not the only big change in store for Australian television's night of nights. Pictured: Tom Gleeson poses with his Gold Logie at the 2019 Logie Awards

Big changes! The 2021 TV Week Logie Awards will take place later than usual this year – but that’s not the only big change in store for Australian television’s night of nights. Pictured: Tom Gleeson poses with his Gold Logie at the 2019 Logie Awards

Last year’s ceremony was cancelled due to -19 restrictions.

Meanwhile, the fact this year’s ceremony will be in November has ruffled a few feathers among industry bigwigs.

Some TV networks are reportedly furious with 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 be held on the first day of the non-ratings period when talent will be unavailable to attend as shows will either be on hiatus or filming.

Broad scope: The eligibility for shows has been extended to two years, with TV Tonight reporting nominations will cover programming from April 1, 2019, to March 31, 2021. Pictured: Have You Been Paying Attention? host Tom Gleisner at the 2019 Logie Awards

Broad scope: The eligibility for shows has been extended to two years, with TV Tonight reporting nominations will cover programming from April 1, 2019, to March 31, 2021. Pictured: Have You Been Paying Attention? host Tom Gleisner at the 2019 Logie Awards

One network executive said: ‘We love the Logies, but we simply can’t do it at that time of year. There needs to be some compromise here. That’s all we’re asking for. But it seems to be going ahead on that day regardless.’

Channel Seven shows Big Brother and Australian Idol will likely be in production in November.

Channel 10’s I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!, The Amazing Australia and MasterChef could also be filming at this time.

Meanwhile, soap opera Home and Away will be on hiatus and Sunrise anchors David Koch and Natalie Barr will be on holiday.

Bad timing? Meanwhile, some TV networks are reportedly furious with the timing of the ceremony, which is normally held in May or June. Pictured: Big Brother host Sonia Kruger

Bad timing? Meanwhile, some TV networks are reportedly furious with the timing of the ceremony, which is normally held in May or June. Pictured: Big Brother host Sonia Kruger

Bad timing: According to The Australian, some executives are unhappy because the event will be held on the first day of the non-ratings period when talent will be unavailable to attend as shows will either be on hiatus or filming. Pictured: Gardening Australia host Costa Georgiadis posing with his Silver Logie at the 2019 Logie Awards

Bad timing: According to The Australian, some executives are unhappy because the event will be held on the first day of the non-ratings period when talent will be unavailable to attend as shows will either be on hiatus or filming. Pictured: Gardening Australia host Costa Georgiadis posing with his Silver Logie at the 2019 Logie Awards

The highly anticipated ceremony will be televised on Channel Nine and 9Now.

‘TV WEEK is thrilled to have landed on a date we know we can deliver a spectacular show on,’ TV WEEK editor Amber Giles said in a statement.

‘After spending way too much time on the couch in stretchy pants over the past 12 months, it’s important to us and our partners that we come together at a time when we can all frock up and be in the same room.

Busy schedule: Channel 10's I'm a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!, The Amazing Race and MasterChef will likely be in production in November. Pictured: I'm a Celebrity hosts Dr Chris Brown and Julia Morris

Busy schedule: Channel 10’s I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!, The Amazing Race and MasterChef will likely be in production in November. Pictured: I’m a Celebrity hosts Dr Chris Brown and Julia Morris

‘We can’t wait to head back to The Star Gold Coast to celebrate and honour the best in Australian TV in the style for which we’re famous.

‘On November 28, we look forward to seeing on the red carpet all those who have kept us entertained and informed during trying times.’

Last year ARE Media group publisher Fiona Connolly regretfully announced the cancellation of the 2020 ceremony, originally scheduled for June.

Break: Seven Network soap opera Home and Away will also be on hiatus. Pictured: Home and Away actress Sam Frost, who plays Jasmine Delaney

Break: Seven Network soap opera Home and Away will also be on hiatus. Pictured: Home and Away actress Sam Frost, who plays Jasmine Delaney.

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