TNT and TBS are parting ways with the Screen Actors Guild Awards after a partnership that has lasted 25 years, an individual with knowledge of the move told TheWrap.
TNT first aired the acting awards show in 1998, and they’ve done so since this past year when “CODA” took home the Best Ensemble prize for a feature in a return to an in-person awards ceremony.
The SAG Awards launched in 1995 and first aired on NBC before TNT took over in 1998 and then made the show a simulcast with TBS in 2007.
This year’s SAG Awards was a brisk, two-hour ceremony that netted 1.8 million viewers across TNT and TBS, a rise from the year prior when the awards went virtual and saw only 957,000 total viewers watch the ceremony. But even that rebound had it below pre-pandemic levels in 2020.
The Wall Street Journal first reported the news.
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