What Channel Are the Emmys On? (And Everything Else You Need to Know)

Just in case you're confused about what's happening this weekend, here's a quick rundown of everything you need to know about Sunday night's Emmy Awards ceremony.

What are the Emmys? 

The 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards have been held since 1949 to honor excellence in the television programming that comes on after you get home from work.

How can I watch the Emmys?

The show airs this Sunday, September 22, at 8:00pm ET / 5:00pm PT on CBS.

Who will be there?

Multihyphenate Neil Patrick Harris will host the Emmys for the second time. The show will also feature performances by Carrie Underwood and Elton John, a tribute to both the JFK Assassination and the Beatles, and appearances from all your favorite primetime TV faces.

Why should I watch the Emmys?

Because we're in a golden age of television, there are some extremely tight races that will make for plenty of tension this year, online entries are serious statue contenders for the first time ever, and it will be a glorious moment to behold if (when?) something finally beats out Modern Family for Outstanding Comedy Series. Also, the dresses.