ABC Announces New Time for 96th Academy Awards

For the first time ever, ABC’s telecast of the Academy Awards will be airing even earlier.

What’s Happening:

  • For the first time in the Oscars’ history, the telecast will begin airing at 7pm ET/4pm PT.
  • A red carpet pre-show will still air before the ceremony, starting at 6:30pm ET/3:30pm PT.
  • Immediately following the telecast, a brand new episode of Abbott Elementary has been scheduled for 10:30pm ET/7:30pm PT.
  • The hope is that this new schedule move will keep the often long ceremony within proper primetime hours, allowing local news to not be delayed in many markets.
  • The Oscars air on ABC on March 10th, 2024.

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Marshal Knight
Marshal Knight is a pop culture writer based in Orlando, FL. For some inexplicable reason, his most recent birthday party was themed to daytime television. He’d like to thank Sandra Oh.