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CBS Locks In Plans, Sets Date for Tony Awards LA Times

CBS announced plans to broadcast the Tony Awards ceremony, locking in the date and getting the ball rolling for a live broadcast on the East Coast and a delayed West Coast airing, the Los Angeles Times reports.

The show is set for June 8, 2014, with the ceremony taking place at Radio City Music Hall in New York.

"In recent years CBS has struggled with falling ratings for the Tonys, which has traditionally been the least-viewed of the major entertainment award shows. But the 2013 broadcast saw a significant bump in viewers to 7.24 million, up from 6 million in 2012," the report notes.

The story adds: "It was the largest TV audience the ceremony has drawn in several years. Actor and award-show-axiom Neil Patrick Harris has served as the host of the show for the last three ceremonies."

CBS has a deal to carry the Tony Awards until 2018, the piece notes. Nominations for next year's awards are set to be announced April 29.