With the red carpet fashion, the fun opening gimmicks, and the host's sure-to-be-hilarious monologue, award shows always seem to start out with so much excitement. And, while some categories are real nail biters, others are excuses for a bathroom break or time to check what's on other channels. Even if you love awards season, there is no denying that even the most entertaining of awards shows can feel loooooong. So, how long are the 2017 Grammy Awards, airing Feb. 12 on CBS?
Red carpet coverage will kick off at 6:00 p.m. ET starting on E! with the 59th Annual Grammy Awards beginning at 8:00 p.m. on CBS. The show is slated to run until 11:30 p.m. Though, award shows often run longer than anticipated, occasionally cutting into the local programming scheduled after. Despite playing music to cue winners off stage, speeches often run over, planned segments take longer than anticipated, the list goes on and on for potential reasons a show could run over.
If the 2017 Grammy Awards run long, let's hope it is because something entertaining has happened. Here are some events that could happen this year at the Grammys that could make the show last a little longer than anticipated.