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Andy Samberg to host 67th Primetime Emmy Awards

by jmaloni


Fri, Mar 13th 2015 01:40 pm

Airing live Sunday, Sept. 20, on FOX

Nominations to be announced Thursday, July 16

Emmy Award-winning writer, actor and comedian Andy Samberg will host the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards airing live coast-to-coast from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles Sunday, Sept. 20 (8 p.m. ET) on FOX.

Samberg stars as "Det. Jake Peralta" on the award-winning comedy "Brooklyn Nine-Nine." Prior to that, he was a cast member on "Saturday Night Live."

"It's wonderfully fitting that we have Andy Samberg, an Emmy Award winner himself, as our host for this year's Primetime Emmy Awards," said Bruce Rosenblum, chairman and CEO of the Television Academy. "Andy has excelled in all aspects of the television universe, both from behind and in front of the camera. His humor, insights and charisma will be an exciting addition to our annual celebration of television's best and brightest."

"The moment the Emmy Awards' host was brought up, we said it had to be Andy," said Gary Newman and Dana Walden, chair and CEOs of Fox Television Group. "He is fearless, hilarious, an award-winning comedian, singer, writer and actor with incredible live TV experience. We know he'll deliver the laughs and give viewers an incredible night they will enjoy."

"Buckle your seat belts, Emmy viewers!" Samberg said. "Like, in general you should buckle your seat belts in your car. In fact, even if you're not an Emmy viewer, you should buckle your seat belt. It can be dangerous on the road. Also, if you're not an Emmy viewer, you should strongly consider becoming one this year, because I'm hosting, and it's gonna be a wild ride. So buckle your seat belts."

Producers of the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards will be announced soon. Nominations will be announced the morning of Thursday, July 16.

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