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article imageSeth Meyers to host Emmys

By Gene Kosowan     Apr 25, 2014 in Entertainment
Los Angeles - Current Late Night talk show host and former Saturday Night Live Weekend Update bingo caller Seth Meyers will host the 66th annual primetime Emmy Awards in August.
NBC and the Television Academy broke the news Thursday, adding that TV bigwig Don Mischer, who previously worked on such spectacles as Super Bowl halftime shows and the Oscars, would produce the event.
"Seth's expertise and ease in front of a live audience during his time at 'SNL,' as well as his comedic brilliance both as a writer and in front of the camera on 'SNL' and 'Late Night,' makes him the perfect choice to host the Emmys," said Paul Telegdy, President, Late Night and Alternative Programming, NBC Entertainment.
"Seth is such a talented performer and writer, and we know he will bring something unique to hosting the Primetime Emmy Awards," said Bruce Rosenblum, Chairman and CEO of the Television Academy.
The news will likely add to Meyers's already impressive credentials. In February, the comedian and writer left Saturday Night after 13 years with the show to occupy the Late Night chair previously manned up by SNL cohort Jimmy Fallon. Meyers's debut drew the highest viewership on Late Night since 2005, when Fallon, who has since replaced Jay Leno on The Tonight Show, first started hosting the talk show.
The Primetime Emmys runs live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles Aug. 25 at 8 p.m. (ET).
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