In news that will either delight you or make you want to hurl yourself into the nearest body of water, Fox has named Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Andy Samberg as the host of the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.
"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, in a statement. "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."
"Buckle your seat belts, Emmy viewers!," Samberg said in his own statement. "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."
If you could make it through that, you'll probably make it through the three-plus hour telecast on Sunday, Sept. 20 without incident. And as always, your backup plan can be our own post-Emmys coverage.
Emmy nominations will be announced the morning of Thursday, July 16.
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