Jane Lynch is Fox's first choice to host the Emmy Awards, according to Deadline.com...
It's true that the producers of the Emmys have decided to compress this year's telecast using time-shifting. But they promise it's all in service of creating a more entertaining show.
Faced with the prospect of having to present 28 awards in only two hours, nine minutes and 35 seconds, Don Mischer, executive producer of the telecast, outlined what the time-shifting will entail.
For hosting the 38th annual Grammys, Ellen DeGeneres was nominated for an Emmy; for hosting the 46th annual Emmys, she nabbed an American Comedy Award. "Emmy, Grammy... it's all about me," cracks the daytime talk-show queen, who's back hosting TV's biggest night (Sept. 18 at 8 pm/ET, on CBS). "Sure, they're all dressed up and winning awards. But who's on stage?" When pressed for scoop about the show, she only promises "a big opening number that could be really good or bad — but isn't that why we watch television?" Indeed, it is.
TV Guide: What will Emmy day be like for you? Ellen DeGeneres: Long. I'll be there all day rehearsing, then shoot the show and go to the parties. Then I'll lie down and think about everything that was or was not funny, wake up at 5 for hair and makeup, and do my talk show live at 7.
Instead of sitting around sulking about this year's long list of egregious Emmy snubs — Lauren Graham, Denis Leary, Lauren Graham, Gregory Smith, Lauren Graham, Kristen Bell, Lauren Graham, Matthew Fox, Lauren Graham, Lauren Graham and Lauren Graham, to name just a few — I decided to accentuate the positive in Thursday's nominations. Specifically, the four-years-in-the-making best-comedy nod for TV's smartest, most side-splitting comedy, Scrubs. After taking part in a few rounds of high fives, six champagne toasts and two games of Twister, I phoned series creator Bill Lawrence to offer my hearty congratulations and grill him about the new season.TVGuide.com: How do you feel?Bill Lawrence: I'm very grateful. It means more t