Ryan Seacrest by Steve Granitz/WireImage.com Ryan Seacrest by Steve Granitz/WireImage.com

Fresh from Fox:

Ryan Seacrest will host the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards airing live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles Sunday, Sept. 16, on Fox.

"Ryan Seacrest appeals to a broad audience, including the highly desirable young-adult demographic," adds Dick Askin, Chairman and CEO of the Television Academy. Adds Ken Ehrlich, executive producer of the Emmycast: "This year's show will be different in a number of ways; the freshness, enthusiasm and professionalism that Ryan brings to everything he does will be a perfect match for some of the innovative things we have planned. I've watched Ryan's growth on live events with great delight, and we're going to have a great time with him on the Emmys."

Seacrest just days ago was dubbed the host of Fox's Super Bowl 2008 pre-show and halftime coverage.

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