NBC has tapped Late Night host Seth Meyers to host the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards set for August 25, 2014 at 8pm ET/5pm PT. Don Mischer’s on board to executive produce with Charlie Haykel and Julianne Hare producing.
“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. “Plus, with Don’s vast experience at putting these type of big productions together, we’ll be in great hands.”
“Seth is such a talented performer and writer, and we know he will bring something unique to hosting the Primetime Emmy Awards,” added Bruce Rosenblum, Chairman and CEO of the Television Academy. “We are also excited to welcome Don back this year and very much look forward to their collaboration as we celebrate television’s biggest night during one of the most transformative years in Television Academy history.”
And in addition to being named the Emmy host, Meyers was also named to the Time Magazine 100 Most Influential People list for 2014.
-By Rebecca Murray
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