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NBC Confirms “Late Night'”s Seth Meyers as Emmys Host

NBC will once again hand over Emmy Awards hosting duties to the host of its “Late Night” franchise.

The network confirmed that Seth Meyers, following in the footsteps of his “Late Night” predecessor Jimmy Fallon, will host its upcoming broadcast of the Primetime Emmy Awards.

Don Mischer will serve as executive producer of the ceremony, which airs Monday, August 25.

“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.”

Broadcast by CBS, Last year’s ceremony was hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, whose “How I Met Your Mother” aired on the network.

Written by Brian Cantor

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