FOX has tapped Andy Samberg to host the 67th Primetime Emmys this fall.
Samberg, who stars on the network’s hit comedy “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” will emcee the live broadcast, which returns to show to a Sunday night in September after that ugly Monday-in-August business last year.
“Buckle your seat belts, Emmy viewers!,” Samberg said in the release. “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.”
Samberg’s fellow “Saturday Night Live” alums, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, killed it with a threepeat performance hosting the Golden Globe., And after his stellar “Everything Is Awesome” performance with the Lonely Island at the Oscars, it seems fitting that the affable Samberg will carry on the tradition.
This year’s Emmys ceremony will air on Sunday, Sept. 20 at 8pm on FOX. How do you think Andy will do? Weigh in below!
Troy Frisby is a pop culture writer who is obsessed with anything even remotely related to TV (anything with a script), pop music (anything with a beat) and Rose McGowan (no exceptions).