“Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s” Andy Samberg is set to host the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards.
The Fox show will air live coast-to-coast from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles on Sunday, Sep. 20 at 8 p.m. ET.
Producers for the show will be announced soon; nominees come out the morning of Thursday, July 16.
“It’s wonderfully fitting that we have Andy Samberg, an Emmy Award winner himself, as our host for this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards,” said Bruce Rosenblum, chairman and CEO of the Television Academy. “Andy has excelled in all aspects of the television universe, both from behind and in front of the camera. His humor, insights and charisma will be an exciting addition to our annual celebration of television’s best and brightest.”
“The moment the Emmy Awards’ host was brought up, we said it had to be Andy,” added Gary Newman and Dana Walden, chairmen and CEOs, Fox Television Group. “He is fearless, hilarious, an award-winning comedian, singer, writer and actor with incredible live TV experience. We know he’ll deliver the laughs and give viewers an incredible night they will enjoy.”
“Buckle your seat belts, Emmy viewers!” said Samberg. “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 comedy group The Lonely Island, which also includes Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, won an Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics Emmy for their single, “D*** in a Box,” from their first album.
In January 2014, Fox inked a multi-year deal with The Lonely Island to develop next-generation comedy series. The comedy development venture is titled “Party Over Here.”