“Two and a Half Men” co-star and producer will share in trophy-doling duties
This year's Primetime Creative Arts Emmys will contain a little taste of the drama surrounding "Two and a Half Men."
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the list of presenters for this year's ceremony — a list that prominently includes Jon Cryer and Chuck Lorre from the recently embattled CBS comedy.
Much like last year, the awards will be presented by pairings of stars and show-runners from various series.
Also of note: Joining Cryer and Lorre in trophy-doling duties will be Dan Harmon and Alison Brie.
This, after "Community" notably received zero Primetime Emmy nominations and the NBC sitcom's hardcore fans fired off a zillion tweets protesting that their favorite show got the shaft. The television industry must have heard their anguished cries.
Other presenters named Wednesday: Connie Britton and Jason Katims of "Friday Night Lights," Noah Wyle and Robert Rodat of "Falling Skies," "Survivor" host Jeff Probst and producer Mark Burnett, and "Mad Men"s Kiernan Shipka and Matthew Weiner, among others. (For a full list of presenters, click here.)
As reported earlier, Spike Jones, Jr. will once again produce the ceremony, which tapes at Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sept. 10. Ironically, that's the same night that Sheen's Comedy Central roast is due to tape (so rest easy, guys — he'll probably be too busy to make an appearance). The Creative Arts Emmys ceremony will air September 17 on the ReelzChannel at 8 p.m. ET.
The rebooted "Men," featuring Ashton Kutcher in place of Charlie Sheen, makes its premiere two nights later on September 19th — as will the Comedy Central roast.
This will be Jones' 17th run at producing the awards show.