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Andy Samberg to host the 67th annual Emmys telecast

Actor Andy Samberg attends the FOX Network Upfront

Actor Andy Samberg attends the FOX Network Upfront event in Manhattan on May 12, 2014. Credit: AP / Andy Kropa

Andy Samberg will host the 67th annual Emmys telecast, which will air on Fox Sept. 20, the network announced a little while ago. The statements:   

“The moment the Emmy Awards’ host was brought up, we said it had to be Andy,” said 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.”

So that's right. Buckle your seat belts. Or buckle something. Or just watch. On paper or on pixels, this does look ideal -- funny guy, Golden Globe winner, good show ("Brooklyn Nine Nine") and almost certainly he'll bring an appropriately irreverent attitude that will make the broadcast into something of a long-running joke. 

It should be fun. 

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