'Glee' Star Jane Lynch Is The Top Choice To Host The Emmy Awards

Fox is taking a page from CBS’ playbook, going with a standout performer on a hit  comedy series as the host of the Primetime Emmy Awards. After How I Met Your Mother co-star Neil Patrick Harris garnered rave reviews as Emmy host of the CBS-carried ceremony, I hear that Fox has zeroed in on Glee co-star Jane Lynch for emcee duties this year. Under the recently signed new eight-year deal between the Big 4 broadcast networks and the TV Academy, the Emmy Awards will air on Fox this September, with Mark Burnett executive producing. Lynch already did a good job for Fox hosting the network’s upfront presentations for the past two years as her Glee character Sue Sylvester. With her background as an actress/comedian and singer, Lynch had emerged as a top choice for the hosting gig. Other Fox personalities that reportedly had been considered include Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, who has hosted roasts and can sing too, but he would’ve probably kept network censors with their fingers ready on the mute button every time he speaks. The obvious Fox choice, previous Emmy host Ryan Seacrest, may have been too awkward as he embodies Fox’s reality juggernaut American Idol and the Emmys will air just as Fox will be launching its new singing series, Simon Cowell’s X Factor. The TV Academy’s board of governors is meeting tomorrow night and may approve the new host of the Emmy ceremony then.

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  1. One of following recognisable actors with comedic experience should be the host instead:

    Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler, Will Ferrell, Ricky Gervais, Simon Pegg, Eddie Izzard, Rowan Atkinson, Owen Wilson, Jack Black, Rob Schneider, Jeremy Piven, Mike Myers, Jim Carrey, William Shatner, Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin, Tim Allen, Chevy Chase, John Goodman, Billy Connolly, Danny DeVito, Robin Williams, George Lopez, John Cleese, Steve Coogan

    1. Obviously you are ignorant of Jane Lynch’s prior work. She has plenty of comedic experience and she’s brilliant.

  2. Could be a surprise success, but I doubt it will generate renewed passion for the Emmy’s.

    Billy Crystal should open a school for becoming an awards show host. The current demand/supply is an endangered species.

  3. BRILLLLLIANT choice, she’s a pro, mad timing,
    wicked sense of humor, takes no prisoners…inspired
    choice.

  4. IT WILL BE INTERESTED TO SEE WHAT WILL JANE LYNCH DO TO MADE THE EMMY AWARD A WINNER AGAIN. GOOD LUCK TO THE FUTURE. YOUR TRULY CHARLES DAVID HASKELL

  5. I would LOVE to see Jane do this!!!!!! Wonderful choice. Hope they do it! She’s the best part of GLEE.

  6. Jane Lynch is a brilliant actor. She has done so much more than Glee, and while I love that she’s getting huge recognition for her work on that show, she is simply amazing and always fascinating to watch in any role. I’d love to see her hosting the Emmys. Go Jane!

  7. Why not Hugh Laurie? His show is on Fox and he has gigantic comedic experience and abilitiy

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