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Late night talk star Seth Meyers to host the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards on NBC

MUMBAI: Late-night talk star Seth Meyers is set to host the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards telecast that will air live on US broadcaster NBC on 25 August 2014. The show celebrates the best of American television.

Television producer Don Mischer—known for steering such big galas as the Super Bowl halftime shows, Olympic Games openings, the Oscars and more—is set to executive-produce the 66th Primetime Emmys. Producing with Mischer will be Charlie Haykel and Julianne Hare.

NBC Entertainment president, late night and alternative programming Paul Telegdy said, “Seth’s expertise and ease in front of a live audience during his time at ‘SNL,’ as well as his comedic brilliance both as a writer and in front of the camera, makes him the perfect choice to host the Emmys. Plus, with Don’s vast experience at putting these type of big productions together, we’ll be in great hands.”

Television Academy chairman and CEO Bruce Rosenblum said, “Seth is such a talented performer and writer, and we know he will bring something unique to hosting the Primetime Emmy Awards. We are also excited to welcome Don back this year and very much look forward to their collaboration as we celebrate television’s biggest night during one of the most transformative years in Television Academy history.”

Primetime Emmy winner Meyers took over hosting duties on NBC’s ‘Late Night’ in February following Jimmy Fallon’s jump to the ‘Tonight Show’. He also voices the character Prock on Hulu’s animated original ‘The Awesomes’, the superhero series that he executive-produces and co-created with Mike Shoemaker.