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Jimmy Fallon to Host 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards

by Andrew Scott, posted May 4th 2010 12:14PM
Jimmy FallonIt's official: Late-night star Jimmy Fallon will host the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards, airing Aug. 29, the Live Feed has confirmed.

"Jimmy was the natural choice as one of the most promising and likable young entertainers who will now have the chance to display his many talents on television's biggest night," said Paul Telegdy, executive vice president of alternative programming at NBC. "His proven skills as a comedian and host -- as well as his openness to new ideas -- will fully engage audiences and ultimately deliver a lively Emmy telecast."

In the meantime, Fallon will have big shoes to fill, as last year's host, Neil Patrick Harris, earned rave reviews for his performance and helped the ceremony earn its highest ratings since 2006.
Last week, NBC also announced that Ricky Gervais will return as host of the Golden Globe Awards.

Fallon, of course, is no stranger to job, having previously hosted the MTV Movie Awards and MTV Music Video Awards. 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' currently airs weeknights on NBC.

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