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Stephen Colbert to Host 2017 Emmy Awards


CBS has announced that their own late-night talent, Stephen Colbert, will host the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards on September 17.  

“We’re excited to kick off the new season and celebrate the top achievements in television with Stephen Colbert as host of the Primetime Emmys,” said Jack Sussman, executive vice president, specials, music and live events, CBS Entertainment.

Colbert took over "The Late Show" for David Letterman in 2015, and this will be his first major awards hosting gig.

Networks love to use their own talent for the Emmys as Jimmy Kimmel hosted the Emmys last year and in 2012 on ABC. Seth Meyers hosted in 2014 and Jimmy Fallon in 2010 for NBC.

Nominations for the 2017 Emmy Awards will be announced in July.

Read the full story at Variety.

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