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Jane Lynch to host 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards on Fox

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Written by : published Saturday 4th June 2011

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On June 2, 2011, Fox announced that Jane Lynch, best known for her role as “Sue Sylvester” on the hit show “Glee,” will host the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE located in Los Angeles, California.  The show will air on Sunday, September 18, 2011 on Fox.  Chairman and CEO of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences John Shaffner released a statement discussing the announcement.


“We’re delighted to have Jane Lynch host the Primetime Emmys this year.  When our host has comedic, dramatic and musical talents – as Jane proved in last year’s opening number – we know it’s going to be fun for us and for the audience at home!” Chairman Shaffner stated.


Jane Lynch is no stranger to musical theater or comedy making her role as host a wise choice.  President of Alternative Entertainment for Fox Broadcasting Company, Mike Darnell, stated, “Jane Lynch is one of the most gifted and entertaining actresses in film and television today, and we are thrilled she will be hosting the Primetime Emmys on FOX.”  Continuing he stated, “With her background in improvisation, her incredible comedic timing and a worldwide fan base that spans all ages, Jane is the perfect person to help us make this year’s show absolutely unforgettable.”


“I am tickled pink to be hosting the Primetime Emmys on FOX, Jane Lynch stated.  I’m looking forward to singing, dancing and sporting my finest tracksuit.” 

The nominations for the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards will be announced at 5:40 am, PT, 8:40 am, ET on July 14, 2011.  

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