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April 25, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s NBC’s turn to broadcast this year’s 66th Primetime Emmy Awards telecast, and it plans to use what Variety calls a “kudocast” to boost the awareness — and ratings — of its new Late Night host, Seth Myers. “Seth’s expertise and ease in front of a live audience during his time at [Saturday Night Live] as well as his comedic brilliance both as a writer and in front of the camera on SNL and Late Night makes him the perfect choice to host the Emmys,” said Paul Telegdy, NBC’s head of late-night and alternative programming. Telegdy also disclosed that awards-show veteran Don Mischer will direct the telecast, which is due to air live from the downtown L.A. Nokia Theatre on August 25. (It is being broadcast earlier than usual this year — and on a Monday, rather than Sunday — because of NBC’s commitment to NFL football on Sunday nights.