Stephen Colbert Set to Host the 2017 Primetime Emmy Awards - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Stephen Colbert Set to Host the 2017 Primetime Emmy Awards

The 2017 Emmys sticks to a recent trend within the award show scene in which the men of late night television continue booking the coveted gigs

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Stephen Colbert Set to Host the 2017 Primetime Emmy Awards
    CBS via Getty Images
    "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" during Thursday's 12/15/16 show in New York.

    Stephen Colbert is taking his talents to the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.

    This marks the first time the late-night talk show host will emcee the Emmys show, which airs live from Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Sept. 17.

    In Monday's press release, CBS Entertainment executive vice president Jack Sussman said, "Stephen is the ultimate master of ceremonies with award-winning creative talents, and as we've seen the past few months, he has a fearless passion for live television. We look forward to honoring television's best while entertaining audiences with the creative energy and sharp comedy of Stephen Colbert."

    Colbert echoed the network's excitement (and confidence): "This will be the largest audience to witness an Emmys, period. Both in person and around the globe."

    Emmys 2016: Party Pics

    "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" host follows in Jimmy Kimmel's footsteps, who hosted for ABC 2016, Andy Samberg, who hosted for Fox in 2015, and Seth Meyers, who hosted for NBC in 2014.

    The 2017 Emmys sticks to a recent trend within the award show scene in which the men of late night television continue booking the coveted gigs. Kimmel is set to host the 2017 Oscars, while James Corden was at the helm of the 2017 Grammys. Jimmy Fallon kicked off this year's award season by hosting the 2017 Golden Globes.

    Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for alice McCall

    As for Colbert, he most recently hosted the "2016 Kennedy Honors" in Washington D.C.

    Nominations for the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be announced July 13.