Emmy Award winner Stephen Colbert will be handling hosting duties at this year’s annual celebration of the best television has to offer. The Late Show With Stephen Colbert host will take take to the Emmys Award’s stage to serve as master of ceremonies for the very first time. The Emmy Awards will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Sept. 17 (8:00-11:00PM, live ET/5:00-8:00PM live PT) on CBS.

“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. “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.”

Television Academy chairman and CEO Hayma Washington also offered high praise for Colbert’s hosting chops, “We are thrilled that Stephen Colbert will be bringing his Emmy-winning comedic talent to hosting this year’s Emmy Awards. He’s a formidable showman and we are delighted to begin working with him and the entire CBS team.”

To catch all of the action, be sure to tune into CBS on September 17th from 5:00-8:00 PM PT/8:00-11:00 PM ET for all things Emmy Awards.

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