The Television Academy announced today that it has selected Andy Samberg as the host of the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, returning to September on FOX. It will be the first major hosting gig for the Golden Globe-winning star of FOX’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine. The former Saturday Night Live star won his first Emmy for that show’s viral digital short “Dick in a Box,” an award he shares with Justin Timberlake among others.
“Buckle your seat belts, Emmy viewers! Like, in general you should buckle your seat belts in your car,” Samberg said in a statement provided by the Academy. “It’s gonna be a wild ride. So buckle your seat belts.”
Nominations for the Emmy Awards will be announced on Thursday, July 16. The awards show itself will air live from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 20, at 8pm EST on FOX.