Well, the search is over for the host of this year’s Emmy awards—whew, you were really on the edge of your seat for it, too, huh?—and, unfortunately, it isn’t Ricky Gervais (c’mon, that would have be awesome). Since the show will be presented on Fox this year, star of the Fox program Glee will host the award ceremony—Jane Lynch.
Known for her role as tracksuit aficionado Sue Sylvester on TV’s Glee, Lynch has also made a name for herself in films like The 40 Year Old Virgin and Best in Show.
And, according to the Washington Post, Lynch was the only name that Emmy produce Mark Burnett was searching for, as he revealed in a recent statement:
“Jane was my first – and only – choice as the host for this year’s Primetime Emmys, and I am glad she said ‘yes.’”
Lynch then followed suit by releasing a statement to that bastion of new reportage, US Weekly:
“I am tickled pink to be hosting the Primetime Emmys on Fox… I’m looking forward to singing, dancing and sporting my finest tracksuit.”
So expect a ton of Glee references on Emmy night—although I still think allowing Gervais to come back and insult Hollywood all over again would’ve been great.
What do you think of Lynch’s upcoming hosting gig?