"We’re excited to kick off the new season and celebrate the top achievements in television with Stephen Colbert as host of the Primtetime 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."
This marks the first time that The Late Show star will host the Emmys, but he's no stranger to the live-show spotlight. Colbert recently hosted the 39th annual Kennedy Center Honors on CBS, and Stephen Colbert’s Live Election Night Democracy’s Series Finale: Who’s Going to Clean Up This Sh*t? on Showtime.
The Emmy Awards will be 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.