“Neil is the quintessential host — engaging, entertaining and a true showman — with a passion for celebrating the medium we all love. We’re thrilled for him to return for CBS’ broadcast of the Emmy Awards,” said Nina Tassler, president of CBS Entertainment.
Harris last hosted the awards show in 2009 and will also produce the upcoming ceremony. His 2009 performance earned high praise and a big ratings spike for CBS.
“I couldn’t be more honored and excited to be hosting this year’s Emmy Awards,” Harris said. “And what perfect timing — I’ll just do the exact same script I’m about to use for the Tonys. ‘And the Emmy for best revival of a musical goes to ‘Breaking Bad!’’ See, told you it works.”
The 65th Primetime Emmys will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on September 22. The show will broadcast live on CBS.