The executive producers of the special are obviously excited about their choice and the prospective ratings gold they hope to strike. They jointly stated, “It’s exciting to have two of the most respected names in comedy. Amy and Tina’s well known chemistry along with their spontaneity and glamour makes them a perfect fit for the Golden Globes.”
For the past three years, Ricky Gervais has hosted the event, earning solid ratings for the once fledgling broadcast. Now with the pairing of Fey and Poehler, the show is on its way to having a solid telecast when it hits NBC live on January 13, 2013.