Jane Lynch Set to Host the Primetime Emmys

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Jane Lynch will be taking over the reigns from Jimmy Fallon as the host of this year's Primetime Emmys. The "Glee" star and Emmy-winning actress will lead this year's telecast airing Sunday, Sept. 18 on Fox from L.A. Live's... 000_010_562_janeemmys

Jane Lynch will be taking over the reigns from Jimmy Fallon as the host of this year's Primetime Emmys.

The "Glee" star and Emmy-winning actress will lead this year's telecast airing Sunday, Sept. 18 on Fox from L.A. Live's Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

"We're delighted to have Jane Lynch host the Primetime Emmys this year," said John Shaffner, chairman and CEO, Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. "When our host has comedic, dramatic and musical talents – as Jane proved in last year's opening number – we know it's going to be fun for us and for the audience at home!"

"Jane was my first – and only – choice as the host for this year's Primetime Emmys, and I am glad she said ';yes,' " said first-time Emmys executive producer Mark Burnett. "She has incredible comedic timing, and is a charismatic, talented actress whose energy leaps off the screen and stage. I am thrilled and excited to have her as our host."

Lynch is the third woman to host the Emmys alone, following in the footsteps of Angela Lansbury in 1993 and Ellen DeGeneres in 2005. Emmy nominations will be announced at 5:40 a.m. PT on Thursday, July 14.

With Jane hosting, the show is sure to bring some laughs.

(Photo: Getty Images)

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