29 July 2008

Emmy's 2008 will have 5 hosts!

This is probably a first for the Emmy Awards and I'm not sure why hosting this awards show is such a big deal... but this year, they've gotten not only one high profile comedian to host the awards night, they're taking in five hosts.

For a moment there, I was thinking the Fab Five from Queer Eye are reuniting for this gig.

But the hosts are actually the five people nominated for Best Reality TV Host --- Tom Bergeron (Dancing With the Stars), Ryan Seacrest (American Idol), Howie Mandel (Deal or No Deal), Heidi Klum (Project Runway), and Jeff Probst (Survivor).

Ryan Seacrest is no stranger to this hosting duty, he did the whole show last year.

''It just seemed like a perfect way to stay current with the state of television today,'' said Ken Ehrlich, executive producer of the Sept. 21 Emmy broadcast on ABC.

The reality hosts also have the advantage of being ''extremely engaging personalities'' who are comfortable on stage, Ehrlich said. ''At the end of the day, this is what they do for a living.''

That could bring increased spontaneity to a ceremony that, by definition, has a certain amount of predictability, he said. | NYTimes

While the idea is fresh and maybe fun in a way, you know what really sucks? That Phil Koeghan isn't nominated and that he isn't hosting the Emmy's with them!