Jane Lynch "Tickled Pink" to Host Primetime Emmys

Entertainment Jun. 2, 2011 AT 2:34PM
Jane Lynch "Tickled Pink" to Host Primetime Emmys Credit: Andrew H. Walker/FilmMagic

Jane Lynch nabbed an Emmy in 2010 for her role on Glee, and this year, she'll be hosting the whole show.

The actress -- who appears on Glee as Cheerios cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester -- will bring her comedic talents to the annual awards fest, set to air Sept. 18 live from the NOKIA Theatre in Los Angeles.

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"I am tickled pink to be hosting the Primetime Emmys on Fox," Lynch, 50, tells Us Weekly in a statement. "I'm looking forward to singing, dancing and sporting my finest tracksuit."

The show's executive producer, reality TV vet Mark Burnett, says Lynch was top of mind when it came to selecting this year's emcee.

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"Jane was my first -- and only -- choice as the host for this year's Primetime Emmys, and I am glad she said 'yes,'" Burnett tells Us. "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."

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Lynch's appointment as host makes her only the third woman to helm the ceremony solo, after Angela Lansbury (1993) and Ellen DeGeneres (2005).

Nominations for the 63rd annual Emmy Awards will be announced July 14.

By Allison Corneau for UsMagazine.com. For more Channel Surfing, click here.

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