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Seth Meyers to Host Emmy Awards 2014

Seth MeyersSeth Meyers is to host the Primetime Emmy Awards 2014.

The Late Night With Seth Meyers' host is set to front the 66th annual event for the first time on August 25, held at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, which will air on NBC.

"Seth is such a talented performer and writer, and we know he will bring something unique to hosting the Primetime Emmy Awards," said Bruce Rosenblum, head of the Television Academy.

The glamorous ceremony, which honors the best in primetime television programming, will be held one month earlier than usual, and on a Monday instead of the usual Sunday, because of NBC's contractual commitment to televise Sunday Night Football.

Seth, 40, who has previously won three Emmy awards for his long-running show Saturday Night Live, follows in the footsteps of How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris, who hosted the event last year on CBS.

In 2012, Jimmy Kimmel fronted the awards on ABC, before taking over from Glee star Jane Lynch, who led the ceremony for Fox in 2011.

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