Glee star Jane Lynch has been confirmed to host the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards this September.
"I am tickled pink to be hosting the Primetime Emmys on Fox," the out actress said in a statement announcing her hosting duties Thursday. "I'm looking forward to singing, dancing, and sporting my finest tracksuit."
Emmy executive producer Mark Burnett said Lynch was his first and only choice to host the show. "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," he added.
In addition to her starring role on Glee, Lynch's television credits include Party Down, Lovespring International, Desperate Housewives, Weeds, and The L Word. Lynch has had recurring roles on The New Adventures of Old Christine and Two and a Half Men, for which she received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series. Her film credits include Julie & Julia, The 40 Year Old Virgin, and Best In Show.
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