Anthony Anderson Set To Host 2023 Emmy Awards

Anthony Anderson Set To Host 2023 Emmy Awards

WBLS Staff
12/13/2023 08:26 PM EST

Get ready to see Anthony Anderson on your TV screens once more. The actor has officially been announced as the host of the 75th annual Primetime Emmy Awards.

Anderson shared his excitement in a press release.

“With our industry’s recent challenges behind us, we can get back to what we love—dressing up and honoring ourselves. And there’s no better celebratory moment to bring the creative community together than the milestone 75th Emmy Awards,” he said referencing the recent Hollywood strikes. “When Fox asked me to host this historic telecast, I was over the moon that Taylor Swift was unavailable, and now I can’t wait to be part of the biggest night in television.”

Fox Entertainment’s unscripted programming prexy, Allison Wallach, explained that Anderson was a shoe-in for the gig after seeing his hosting duties on the new show We Are Family/

“After Anthony hosted our upcoming show We Are Family, we knew he’d be a natural fit for a star-studded, anticipatory night like the Emmys,” Wallach said. “Anthony’s known for his humor, heart and spontaneity, so he’s sure to give audiences in the theater and at home a night they’ll never forget.”

“Anthony is a multi-talented performer and a great friend to the Television Academy. We are thrilled that he is hosting what promises to be a rich celebration of the year’s outstanding television, as well as 75 years of Emmys excellence,” TV Academy chairman Frank Scherma added to the official statement.

The 75th annual Primetime Emmy awards will take place at Los Angeles’ Peacock Theater and telecast on Fox live on January 15, 2024 at 8 PM EST.