This Year's #Emmys Is Going Host-Free, Sort Of

Los Angeles, CA (Variety) — The Emmys won't have a host this year, but it will have several semi-hosts anchoring various portions of the telecast, Fox alternative entertainment president Rob Wade told Variety.

The network and Emmy producers are currently sending out offers to several stars to host segments devoted to awards in key categories including comedy, drama, variety, limited series and unscripted.

“What we'll have is we'll have a kind of lead host for each of those sections,” Wade said. “And they'll come out and introduce the category, and then we'll have presenters in between. And then that lead host will come back and finish the category… Offers are out to those people now and we've started to get feedback.”

Key awards — including outstanding drama and comedy — will still be saved for the end of the night.

Joint producers Done+Dusted and Don Mischer Prods. are also mulling right now how to open the show, including the possibility of a non-host host — someone who might come out, kick things off and then be done for the night. This year's hostless Oscars took a similar approach, as Tina Fey, Maya Rudolph and Amy Poehler opened that show (after a … Michael Schneider/@Variety

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