The master of mirth, the maestro of merriment, the one and only Anthony Anderson has just been crowned as the dazzling host of the 2023 Emmy Awards. Yep, you heard it right – the man with a plan for laughter is taking center stage in January 2024, after the Hollywood strikes decided to play hide-and-seek with our favorite TV event.
In a genius move that could only come from the twisted minds of network executives, Fox decided to make the most out of this golden opportunity. They cunningly chose Anthony to host, probably because they wanted to give their new show, “We Are Family,” a boost. Sneaky, sneaky Fox – we see what you did there!
The bigwigs over at Fox Entertainment couldn’t stop gushing about their brilliant decision. Allison Wallach, the unscripted programming prexy, spilled the beans, saying, “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. 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.” Translation: Anthony is the secret sauce to sprinkle over the Emmys for that extra zing!
Anthony himself chimed in with a statement that’s almost as hilarious as his delivery. He declared, “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. 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.” Classic Anthony, always ready with a joke!
So, mark your calendars, cancel your non-existent plans, and get ready for a night of glitz, glamour, and Anderson-style antics. The 75th Emmy Awards will hit your screens on Monday, January 15 at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT on Fox. Don’t miss the chance to witness Anthony Anderson unleash his comedic prowess on the biggest night in television – it’s bound to be a laugh riot!