FOX CEO, Charlie Collier has just confirmed that the 2019 Emmys will have no host. The news was announced during the FOX’s TV Critics Association press tour and it was explained that the change is in order to make more time to honor the shows at we are losing in 2019.
In his statement, Collier said, “We’re so proud to host the Emmys, but no one will say that is Fox’s Emmys.”
He added, “We’re happy to have it this year, we’re passing it off to another network partner next year, so our job is to assess how to elevate the program in the year we’re lucky enough to broadcast it, and what’s interesting to me is how many amazing shows we’re saying goodbye to—Game of Thrones, our own Empire, Veep, Big Bang Theory…”
If you love tuning into award shows as much as we do, you know that each show’s host has an opening number. Since there is no host this year, the opening will be replaced by a sort of television show in Memoriam.
Collier also shared that there will many surprises throughout the night.
Last year, the Emmys were hosted by Michael Che and Colin Jost and was broadcasted by NBC. The 2020 Emmys will be broadcast on ABC.
The 2019 Emmy Awards will air LIVE from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California on Sunday, September 22nd at 8 PM EST on FOX!