Last year, CBS enjoyed a bump in Emmy ratings when it picked Neil Patrick Harris, a charismatic star from one of its sitcoms, to host the awards show. This year, Fox looks to do the same with “Glee” star Jane Lynch, who may be approved by TV’s board of governors as soon as tomorrow.
Lynch already did a good job for Fox hosting the network’s upfront presentations for the past two years as her Glee character Sue Sylvester. With her background as an actress/comedian and singer, Lynch had emerged as a top choice for the hosting gig. [Fox also] considered Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, who has hosted roasts and can sing too, but he would’ve probably kept network censors with their fingers ready on the mute button every time he speaks. [Deadline]
I think Lynch is a great choice, and not just because I like all my awards shows hosted by gays. In fact, she’s probably my favorite lesbian performer (after perhaps Amber Heard). Lynch has a great skill set for hosting the Emmys, most notably her withering sarcasm and the way she isn’t Ellen Degeneres.