Emmys: Comedian Thomas Lennon As Voice-Over Presenter, No Orchestra, Pop Songs As Walk-Up Music

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Reposted from 9/20: This marks the first Primetime Emmy Awards for the newly independent Fox Entertainment, and the network is looking to put its stamp on the ceremony with several tweaks.

The biggest, of course, is going host-less for only the fourth time in Emmy history and for the first time since 2003, also on Fox.

The network also is trying to liven up voice-over narration, an indelible but invisible part of any awards show that is never memorable. Fox is looking to change that by employing a comedian for the job, actor-comedian Thomas Lennon, who starred in a half-hour pilot for the network this past season.

Main part of voiceover Emmty presenter’s job is to read a factoid or two about a winner’s prior Emmy nomination/win history while the person/program’s producing team are walking to the stage to pick up the award. Instead, Lennon will
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