The newly minted Late Night host is set to headline the awards show on Aug. 25

By People Staff
April 24, 2014 11:25 PM
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It’ll be Late Night in prime time as Seth Meyers gets set to host the 66th annual Emmy Awards on Aug. 25.

NBC named the newly minted talk-show host to lead the broadcast Thursday, the same day Meyers was revealed to be on Time‘s 100 Most Influential People list.

“Seth is such a talented performer and writer, and we know he will bring something unique to hosting the Primetime Emmy Awards,” said Bruce Rosenblum, head of the Television Academy, in a statement.

The Late Night with Seth Meyers star succeeds last year’s host, Neil Patrick Harris, in the gig.

The Emmys will air on NBC on Monday, Aug. 25, at 8 p.m. ET.