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Seth Meyers selected as 2014 Emmy Awards host

Actor Seth Meyers attends 2013 NBC Upfront Presentation Red Carpet Event at Radio City Music Hall on May 13, 2013 in New York City. Photo: Image by Getty Images

Seth Meyers selected as 2014 Emmy Awards host

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Apr 25, 2014

NBC's newest late-night talk show host, Seth Meyers, has been named host of the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards.

The awards show is set to air live on NBC at 8 p.m. ET on Aug. 25, which is earlier in the year than previous shows.

Meyers earned several Emmy Award nominations and one win (in 2011) while he was a member of the "Saturday Night Live" cast, which he joined in 2001. He jumped to his own show, "Late Night with Seth Meyers," in February of this year.

Neil Patrick Harris of "How I Met Your Mother" did the Emmy honors on CBS both last year and in 2009. Another late-night talk show host, Jimmy Kimmel, hosted the Emmys on ABC in 2012. "Glee's" Jane Lynch hosted in 2011 and Jimmy Fallon hosted in 2010.