BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) _ The Emmys will be getting quite a warmup this year.
Hours before the 67th Emmy Awards telecast takes place Sept. 20, “Fox NFL Sunday” will air live from the red carpet at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater.
It’s the first time a sports-themed pregame show will air live from the site of the Emmys, Fox says. It begins at noon EDT.
Fox Sports’ slate of games that day will be highlighted by the season’s first installment of “America’s Game of the Week,” an NFC East showdown featuring the Dallas Cowboys visiting the Philadelphia Eagles (4:25 p.m. EDT).
Following that game, coverage returns to the “Fox NFL Sunday” set abutting the red carpet, as the postgame show leads to the top of the Emmys telecast at 8 p.m. EDT.
Terry Bradshaw and Curt Menefee co-host, joined by analysts Howie Long, Jimmy Johnson and Michael Strahan.
This year’s Emmycast will be hosted by Andy Samberg, star of the Fox comedy “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” Speaking to TV critics Thursday, he joked that he planned to liven up the evening by switching some of the winners’ envelopes.
“I’m going to win for best dramatic actor,” he added with a grin.
In 2007, Samberg, then on “Saturday Night Live,” did win an Emmy, sharing honors for outstanding original music and lyrics.
Asked what that was like, he said it was “somewhere between a surprise birthday party and a fever dream.” Then, once he had exited the stage, “it was just drinking.”