CBS announced that Cedric the Entertainer will be hosting the 73rd Emmy Awards in September, which will return to a live, in-person format. A “limited audience of nominees and their guests” will also be present, according to a press release. The event will take place at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles on September 19.

Cedric the Entertainer said in a statement: “Since I was a little boy huddled up next to my grandmother, television has always been my reliable friend, so it is an enormous honor for me to host this year’s Emmy Awards. Throughout the roller-coaster of a year that we have all lived through, television has helped us stay connected as a society like never before. It not only entertained us, but as it always has, it helped to open our eyes, educate us, and hopefully brought about a better understanding of who we are as a people. I can’t wait to take the stage to celebrate all of the great shows and performances that made us laugh, cry, dance and sing over the past year.”

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