Remember when four reality show hosts were chosen to anchor the “Emmy Awards” in 2008? For those of you who do, sorry I brought back those painful memories. Well, the man behind such reality shows as “Survivor,” “Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?” and “Sarah Palin Shoots At Stuff: The TV Show” will produce the upcoming “63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards” for Fox. Ho boy. To be fair, producer Mark Burnett also Executive Produced recent “MTV Movie Award” ceremonies, so… ho boy.
After long and difficult negotiations, the Emmys have renewed the “wheel” system – having Fox, NBC, ABC, and CBS take a turn each year, then pass that dutchie – through 2018. The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences gets $66 million for the 8 year deal. Nobody else bid against the networks, I guess because nobody else thinks the “Emmys” are prestigious to the tune of $8.25 million.