TV Critic’s Corner

All the Emmy info you need to know

Colin Jost (left) and Michael Che will host the Emmy Awards on Monday.
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Colin Jost (left) and Michael Che will host the Emmy Awards on Monday.

The Emmys are coming our way. Here’s what you should know.

First of all, if you are a completist and want to see the Creative Emmys, which have already been held, FXX is going to run an edited compilation of the two-night event. That will air on Saturday night at 8 p.m.

Then the Emmys, the big Emmys, are on Monday night at 8 p.m., live from LA. NBC is airing them this year, which means the host — in this case the hosts — are part of the NBC brand. Michael Che and Colin Jost, the Weekend Update duo from “Saturday Night Live” take on the difficult job. By the way, the show will also be streamed live on and the NBC app.


Why Monday night? NBC isn’t about to get in the way of its “Sunday Night Football” franchise.

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NBC will air a half-hour red-carpet preshow, beginning at 7:30 p.m. But E!’s annual preshow, at 6 p.m., is usually a little more amateurish and crazy. Ryan Seacrest won’t be in the mix, but Giuliana Rancic and Jason Kennedy will be there for you.

If you’re hardcore, and a multitasker, you need to know that the Television Academy will be hosting the emphatically titled “Emmys! Visit Backstage LIVE!” on its website,, and on its Facebook page, during the telecast. That behind-the-scenes coverage will begin at 7:30 p.m.

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