Emmys

TVLine Items: Jane Lynch Eyed As Emmys Host, Burnett Tackles Bible, and Other News to Know

After winning an Emmy of her own in 2010, Jane Lynch is poised to take the next logical step: serving as host(ess) of the entire awards show!

The Glee baddie, who was named Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy at last year’s Primetime Emmy Awards, is reportedly thisclose to signing on as emcee of the 2011 festivities, says Deadline. Given that the Emmys are set to air this September on Fox — aka the home of Lynch’s hit musical dramedy — the choice of host seems to be the perfect fit.

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• Can the man who brought you Survivor, The Apprentice, and Audrina (?!) really do justice to the stories of the Bible? History Channel sure hopes so. The cabler has given the green light to The Bible, an epic five-part, 10-hour series executive-produced by the man behind some of today’s biggest reality shows, Mark Burnett. Look for the “state-of-the-art” docudrama to air in 2013.

• HBO has picked up On Freddie Roach, a six-episode docu-series about the famed boxing trainer, says The Hollywood Reporter. The Peter Berg-produced project is slated for an early 2012 bow.

• The 65th Annual Tony Awards are right around the corner (airing Sunday, June 12 on CBS) and the TV types on hand to present the coveted trophy include Alec Baldwin (30 Rock), Whoopi Goldberg (The View), Marg Helgenberger (CSI), and Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory), who is currently starring on Broadway in The Normal Heart. Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother) will host the show for a second consecutive time.

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