Kathy Griffin is coming to daytime — sort of.
The comedian has been tapped to host the 41st annual Daytime Emmy Awards — which, for the first time, will only be broadcast online — from the Beverly Hilton on June 22.
“I am beyond thrilled to be hosting what I’m told is the most important television event of the year,” Griffin said in a statement. “Knowing that over 100 million people from every corner of the planet will be watching, I will try to keep my nerves at bay and deliver a great show.”
Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…
* Presenters have been announced for the fourth annual Critics’ Choice Awards, airing live June 19 at 8/7c on The CW: Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex), Tony Hale (Veep), Emmy Rossum (Shameless), Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory), Matthew Rhys (The Americans), Christina Applegate, Fred Armisen (Portlandia), Scott Aukerman (Comedy Bang Bang), Demian Bichir (The Bridge), Danielle Brooks (Orange Is the New Black), Carrie Brownstein (Portlandia), Josh Dallas (Once Upon a Time), Kat Graham (The Vampire Diaries), Max Greenfield (New Girl), Kathy Griffin, Colin Hanks (Fargo), Angie Harmon (Rizzoli & Isles), Colton Haynes (Arrow), Diane Kruger (The Bridge), Natasha Lyonne (OITNB), Kunal Nayyar (TBBT), Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men), Adam Pally (The Mindy Project), Laura Prepon (OITNB), Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin), Isaiah Washington (The 100) and Shane West (Salem).
* The first-ever American Country Countdown Awards will be televised Dec. 15 at 8/7c on Fox. The two-hour live event will take place in Nashville, Tenn.
* The Real Housewives franchise has finally made its way to Hulu. Hundreds of episodes of the various series — including New York, Beverly Hills and New Jersey – are now available to stream. Cheers!Follow @AndySwift