We’ve seen a mix of sports and entertainment in the past with celebrities attending games and athletes making cameos in TV shows and movies. But rarely have we seen a mix like this. Fox has announced that prior to the 67th Emmy Awards on Sunday, September 20, Fox NFL Sunday which will have had a busy day with a doubleheader will air The O.T. postgame segment live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
So that means you’ll likely see Curt Menefee, Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, Jimmy Johnson and Michael Strahan in tuxedos on their set. NFL insider Jay Glazer is also expected to be on hand. Fox says they’ll not only do highlights but also talk with stars on the red carpet.
“The Emmys are one of the most prestigious and anticipated television events of the year,” said John Entz, President of Production, FOX Sports. “There’s no doubt that we can kick off the excitement and pageantry by having FOX NFL SUNDAY live on the red carpet all day. We plan on speaking to many of the talented stars on the carpet who happen to be huge football fans.”
For Strahan, he’s a perfect example of the sports/entertainment mix as he co-hosts Live With Kelly and Michael on your local TV station.
Bradshaw has appeared in his share of movies like Hooper, Cannonball Run, Failure to Launch as well as TV shows such as The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. and The Jeff Foxworthy Show.
The lead-in for the Primetime Emmys will be the Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles in the 4:25 p.m. ET and that should provide a big audience for The O.T. and then the award show.
While this will be the first time a sports-themed pregame show will be based at the Primetime Emmys, it’s not the first time a pregame host will be on the red carpet. NBC had Bob Costas host an Emmys pregame show one year interviewing celebrities, but it wasn’t NFL-themed as Fox is planning.
So it should be an interesting mix of sports and entertainment on September 20.