I've had the Emmys show on as background noise and I've been absolutely appalled by the stupidity of it. Their "Let's have 11 hosts!" format is simply brainless, even more so for the inclusion of Wanda Sykes and Garry Shandling, both of whom are just not funny.
And when did they decide that awards shows needed PRE-shows, like football games and such? It's bad enough that sports shows have pre-games at all, especially the two- or three-hour monstrosities we see nowadays... but an hour of "Countdown to the Emmys"?
I think they do this just to make the so-called reporters look as foolish as possible by asking the dippiest questions.
I wonder what kind of ratings this telecast will get. Probably fairly high, I'd imagine.