September 15, 2011 4:28pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
Emmys 2011: Joel McHale and Zachary Levi to Sing as 'Emmingtons'
The Emmys are going a cappella.
As part of Sunday’s telecast, producer Mark Burnett and company have created a musical group dubbed the Emmingtons to introduce the four major awards categories.
Chuck star Zachary Levi, Community’s Joel McHale, NCIS: Los Angeles’ LL Cool J, Person of Interest’s Taraji P. Henson, Awake’s Wilmer Valderrama, How I Met Your Mother's Cobie Smulders and The Office's Kate Flannery are among those slated to perform as part of the Emmingtons during the category introductions.
Emmy host Jane Lynch told reporters last month during a conference call that the production had “something unique” planned as a way to introduce the drama, comedy, reality and miniseries categories.
“We’re going to have some little things we haven’t seen before,” she said during the call.
The Emmys air Sunday on Fox.