What you talkin' 'bout, Emmys?


The Primetime Emmy Awards will celebrate some of TV's most memorable lines from the past six decades in honor of the ceremony's 60th anniversary.

The lines, which may include "Good night, John Boy" or "Live long and prosper," will be recited by such TV stars as Alec Baldwin, William Baldwin, Ricky Gervais, Kelsey Grammer, Heidi Klum, Denis Leary, Helen Mirren, Jeremy Piven, Doris Roberts, William Shatner, James Spader and Donald Trump during the ceremony, which airs from 8-11 p.m. Sept. 21 on ABC.

"Celebrating the academy's 60th birthday will be an important part of this year's Emmy show, but we wanted to do it in a way that tied several generations of television's past to the present," executive producer Ken Ehrlich said.

Meanwhile, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' Board of Governors has voted to present this year's Governors Award to National Geographic Channel's "Preserve Our Planet Campaign," a long-term multiplatform effort intended to help Americans understand issues surrounding environmental conservation and global survival. (partialdiff)