Andy Samberg

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Now here's a chance for the Emmys to kick some "A" this year!

Andy Samberg has been picked to host the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences making the big announcement Thursday afternoon.

This will be the Brooklyn Nine-Nine star and Saturday Night Live alum's first time taking the reins of one of the major-major award shows, though he did do a bang-up job overseeing the Film Independent Spirit Awards last year.

"Buckle your seat belts, Emmy viewers!" Samberg said in a statement. "Like, in general you should buckle your seat belts in your car. In fact, even if you're not an Emmy viewer, you should buckle your seat belt. It can be dangerous on the road. Also, if you're not an Emmy viewer, you should strongly consider becoming one this year, because I'm hosting, and it's gonna be a wild ride. So buckle your seat belts."

The news doesn't come as too big of a surprise, especially considering the 2015 Emmys will air Sept. 20 on Fox, Brooklyn Nine-Nine's network precinct.

Samberg joined in the fun at last year's Seth Meyers-hosted kudosfest as well, playing Game of Thrones' King Joffrey during Weird Al Yankovic's performance of a medley of TV show theme songs that don't otherwise have any lyrics.

The Lonely Island funnyman is also an Emmy winner himself, having shared an Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics win with Justin Timberlake and a handful of others for the seminal 2007 SNL classic "Dick in a Box."

Oh, which means both Lonely Island and JT totally have to be at the Emmys this year then, right?! Memo to the Academy...

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