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Charlie Puth, The War and Treaty & Travis Barker to Perform on 2023 Primetime Emmys

Charlie Puth and acclaimed duo The War and Treaty will perform over the In Memoriam spot at the Primetime Emmys on Monday (Jan. 15). And that won’t be the only music moment on the show — Travis Barker will team with show host Anthony Anderson for what the show promises will be “a showstopping open.”

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In a promotional appearance, Anderson also revealed his unconventional plan for keeping things moving on Emmy night. Instead of the traditional play-off music to nudge winners to wrap up long acceptance speeches, Anderson’s mother, Doris Bowman (aka Mama Doris), will act as the show’s “enforcer” to ensure a swift pace.

The show will also include cast reunions and tributes to hit TV series spanning more than seven decades, including The Sopranos, Martin, Cheers, Grey’s Anatomy, All in the Family, Ally McBeal and I Love Lucy as well as Saturday Night Live’s signature Weekend Update segment, which will be helmed by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

The Emmys teased that performers will re-create the famous candy conveyer belt sequence from I Love Lucy, though they didn’t reveal the brave performers who will attempt to follow in the footsteps of Lucille Ball and Vivian Vance.

TV legend Carol Burnett, who won a Primetime Emmy at last weekend’s Creative Arts Emmys for outstanding variety special (pre-recorded) for Carol Burnett: 90 Years of Laughter + Love will present. Other presenters include Christina Applegate, nominated for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series for Dead to Me, and Natasha Lyonne, nominated in the same category for Poker Face.

Other scheduled presenters include Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), Coleman Domingo (Euphoria), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Ke Huy Quan (American Born Chinese) and Anderson’s long-time black-ish co-star, Tracee Ellis Ross.

The 75th Emmy Awards, executive-produced by Jesse Collins, Dionne Harmon and Jeannae Rouzan-Clay of Jesse Collins Entertainment, will broadcast live from the Peacock Theater at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles on Monday, Jan. 15 (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET/5:00-8:00 p.m. PT) on FOX and will also be available the next day on Hulu.

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