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‘We Are Family’s Anthony Anderson Hosts the Emmys with Mom’s Help

Anthony Anderson and Doris Hancox on the 'Emmy Awards'Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images

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We Are Family host Anthony Anderson was the emcee at Monday night’s Emmys ceremony, and he had a little help from his mom, Doris Bowman. She made sure the broadcast ended when it was supposed to.


Anthony Anderson Hosts Emmys with Mom’s Help

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Anderson and the Emmys producers wanted to find “smart ways to incorporate” his mother into the ceremony. She ended up being a replacement for the typical play-off music as winners accepted their awards.

“If you see my mama, just thank Jesus and your family, and wrap it up,” Anderson explained during the show’s opening monologue. “I don’t want anyone to get disrespectful with my mama, because she is from the west side of Chicago.”

At the end of night, Bowman encouraged the cast and crew of The Bear to leave the stage by holding up a sign that read, “Wrap it up now. Love, Mama.” In his monologue, Anderson joked that “no one can ignore” his mother like they do the play-off music.


Bowman did her job well, because the show reportedly ended exactly when it was supposed to, clocking in at three hours long.

SEE ALSO: MICHELLE WILLIAMS REFLECTS ON HER SURPRISING ‘WE ARE FAMILY’ APPEARANCE

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Anderson and His Mom Also Host We Are Family

Anderson and Bowman are also the hosts of the new FOX series We Are Family. The show is similar to The Masked Singer, in that you can hear a celebrity’s voice without knowing their identity. The celebrities perform duets with their non-famous relatives.


So far this season, the show has revealed famous faces such as JoJo Siwa, Michelle Williams, Joel McHale, Carnie Wilson, Cam Newton, Nikki Glaser, Candace Cameron Bure, Lauren Alaina, and Jay Pharoah. The show returns this Wednesday night with a new episode.

Have you been watching We Are Family? Did you catch the Emmys on Monday night? What did you think of Anderson’s hosting? Let us know in the comments below.

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