Vets Horvitz, Herman back for Emmycast

Between them, duo has 17 years of experience with show

Emmy vets Louis J. Horvitz and Danette Herman will return for the 54th annual primetime kudocast, with Horvitz helming and Herman serving as coordinating producer.

Garnering eight Emmy noms of his own, including one this year, Horvitz resumes a post he has held for eight years and will be directing the show live when the winner in his category is announced.

Events he’s helmed this year include “The 74th Annual Academy Awards,” the half-time show at the Super Bowl with U2, “VH1 Divas Live in Las Vegas,” “The AFI Salute to Tom Hanks,” “The 29th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards” and “Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular.” He also was executive producer and director for “The 28th Annual People’s Choice Awards.”

Horvitz won Emmys in 1996, ’98 and 2000 for direction of the Kennedy Center Honors, “The 70th Annual Academy Awards” and “The 72nd Annual Academy Awards,” respectively.

With nine years of experience on the Primetime Emmys, Herman recently completed her 27th Oscarcast and 24th Kennedy Center Honors production. Herman’s credits also include several Olympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies, presidential inaugural galas in 1984, 1988 and 1993 and the Tony Awards.

Event will air Sept. 22 from the Shrine Auditorium following a one-hour arrivals show.