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Will a ‘Saturday Night Live’ makeover rescue the Emmys?

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This image released by Hulu shows Elisabeth Moss, left, and Ann Dowd in a scene from 'The Handmaid's Tale.' The program was nominated for an Emmy on Thursday for outstanding drama series. The 70th Emmy Awards will be held on Monday, Sept. 17. (George Kraychyk/Hulu via AP)
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This image released by FX shows, from left, Lakeith Stanfield, Donald Glover and Brian Tyree Henry in a scene from the comedy series 'Atlanta.' The program was nominated for an Emmy on Thursday for outstanding comedy series. The 70th Emmy Awards will be held on Monday, Sept. 17. (Guy D'Alema/FX via AP)
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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2018 file photo, Lorne Michaels arrives at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Michaels with produce The Emmy Awards ceremony, Sept. 17 on NBC. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

LOS ANGELES — The Emmy Awards broadcast will have a familiar “Saturday Night Live” ring to it.

Next Monday’s ceremony is being produced by Lorne Michaels, creator of the long-running sketch show.

The Emmy hosts are Michael Che and Colin Jost, who play news anchors on “Saturday Night Live,” with Kate McKinnon and other “SNL” stars as presenters.

But whether that will bring viewers back to the telecast remains to be seen. Last year’s Emmys narrowly missed being the least-watched of all time.

The 70th prime-time Emmy Awards air 8 p.m. Eastern on NBC.

Leading contenders include “Game of Thrones,” ”The Handmaid’s Tale” and “Atlanta.”

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