Jane Lynch is close to signing a deal to host Fox's telecast of the 2011 Emmys, Deadline reports. Wednesday night's meeting of the TV Academy board of governors may see Lynch cemented as host.

However, the 'Glee' star isn't the only Fox figure being considered. Rumors have it that 'Family Guy' creator Seth MacFarlane and 'American Idol' host Ryan Seacrest are also in the running.

Last year, NBC had Jimmy Fallon, host of its talk show 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,' serve as host. The year before, CBS had 'How I Met Your Mother' star Neil Patrick Harris emcee the ceremony.