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“We should get (one),” Murphy noted, “like ‘Brangelina.’ What could we be?”

“‘R-ia-ad,’” Falchuk added, laughing.

Brennan, who looks a bit like the shaggy Shaggy from the “Scooby-Doo” cartoons, said he will take the longest to prep for the Emmys red carpet. “This is eight hours of prep,” he joked. “I have a whole team of people.”

Murphy, a 2004 nominee for directing “Nip/Tuck,” has done the Emmy-carpet thing before. His advice to Falchuk and Brennan? “Go expecting nothing,” Murphy replied.


AP Entertainment Writer Mike Cidoni contributed to this report.