ABC is keeping it in the family for this year's 64th Primetime Emmys, as the network's extended the hosting gig to Jimmy Kimmel.
Although Kimmel's a veteran of the late night circuit with his ABC show and is no stranger to hosting awards ceremonies - he's been on deck for programs like the American Music Awards and the ESPYs - this will be his first time holding the reins on the Emmys.
Don Mischer is back to executive produce the show for the 12th time (yep, that's a record).
"“We love television and look forward to working with the Television Academy and ABC in creating a show that is fast-paced, humorous, unpredictable, and at times irreverent, but clearly celebratory of our incredible industry," Mischer said in a statement.
For his part, Kimmel's just going to "try not to embarrass us," he tweeted to fans who expressed their congratulations.
The 64th Primetime Emmys will air live on both coasts on Sunday, September 23 on ABC.
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I am glad that Jimmy Kimmel will be hosting the Emmys as he is funny. The Emmys need all the help they can get, because, they can be a very boring awards show. They do not have the same live entertainment that the Grammys, the Academy Awards and the Tonys have. No one performs a live musical song at the Emmys. There is no Emmy catagory for Best Orginal Television Theme Song for someone to perform live. Take away the host, and it's just a bunch of people handing out and getting awards.
Didn't they just have some 'effin' award show? When is this thing? Jeez....
Jimmy is still the best. Great choice. 2nd best is george lopez. What was tbs thinking? What a combo show if they joined teams. Unstoppable. O h my
His skits can be funny but I've never been a fan.
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Now that is someone I'd like to 'get with'!
Talking to yourself again, Evel? Or should I say Tammy?
He looks like a d-ooooo-dee head to me.
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Primetime Emmy's = Special Olympics for actors.
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