Jimmy Kimmel to host 64th Primetime Emmys
March 26th, 2012
01:49 PM ET

Jimmy Kimmel to host 64th Primetime Emmys

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.

Filed under: Awards Season • Celebrities • Emmys • television

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  2. Ben

    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.

    March 27, 2012 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  3. liedetector

    Didn't they just have some 'effin' award show? When is this thing? Jeez....

    March 27, 2012 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  4. glenn

    Good choice

    March 27, 2012 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  5. Shimmy schermerhorn

    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

    March 27, 2012 at 6:47 am | Report abuse |
  6. Booo

    His skits can be funny but I've never been a fan.

    March 26, 2012 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  7. King of all trolls !!

    You puds appear to be troll wannabees! Keep up da lame comments and then go back to pumpin your pal in da keister!

    March 26, 2012 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Dave™

    What do you think of my cool name? Folks can't troll me now. Hot dog !

    March 26, 2012 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Dave ™

    Yeah Baby !

    March 26, 2012 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Get a room

    Now that is someone I'd like to 'get with'!

    March 26, 2012 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Tammy

    He looks like a d-ooooo-dee head to me.

    March 26, 2012 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Richard Fore

    Happy Monday, hope you have a great day 🙂

    March 26, 2012 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  13. derp

    Primetime Emmy's = Special Olympics for actors.

    March 26, 2012 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |

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