Jimmy Kimmel to Host Primetime Emmys


BURBANK: Jimmy Kimmel, the star and executive producer of the late night ABC talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live, has been tapped to host the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards, which will air live on September 23.

This will be the first time hosting the awards for Kimmel. Director/producer Don Mischer will again serve as executive producer for the broadcast, for a record 12th time. The awards will air live, coast to coast, on September 23 exclusively on ABC.

“We are thrilled to have been asked to produce the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards,” said Mischer. “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.”