Jimmy Kimmel to Host the Emmy Awards

Jimmy KimmelJimmy Kimmel has been tapped to host the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards airing on ABC on September 23, 2012. Kimmel will be tackling Emmy hosting duties for the first time, with director/producer Don Mischer returning as executive producer for the 12th time (a new record).

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

Kimmel will also be hosting the White House Correspondents Dinner in April and has hosted both the American Music Awards and the ESPY Awards.

Source: ABC