(AP) Jimmy Kimmel to host 64th Primetime Emmy Awards
By SANDY COHEN
AP Entertainment Writer
Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel just got a prime-time gig: Host of the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards.
The star and executive producer of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” will host the Emmy Awards ceremony on Sept. 23 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.
Kimmel’s namesake show is in its 10th season on ABC. He previously hosted the American Music Awards and the ESPY Awards and is set to host the White House Correspondents’ dinner next month.
ABC also announced that director and producer Don Mischer will executive produce the Emmy telecast. Mischer recently directed and produced the Academy Awards. This is his 12th time at the helm of the Emmys.
He said he’s “thrilled” to produce the Emmys again.
The Emmy Awards, put on by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, honor the best in TV.
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