Jimmy Kimmel has been chosen to host the 2012 Prime-time Emmy Awards
ABC Announced Monday
The 44-year-old ABC late-night talk show mainstay is set to host the 64th annual Primetime Emmy Awards September 23, the network announced
Kimmel’s First Time
Succeeding Glee‘s Jane Lynch, Kimmel’s hosting gig will be his first on the Emmys stage. Director/producer Don Mischer will executive produce the telecast for the 12th time.
Previous Awards Show Experience
In years past, Kimmel — whose Jimmy Kimmel Live generated its most-watched February sweeps in five years — has acted as host for the American Music Awards and the ESPY Awards.
Ben Stein’s Money
Receiving an Emmy for Best Game Show Host during his stint on Win Ben Stein’s Money, Kimmel is also set to serve as emcee for April’s White House Correspondents Dinner.