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64th Primetime Emmy Awards to Be Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel

March 26, 2012 (4:47 pm) GMT
The comedian and late night talk show host has been selected to take over the hosting duty from last year's Jane Lynch.
Jimmy Kimmel

would be the host of 64th Primetime Emmy Awards which is held September 23 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. This would be the first time that the talk show host performs such duty for the Emmys although this is not his first hosting gig for big awards show. Kimmel previously led American Music Awards and ESPY Awards.

"I hope to be able to do for the Emmys this year what did for the Oscars," Kimmel joked, referring to the actor who pulled out as the host of this year's Oscar ceremony and got replaced by .

Don Mischer, who recently directed the Oscars, has been hired for the 12th time as executive producer of Emmys, ABC also announced. "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.

The Primetime Emmy Awards will be broadcast live on both coasts. Last year, "" actress also hosted the Emmys for the first time.

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