Jimmy Kimmel to Host 64th Annual Primetime Emmys

Entertainment Mar. 26, 2012 AT 10:44AM
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And the 2012 Emmy hosting gig goes to…Jimmy Kimmel!

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 Monday.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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