Jimmy Kimmel to Host the 2016 Emmy Awards

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Expect Mean Tweets and more! Late-night comic Jimmy Kimmel was announced as the host of the 2016 Emmy Awards on Good Morning America on Monday, March 7.

This will mark the second time Kimmel is hosting the annual television-centered awards show, which he last took over in 2012, when ABC broadcasted the event. The Emmys show is rotated between the major broadcast television networks including ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox.

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"I am hosting the #Emmys on Sunday Sept 18," the Jimmy Kimmel Live! host, 48, tweeted on Monday. “Until then, have a great summer."

Kimmel follows Brooklyn Nine-Nine comic Andy Samberg, who hosted the show in 2015 for Fox. Seth Meyers hosted in 2014 for NBC, and Neil Patrick Harris took the reins back in 2013 for CBS.

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Kimmel totally fooled the Internet while hosting the 2012 Emmys during a preplanned stint with Tracy Morgan. During the moment, Morgan jokingly passed out on stage, and the beloved prankster told viewers to tweet: "OMG, Tracy Morgan just passed out on stage at the Emmys, turn ABC on now!" The fabricated moment memorably attracted 25,000 tweets immediately.


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