Jimmy Kimmel took to Twitter this morning to formally announce his new hosting gig of the 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards.
It is the first time since 2012 that Kimmel has hosted the awards and that the awards have aired on ABC. The Emmy show rotates between the four major broadcast networks. Networks typically engage last night hosts to serve as emcee of the Emmy ceremony. Seth Meyers, Jimmy Fallon, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Andy Samberg recently held hosting duties.
“Jimmy Kimmel is the consummate showman,” ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey said in a press statement. “With Kimmel at the helm, expect to be at the edge of your seat for a bigger, bolder and better-than-ever Emmy event.”
Kimmel is the host of ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live. The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards will air live on ABC on Sept. 18. The Creative Arts Emmy Awards will span two nights for the first time in Emmy history. Those awards will be conducted Sept. 10 and 11.
The 2016 Emmy nominations will be announced July 14.
I am hosting the #Emmys on Sunday Sept 18. Until then, have a great summer.
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) March 7, 2016