Kimmel will host Emmys

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Jimmy Kimmel (Image credit: AP)

Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel just got a prime-time gig, as host of the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards.

ABC says the star and executive producer of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” will host the Emmy Awards ceremony on September 23rd at the Nokia Theatre.

This is Kimmel’s first time hosting the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ annual honors.

ABC also announced this morning that director and producer Don Mischer will executive produce the Emmy telecast. Mischer recently directed and produced the Academy Awards.

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