Jimmy Kimmel Set To Host 2012 Emmy Awards
Posted on Mon Mar 26, 2012 08:16 AM PDT

jimmylive_200.jpg LOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Jimmy Kimmel will host the 64th annual Primetime Emmy Awards, set to air Sept. 23 on ABC.

The host of Jimmy Kimmel Live! takes over hosting duties from Glee's Jane Lynch. Kimmel is no rookie when it comes to hosting, as he has already taken the reigns for the ESPYs, American Music Awards, and ABC's After-Oscar special.

The show will once again be held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, and will be executive produced by Don Mischner.

The funnyman is already pulling out the jokes! "I hope to be able to do for the Emmys this year what Eddie Murphy did for the Oscars," he joked about Murphy's cancellation of Oscar hosting duties after director Brett Ratner pulled out of producing the show.

In the meantime, Kimmel is set to emcee the White House Correspondent's Dinner in Washington D.C next month.