New president of ABC Entertainment Channing Dungey had nothing but the highest praise for Kimmel in a statement from the network released Monday, saying, "Jimmy Kimmel is the consummate showman. With [him] at the helm, expect to be at the edge of your seat for a bigger, bolder, and better-than-ever Emmy event."
"I am excited to be hosting the Emmys again," said the host of long-running ABC late-night talk show "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" of his new side gig, adding, "I have a feeling I'm going to be great."
It’s not a complete surprise that ABC would opt to go with Kimmel again as a host, given that networks often lean on in-house talent to host the awards when it is their year to broadcast the event, including
In addition to the hosting news, the
Nominations for the Primetime Emmys will be announced July 14 and presented Sept. 18 at 5 p.m. on ABC.
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