TV’s biggest night is almost upon us, and one of the funniest guys in late night will be on hand to keep the show rolling.
ABC has called upon Jimmy Kimmel to host the 68th annual Emmy Awards, which will air live at 7:00 p.m. ET/4:00 p.m. PT on Sunday, Sept. 18. It will be the second time that Matt Damon’s arch-nemesis has emceed the ceremony, having previously taken the reins in 2012 — the last time the show was broadcast on ABC, which is also home to Kimmel’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!.
Last year, for Fox’s turn airing the star-studded celebration of the small screen, Andy Samberg (who stars on that network’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine) took on hosting duties; prior to that, Late Night’s Seth Myers hosted on NBC in 2014 and How I Met Your Mother’s Neil Patrick Harris took on the job for CBS in 2013.
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“I’m hosting the #Emmys on Sunday! #NBD,” Kimmel tweeted Monday along with a video of himself and a focus group of small children discussing who should be this year’s host (the debate is inconclusive, but Kimmel will still fill the role regardless).
Summer’s over. We’re ready for you, Kimmel.