Jimmy Kimmel Hosting Emmys for First Time

Don Mischer will executive produce for 12th time

Jimmy Kimmel will host his first Emmy Awards this year, with Don Mischer executive producing for a record twelfth time, ABC announced Monday.

Kimmel's affinity for awards shows is well-established: His post-Oscars shows are flooded with A-listers. But the Emmys will bring his jaded wit to one of the biggest awards shows on television. He has previously hosted the American Music Awards and the ESPY Awards. He will also host the White House Correspondents Dinner in April.

ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" is in its tenth season.

Mischer's vast production credits include the 84th Annual Academy Awards, Super Bowl Halftime shows by Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, Prince, and Bruce Springsteen, and the opening ceremonies of Winter and Summer Olympic Games. 

Kimmel's selection follows a three-year selection of the network airing the ceremony choosing one of its personalities to host: Jane Lynch hosted for Fox last year, Jimmy Fallon hosted for NBC in 2010, and Neil Patrick Harris hosted for CBS in 2009. The previous year, hosting duties were split between the hosts of several reality shows.

The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards telecast will air Sept. 23.