Don Mischer will executive produce the 2016 Emmy Awards, ABC announced Tuesday.
Mischer Productions’ Charlie Haykel and Juliane Hare will also return to serve as co-executive producers, with Jimmy Kimmel serving as host for the 68th Emmy broadcast.
“We’re honored to be producing the Emmys for ABC and the Television Academy. We love Jimmy Kimmel,” Mischer said in a statement. “He brings a level of smart humor, fun and unpredictability, which is the perfect combination for this show. With the high quality of television and Jimmy as host, get ready for a funny and adventurous Emmys this year!”
Nominations for the 2016 Emmys will be announced on July 14. The ceremony will take place on Sunday, Sept 18, 2016, and be broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles at 5 p.m. PT.
The Mischer team has produced events ranging from “We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial,” the “Primetime Emmy Awards” and the “Academy Awards” to Super Bowl halftime shows (such as those featuring Prince, the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen), the “Billboard Music Awards” and the Opening Ceremonies of both the Winter and Summer Olympic Games.
Mischer has been honored with 15 Emmy Awards, a record 10 Directors Guild of America Awards for Outstanding Directorial Achievement, two NAACP Image Awards, a Peabody Award for excellence in broadcasting, Europe’s prestigious Gold Rose of Montreux and the 2012 Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television from the Producers Guild of America. This marks the 13th time that Don Mischer Productions will be helming the Emmy telecast.