Kim­mel steps up to host­ing du­ties for Em­mys

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host Jimmy Kim­mel (pic­tured) has landed a prime­time gig host­ing the 64th Prime­time Emmy Awards. The star and ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer of Jimmy Kim­mel Live! will host the Emmy Awards cer­e­mony on Septem­ber 23 at the Nokia Theatre, Los An­ge­les. ‘‘I hope to be able to do for the Em­mys this year what Eddie Mur­phy did for the Os­cars,’’ Kim­mel jokes, re­fer­ring to the comic ac­tor who pulled out as host of this year’s Academy Awards. Don Mis­cher, who re­cently di­rected and pro­duced the Academy Awards, says he’s ‘‘thrilled’’ to pro­duce the Em­mys for his 12th time. ‘‘We love tele­vi­sion and look for­ward to work­ing with the tele­vi­sion academy and ABC in cre­at­ing a show that is fast­paced, hu­mor­ous, un­pre­dictable, and at times ir­rev­er­ent, but clearly cel­e­bra­tory of our in­cred­i­ble in­dus­try,’’ he says.

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