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Jimmy Kimmel will host the 64th primetime Emmys, ABC announced Monday.

It’s the first time hosting the Emmys for Kimmel. Prior late-nighters who have hosted the ceremony include Jimmy Fallon, Conan O’Brien, Jay Leno and David Letterman.

Other recent hosts include Jane Lynch, Neil Patrick Harris, Ryan Seacrest, Ellen DeGeneres, and Gary Shandling.

The "Man Show" co-creator and star will celebrate his 10th year hosting "Jimmy Kimmel Live" next January.

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  • March 26, 2012, 3:31 p.m. CST

    He'll do just fine

    by schadenfreudian

    As far as Emmy hosts go.

  • March 26, 2012, 3:32 p.m. CST

    next years emmys to be hosted...

    by emeraldboy

    by ryan tubridy... just as long as he is gone from ireland. dont care..

  • March 26, 2012, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Jimmy Kimmel is very underrated

    by Titus05

    there's a reason he can get the hottest actresses to do the 'Hottie Body' skits and the top Hollywood stars to appear in his 'Movie: The Movie' bit the guy is funny and likable...Conan is likable but not consistently funny...he needs to go back to writing Simpsons episodes

  • March 26, 2012, 3:51 p.m. CST

    Wow, 10 years of mediocracy really flies by.

    by Tikidonkeypunch

  • March 26, 2012, 3:54 p.m. CST


    by VoiceOfSaruman

    hate that cross-eyed idiot. christ, what passes for humor these days.

  • March 26, 2012, 3:58 p.m. CST

    shucks, i was hoping it was Craig Ferguson

    by atlatl

    Kimmel's alright though.

  • March 26, 2012, 4:02 p.m. CST

    +1 to tritanium

    by Richard Cranium

    I'd have to think that Ferguson would be fantastic at this sort of thing.

  • March 26, 2012, 4:32 p.m. CST

    Surprise, surprise

    by Triple_J_72

    It's on ABC after all. Who else would they get? Eva Longoria?

  • March 26, 2012, 4:37 p.m. CST

    I love Jimmy Kimmel's relationship with Don Rickles. It seems geniune.

    by Orionsangels

    I always look forward to Don Rickles as a guest on Jimmy Kimmel.

  • March 26, 2012, 4:55 p.m. CST

    what a whore

    by oisin5199

    all Kimmel does is promote ABC shows. I have no idea how he's so popular. The fact that even talks to that douchebag Adam Corrolla is a reason not to watch him.

  • March 26, 2012, 4:58 p.m. CST

    Should have been Ferguson...

    by Andrew Coleman

    Never have liked Kimmel. He gets big ratings because he calls in actually famous friends to do online skits with him. Watch his show and he's really not funny at all.

  • March 26, 2012, 5:35 p.m. CST

    Never watched Kimmel.

    by SnootyBoots

    There's just something about the guy that oozes smarm.

  • March 26, 2012, 6:10 p.m. CST

    He was subpar for a long time, but is actually pretty good now.

    by JuanSanchez

    Probably has the best-written and executed monologue of all the hosts.

  • March 26, 2012, 6:38 p.m. CST

    Ferguson would have been good...

    by xsikal long as he was forced to leave that robot skeleton back on the CBS lot. Geoff's introduction coincided with Ferguson's show taking a nose-dive in quality.

  • March 26, 2012, 6:48 p.m. CST

    Of the late night guys...

    by Bass Ackwards

    It does seem of the guys around, Kimmel is the only one who has skits that consistently (and I hate having to use this phrase, but can't think of one more appropriate) go viral. I agree with titus05 above that he's underrated. Ferguson is great too, but the highlight of his shows are consistently his interviews, which, of the late night crew, he is easily the best at. I don't know if just putting him out there as a host where he has to adhere to the Emmy's time constraints and format would suit him, he's definitely a bit more free form and loose. And after years of completely hating Fallon and thinking him a tool, I've even warmed up to him.

  • March 26, 2012, 7:34 p.m. CST


    by ZodNotGod

    This fuck has NO personality. About as funny as cancer surgery.

  • March 26, 2012, 7:35 p.m. CST

    He doesn't know anything about anything...

    by ZodNotGod

    Professes no knowledge on any subject. Let Conan do everything while the others fuck off. Ferguson is not bad.

  • March 26, 2012, 7:35 p.m. CST

    He's alright

    by Truxton Spangler

    I only DVR the late night talk shows now, and only if there's someone interesting on. I'll watch Kimmel's opening stuff now and again, but FF through everyone else. Ferguson was good at one point, but his show has devolved into constant silliness, including the interviews, which is unfortunate. A wink, nudge, and shit-eating grin can only go so far, and the only comic note he can strike now involves sexual innuendo, which I don't necessarily object to, but it's become tiresome. Fallon's OK, but I think he still needs to improve his interview skills.

  • March 26, 2012, 7:36 p.m. CST

    And Pat Sajak held the title of dullest talk show....

    by ZodNotGod

    Not anymore- Kimmel for a sweep!

  • March 26, 2012, 7:40 p.m. CST

    I didn't know Garry Shandling was gay?

    by Himbo

    Just looking at the list of former hosts. Looked like it was a requirement like having a Union card.

  • I'd watch a Kimmel after the show special if he managed to do one, though.

  • March 26, 2012, 8:19 p.m. CST


    by Executor


  • March 26, 2012, 8:59 p.m. CST

    I'm on pins and needles...

    by Mugato5150

    Oh that guy. Well, he did fuck Sarah Silverman even though it was just so she....well he did fuck Sarah Silverman.

  • March 26, 2012, 9 p.m. CST

    I was really hoping to click over and see Ferguson.

    by gotilk

    When will the man get some recognition for having a late night show 10 times better than any of the competition? With a 10th of the budget and C list guests?

  • March 26, 2012, 9:01 p.m. CST

    Don't misunderstand though.

    by gotilk

    I like Kimmel, he's hilarious much of the time.

  • March 26, 2012, 9:14 p.m. CST

    Ace Man

    by rpalompo

    He should bring the Ace Man into the show somehow.

  • March 26, 2012, 10:31 p.m. CST

    Ever since his sidekick antics in 'Win Ben Stein's Money'

    by angry kitty

    I knew that crazy kid was destined for greatness. Good for him, he deserves it

  • March 27, 2012, 10:47 a.m. CST

    I like Jimmy. It's a shame he has AIDS (see dramatic weight loss)

    by AzulTool

  • March 27, 2012, 11:46 a.m. CST

    No way was ABC going to hire Ferguson to host

    by jim

    However, when it is CBS' turn again, Ferguson should be first in line

  • March 29, 2012, 5:54 p.m. CST

    Ferguson would be the best permanent host.

    by Dr_PepperSpray

    Jimmy Kimmel? Meh.