- Jimmy Kimmel will return to host the 72nd Emmy Awards.
Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel returns to host the 72nd Emmy Awards and will serve as an executive producer. The show will broadcast on ABC on Sunday, September 20 at 8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. PDT. Kimmel previously hosted both the 64th and 68th Emmy Awards.
The show has been experiencing changes as the COVD-19 pandemic has caused events to be canceled or moved digitally. Additional details regarding the production of the show will be announced soon.
“I don’t know where we will do this or how we will do this or even why we are doing this, but we are doing it and I am hosting it,” said Jimmy Kimmel.
“We know Jimmy Kimmel will deliver a uniquely entertaining, funny and moving Primetime Emmys show,” said Karey Burke, president, ABC Entertainment. “He’s a true master of ceremonies who reveres this industry and its people; and just as Jimmy has done with his own show over the past few months, he will tackle this momentous event with heart and humor, and bring some much-needed joy and optimism to our television colleagues and viewers at home.”
Kimmel serves as host and executive producer of the eight-time Emmy Award-nominated Jimmy Kimmel Live!, ABC’s longest-running late-night talk show. Now in its 18th season, Jimmy Kimmel Live! produces some of the most popular comedy bits in late-night television and features a diverse lineup of guests including actors, musicians, athletes, comedians, authors, politicians, and newsmakers. He also recently hosted and executive produced Who Wants To Be A Millionaire‘s primetime return.
The Television Academy announced Monday that it would cancel this year’s Governors Balls and will move the Creative Arts ceremony to broadcast virtually. The Daytime Emmy Awards will also take place virtually.
Nominations for the 72nd Emmy Awards will be announced by the Television Academy on Tuesday, July 28.