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Emmys 2016: Jimmy Kimmel Returns as Host

Emmys 2016: Jimmy Kimmel Returns as Host

Jimmy Kimmel photographed at the 88th Academy Awards in Los Angeles. (Image courtesy: AFP)

Los Angeles: Late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel will host the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards in September, the ABC television network announced.

Television's version of the Oscars rotates among the four major broadcasters - ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox - and Jimmy Kimmel presented once before, when it was last aired on ABC in 2012.

"I am excited to be hosting the Emmys again. I have a feeling I'm going to be great," the 48-year-old host said in a statement.

He also posted on Twitter:

Jimmy Kimmel Live, now in its 14th season, is ABC's longest-running late-night talk show. (Also Read: Priyanka Chopra Went on Jimmy Kimmel and Met the Real Jason Bourne)

ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey described the comic as "the consummate showman."

The Emmy Awards airs live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on September 18. Nominations will be announced on July 14.