“Jimmy Kimmel is the consummate showman,” said Channing Dungey, ABC’s new president of entertainment, in a statement. “With Kimmel at the helm, expect to be at the edge of your seat for a bigger, bolder, and better-than-ever Emmy event.”
Added Kimmel: “I am excited to be hosting the Emmys again. I have a feeling I’m going to be great.”
This will mark the Jimmy Kimmel Live frontman’s second turn as Emmy emcee. He previously presided over the 2012 ceremony, which was also on ABC.
Meanwhile, the TV Academy also confirmed that the Creative Arts Emmy Awards will for the first time take place over two nights, Saturday and Sunday, September 10 and 11.
Emmy nominations will be announced Thursday, July 14.