Jimmy Kimmel will host the Emmys this year, ABC announced today. It’s his first time in this role, but Kimmel has hosted Espy Awards and the American Music Awards before, plus, you know, he has that show and all. The Emmys are on ABC this year, so of course there’s an ABC person hosting the show: Jane Lynch hosted last year’s Fox telecast, Jimmy Fallon hosted 2010’s NBC telecast, Neil Patrick Harris hosted 2009’s telecast — ‘twer always so. “I hope to be able to do for the Emmys this year what Eddie Murphy did for the Oscars,” Kimmel said in the release, which bodes reasonably well for the ceremony — that’s a pretty good line.
TV show host Jimmy Kimmel attends Escape to Total Rewards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 1, 2012 in Hollywood, California. Photo: Michael Buckner/Getty Images