Negotiations are under way to bring a late-night regular aboard as the host of the 2016 Emmys, which will air on ABC in September. Variety reports that the network is in talks with one of its own, Jimmy Kimmel.
“This would mark the second time Kimmel has hosted the Emmy ceremony; his first round was back in 2012, when ABC last carried the kudos,” Variety reports. “Kimmel won praise for his performance back then, with Variety observing in its review: ‘Kimmel was that rare example of a host who seemed to get better as the night wore on.’”
The Emmys broadcast rotates among the big 4 broadcast networks, and the nets have a tendency to give the job to members of the network “family.” The report notes that NBC’s last Emmys outing, in 2014, was hosted by Seth Meyers, while the 2010 NBC telecast had Jimmy Fallon at the helm.
Last year’s ceremony on Fox was hosted by “Saturday Night Live” veteran Andy Samberg, who stars on Fox’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.”