Don Mischer will serve as executive producer of the 64th annual telecast slotted for Sept. 23, 2012 on ABC.
Jimmy Kimmel, star and executive producer of the late-night ABC talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live, will host the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards, broadcast live coast to coast on Sunday, Sept. 23, on ABC. This will be Kimmel’s first time hosting the Primetime Emmys. Director/producer Don Mischer will serve as executive producer for a record 12th time.
“We are thrilled to have been asked to produce the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards,” says Mischer. “We love television and look forward to working with the Television Academy and ABC in creating a show that is fast-paced, humorous, unpredictable and at times irreverent, but clearly celebratory of our incredible industry.”
Jimmy Kimmel Live is in its tenth season. The show’s YouTube channel recently surpassed a half-billion views, becoming the world’s first latenight television show (and only the third U.S. show of any time slot) to break the half-billion mark, according to ABC. Additionally, Kimmel’s show just generated its most watched February sweeps in five years.
Kimmel, who is also set to host the upcoming White House Correspondents Dinner in April, has previously hosted the American Music Awards and ESPY Awards. In addition, Kimmel co-hosted Comedy Central’s The Man Show, served for four seasons as on-air prognosticator for Fox NFL Sunday, and co-hosted Comedy Central’s long-running game show, Win Ben Stein’s Money, for which he received an Emmy for Best Game Show Host.
Don Mischer has produced and directed television and live events. He has been honored with 15 Emmy Awards, a record 10 Directors Guild of America Awards for Outstanding Directorial Achievement, two NAACP Image Awards, a Peabody Award for excellence in broadcasting, Europe’s Golden Rose of Montreux and he is the recipient of the 2012 Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television from the Producers Guild of America.
As a producer/director, his credits range from We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial, The 84th Annual Academy Awards, The Kennedy Center Honors and the 100th Anniversary of Carnegie Hall to the Super Bowl Halftime Shows (Prince, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen), the Democratic National Convention, events celebrating Hong Kong’s re-unification with China and the Opening Ceremonies of both the winter and summer Olympic Games.