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March 27, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

The major television networks, which take turns each year presenting the Emmy awards, now appear to be selecting their late-night personalities to host them — giving each one the opportunity for primetime exposure. It’s ABC’s turn this year,an on Monday it said that Jimmy Kimmel, whose midnight talk show continues to improve in the ratings — it hit a five-year high in February — will host this year’s telecast on Sept. 23. “I hope to be able to do for the Emmys this year what Eddie Murphy did for the Oscars,” Kimmel joked in a line that sounds very funny — Murphy pulled out as host when Bret Ratner, the producer who hired him, was forced out — but makes little sense. But sounding funny may be the name of the game for an Oscar host. ABC was also announced that Don Mischer will exec produce the awards show for the 12th time