3:39pm PT by Kate Stanhope
Don Mischer to Produce 2016 Emmy Awards
The Emmys are looking to a familiar face to produce this year's telecast.
Don Mischer has been tapped to produce the 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards, it was announced Tuesday.
Mischer, who previously produced the 2015, 2014, 2012 and 2010 telecasts as well, comes on board, joining host Jimmy Kimmel. Mischer Productions’ Charlie Haykel and Juliane Hare also will return as co-executive producers of the awards telecast, which is set for Sunday, Sept. 18.
“We’re honored to be producing the Emmys for ABC and the Television Academy. We love Jimmy Kimmel,” Mischer said in a statement. “He brings a level of smart humor, fun and unpredictability, which is the perfect combination for this show. With the high quality of television and Jimmy as host, get ready for a funny and adventurous Emmys this year!”
A 15-time Emmy winner, Mischer is no stranger to ABC, having produced and directed several recent Academy Awards ceremonies for the network, most recently in 2013. His other credits include The Kennedy Center Honors and several Super Bowl halftime shows featuring talent ranging from Prince to Bruce Springsteen.
The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards will air live from L.A.'s Microsoft Theater at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Sunday, Sept. 18. Nominations will be announced on the morning of Thursday, July 14.