Don Mischer to produce Emmys

Event will be live nationwide for first time in over 30 years

Don Mischer will once again produce the primetime Emmy Awards.

NBC and The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences have tapped Mischer to produce the event, which will mark his tenth time running the show. Mischer was brought back to produce the Emmys last year after a hiatus from the gig, and the show enjoyed a ratings uptick -- though also ruffled some industry feathers by attempting to tape-delay some acceptance speeches.

"Don is a legend in television for producing and directing important event programming," said Paul Telegdy, executive vp of alternative programming at NBC. "His award-winning resume speaks for itself and we are pleased to have him on our team as we prepare for NBC's Emmy broadcast."

This year's Emmys will be the first time in more than 30 years the ceremony will be live from coast-to-coast. Mischer is an Emmy-winning producer and director whose credits include last year's Emmys, several Tony Awards telecasts and the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games.