Jimmy Kimmel in Early Talks to Host 2016 Emmys

Broadcast networks typically stagger hosts when they take their spin during a Emmy telecast, though ABC is looking to follow a final time during bat by seeking Jimmy Kimmel for a repeat performance.

The comedian and Jimmy Kimmel Live! horde is in really early talks to horde a 2016 telecast, sources reliable to The Hollywood Reporter. Discussions come before a network and a TV Academy have even solidified a date for a TV kudos. This news comes usually a week after ABC saw a quick changing of a guard, with Channing Dungey replacing Paul Lee as party president.

Kimmel’s initial and usually time hosting a Emmys was in 2012. The Big Four, that share promote rights to a telecast, also tend to share a adore among their possess network personalities when selecting a host. Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers are NBC’s many new hosts, while other networks collect outward of a late-night pool with sitcom stars such as Andy Samberg (Fox) and Neil Patrick Harris (CBS).

Among ABC’s stream roster, a usually healthy contender besides Kimmel is Black-ish star Anthony Anderson. The actor-comedian has hosting cred due to mixed times emceeing a NAACP Image Awards. One thing a network really doesn’t wish to repeat is a 2008 telecast. That year, ABC tapped existence judges Tom Bergeron, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel, Jeff Probst and Ryan Seacrest. It’s mostly deliberate to be among a biggest hosting disasters in complicated awards-show history.

Both ABC and a TV Academy also are expected prickly to urge a telecast’s ratings. The 2015 Emmys sunk to usually 11.9 million viewers.

An ABC orator declined to criticism on a matter. The news was initial reported by Variety.