Jimmy Kimmel hopes there will be zest and spice to this year's prime-time Emmy ceremony, which he is hosting.
"I'd like it to be jazzy from beginning to end," the "Jimmy Kimmel Live" host said during the ABC portion of the TCA press tour. And instead of disappearing backstage for large portions of the show, Kimmel said he would like to appear regularly throughout the three-hour ceremony to offer commentary on the proceedings.
The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards will air live Sept. 23.
Executive producer Don Mischer said he hoped that the show would be funny and well-paced despite the fact that 26 awards have to be presented. He said this show is a look at the "absolute best in television, and if you look at it this year, it's damn good."
Mischer also hinted that the ceremony may pay special tribute to television icon Andy Griffith, who died recently: "It's something we're looking at."