"I don't know where we will do this or how we will do this or even why we are doing this, but we are doing it and I am hosting it," said Kimmel in a statement.
Added Karey Burke, president of ABC Entertainment: "We know Jimmy Kimmel will deliver a uniquely entertaining, funny and moving Primetime Emmys show. He's a true master of ceremonies who reveres this industry and its people; and just as Jimmy has done with his own show over the past few months, he will tackle this momentous event with heart and humor, and bring some much-needed joy and optimism to our television colleagues and viewers at home."
Nominations will be announced July 28, with the awards themselves airing September 20 on ABC.
The Daytime Emmy Awards will air on CBS later this month as a two-hour special.