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Jimmy meets Emmy

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The job might still be a little too big for him. Nevertheless, NBC and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced Tuesday that Jimmy Fallon will host the 62nd annual prime-time Emmy Awards.

Not coincidentally, it's NBC's turn to host the telecast, which is coming on August 29th. Neil Patrick Harris, star of CBS' How I Met Your Mother, hosted last year's ceremony -- on CBS.

Fallon also presides over NBC's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. And he's doing a much better job of doing so after a very nervous start as part of an after-hours shuffle that sent predecessor Conan O'Brien on an ill-fated journey to The Tonight Show.

Academy chairman and CEO Paul Telegdy touted Fallon as a "natural choice" whose "proven skills as a comedian and host -- as well as his openness to new ideas -- will fully engage audiences and ultimately deliver a lively Emmy telecast."

Fallon showed promise by getting off this quip: "Hosting the Emmys has been a dream of mine ever since they told me I was doing it."

His still virginal hosting resume includes two stints at the MTV Movie Awards and one at the MTV Video Music Awards.