Kimmel to the Rescue for Emmy Nods Announcement

Jimmy Kimmel (Photo: Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jimmy Kimmel is coming to the rescue of the Emmy nominations.

Nick Offerman of “Parks and Recreation” was to join “Scandal” star Kerry Washington in announcing top nominees for this year’s Emmy Awards early Thursday morning in Los Angeles.

But the TV academy says that Offerman “regretfully” won’t be on hand for the televised event because of weather-related travel delays on the East Coast.

Kimmel, who will host the Emmys in September on ABC, has agreed to step in for Offerman, the academy said Wednesday evening.

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