Emmycast taps Mischer

Industry vet has produced show seven times

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has named Don Mischer executive producer of the 55th annual Primetime Emmy Awards, skedded for Sept. 21.

He will be returning to a familiar role, having produced the Emmy Awards seven times. He previously helmed the broadcast in 2001, when he co-produced with Gary Smith.

“As a seven-time Emmy Awards producer, Don Mischer has a rich history with the Academy,” Bryce Zabel, chairman of the Television Academy, said Wednesday. “He always brings a fresh vision and approach to the Awards, and every year is better than the last.”

Mischer, whose credits include “The Wayne Brady Show,” “The Tony Awards” and the Opening Ceremony of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, has received 13 primetime Emmy awards of his own.

Kudoscast will be broadcast on Fox from L.A.’s Shrine Auditorium.

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