Kimmel to the rescue for Emmy nods announcement

Associated Press
FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2011 file photo, Jimmy Kimmel arrives at the 16th annual GQ "Men of the Year" party in Los Angeles. On the eve of the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards nominations announcement, Nick Offerman is out and Jimmy Kimmel is in. Kimmel, who will host the Emmys on ABC, will step in for him, the academy said Wednesday evening, July 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

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.