Jimmy Kimmel Signs Three-Year Extension With ABC, Ending Speculation Over His Latenight Future

Jimmy Kimmel is no longer vacillating. The comedian is staying in late-night after extending his contract with ABC for a further three years. The deal ends a year of speculation within the latenight community after Kimmel told Howard Stern that he was debating whether to stick or twist. The pact will keep Kimmel as host and exec producer of ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! through its 23rd season. January 2023 will mark the 20th anniversary of the show, which premiered in January 2003.

Biden To Appear On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ During Western Trip

WASHINGTON (AP) — Another sign America’s entertainment landscape is returning to normal: President Joe Biden will make his first in-person appearance on a latenight talk show since taking office. Biden will be a guest Wednesday night on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” the White House said. Kimmel tweeted Sunday: “Our very elected President @JoeBiden visits @JimmyKimmelLive […]

Jimmy Kimmel To Be Title Sponsor Of Inaugural LA Bowl

The inaugural edition of the Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl will be played Dec. 18 at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, the host announced on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday night. The game will air on ABC. “This is not a joke,” Kimmel said during his opening monologue. “This is a real bowl game named after me, so mark your calendars…. It’s like an early Christmas gift for all of us.”

Kimmel To Take Summer Break With Guest Hosts

‘Kimmel’ EP Leiderman Out, Hoffman In

After 14 years at the helm of Jimmy Kimmel Live! and a 25-year career in late-night, Jill Leiderman is stepping down as executive producer of the Jimmy Kimmel-headlined ABC talk show. She will be succeeded in the job by Sharon Hoffman, former executive producer of Entertainment Tonight and CBS Evening News‘ weekend edition.

‘Kimmel’ To Swap Slots With ‘Nightline’

Reruns of Jimmy Kimmel Live will be pushed back a half-hour in the coming week as ABC seeks to give a bigger platform to Nightline episodes focused on the coronavirus pandemic. ABC said Sunday that Kimmel repeats will shift to the 12:05 a.m. slot starting Tuesday through Friday as Nightline goes all-in on coverage of the latest in the coronavirus pandemic.

CBS’s ‘Late Show’ Still On Top In Latenight

With the news of a three-year extension for Stephen Colbert, his CBS Late Show with Stephen Colbert continues this season where it left off a year ago — easily leading all broadcast TV latenight shows in total viewers. Through three weeks, Late Show (11:35 p.m.) is averaging 3.3 million Nielsen viewers — outpacing competitors The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon (1.89 million) and ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live (1.84 million).

FCC Fines ABC Over ‘Kimmel’ EAS Tones

The FCC today said Walt Disney Co.’s ABC unit has agreed to pay a $395,000 civil penalty after an October 2018 episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live used a simulated wireless alert tone.

‘Kimmel’ Wins TV’s First J.D. Power Award

Jimmy Kimmel Ends Feud With Hannity

Jimmy Kimmel Maintains No. 1 Of Top TV Personalities Social Media Ranking

Kimmel’s Baby Has Successful 2nd Heart Surgery

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jimmy Kimmel’s 7-month-old son, whose heart condition has made the late-night host an unlikely player in American politics, had a successful second round of surgery on Monday. ABC announced the surgery in a statement, and said he will take time off from “Jimmy Kimmel Live” to be with his family. Chris […]


Jimmy Kimmel: Suddenly He’s Walter Cronkite

In the space of six weeks, this seemingly apolitical 49-year-old comedian, who, since his show debuted in 2003, has done exceptionally well by coming across as latenight’s unexceptional guy, had transformed himself into a riveting teller of truths — with the ratings bump to match. “I never wanted to come on too strong politically,” Kimmel says. “I never wanted to preach to the choir.” Yet here he is, talking about not just his politicization and whether the Trump era has changed latenight TV forever but other, crucial things.

Jimmy Kimmel And His The New Man Show

Jimmy Kimmel — mouthy, mean, and quick to cry — is the perfect foil for Donald Trump. But how long can he play the hero?

Via Spicer, Kimmel Beats Fallon In Ratings

“Jimmy Kimmel Live!” got its best ratings in three months with the appearance of former Trump secretary Sean Spicer, grabbing a 2.1 rating/6 share in Nielsen households. It’s ABC’s best late night showing since Game 5 of the NBA Finals in mid-June. 

Jimmy Kimmel Apologizes To Caitlyn Jenner

Kimmel Considering Retiring From Latenight

For the last 14 years, Jimmy Kimmel has spent 70 hours a week toiling away on his ABC latenight talk show. He rewrites his own monologues and extensively researches guests. But when his contract expires in the fall of 2019, Kimmel has thought about retiring from the perch that turned him into a household name.

Hillary Clinton To Visit ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Again

Trump, Sanders Toss Around Idea Of Debate

That possibility surfaced Wednesday, even if in a jocular tone, in an indirect exchange between the Republican billionaire real estate mogul and the senator who Hillary Clinton hasn’t been able to bump from the Democratic presidential sweepstakes.

ABC Gives Jimmy Kimmel 3 More Years

The deal will keep Jimmy Kimmel Live on the air through fall 2019, the network said Tuesday. Kimmel’s show is now in its 14th season, which makes him the longest-running host among the competitors that include NBC’s Jimmy Fallon and CBS’s Stephen Colbert.

Kimmel Gives Wheelchair-Bound ‘Price Is Right’ Winner More Appropriate Prize

No New Kimmel Opposite Letterman Finale

“I have too much respect for Dave to do anything that would distract viewers from watching his final show,” ABC latenight host Jimmy Kimmel said yesterday. Jimmy Fallon and Conan O’Brien aren’t following suit. NBC’s The Tonight Show and TBS’s Conan are planning original installments for May 20.

‘Kimmel’: Anniston, Cox, Kudrow Reprise ‘Friends’

TV Newscasters Get Their Rooneys Confused

Jimmy Kimmel reports on the death of a Hollywood legend … and how the media seemed a little confused about it.

IOC Laughs Off Kimmel’s Fake Wolf Prank

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Olympic organizers laughed off the prank by a U.S. luger involving a wolf supposedly prowling the athletes’ village, and they said Friday that no disciplinary action is being taken. American talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel said Thursday he cooperated with luger Kate Hansen to post a fake video of a wolf wandering […]

Kimmel, ABC Sued Over China Death Remark

Kimmel’s Halloween Prank Continues To Slay

Back for its third year, Jimmy Kimmel asked scheming parents across America to record themselves admitting to their children that they did indeed eat all of the candy their child had earned trick-or-treating. What unfolds in each clip is apocalyptic devastation, the kind that can only bring the L-O-Ls for viewers. Kimmel aired a roundup of his favorite reactions on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night.

ABC Apologizes For Child’s Joke On Kimmel Show

LOS ANGELES (AP) — ABC is apologizing for a segment of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in which a child joked about killing Chinese people to help erase the U.S. debt. The boy’s unscripted comment came during a comedy bit in which youngsters commented on news events. The skit, aimed at poking fun at childish politicians, aired […]

Kimmel Latest Prank: ‘Flaming Twerking Girl’

Jimmy Kimmell reveals that he was behind the viral video “Worst Twerk Fail EVER” that generated more than 9.5 million views in less than a week.

ABC, Clear Channel Put TV On iHeartRadio

The partnership will bring ABC News and entertainment programming to Clear Channel’s new iHeartRadio Talk feature. The deal includes content from ABC News, Nightline, 20/20, This Week with George Stephanopoulos, Good Morning America, Jimmy Kimmel Live and The View.

Rising Leno Dominates Kimmel, Letterman

He’s a little more than six months away from passing the Tonight Show baton — again — but Jay Leno is very much still on his game ratings-wise. In Nielsen numbers for the second quarter of this year, NBC’s Tonight Show With Jay Leno was easily the top-rated hour in latenight.

‘Jimmy Kimmel’ To Stream Concerts On Myspace

Kimmel Leads In Battle For Digital Eyeballs

In the late night TV wars, Jimmy Kimmel is winning a key fight — the push for digital fans, the latest figures show. ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live has 1.5 million subscribers on YouTube and has logged nearly 950 million views on the video streaming site, far outdistancing his rivals on NBC and CBS, recent numbers show.

Matt Damon ‘Hijacks’ Jimmy Kimmel’s Show

NEW YORK (AP) — Matt Damon had his revenge. The butt of a long-running joke on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” the actor opened Thursday night’s show as a kidnapper who tied Kimmel to a chair with duct tape and gagged him with his own tie. “There’s a new host in town and his initials are […]


WISN Pushes Back ‘Kimmel’ For Local News

Rather than airing Jimmy Kimmel Live at 10:35, Milwaukee ABC affiliate WISN will continue running its successful hour-long 10 p.m. weeknight newscast.

Winning Debut For ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

All the promotion for Jimmy Kimmel Live‘s move to 11:35 p.m. certainly paid off for ABC. Kimmel topped the competition last night in his first appearance in his new timeslot. JKL averaged a 2.8 household rating, topping both CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman and NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Letterman drew a 2.7, while Leno averaged a 2.4.

Letterman Gives Kimmel Most-Watched Wed.

David Letterman’s appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night delivered the ABC latenight show its biggest Wednesday audience since its 2003 debut — 2.35 million viewers.

Letterman To Appear On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

Buyers: ABC’s Kimmel Switch Is Smart Move

media buyers and planners say ABC is making a good move by moving Jimmy Kimmel Live from midnight to 11:35 p.m. and bumping Nightline back to 12:35 a.m. The network will gain ad dollars and set itself up nicely for the coming years, when Kimmel’s rivals on NBC and CBS, Jay Leno and David Letterman, retire.

ABC Betting Kimmel Can Close Ad Gap

Want to know why ABC is moving Jimmy Kimmel Live to 11:35 p.m. from its midnight home? Just follow the money.