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.”
The latenight host also says waiting to say something about the impersonation “was a mistake.”
Jimmy Kimmel is returning to host the 72nd Emmy Awards and this time he will also be executive producer of the ABC telecast, but the format is still undecided in wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Nominations for the 72nd primetime Emmys will be announced by the TV academy on July 28.
It has become a ritual — a somewhat inexplicable one, as TBS’s Conan O’Brien noted — for these comics to come on the air after acts of terrorism, school shootings or other national traumas to try to make sense of them for their audiences. “Today feels very different,” O’Brien said Monday night. “It doesn’t feel right to talk about my feelings of sadness and anger. That truly feels inadequate and somehow wrong.”
ABC has firmed up its next live comedy event from Norman Lear and Jimmy Kimmel. The duo behind the Live in Front of a Studio Audience franchise will next team for the Dec. 18 mashup of All in the Family and Good Times as the sequel to May’s All in the Family–The Jeffersons.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Jimmy Kimmel is among Donald Trump’s late-night gadflies, while producer Mark Burnett showcased the future president on “The Apprentice.” Yet they are going into business together. Kimmel and Burnett will produce a new ABC game show, “Generation Gap,” described by the network as a comedy quiz show that brings family […]
Following the success of the first installment, ABC has ordered two more Live in Front of a Studio Audience specials for the 2019-20 season. The first new special will air this winter, while the second is slated for spring 2020. The classic sitcoms that will be the focus of each special will be announced at a later date. Jimmy Kimmel and Norman Lear will return to executive produce them along with Brent Miller, Will Ferrell, and Justin Theroux.
Woody Harrelson, Marisa Tomei, Jamie Foxx and Wanda Sykes will star in re-creations of episodes from the influential Norman Lear sitcoms born in the 1970s. Lear and Jimmy Kimmel are hosting the ABC primetime special airing next month
Channing Dungey’s replacement is “interested in anything that Jimmy [Kimmel] wants to do beyond his show.”
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 […]
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 — mouthy, mean, and quick to cry — is the perfect foil for Donald Trump. But how long can he play the hero?
Hosts of the latenight talk shows broke their silence on the allegations of sexual harassment against the Hollywood producer.
Latenight hosts dedicated a portion of their Monday night shows to speak out about gun violence in the wake of the tragic events that unfolded in Las Vegas on Sunday night. Jimmy Kimmel choked up in an emotional response to the deadly attack, while Seth Meyers had a pointed message for Congress.
Unlike Carson and Leno, Steve Colbert and and Jimmy Kimmel, the reigning latenight hosts at CBS and ABC, respectively, are not hesitating to take on the sitting president and his policies. And in the case of Colbert, his fans have now have an expectation that he will lead the anti-Trump resistance.
Jimmy Kimmel’s family may be well insured, but a young son with a congenital heart disease has spurred him to take a stand for those with preexisting conditions to get affordable health care access. His advocacy, which has taken form in blistering (and humor-free) monologues that most recently targeted the Cassidy-Graham health care bill, have made him a key figure in the raging national argument.
Jimmy Kimmel is set to host the Oscars once more. The 90th Oscars will be held on March 4, 2018, in Los Angeles and broadcast live on ABC.
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.
Kimmel will host a primetime special dedicated to The Bachelor on Jan. 2 at 10 p.m., immediately after the Season 21 premiere of the dating show on ABC. The special is titled Jimmy Kimmel Live: Here for the Right Reasons. That same night, in lieu of an original episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live at 11:35 p.m., the latenight series will air as a repeat of the primetime special.
The latenight host will be presiding over the Feb. 26 ceremony for the first time. Kimmel has been a regular awards host, having twice previously hosted the Emmy Awards (including its broadcast in September) and once led ESPN’s ESPY Awards.
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.
NEW YORK (AP) — Late-night comic Jimmy Kimmel says he’s looking for a new job — vice president of the United States. The ABC jokester launched his “campaign” on his show Thursday with a speech on Hollywood Boulevard. Kimmel says “it’s time to take our country back! From whom? I don’t know, but I want […]
Kimmel, host of ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, is a natural choice for ABC, which is airing the Primetime Emmy Awards in September under the wheel system wherein the telecast rotates each year among the Big Four networks. The gig would mark the second time Kimmel has hosted the Emmys; his first round was back in 2012, when ABC last carried them.
“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.
YouGov’s BrandIndex survey found that the two networks had big gains, most likely a reflection of the broad appeal of Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel.