ABC had announced that it is extending Jimmy Kimmel’s run on Jimmy Kimmel Live for another three years – which will him to providing his annual snarkfest for a few more ABC Upfronts. Details follow the jump.
ABC EXTENDS CONTRACT WITH JIMMY KIMMEL THROUGH FALL 2019
ABC Network announced today a three-year contract renewal with Jimmy Kimmel through Fall 2019. The successful late-night show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” is currently in its 14th season, making Kimmel the longest-running host among his contemporaries. During its run, “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” has been nominated for four Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Variety Series. Kimmel will also return to host the Primetime Emmy Awards on ABC, on September 18. Fueled by signature bits, including “Mean Tweets,” “Lie Witness News,” and “I Told My Kids I Ate All Their Halloween Candy,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” has amassed a staggering 4.5 billion views on YouTube, with over 7.7 million subscribers to their dedicated channel. Kimmel also recently announced his intention to run for Vice President. For more info, visit www.JK4VP.com. “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” airs weeknights from Hollywood at 11:35/10:35c on ABC.
More on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
Jimmy Kimmel serves as host and executive producer of Emmy-nominated “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” ABC’s late-night talk show. “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” is well known for its huge viral video successes, with 4.5 billion views and 7.7 million subscribers on the show’s YouTube channel. Some of Kimmel’s most popular comedy bits include “Celebrities Read Mean Tweets,” “Lie Witness News,” “Unnecessary Censorship,” “Halloween Candy YouTube Challenge” and music videos like “I (Wanna) Channing All Over Your Tatum.”
Kimmel’s guests have included United States President Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Meryl Streep, Presidential candidate Donald Trump, Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, Johnny Depp, Tom Cruise, Halle Berry, Harrison Ford, Jennifer Aniston, Will Ferrell, Tom Hanks, Scarlett Johansson, Channing Tatum, George Clooney, Larry David, Charlize Theron, Mark Wahlberg, Kobe Bryant, Steve Carell, Hugh Jackman, Kristen Wiig, Ryan Gosling, Bryan Cranston, Jamie Foxx, Amy Poehler, Ben Affleck, Robert Downey Jr., Lionel Richie, Jake Gyllenhaal, Carrie Underwood and unfortunately Matt Damon. “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” has created special cast shows for blockbuster movies “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War,” Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Twilight: Eclipse” and for critically acclaimed TV shows like “LOST.”
Kimmel has also created one of a kind concert experiences, taking over Hollywood Blvd. for artists such as One Direction, Paul McCartney, Coldplay, Taylor Swift, Jay-Z, Depeche Mode and Justin Timberlake, as well as special outdoor and lobby performances by Lady Gaga, Adele, Miley Cyrus, Prince, Linkin Park, Drake, Tony Bennett, Pitbull, Britney Spears, Kings of Leon, Lady Antebellum, Usher, Lenny Kravitz, Brad Paisley, No Doubt, Phoenix, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, MUSE, Empire of the Sun, The Killers and Elton John.
Annually, the late-night show celebrates the Oscars® with “Jimmy Kimmel Live!: After The Oscars” and the NBA Finals with ABC presents “Jimmy Kimmel Live!: Game Night.” These special-edition episodes air in primetime every night of the NBA Finals.
“Jimmy Kimmel Live!” broadcasts from Disney’s El Capitan Theater, located on Hollywood Boulevard in the heart of the Walk of Fame. This location gives the show unique character that Jimmy showcases regularly by interacting with the local superheroes parading along the boulevard and challenging tourists outside to participate in live comedy bits.
“Jimmy Kimmel Live!” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format. Jimmy Kimmel and Jill Leiderman serve as executive producers. Jason Schrift, Douglas DeLuca, Erin Irwin and David Craig serve as co-executive producers. “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” is shot live in front of a studio audience and produced by Jackhole Industries in association with ABC Studios. (CLOSED- CAPTIONED)