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Jimmy Kimmel Gets a Two-year Contract Extension at ABC
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The deal secures Kimmel's hosting position at Jimmy Kimmel Live through January 2017.

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ABC extends contract of late-night talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel an extra year to the end of the decade.
Jun 18, 2008
Kimmel staying up late through 2010

With Jay Leno's departure from the The Tonight Show chair, Conan O'Brien's move an hour up, and Jimmy Fallon's debut in O'Brien's old slot all on the horizon, the late-night talk show scene is about to look a whole lot different.

However, these is one thing that will continue to look the same--ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live. The network has extended its contract with the comedian-turned-talk show host, keeping him behind his desk through 2010, says Variety. Kimmel's contract would have expired next year.

Once considered a big underdog in the late-night circuit, Kimmel has grown his audience since his debut in 2003. This season he's narrowed the gap between his show and Late Night with Conan O'Brien and surpassed Late Night with Craig Ferguson for viewers for the first time.

Kimmel, who is dating potty-mouthed Sarah Silverman, was also part ...

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Late-night host says he and his crew have learned a lot over the four years his show has been on the air.
Sep 08, 2006
Jimmy Kimmel knows what he is doing

The little Man is all grown up.

Last week, ABC signed Jimmy Kimmel to a fifth year of hosting his late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live. The former Man Show star, speaking today in a conference call with reporters, said he was never sure the show would make it.

"When we first started out, we had no idea what we were doing," he joked. "And not just me. I mean, I didn't know what I was doing. But also, not one person on the staff new what they were doing, either. We were all learning to do a late-night talk show together."

Next week ABC airs the prime-time special Jimmy Kimmel Live's All-Star Salute to Jimmy Kimmel Live!, a "best of" show that features highlights from the show's four years on the air. The special airs Wednesday, September 13, at 10 p.m.

The funnyman says that ...

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Alphabet's late-night man gets renewed for a fifth season.
Aug 29, 2006
ABC orders another season of Kimmel

ABC has renewed late-night show Jimmy Kimmel Live for another year. The new deal will keep the show on the air through 2008.

"I am delighted to have been asked to host a fifth year of Jimmy Kimmel Live. I watch it all the time," Kimmel said in a statement.

Kimmel premiered in January 2003 to an average 1.55 million viewers. Last year, the show had increased that to an average 1.64 million. Competitors Jay Leno and David Lettemran average 3.5-4 million viewers nightly.

"Jimmy Kimmel is the future of late-night television, and we're thrilled to have him on ABC," said Andrea Wong, executive vice president of alternative programming, specials, and late-night for ABC Entertainment. "His show exhibits great creative strength, which is reflected in his growing audience. As the only late-night host whose ratings are up versus last year, we expect his momentum to continue ...

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Late-night comedy talk show will continue to make 'em laugh.
Oct 04, 2005
ABC picks up Kimmel for fourth season

ABC said Monday that it has picked up a fourth season of Jimmy Kimmel Live, extending the late-night talk show through January 2007.

The network cited recent ratings growth in its announcement, noting that the show has seen its viewership grow in total viewers and the adults 18-49 demo in recent weeks. ABC said Kimmel draws an average audience of 1.5 million viewers per night.

"It was an easy decision to make," said Andrea Wong, executive vice president of alternative programming, specials, and late-night at ABC Entertainment. "The show continues to grow creatively, and Jimmy is at the top of his game right now, delivering a hilarious show night after night."

Joked Kimmel: "ABC is on a roll. It seemed inevitable that they'd do something like this to screw it up."

Kimmel, which premiered in January 2003, airs at ...

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Emmy-winner Jimmy Kimmel serves as host and executive producer of "Jimmy Kimmel Live," ABC Television Network's distinctive late-night talk show. The show features a diverse line up of guests, including celebrities, athletes, comedians and human interest subjects. Along with a light-hearted and recognizable cast of characters, a hip house band and comedy bits in Kimmel's inimitable style, the show additionally offers one of the funniest, freshest monologues on television today. "Jimmy Kimmel Live" often features elaborate, innovative stunts - such as having Quentin Tarantino guest-direct an entire episode, or building a state of the art performance stage in the center of Hollywood Boulevard. The show originates from Disney's El Capitan Entertainment Center, located on Hollywood Boulevard in the heart of Hollywood's Walk of Fame. This famed location is featured prominently in the show as Kimmel showcases the unique character of Hollywood. "Jimmy Kimmel Live" airs weeknights at 12:05 a.m. in most markets. Midway through its third year, "Jimmy Kimmel Live" has featured such high profile guests as George Clooney, Britney Spears, Jennifer Garner, Ashton Kutcher, Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Shaquille O'Neal, Clay Aiken, Ryan Seacrest, Jose Canseco, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, Lindsay Lohan, Bobby Brown and Hilary Duff -- plus musical guests Coldplay, 50 Cent, Foo Fighters, Blink 182, Jane's Addiction, Toby Keith, Audioslave, Nelly, Motley Crue, No Doubt, Green Day, Barry Manilow, Lionel Richie and Alanis Morissette -- since its premiere on Super Bowl Sunday, January 26, 2003. "Jimmy Kimmel Live" is taped later in the day than other late night shows - at 7:45 p.m. PT. This allows the show to respond to the news of the day more quickly than the competition. Kimmel applies his irreverent wit to politics, television, the media, the FCC, popular culture - everything is a target. A weekly comedy segment, "Unneccesary Censorship," pokes fun at the FCC's crackdown on the media by unnecessarily censoring clips from TV news, political speeches, reality TV and nature shows. Other regular comedy segments include Cousin Sal's hidden camera pranks, Guillermo's Hollywood Gossip Round-up and adorably clueless Uncle Frank's coverage of red-carpet premieres.moreless