ABC extends Jimmy Kimmel late-night show for two more years
Jimmy Kimmel’s night time show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” hasbeen expanded for 2 additional years, ABC said on Tuesday, closing the late-night line-ups over the primary U.S. systems for that next several years.
Kimmel, 46, has presided on the display for 11 months. He moved to an early on, high-awareness 11:35 p.m. time-slot in January 2013, where scores improved despite mind-to-head competition from experienced David Letterman on CBS and NBC’s “Tonight Show,” which Jay Leno quit earlier this season.
Walt Disney Co-owned ABC can officially declare it afterwards Tuesday and established Kimmel’s expansion, an essential recommendation of Kimmelis late-night method as competitive systems swap-out experts for younger hosts.
Jimmy Fallon overran the “Tonight Show” from long-helping number Leno in February and it has been properly received, while Letterman is a result of step-down from CBS’ “Late Show” in 2015. He’ll be replaced by Comedy Central star Stephen Colbert.