A ton of shows based on the lives of once-much more famous stars are currently in the works on the major networks, including series about Johnny Knoxville (ABC), Weezer's Rivers Cuomo (Fox), John Stamos (Fox) and The Voice cohost Adam Levine (NBC), and ABC just added another from an unlikely source. According to THR, late night host Jimmy Kimmel has sold an untitled half-hour sitcom to the network based on the post-TRL career of his longtime friend Carson Daly, who is attached to the project as a producer. Dan Fogelman — who created ABC's The Neighbors and is also working on the Stamos project [...]
The New York Times reports that ABC has given late night host Jimmy Kimmel a two-year contract extension, keeping him on the network through January 2017. This move shows that ABC has faith in Kimmel to go head-to-head with some stiff competition between Jimmy Fallon on NBC and, come next year, Stephen Colbert on CBS. According to THR, Kimmel's rising ratings success factored into NBC's decision to move Fallon to the 11:35pm time slot, but while Kimmel's been holding strong with his 917,000 viewer demo average, Fallon's Tonight Show has been drawing more ratings in the key 18-49 demo than Kimmel and Letterman combined, averaging 4.6 [...]
Last week, US Olympic luger Kate Hansen posted a video of a wolf roaming her Sochi hotel that went viral, but it turns out the video is a hoax courtesy of Jimmy Kimmel. Inside Edition reports that Jimmy Kimmel Live helped Hansen to make the video, and that she'll be appearing on the show tonight to discuss the hoax with the late night host. Kimmel is no stranger to pranks like this, having made a viral video of a woman catching on fire while twerking last year, and he was very amused by Nathan Fielder's recent "Dumb Starbucks" stunt and had him on his show to [...]
Before he took over The Tonight Show, Jay Leno was famously one of the best guests on Late Night with David Letterman. Leno intuitively knew what Letterman needed from a guest – he was funny and prolific, making it easy on his host. For that reason, late night hosts make excellent guests, and with so many new shows popping up, there are even more opportunities for late night hosts to mix. Here's a look at some of the best late night appearances by other late night hosts, from David Letterman on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show to a baby Jimmy Fallon dropping by Conan's Late Night
Last week, ABC issued an apology for a child's remark about China from the October 16 episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live. Nevertheless, a petition calling for the White House to "investigate" the show continued to grow, and it has now acquired the 100,000 signatures required for the Obama administration to comment on the incident.
In the original segment, "Kids' Table", Kimmel asked a bunch of six- and seven-year-olds what the US should do about its $1.3 trillion debt to China. One child replied, "Kill everyone in China," which Kimmel laughed at, ultimately ending the segment with, "Well, this has been an interesting edition of Kids Table – the [...]