or


[10/03/05 - 12:00 AM]
ABC Announces the Fourth Season Pick-Up of "Jimmy Kimmel Live," the Popular Late-Night Talk Show, Through the 2006 Season

[via press release from ABC]

ABC ANNOUNCES THE FOURTH SEASON PICK-UP OF "JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE," THE POPULAR LATE-NIGHT TALK SHOW, THROUGH THE 2006 SEASON

The ABC Television Network announced that it has extended the late-night talk show, "Jimmy Kimmel Live," featuring host Jimmy Kimmel, through 2006. This announcement was made during a period of tremendous ratings success for the program. "Jimmy Kimmel Live" has featured such high profile guests as Robin Williams, Britney Spears, Eminem, Jennifer Garner, Hilary Duff, Matthew Fox, Alec Baldwin, Clay Aiken, George Clooney, Diane Sawyer, Kanye West, Johnny Knoxville and Quentin Tarantino since its premiere on Super Bowl Sunday, January 26, 2003.

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

"It was an easy decision to make," said Andrea Wong, executive vice president, Alternative Programming, Specials and Late-Night, 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. We're thrilled he will continue to be part of ABC's current and future success."

Popular musical acts including Gwen Stefani, Green Day, Toby Keith, Motley Crue, Lenny Kravitz, Backstreet Boys, Avril Lavigne, Weezer, Sting, Duran Duran and Elvis Costello have all appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live." Superstars such as 50 Cent, Linkin Park and Marilyn Manson have chosen to make their network television debut on the show. Earlier this year "Jimmy Kimmel Live" announced its partnership with Pontiac to present a series of televised outdoor concerts on a custom built stage, creating a premiere music destination in the center of Hollywood.

Taped later in the day than other late night shows - at 8:00 p.m., PT - "Jimmy Kimmel Live" is able to respond to the news of the day more quickly than the competition. A weekly comedy segment entitled "Unnecessary 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, number one Michael Jackson fan Jake Byrd's "man on the street," feisty Aunt Chippy on location, Security Guard Guillermo's Hollywood Round-up and adorably clueless Uncle Frank's coverage of red-carpet premieres.

ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" draws an average audience of 1.5 million viewers per night. In recent weeks the show has seen its numbers grow. In fact, during the week of September 5, 2005, ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" attracted its largest audience in 9 months, while hitting its best Adult 18-49 number in 10 months - since the weeks of 12/20/04 and 11/22/04.

Kimmel and Duncan Gray serve as executive producers. "Jimmy Kimmel Live" is shot live in front of a studio audience and produced by Jackhole Industries in association with Touchstone Television. The show airs at 12:05 a.m., on ABC.





  [october 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)









[07/07/15 - 04:42 PM]
Todd Newton and Alex Wehrley to Co-Host the 2015 Miss USA Pageant on Reelz
Plus: Julie Alexandria has been tapped to host the backstage proceedings.

[07/07/15 - 03:05 PM]
Elodie Yung Cast as Elektra in the Netflix Original Series "Marvel's Daredevil"
Elektra marks the most recent major addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as she will join Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle in the upcoming season.

[07/07/15 - 01:57 PM]
Video: Let the Countdown Begin! 201 Days to the Premiere of "The X-Files!"
Get a sneak peek at brand-new footage from the show's revival, premiering Sunday, January 24.

[07/07/15 - 01:07 PM]
Bravo Media's Emmy-Nominated "Million Dollar Listing New York" Earns Highest-Rated Season in Franchise History Among P18-49
Bravo further spins the numbers for Wednesday, July 1.

[07/07/15 - 12:48 PM]
HBO Series Hit Record Highs, While Summer Shows Off to Strong Start
HBO spins the numbers for the year to date.

[07/07/15 - 12:39 PM]
Video: El Rey Network and Miramax(R) Unveil the First Official Trailer from the Highly-Anticipated Season Two of "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series"
Beginning tonight, Tuesday, July 7 at 8:00 pm ET, fans will get a peek into the new season from the creative minds behind the series, including Creator and El Rey Network Founder Robert Rodriguez.

[07/07/15 - 12:36 PM]
Destination America Scores Best Quarter Ever in Network History
Destination America spins the numbers for the second quarter of 2015.

[07/07/15 - 12:31 PM]
Co-Hosts Announced for "Knock Knock Live," Premiering Tuesday, July 21 on FOX
On tap are country superstar Kellie Pickler, actress and singer Adrienne Bailon, TV host Ross Mathews, host and recording artist Jordan "Shorty" Johnson and TV/radio personality Chuey Martinez.

[07/07/15 - 11:52 AM]
Animal Planet Renews Critically Acclaimed and Viewer Embraced Original Docuseries "The Last Alaskans" for Second Season Amid Breakthrough Performance
Beginning Sunday, July 12, at 1 PM (ET/PT), the network marathons the entire eight-episode season beginning with the first episode leading up to the season finale at 8 PM (ET/PT).

[07/07/15 - 11:17 AM]
"Project Runway" Designers and Guest Judges Unveiled
Season 14 premieres Thursday, August 6 at 9:00/8:00c on Lifetime.

[07/07/15 - 11:05 AM]
All Six Principal Voice Performers Will Return for the Historic 27th and 28th Seasons of "The Simpsons"
Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria and Harry Shearer are all due back.

[07/07/15 - 11:00 AM]
MTV Heats Up This Summer with Six All-Star Dance Crews Hitting the "America's Best Dance Crew" Stage
New host Jason Dundas will join fellow incoming judges T-Pain, Teyana Taylor and Frankie Grande.

[07/07/15 - 10:39 AM]
Universal Cable Productions and Dark Horse Entertainment Sign First-Look Deal
Dark Horse President and founder Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg, SVP of Production, currently executive produce Syfy's "Dark Matter."

[07/07/15 - 10:19 AM]
TV One Posts Best Second Quarter in Network History Delivering 51% and 47% Increases in Key Demos in Primetime
TV One spins the numbers for the second quarter of 2015.

[07/07/15 - 09:42 AM]
USA Network Orders Fourth Season of Hit Reality Series "Chrisley Knows Best"
The network will soon start production on two previously announced Chrisley pilots including a nighttime talk show hosted by Todd Chrisley from Embassy Row and a spin-off pilot with series partner Maverick TV.