or


[08/22/06 - 12:00 AM]
Jimmy Kimmel Named Host for ABC's Newst Game Show, "Set for Life," from Endemol Usa

[via press release from ABC]

JIMMY KIMMEL NAMED HOST FOR ABC�S NEWST GAME SHOW, �SET FOR LIFE,� FROM ENDEMOL USA

Jimmy Kimmel, host of the late-night talk show �Jimmy Kimmel Live,� is tapped to host the new primetime game show �Set for Life,� premiering later this season on the ABC Television Network.

�I tried to tell ABC that it is too difficult to do a talk show every night and an hour-long primetime show too,� Jimmy Kimmel said. �Unfortunately, there�s a 75-year-old man named Regis who seems to have no problem with it.�

�We�re thrilled to have Jimmy join �Set for Life� as the host,� said Andrea Wong, executive vice president, Alternative Programming, Specials & Late-Night for ABC-TV. �He brings a unique voice to the show along with intelligence, great comedic talent and an irreverence that�s bound to make the experience memorable for the contestants and the audience.�

�Jimmy Kimmel is the perfect choice to host �Set for Life,�� said David Goldberg, president of Endemol USA. �He�s got a great everyman quality that is as funny as it is relatable, and beyond that he�s just a huge talent who naturally connects with his audience. He brings all of the intangibles that we look for when hiring a host, and then some. We are delighted to announce this news.�

In the unpredictable, innovative new game show, �Set for Life� contestants have the opportunity to win a monthly payout for the rest of their lives. The contestants will never know if they have won or lost a fortune until their isolated partner joins them on stage at the end of the game.

In addition to his work on �Jimmy Kimmel Live,� Kimmel co-created and executive-produces �Crank Yankers,� which was recently picked up for a fifth season by MTV2, and �The Andy Milonakis Show,� recently picked up for a third season by MTV2. Kimmel co-hosted Comedy Central�s �The Man Show� for four seasons, served as on-air prognosticator for �Fox NFL Sunday� for four years, and for four seasons co-hosted Comedy Central�s long-running and popular game show, �Win Ben Stein�s Money.� Kimmel received two Emmy nominations for his work with Ben Stein and won Best Game Show Host in 1999.

Kimmel�s company, �Jackhole Industries,� formed with partners Daniel Kellison and Adam Carolla, is responsible for �Jimmy Kimmel Live,� �The Man Show,� �Crank Yankers,� �The Andy Milonakis Show� and the feature film �Windy City Heat,� set for release on DVD September 26th, 2006. Kimmel also serves as creative consultant to Adam Carolla�s nationally syndicated morning radio show.

Born in Brooklyn, NY, and raised in Las Vegas, NV, Kimmel began his career in morning radio and rose to prominence as �Jimmy the Sports Guy� on KROQ�S �Kevin and Bean Show.�

�Set for Life� is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. David Goldberg is the president of Endemol USA. The series is executive-produced by Scott St. John.

Endemol USA is a leading producer of television programming specializing in reality and non-scripted genres for network and cable television. The company produces the break-out hits, "Deal or No Deal," "Fear Factor," "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" and "Big Brother." Endemol USA is a division of Endemol Holding, a prominent international content developer, producer and distributor of television and online programming. The company, headquartered in the Netherlands, has subsidiaries and joint ventures in 21 countries, including the major European markets, the U.S., South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and Australia. Endemol Entertainment is a fully owned subsidiary of telecommunications giant Telef�nica S.A., one of the largest companies in Spain.





  [august 2006]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· ANDY MILONAKIS SHOW, THE (MTV2)
· BIG BROTHER (CBS)
· CRANK YANKERS (MTV2)
· DEAL OR NO DEAL (NBC)
· EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION (ABC)
· FEAR FACTOR (NBC)
· MAN SHOW, THE (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· SET FOR LIFE (ABC)





[02/25/17 - 08:43 AM]
ABC Wins Friday with "Shark Tank" as the #1 Show for the 6th Week Running
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, February 24.

[02/25/17 - 08:30 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Edges Out Competition in Adults 18-49
"Shark Tank" sparks another demo victory for the Alphabet.

[02/25/17 - 08:26 AM]
"Grimm" Matches Its 18-49 High Since the Show's Season Premiere
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, February 24.

[02/25/17 - 07:04 AM]
Video: BBC America Releases "Doctor Who" New Companion Trailer
Peter Capaldi (the Doctor) will be joined this season by Pearl Mackie (new companion Bill) and Matt Lucas (assistant Nardole), with guest appearances from David Suchet and Michelle Gomez.

[02/24/17 - 11:46 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 24
Updates include: Freddie Highmore is ABC's "Good Doctor"; Cress Williams to play title role in The CW's "Black Lightning"; and Matt Czuchry cast in FOX's "The Resident."

[02/24/17 - 04:46 PM]
The Second Season of "Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders" Will Premiere Wednesday, March 8
The series will replace newcomer "Doubt" in the 10:00/9:00c hour.

[02/24/17 - 03:13 PM]
Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Warren Beatty, Sofia Boutella, Matt Damon and More Announced as Final Slate of 89th Oscars(R) Presenters
Also on tap: Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Fox, Ryan Gosling, Salma Hayek, Taraji P. Henson, Dev Patel, Seth Rogen, Octavia Spencer, Meryl Streep and Vince Vaughn.

[02/24/17 - 01:09 PM]
E! Exclusive Premiere of "Fifty Shades of Grey" to Air Sunday, March 5 at 7:30 PM ET/PT
The telecast will be followed by the debut of the network's second scripted series "The Arrangement."

[02/24/17 - 11:38 AM]
Platinum-Selling Artists Machine Gun Kelly and Camila Cabello to Perform at "Nickelodeon's 2017 Kids' Choice Awards"
Hosted by WWE Superstar John Cena, the show will air live on Saturday, March 11 from USC's Galen Center in Los Angeles.

[02/24/17 - 10:11 AM]
Animated Adult Television Series "Animals.," Created by Phil Matarese & Mike Luciano, from Duplass Brothers Productions, Returns for Its Second Season March 17, Exclusively on HBO
The series is also available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and affiliate portals.

[02/24/17 - 10:04 AM]
Video: The Story of "The Handmaid's Tale"
The 10-episode first season premieres Wednesday, April 26 on Hulu.

[02/24/17 - 09:30 AM]
Tracy Morgan Comes to Netflix with All-New Stand-Up Comedy Special Launching Tuesday, May 16th
Tracy Morgan's "Staying Alive" finds the comedy icon exploring his fresh take on life, career and mortality in the wake of surviving a devastating near-fatal traffic collision in 2014.

[02/24/17 - 09:30 AM]
BBC America's London East End Drama, "Ripper Street," Returns for Its Final Season on March 8
The powerful closing chapter picks up mere days after the grisly death of Detective Inspector Bennet Drake, which reunites his old friends, Detective Inspector Edmund Reid, surgeon Captain Homer Jackson and "Long" Susan Hart, to bring his murderer to justice.

[02/24/17 - 08:42 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Hangs Onto Demo Crown
A new "Grey's Anatomy" sparks another victory for the Alphabet among adults 18-49.

[02/24/17 - 08:30 AM]
Showtime(R) Celebrates "Twin Peaks" Day, Unveiling Dual Key Art
One poster depicts Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee), whose mysterious death sparked the "Twin Peaks" saga, while the other showcases series star Kyle MacLachlan as Special Agent Dale Cooper.