"JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE" KICKS OFF 2013 AND 11:35 PM WITH A STELLAR LINE UP OF GUESTS, INCLUDING JENNIFER ANISTON, RYAN GOSLING, NO DOUBT, BRUNO MARS AND MORE
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" is on the move: Starting January 8, 2013, the late-night show shifts from midnight to 11:35 p.m., ET /10:35 p.m., CT. To help christen the new time slot, "JKL" has a star-studded guest list, including Jennifer Aniston, Ryan Gosling, Sofía Vergara, Ellen DeGeneres, Rob Lowe, Jamie Foxx, Mark Wahlberg, Amy Brenneman, Nicki Minaj, Mindy Kaling, Julie Bowen, Naomi Watts, Kim and Kourtney Kardashian, plus musical performances by No Doubt, Brad Paisley, Bruno Mars, LeAnn Rimes and more.
On average for the 2012-13 season, ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" is up over the same point last season by 7% in Total Viewers (1.985 million vs. 1.854 million), marking its biggest-ever audience through this point in a broadcast year. In addition, "JKL" is the only late-night network talk show to grow its overall audience year over year. Fresh off the most watched November Sweep in the show's 10-year history, "JKL" also scored its biggest audience for any sweep period in the franchise's history. "JKL" grew its overall audience year to year for the 5th sweep in a row.
On January 7, "Jimmy Kimmel Live" will broadcast at 12:00 a.m. for the last time with a special episode entitled "'Jimmy Kimmel Live' Goodbye to Midnight," in which Kimmel will look back some of the most memorable and popular moments from the show's 10-year history.
January 26, 2013 marks the 10th anniversary of "Jimmy Kimmel Live."
"JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE" (weeknights, 12:00 a.m., ET; moves to 11:35 p.m. January 8, 2013)
Jimmy Kimmel serves as host and executive producer of Emmy Award-nominated "Jimmy Kimmel Live," the ABC Television Network's late-night talk show. Now in its 10th season, "JKL" is packed with hilarious comedy bits and features a diverse lineup of guests including celebrities, athletes, musicians, comedians and humorous human interest subjects. Every night Kimmel delivers his up-to-the minute take on the latest news and pop culture topics from the day's events in his monologue, and has recently welcomed such notables as Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep, Tom Cruise, Robert Pattinson, Katy Perry, Will Farrell, Scarlett Johansson, Channing Tatum, Charlize Theron, John Krasinski, Jennifer Garner, Jessica Biel, Justin Bieber, Jessica Simpson, Kate Beckinsale, Ben Stiller, Jonah Hill, Andy Samberg, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Charlie Sheen, Chris Pine, Jeremy Renner, Jada Pinkett Smith, Josh Brolin, Russell Brand, Woody Harrelson and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
"Jimmy Kimmel Live," which currently airs weeknights at midnight in most markets but is moving to its new time slot of 11:35 p.m. beginning January 8, 2013, broadcasts from Disney's El Capitan Theater, located on Hollywood Boulevard in the heart of L.A.'s star-studded Walk of Fame. Kimmel showcases this illustrious location's unique character throughout his show by regularly interacting with the local "Super Heroes" parading along the boulevard and challenging passersby to participate in various comedy bits. He has also created many one-of-a-kind concert experiences, closing down Hollywood streets around his studio to hold musical block party events with artists such as Coldplay, Lady Gaga, Jay-Z and Depeche Mode, as well as special outdoor and lobby performances by Adele, Linkin Park, Justin Timberlake, Drake, Tony Bennett, Pitbull, Britney Spears, Lady Antebellum, Usher, Lenny Kravitz, Brad Paisley, Lil Wayne, Phoenix, 50 Cent, No Doubt and Dave Matthews Band.
Jimmy Kimmel and Jill Leiderman serve as executive producers. Jason Schrift, Douglas DeLuca and Erin Irwin serve as co-executive producers. "Jimmy Kimmel Live" is shot live in front of a studio audience and produced by Jackhole Industries in association with ABC Studios. For more go to www.jimmykimmellive.com; also a "Jimmy Kimmel Live" app is available via iTunes.