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"Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night" Primetime Specials Return to ABC During the NBA Finals
Scheduled guests include Will Smith, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, David Spade, Kevin James and many more!

[via press release from ABC]


For the sixth consecutive year in conjunction with the NBA Finals, ABC presents "Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night." These special edition episodes will air in primetime every night of the NBA Finals beginning with Game 1 on Thursday, June 6. "JKL: Game Night," will feature Kimmel's signature comedy bits and a star-studded lineup of guests, including Will Smith, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, David Spade, Kevin James and many more.

In addition, NBA stars will compete against 2-year-old pop-a-shot phenom, "Trick Shot Titus." Earlier this year Jimmy Kimmel challenged the toddler to an in-studio free throw contest which "Trick Shot Titus" won handily. Now, to ramp up the competition, Kimmel has invited All-Stars such as Metta World Peace and Shaquille O'Neal to go head to head against "Trick Shot Titus" in his one-on-one basketball battle, "Clash of the Titus."

Previous "JKL: Game Night" guests include President Barack Obama, Adam Sandler, David Beckham, Liv Tyler, Magic Johnson, Will Ferrell, Matthew McConaughey, Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Tracy Morgan, Joel McHale, Russell Brand, Ashton Kutcher, Drew Barrymore, Chris Rock, David Spade, Jessica Alba, Danny DeVito and Denzel Washington. These illustrious ABC shows have also premiered classic comedy pieces featuring Blake Griffin, Mike Tyson, Shaquille O'Neal, Charles Barkley and Dwyane Wade.

"Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night" Primetime Specials Schedule:

· Thursday, June 6

· Sunday, June 9

· Tuesday, June 11

· Thursday, June 13

· Sunday, June 16 (if necessary)

· Tuesday, June 18 (if necessary)

· Thursday, June 20 (if necessary)

ABOUT "JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE" (weeknights, 11:35 p.m., ET)

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 tenth 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," 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.

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