Jimmy Kimmel Live! is not going anywhere anytime soon. The ABC late-night series has been renewed for three more seasons, taking it through its 23rd season. The late-night series premiered in 2003 and will celebrate its 20th anniversary in January.
ABC revealed more about the renewal of the late-night series:
ABC announced today that Jimmy Kimmel has signed a three-year contract extension to continue as host and executive producer of ABC’s Emmy® Award-winning late-night talk show, “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” The extension will keep Kimmel on the network through a historic 23rd season, making him one of the longest-running talk show hosts in American television history. In addition to “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” Kimmel is known for hosting back-to-back Oscars® ceremonies in 2017 and 2018, and “The Primetime Emmy® Awards” in 2012, 2016 and 2020. Kimmel is also the host and executive producer of ABC’s Emmy Award-winning “Live in Front of a Studio Audience” specials with Norman Lear and currently serves as creator/executive producer of the hit Kelly Ripa-hosted game show, “Generation Gap.” He is also a yearly highlight at the annual Disney Upfront presentation.
“For 20 years, Jimmy Kimmel has been a huge part of the ABC family and the heartbeat of late-night television,” said Craig Erwich president, ABC Entertainment, Hulu & Disney Branded Television Streaming Originals. “Not only has he entertained our audiences night after night with his sharp comedy, dynamic interviews and irreverent humor, but he has gotten us through some of the most momentous events in our history with optimism and heart. There is no one funnier and more authentic than Jimmy. We are so proud of the incredibly talented team at ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ and could not be happier to continue our partnership.”
“After two decades at ABC, I am now looking forward to three years of what they call ‘quiet quitting,’” said Kimmel.
January 2023 will mark the 20th anniversary of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Since premiering in January 2003, Kimmel’s sharp, resonant and timely monologues have become must-watch content. The late-night talk show features a diverse lineup of guests, including actors, athletes, comedians, authors, chefs and politicians, and showcases some of the biggest stars in music. “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” received its 12th consecutive Emmy nomination for Outstanding Variety Talk Series this year.
“Jimmy Kimmel Live!” has traveled to cities including Detroit, Houston, Austin and Las Vegas; later this month, the show will return for a weeklong engagement in Brooklyn for the sixth time.
In 2009, Kimmel was the first late-night talk show to create a YouTube channel, which has since garnered more than 14 billion views. Some of Kimmel’s most popular comedy bits include “Mean Tweets,” “I Told My Kids I Ate All Their Halloween Candy,” pranks on his Aunt Chippy, interacting with tourists outside his studio on Hollywood Boulevard, teaming up with long-standing security guard Guillermo Rodriguez and, of course, his bitter and ongoing feud with “actor” Matt Damon.
What do you think? Are you glad to hear that Jimmy Kimmel Live! has been renewed? Do you watch this show live, delayed, or via clips?