Late Night Shuffle: Jimmy Kimmel Will Be 'Live' at 11:35 PM
There's a little late night switcheroo coming at ABC, and it's finally going to let all three of the after hours funny men and their shows go head-to-head. For his 10th anniversary on air, Jimmy Kimmel's "Live" will be bumped up to 11:35 p.m., pitting him directly against NBC’s "Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and CBS’ "Late Show with David Letterman." The change will happen Tuesday, January 8, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
That means night owl newshounds will have to wait until 12:35 a.m. to catch "Nightline." The long-running news show was nearly dumped ten years ago, and was trimmed last year to let Kimmel's show have a Midnight start, giving him a few more minutes to match up against Leno and Letterman.
Things are looking good for Kimmel, points out THR; the onetime KROQ Sports Guy is up for an Emmy Award, just got engaged, was asked to host the Emmy Awards, and his show is doing really well for ABC.