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Jimmy Kimmel Signs Deal to Take Jimmy Kimmel Live! Through Season 20

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ABC President Karey Burke announced today at the network’s Upfront press conference that Jimmy Kimmel has agreed to a three-year contract extension, which will keep him on the network through a historic 20th season as host and executive producer of ABC’s late-night talk show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!

One of the most respected voices in television, Kimmel has become a staple for the network not only for his work on the Emmy-winning Jimmy Kimmel Live! but also for hosting The Oscars twice, as well as The Primetime Emmy Awards.

Additionally, Kimmel, who recently launched Kimmelot Productions, will host and executive produce ABC’s highly-anticipated live sitcom special, Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s All in the Family and The Jeffersons on Wednesday, May 22.

Live in Front of a Studio Audience will take viewers down memory lane, recreating an original episode from each of the Emmy Award-winning series All in the Family and The Jeffersons. This legendary night of television will be hosted by Lear and Kimmel, directed by 10-time Emmy winner James Burrows and produced by Sony Pictures Television.

The cast includes Woody Harrelson (Archie Bunker), Marisa Tomei (Edith Bunker), Jamie Foxx (George Jefferson), Wanda Sykes (Louise Jefferson), Ellie Kemper (Gloria Stivic), Will Ferrell (Tom Willis), Justina Machado (Florence Johnston), Ike Barinholtz (Meathead), Sean Hayes (Mr. Lorenzo), Amber Stevens West (Jenny Willis Jefferson), Jovan Adepo (Lionel Jefferson), Anthony Anderson (Uncle Henry), Stephen Tobolowsky (Mr. Bentley), Jackée Harry (Diane Stockwell), and Kerry Washington (Helen Willis).

Jimmy Kimmel Live! is currently in its 17th season. The show is well-known for its huge viral video successes, with 10 billion views and 14 million subscribers on the show’s YouTube channel.

Jimmy Kimmel Live! airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. EDT|10:35 p.m. CDT on ABC.

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Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded VitalThrills.com to cover movie, TV, video game, music, and theme park news.

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