ABC has extended its deal with Jimmy Kimmel for the comedian’s late-night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” for another three years, which will take him through Season 23.
“After two decades at ABC, I am now looking forward to three years of what they call ‘quiet quitting,’” he joked in a statement Tuesday.
The extension of Kimmel’s self-titled Emmy-winning series will make him one of the longest-running hosts on TV, among the likes of Jay Leno, whose late-night show lasted 22 seasons.
“For 20 years, Jimmy Kimmel has been a huge part of the ABC family and the heartbeat of late-night television,” Craig Erwich, president of ABC Entertainment, Hulu & Disney Branded Television Streaming Originals, said in a statement. “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.”
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 and EP of the hit Kelly Ripa-hosted game show, “Generation Gap.”
Next January will mark the 20th anniversary of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” which received its 12th consecutive Emmy nomination for Outstanding Variety Talk Series this year. Some of Kimmel’s most popular comedy bits include “Mean Tweets,” “I Told My Kids I Ate All Their Halloween Candy” and interacting with tourists outside his studio on Hollywood Boulevard.
“Jimmy Kimmel Live!” airs every weeknight at 11:35 p.m. ET on ABC.