21 August 2012 11:17 AM, PDT | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

"Jimmy Kimmel Live," ABC's late night comedy program, will move its daily broadcast from midnight to 11:35 in January, the network announced Tuesday. This will put the comedy show in direct competition with late night heavy-hitters "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and "Late Show with David Letterman." The New York Times was first to report the news.

Kimmel's show will move to the time slot currently occupied by "Nightline," which will go to 12:35.

The comedian told HuffPost via email, "I am excited, honored, and grateful to ABC for this strong vote of confidence, inexplicable as it may be."

Anne Sweeney, co-chair of Disney Media Networks and president of Disney/ABC Television Group, said in a statement, “Given the passionate fan base 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' has built over the past decade and the show’s ratings and creative momentum this season, the time is right to make this move. »

- The Huffington Post

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