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Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Series 2003– ) Poster

(2003– )

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According to Kimmel, his least favorite guest was Vivica A. Fox. Fox threatened Kimmel for making jokes about her friend, Star Jones.
On August 21, 2012, ABC announced that Jimmy Kimmel Live will move from 12:00 AM to 11:35 PM broadcast, putting the show up directly against The Tonight Show and The Late Show for the first time since its debut. Nightline, would be moving to 12:35 after Jimmy Kimmel Live. The change is to go into effect in January 2013.
The show was originally broadcast live. In 2004, due to increasing concerns about offending local affiliates, the show began taping an hour before airtime so network executives can vet it before it goes to air.
The opening theme song "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" is sung by Robert Goulet.
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Following the subsequent retirements of Leno in February 2014 and Letterman in May 2015, Jimmy Kimmel Live! is now the longest serving host in network late-night television.
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Jimmy Kimmel Live! is ABC's first attempt at a traditional late-night talk show since its attempt to revive The Dick Cavett Show in the 1980s.
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Despite its name, the show has not actually aired live since 2004, when censors were unable to properly bleep censor a barrage of swearing from actor Thomas Jane.
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The show's house band is Cleto and the Cletones, led by saxophonist Cleto Escobedo III, a childhood friend of Kimmel.
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