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David Letterman Announces His Retirement During Late Show Taping Host will step down when contract expires in late 2015

Wake the kids and phone the neighbors, because David Letterman is hanging it up after his contract expires at the end of next year. The 33-year late night veteran and host…

April 3, 2014, 5:36 PM EDT

Strong Sampling for Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show Debut Post-Olympics opener ties Conan, but trails Jay

While the overnights for Jimmy Fallon’s first night at the helm of The Tonight Show were promising, it would be premature to crown the antic talk show host the King…

February 18, 2014, 1:38 PM EST

Is Cable Finally Getting Parity With Broadcast? Both are changing

On Monday, top executives at both NBC and Fox upfronts did something you don’t usually see in a network presentation. They admitted they weren’t happy with their product, either. “We…

May 19, 2013, 11:07 PM EDT

ABC Overhauls Fall Schedule Network makes big bets on Tuesday night

In what has become a somewhat hoary upfront tradition, Jimmy Kimmel on Tuesday took the stage at New York’s Avery Fisher Hall and gleefully skewered the broadcast TV business. “Let’s call…

May 15, 2013, 12:02 PM EDT

It’s Official: Fallon Will Succeed Leno as Tonight Show Host Longtime NBC host will step down next spring

After weeks of poorly contained leaks and a public airing of grievances, NBC on Wednesday made it official, confirming that Jimmy Fallon will succeed Jay Leno as the host of…

April 3, 2013, 2:04 PM EDT

There Goes the Neighborhood: Jimmy Kimmel to Move to 11:35 p.m. ABC talk-show host to take on Letterman, Leno

Jimmy Kimmel is taking a seat at the grown-ups’ table, where he’ll square off with the senior members of the late-night establishment. Beginning Jan. 8, 2013, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! will…

August 21, 2012, 4:22 PM EDT

The 10 Best Upfront Presentations (So Far) From robots to an attempted seduction by Jennifer Love Hewitt, some nets really know how to party

The upfronts are supposed to be an opportunity for cable and broadcast networks—and now digital content providers—to unveil their slates of new programming before an audience of advertising executives, in…

May 17, 2012, 12:00 AM EDT

Kimmel Skewers ABC Rivals in Traditional Upfront Bit Chat show host cracks that annual sales pitch is 'bullshit'

In what has become a snarky rite of spring, ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel on Tuesday afternoon affectionately skewered his network, before turning his sights on the competition. Speaking at the…

May 15, 2012, 10:08 PM EDT

The Ultimate Vulgar Exercise Device: The Tug Toner Move over, Shake Weight and Free Flexor

Suggestive exercise equipment is becoming its own category, led by the world-famous Shake Weight and the lesser known but still quite awful Free Flexor. Now, Jimmy Kimmel presents the ultimate…

October 14, 2011, 10:51 AM EDT

Canada Gets a Little More Violent in Spoof Tourism Ad

Canadian tourism advertising takes a violent turn in Jimmy Kimmel's faux commercial that uses footage from the riots in Vancouver after the Canucks lost the Stanley Cup finals. A voiceover…

June 21, 2011, 8:36 AM EDT

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