The competition between several talk shows at display only continues to intensify with one sho coming on after the other. But only a few manage to stay for a longer time and the best examples of those are The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kemmel Live! among others.
And talking about Jimmy Kemmel Live!, the host and executive producer of the late-night show is staying here for a long time as he has signed a deal with the show set to stay on till 2022. According to Variety, the extension also means Kimmel will remain in place on ABC through his 20th season on the show. The news was announced on Tuesday morning by ABC entertainment president Karey Burke. Kimmel will return to the ABC upfronts stage on Tuesday afternoon, as has become a tradition at the annual event for advertisers.
Kimmel is now one of the veterans of late night, and currently in his 17th season on the show. Since the show’s launch, Kimmel created some of the earliest viral video sensations (he now clocks 10 billion views and 14 million subscribers on YouTube) and has hosted the Oscars twice, plus the Primetime Emmys.
The host has hinted in interviews over the years that he may be looking at ending his show sometime in the near future, but clearly that’s not in the cards quite yet. Kimmel recently guested on Conan O’Brien’s podcast and discussed the “relentlessness of the job.”