Jimmy Kimmel renews ABC deal, seems ahead to ‘quiet quitting’


You’ll be able to keep up with Jimmy Kimmel for not less than three extra years.

ABC introduced Tuesday that Kimmel has signed a three-year contract extension to remain on as host and govt producer of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

The present will mark its twentieth season in January and the late-night host joked he’ll mark the anniversary on cruise management.

“After two decades at ABC, I am now looking forward to three years of what they call ‘quiet quitting,’” Kimmel mentioned in a press announcement.

“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,” Craig Erwich president, ABC Leisure, Hulu & Disney Branded Tv Streaming Originals, mentioned in a press release.

Kimmel’s contract had been set to run out in 2023. In an interview with Selection earlier this summer season, he acknowledged he had been enthusiastic about retiring from the present.

“I have moments where I go, ‘I cannot do this anymore.’ And I have moments where I go, ‘What am I gonna do with my life if I’m not doing this anymore?’ It’s a very complicated thing. And there are practical considerations, and there are family and friend considerations and coworker considerations,” Kimmel mentioned. “Eventually, I am going to have to stop doing this. I’m not going to do this forever.”

So whereas not endlessly, not less than for the foreseeable future.