Jimmy Kimmel has opened the curtains on the future of his late night show on ABC. The host, who has featured on late night’s primetime list for over 18 years, now admits that his time on Jimmy Kimmel Live may soon be of the past.
Appearing on the Variety’s Awards Circuit podcast, Kimmel admitted to listeners: “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 co-worker considerations.”
Kimmel has previously furthered his television career through other avenues, appearing as host on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire alongside a number of award show hosting roles over the years.
Jimmy Kimmel: “Eventually, I am going to have to stop”
The ABC star continued on the podcast, confessing, “Eventually, I am going to have to stop doing this. I’m not going to do this forever. I would not be honest at all if I said that I have decided one way or the other. I’m thinking about it a lot, though.”
This news comes after a recent announcement from CBS late night host, James Corden who recently announced he would leave his own show at the end of the year. Kimmel could likely make a similar decision when his contract expires in 2023. There’s no doubt that the television personality would soon find a variety of other TV gigs at his feet, possibly a more relaxed conversational style interview series as we’ve seen with big names such as David Letterman.
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