Jimmy Kimmel renews ABC deal, appears to be like ahead to ‘quiet quitting’

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You can keep up with Jimmy Kimmel for no less than three extra years.

ABC introduced Tuesday that Kimmel has signed a three-year contract extension to remain on as host and government 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 twenty years at ABC, I’m now trying ahead to a few years of what they name ‘quiet quitting,’” Kimmel mentioned in a press announcement.

“Not solely has he entertained our audiences night time after night time together with his sharp comedy, dynamic interviews and irreverent humor, however he has gotten us by a few of the most momentous occasions in our historical past with optimism and coronary heart,” Craig Erwich president, ABC Entertainment, Hulu & Disney Branded Television Streaming Originals, mentioned in a press release.

Kimmel’s contract had been set to run out in 2023. In an interview with Variety earlier this summer time, he acknowledged he had been interested by retiring from the present.

“I’ve moments the place I am going, ‘I can’t do that anymore.’ And I’ve moments the place I am going, ‘What am I gonna do with my life if I’m not doing this anymore?’ It’s a really difficult factor. And there are sensible concerns, and there are household and buddy concerns and coworker concerns,” Kimmel mentioned. “Eventually, I’m going to need to cease doing this. I’m not going to do that without end.”

So whereas not without end, no less than for the foreseeable future.

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