Jimmy Kimmel says he’s thinking ‘a lot’ about ending his late-night show
Can we come to the end of an era?
After 19 years on late night TV, Jimmy Kimmel Says he’s starting to consider the possibility that he should finish the race Jimmy Kimmel Live! On ABC And move on to bigger and better things! (And / or more family time, a better work-life balance, other career goals, etc.!)
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The 54-year-old comedian and late night host talks about his thoughts on the future DiversityOf Reward circuit Podcast this week. In her enlightened chat, the standup star reveals that she is considering No. Coming back to late night television when his contract with the network expires in 2023.
Explaining that he is already thinking about his next steps – but despite much thought up to this point, he has not yet found a reasonable way forward – the TV speaker said:
“If I only knew what I was going to do. I have some moments where I go, ‘I can’t do this anymore.’ And I have some moments where I go, ‘What would I do with my life if I didn’t do it again?’ It is a very complicated matter. And there are practical considerations, and there are family and friend considerations and peer considerations. “
In the case of his impressive deep night career, which began in 2003, when it proved to be an extraordinary realist, Kimmel continued:
“Ultimately, I have to stop doing it. I’m not going to do it forever. I wouldn’t be honest at all if I said I made a decision one way or another. Although I’m thinking a lot about it.”
Per PeopleABC did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the celeb’s podcast.
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Of course, this isn’t the first time Kimmel has talked about the possible end of his famous talk show. The series producer, who also works as the show’s executive producer, has spoken out Diversity About the possible end of his time on the national TV spotlight in 2017.
In that interview, he said:
“I know I will do the show for another three years. It is possible that it will. My wife is pregnant. At a certain point, I want to get a little more free time. I have very little leisure time. I think this job is a crush, and at best, a marathon. I want to go out on my own terms. If I ever feel like we’re repeating ourselves, I think it’s a good sign that it’s time. “
So, three years away from that 2017 interview will definitely keep Kimmel closer to 2020. And the three-year timeline from the renewal of his latest 2019 series, well, will go away at the moment. Clearly, these concerns have been building up for some time. But could it really end next year?
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Clearly, Kimmel is (probably) not the only late night show host to be leaving at the moment. Back in April, James Corden Announced that he was wrapping things up on his talk show, The Late Late Show with James CordenNext year too.
As we have said, this is the end of an age!
Think, fan reader ?? Should Kimmel resign?
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