ABC nixes Politically Incorrect

ABC has confirmed that a new late-night show starring Jimmy Kimmel of Comedy
Central's tongue-in-cheek, politically incorrect and proud of it The Man
, will debut in January replacing the canceled Politically
Incorrect with Bill Maher

ABC chairman Lloyd Braun explained the reason why the topical late-night talk show will be replaced in its 12:05 a.m. time slot:

"We made a decision to go with straight entertainment programming in
late-night. That's just basically a scheduling opportunity that we felt over the
long term had more potential."

According to ABC, Politically Incorrect will continue to air for four to six more weeks, then a news program produced by the Nightline staff will fill the
time slot until the Jan. 27 premiere of Kimmel's show.