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Kellison to Exit Kimmel Live

Daniel Kellison, executive producer of ABC late-night show Jimmy Kimmel Live
, is choosing not to renew his contract and will leave the show at the end of the year.

ABC hasn’t decided on a permanent replacement, but Duncan Gray, vice president of alternative series, has been on the set for the past six weeks and will take over executive-producer duties in the interim. Host Kimmel also executive-produces the show.

Season-to-date, Jimmy Kimmel Live
is averaging a 0.7 rating/4 share in adults 18-34 and men 18-34, three-tenths of a ratings point behind Late Night withDavid Letterman
in Kimmel’s core young-adult demos.

Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997-September 2002.