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Kimmel Keeps It Coming

ABC has renewed Jimmy Kimmel Live through 2008 and finalized plans for a September 13 primetime special.

As first reported in B&C (July 24 issue), ABC is backing the show with a primetime special on Wednesday, September 13 in an effort to boost the audience for the growing late-night franchise.

During the 2005-06 season, Kimmel was up 17% in adults 18-49 and 6% in overall viewers.

The one-hour special, Jimmy Kimmel Live’s All-Star Salute to Jimmy Kimmel Live, will feature clips from past shows as well as surprise guest cameos and be taped live in front of a studio audience.