May 4, 2009

ABC orders Kimmel prime time specials

Jimmy Kimmel Live will air special U.S. half-hour prime time shows on each night ABC airs the NBA finals, beginning June 4, the network said Monday.

During last year's prime time specials, Kimmel welcomed guests including then-Sen. Barack Obama, Sen. John McCain, soccer star David Beckham, actors Adam Sandler and Edward Norton and rapper Eminem. The guest list also included former and current NBA stars Charles Barkley, Shaquille O'Neal, Magic Johnson and New Orleans Hornets guard Chris Paul.

The six Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night specials are to air June 4, 9, 11, 16 and 18 at 8 p.m. EDT, and June 7 and 14 at 7 p.m. EDT.