Monday, August 5, 2019

Jimmy Kimmel Kicks Off ABC’s TCA With an Exciting Slate of Announcements

Jimmy Kimmel Kicks Off ABC’s TCA With an Exciting Slate of Announcements

Aug. 5, 2019


‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ Heads Back to Brooklyn This October

Emmy Award®-Nominated ‘Live in Front of a Studio Audience’ Returns to ABC With Two New Specials Kicking Off This Holiday Season

Kimmel Teams Up With Mark Burnett for Game Show ‘Generation Gap’

ABC announced a dynamic upcoming lineup from the network’s late-night host Jimmy Kimmel, today at the Television Critics Association event. 

“Jimmy Kimmel Live!” will return to Brooklyn, New York, for five original shows starting Monday, Oct. 21. The Emmy Award®-nominated show will tape in front of a live studio audience from the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Howard Gilman Opera House. During the show’s fourth visit to Brooklyn last year (week of Oct. 15, 2018), ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” posted gains over the prior week among Adults 18-49 (+2%) to deliver back-to-back season highs and had scored its strongest performance in over 4 months – since the week of 6/4/18. This will be the fifth time that Kimmel and his show have broadcast from BAM.

Then this winter, Kimmel will once again team up with television icon Norman Lear and executive producers Brent Miller, Will Ferrell and Justin Theroux to provide the next installment of the groundbreaking “Live in Front of a Studio Audience” with a live holiday special event. A third “Live in Front of a Studio Audience” special will air spring 2020.

ABC’s “Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and “The Jeffersons’” premiered on Wednesday, May 22, with an average audience of 10.4 million viewers and earned a 1.8/9 in Adults 18-49 and reached 22.5 million Total Viewers for its original Wednesday airing and Saturday rebroadcast.

“Live in Front of a Studio Audience” will be produced by Kimmelot, ACT III Productions, Gary Sanchez Productions, D’Arconville and Sony Pictures Television. Norman Lear, Jimmy Kimmel, Brent Miller, Will Ferrell and Justin Theroux will executive produce.

Finally, to round out his robust slate of ABC programming, Kimmel will partner with Emmy® Award-winning producer Mark Burnett to executive produce “Generation Gap,” a new game show coming to ABC. This comedy quiz show groups family members of different generations who must work together to answer questions about each other’s generations. This “fun for the whole family” show features a wide variety of pop-culture trivia and challenges, such as asking an 8-year-old to finish the famous catchphrase, “Go ahead. Make my BLANK!” Additional details surrounding production and airdates, as well as a host, to be announced at a later date.

“Generation Gap” will be produced by MGM Television and Kimmelot. Mark Burnett, Jimmy Kimmel and Barry Poznick will executive produce.

About ABC Entertainment
ABC Entertainment airs compelling programming across all day parts, including “Grey’s Anatomy,” the longest-running medical drama in prime-time television; riveting dramas “The Good Doctor,” “How to Get Away with Murder,” “A Million Little Things” and “Station 19”; the Emmy® Award-winning “Modern Family” and trailblazing comedy favorites “American Housewife,” “black-ish,” “Bless This Mess,” “The Conners,” “The Goldbergs,” and “Schooled”; the popular “Summer Fun & Games” programming block, including “Card Sharks,” “Celebrity Family Feud,” “Holey Moley” and “Press Your Luck”; star-making sensation “American Idol”; reality phenomenon “Shark Tank”; “The Bachelor” franchise; long-running hits “Dancing with the Stars” and “America’s Funniest Home Videos”; “General Hospital,” which has aired for more than 55 years on the network; and late-night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”; as well as the critically acclaimed hit special ”Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons.’” The network also boasts some of television’s most prestigious awards shows, including “The Oscars®,” “The CMA Awards” and the “American Music Awards.”

ABC programming can also be viewed on, the ABC app and Hulu.

About MGM Television
MGM Television is an award-winning, leading producer and global distributor of premium content for television and digital platforms, led by Chairman of Worldwide Television Group Mark Burnett. In addition, MGM Television has distribution rights to original productions and a robust catalogue of television episodes and feature film titles including premiere entertainment franchises such as, “James Bond,” “Rocky,” “Stargate”and “The Hobbit” trilogy. Current unscripted projects include, “The Voice” (NBC); “Survivor” (CBS); “Shark Tank” (ABC); “Beat Shazam” (FOX); “TKO: Total Knock Out” (CBS); the upcoming series “Eco-Challenge” for Amazon; and through its distribution entity, Orion TV Productions, the syndicated daytime courtroom series, “Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court” and “Couples Court with The Cutlers.” In addition, MGM owns Evolution Media, producers of “The Real Housewives of Orange County,” “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” “Vanderpump Rules,” “Botched” (E!), and the upcoming series “The Hills: New Beginnings;”  and Big Fish Entertainment, producers of the “Live PD” franchise (A&E, Lifetime), the “Black Ink Crew” franchise for VH1, “Hustle & Soul” (WE tv), “Love & Hip Hop Hollywood” (VH1), “How Far is Tattoo Far” (MTV) and “Live Rescue” on A&E.  Current scripted projected include “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu); the upcoming “Four Weddings and a Funeral” (Hulu); the modern noir drama series “Perpetual Grace LTD” (EPIX), “Fargo” (FX); “Vikings” (HISTORY); “Get Shorty” (EPIX); “Condor” (AT&T AUDIENCE Network); MGM’s television programming regularly airs in more than 100 countries worldwide. For more information, visit

About Sony Pictures Television
Sony Pictures Television (SPT) is one of the television industry’s leading content providers, producing, distributing and carrying programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. In addition to managing one of the industry’s largest libraries of award-winning feature films, television shows and formats, SPT is home to a thriving global content business, operating 24 wholly-owned or joint-venture production companies in 12 countries, as well as linear and digital channels around the world. Sony Pictures Television is a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company.

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