Emmy Award-winning “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” presents a special half-hour primetime show each night of the NBA Finals beginning Thursday, June 3 on ABC. Join host Jimmy Kimmel as he welcomes guests including Russell Brand, Ashton Kutcher, the cast of “Grown Ups” — Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Kevin James, David Spade and Rob Schneider — plus a first time appearance by Drew Barrymore. In addition to guest interviews, signature comedy pieces will air throughout the “Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night” primetime specials featuring 2009 NBA Finals MVP Kobe Bryant, 2009 and 2010 NBA MVP LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony.
Throughout the last two NBA Finals, Jimmy delivered primetime specials in which he welcomed notable guests including President Barack Obama, David Beckham, two-time Academy Award winner Denzel Washington and Magic Johnson, in addition to signature comedy pieces featuring Jack Black, Michael Cera, Eminem and Paula Abdul.
“Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night” Primetime specials to air:
Thursday, June 3 at 8:00 p.m., ET/CT
Sunday, June 6 at 7:00 p.m., ET/CT
Tuesday, June 8 at 8:00 p.m., ET/CT
Thursday, June 10 at 8:00 p.m., ET/CT
Sunday, June 13 at 7:00 p.m., ET/CT (if necessary)
Tuesday, June 15 at 8:00 p.m., ET/CT (if necessary)
Thursday, June 17 at 8:00 p.m., ET/CT (if necessary)
Packed with hilarious comedy bits and a house band led by Jimmy’s childhood best friend, “Jimmy Kimmel Live” features a diverse lineup of guests that includes celebrities, athletes, musicians, comedians and humorous human interest subjects. Each night, Jimmy delivers up-to-the minute news addressing the hottest topics of the day in his monologue, and recently has welcomed such notables as Tom Cruise, Dustin Hoffman, Cameron Diaz, Robert Downey Jr., Charlize Theron, Matthew McConaughey, Don Cheadle, Reese Witherspoon, Mel Gibson, Queen Latifah, Harrison Ford, Anne Hathaway, Robin Williams, Heidi Klum and Janet Jackson, as well as performances by Stone Temple Pilots, Tim McGraw, Mary J. Blige, Weezer, Carrie Underwood, John Mayer, Them Crooked Vultures, Alice in Chains, Kelly Clarkson, Maxwell, Sade, Shakira, Keith Urban, Depeche Mode, Mariah Carey and many more, including Matt Damon well, almost Matt Damon.
Jimmy Kimmel and Jill Leiderman serve as executive producers and Jason Schrift and Douglas DeLuca serve as co-executive producers. Emmy Award-winning “Jimmy Kimmel Live” is shot live in front of a studio audience and produced by Jackhole Industries in association with ABC Studios. For more go to www.jimmykimmellive.net Follow Jimmy on Twitter @jimmykimmel.