Jimmy Kimmel Takes Summer Break From Hosting ABC Late Night Show

Jimmy Kimmel Takes Summer Break From Hosting ABC Late Night Show

Jimmy Kimmel Takes Summer Break From Hosting ABC Late Night Show

After almost 18 years and more than 3,000 shows, Jimmy Kimmel announced during his show Thursday that he will be taking a break for the summer to spend more time with his family.

"Tonight is my last new show for the summer", he said. "I just need a couple of months off".

To make it worse, just after Kimmel announced that he would take the summer off to spend "even more time with his family", his wife sneaked out of the bedroom where "demon" Damon had apparently been living. "While I'm gone, a cavalcade a very kind and capable people will be filming in with me", he said (see full video below).

The host announced his hiatus on Thursday, telling viewers that "there's nothing wrong" with him or his family and that the temporary hiatus is simply a needed break from doing the show every night.

As Variety noted, Kimmel took a leave of absence back in 2017 when his newborn son underwent multiple heart surgeries. During that time, guest hosts included Will Arnett, Anthony Anderson, Kristen Bell and David Spade.

Kimmel has been hosting a 30-minute version of "Jimmy Kimmel Live" from his home since March, as the COVID-19 pandemic shut down studio-based productions.

"We know Jimmy Kimmel will deliver a uniquely entertaining, amusing and moving Primetime Emmys show", ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke said in a statement on Tuesday.

Kimmel also hosts ABC's revival of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire", which returns next season on Sunday nights.

'That's my wife, why is she in the room, ' he asked Damon, who replied, 'Why do you think she's in the room?' "I haven't been on, I've been back here, three months, waiting to get on", quipped a disheveled Damon, in bathrobe.

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