Jimmy Kimmel Live airs throughout the summer, but Kimmel himself is taking a hiatus from ABC’s midnight show.
The ABC show has so far been hosted by a host of guest hosts, including Sean Hayes, Chelsea Handler, Anthony Anderson, Mark Rober, Dana Carvey, Kerry Washington and RuPaul.
The guest host cast will continue with Simu Liu, Jeff Goldblum, and Nicole Byer.
But don’t worry, Jimmy Kimmel fans: The host will be back.
When Kimmel was last replaced by guest hosts, it was because he tested positive for COVID-19. This time, the Host does what many night Hosts do: take a summer vacation.
He is far from alone in this regard. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver has been on hiatus since June 26, and the show will return until July 24.
But Kimmel’s break is a little longer. That’s because the summer break was part of the three-year contract the host signed in 2019 to keep her show on ABC (according to Last Night On).
During his first break in June 2020, the host said: “There’s nothing wrong, I’m healthy, my family is healthy, I just need a few months.”
When Is Jimmy Kimmel Returning?
An exact return date has not been confirmed, but Variety reports that Kimmel will return in the fall. In 2021, Kimmel returned from summer vacation on September 7.
Among the things audiences can look forward to is the show’s return from the Brooklyn Academy of Music to the Howard Gilman Opera House for the first time since 2019.
However, the aforementioned contract that Kimmel signed in 2019 expires at the end of 2022, leaving the future of the show up in the air.
Asked about this by Variety, Kimmel said, “I’m going to have to stop doing this eventually. I’m not going to do this forever. I’m not going to be honest about it or if I say I’ve somehow made up my mind.” Other. Still, I think about it a lot.”
Jimmy Kimmel Live airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET / 10:35 p.m. CT on ABC.