Jimmy Kimmel Live Renewed

TVLine Items: ABC Re-Ups Kimmel, Billy Bush Joins Today and More

Bad news for Hollywood’s A-list celebrities: They’ll have to keep reading insulting tweets for at least three more years.

ABC announced on Tuesday that it has extended Jimmy Kimmel‘s Live! contract through fall 2019, ensuring the late-night talk show will remain on the air through at least Season 17.

As previously reported, Kimmel will also host the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 18, on ABC — oh, and he’s running for vice president, too.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* It’s official: Ending months of speculation, NBC News announced Tuesday that Access Hollywood host Billy Bush will join the 9 am hour of Today, beginning with the Peacock Net’s coverage of the Olympic games in Rio this August.

* Ahead of Narcos‘ Season 2 premiere, Season 1 of the Netflix drama will air on Univision later this year.

* AMC has ordered six episodes of Heroes and Villains: The History of Comic Books, a docuseries hailing from Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman. Premiering in 2017, the project will explore the stories, people and events that transformed the comic book industry and tell the origin stories of iconic comic book characters.

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  7. Diane says:

    I stopped watching Access Hollywood when Billy Bush came on board!

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