Jimmy Kimmel Live!: next episode, guests and everything we know about the late-night show

 Jimmy Kimmel smiling while hosting Jimmy Kimmel Live!.
Jimmy Kimmel smiling while hosting Jimmy Kimmel Live!.
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Two-time Emmy-winning Jimmy Kimmel holds the distinct honor of being the lone comedian leading the late-night TV effort on ABC with Jimmy Kimmel Live! After 20 years on the air, the series continues to provide entertainment for those willing to stretch their bedtimes.

Since the program’s inception, Kimmel’s chairs have been a routine stop for a number of ABC show stars including those of Grey’s Anatomy and Station 19, which are both headed into season 20 and season 7 respectively. Additionally, a wide range of TV and film stars, musicians and politicians have appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! making for a number of memorable moments.

As Kimmel continues to provide a funny space in the late-night genre, we will keep you up to date with his latest guests.

When is the next episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!?

Jimmy Kimmel Live! is back in action with a new crop of episodes this week. New episodes air Monday through Friday at 11:35 pm ET/PT on ABC beginning on Monday, January 8.

Jimmy Kimmel Live! guests: January 8-12

Here's a list of the guests joining Kimmel this week.

Monday, January 8
Kaley Cuoco (Role Play) and Jake Johnson (Self Reliance)
Musical guest: Annie Bosko

Tuesday, January 9
Jodie Foster (True Detective: Night Country) and Jeffrey Wright (American Fiction)
Musical guest: Duff McKagan

Wednesday, January 10
Robert Downey Jr. (Oppenheimer) and Ayo Edebiri (The Bear)
Musical guest: Fridayy

Thursday, January 11
Natalie Portman (May December) and Chris Distefano (Right Intention)
Musical guest: Turnpike Troubadours

Friday, January 12

About Jimmy Kimmel

Jimmy Kimmel hosts the Oscars 2018
Jimmy Kimmel hosts the Oscars 2018

The comedian has been a staple on late-night TV for over 20 years. Kimmel has earned two Emmys, but it was not for his work on his talk show. Wearing his executive-producer hat, Kimmel earned one trophy for Live In Front Of A Studio Audience: All In The Family And Good Times and the other for Live In Front Of A Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s All In The Family And The Jeffersons. 

Kimmel hosted the Academy Awards in 2017, 2018 and 2023, and hosted the Emmys in 2012, 2016 and 2020.

Jimmy Kimmel Live! house band

Cleto and the Cletones are the house band for Jimmy Kimmel Live! Band leader Cleto Escobedo III once was a neighbor of Kimmel’s, and the musician has previously toured with the likes of Marc Anthony and Earth, Wind & Fire’s Phillip Bailey.

How to watch Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Jimmy Kimmel Live! is an ABC original series and as such, new episodes air live directly on the broadcast network. For those that have cut ties with traditional cable/satellite television, ABC is available to stream on live TV streaming services such as Fubo, Hulu with Live TV and YouTube TV.  New episodes become available to stream the next day on Hulu.