Jimmy Kimmel Has New Gig, Is He Leaving Late Nights?

Jimmy Kimmel | YouTube

There have been rumors that Jimmy Kimmel is considering leaving his late-night talk show. The reasons for leaving have to do with his sick young son, but Jimmy has now taken on a new gig that makes it seem like he is preparing to move into a new role in his career.

Here is what Jimmy is doing next.

Jimmy Kimmel Hosting New Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

Jimmy Kimmel has a new TV show that is hitting in July. He will host the new Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, but the show will have a change. To celebrate its 25th anniversary, the show will see Kimmel hosting the show that will see two celebrities competing for $1 million for their favorite charity.

Jimmy Kimmel | YouTube
Jimmy Kimmel | YouTube

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire premieres on ABC on Wednesday, July 10. The show will have different match-ups, and the premiere will see that the competitors are connected. Kenan & Kel partners Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell will compete for the grand prize. Also competing will be Oh, Hello on Broadway stars John Mulaney and Nick Kroll.

Other competitors include:

  • John Stamos and Dave Coulier from Full House
  • Ray Romano and Brad Garrett from Everybody Loves Raymond
  • Zach Braff and Donald Faison from Scrubs
  • Lil DIcky and GaTa from Dave
  • Sebastian Maniscalco and Omar J. Dorsey from Bookie
  • Gillian Jacobs and Danny Pudi from Community
  • Natasha Leggero and Jason Ritter from Another Period

Other celebrity pairings include siblings Jack and Kelly Osbourne, Jeff Ross and “Cousin Sal” Iacono, podcast co-hosts Nicole Byer and Sasheer Zamata, Ike Barinholtz and Alan Barinholtz, Rosie O’Donnell and Lisa Ann Walter, Sophia Bush and Alex Edelman, and Ron Funches and Reggie Watts.

Why Would Jimmy Kimmel Leave Late-Night Television?

As for Jimmy Kimmel’s future on late-night television, there have been recent rumors he might be considering leaving after his contract expires next year.

These rumors came from a source who claimed that Jimmy and his wife, who is a writer on his talk show, might want to spend more time with seven-year-old Billy rather than put so much time into the late-night talk show. Young Billy has had three open-heart surgeries to correct a congenital heart defect since he was born, his most recent this year.

Jimmy and his wife, Molly McNearney, would consider “producing and developing shows behind the scenes.” Their main focus in life is on spending it with Billy.

Are you excited to see Jimmy Kimmel hosting Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Do you think his late-night hosting job is coming to an end? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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