Jimmy Kimmel Renews ABC Deal for 3 More Years

Upfronts 2016: In other words, “Mean Tweets” and “Lie Witness News” will be around until at least 2019

Last Updated: May 17, 2016 @ 3:19 PM

Jimmy Kimmel has renewed his ABC deal for three more years, new network Entertainment chief Channing Dungey revealed on Tuesday.

That means “Jimmy Kimmel Live” will stay on the Disney broadcaster’s airwaves through fall 2019. The late-night talker is currently in its 14th season.

Thus far, the show has been nominated for four Primetime Emmy Awards in the Outstanding Variety Series category, and Kimmel will host the Emmys on ABC on Sept. 18.

The contract-extension announcement came this afternoon at ABC’s Lincoln Center-based upfront in New York City. The advertiser-wooing event kicked off with a Priyanka Chopra pre-taped “Quantico” spoof, which gave way for a big musical number starring the actress.

Readers can check out ABC’s newly announced 2016-2017 fall primetime schedule here.

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