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KIMMEL GETS NEW TIMESLOT; NIGHTLINE TO GO PRIMETIME

January 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel is getting an earlier timeslot — five minutes earlier, to be precise. Beginning February 4, his show will begin precisely at midnight instead of at 12:05 a.m. The move will shorten the nightly ABC News magazine Nightline by five minutes. However, in an email message to ABC staffers, ABC News President Ben Sherwood disclosed that Nightline will be given 13 hours of primetime this year. “The addition of 13 new hours in prime should be celebrated as a reflection of the Nightline team’s success, an expansion of the program’s reach and a serious boon to the [news] division.”