[06/14/07 - 01:07 PM]
Jimmy Kimmel Is Host of "Set for Life," on the ABC Television Network
The network confirms the seven-episode series will premiere on Friday, July 20 at 8:00/7:00c.

[via press release from ABC]


New Primetime Game Show Where Contestants Press Their Luck to Win a Monthly Paycheck for One Month, One Year, Twenty Years�Or Even the Rest of Their Lives!

Popular ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel ("Jimmy Kimmel Live") will host "Set for Life," a seven-episode high stakes game premiering FRIDAY, JULY 20 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

In "Set for Life," contestants have the chance to win a monthly paycheck for one month, three years, twenty years � up to forty years, possibly enough to leave them set for life! Contestants will battle for the highest monthly check possible� The maximum that a contestant can win is close to four million dollars paid as a monthly stipend over 40 years! This show does not require skill. There are no questions to answer. It's all about knowing when to stop, and about bringing along a trusted "guardian angel" advisor who will ensure you go home a winner.

In addition to his work on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," Kimmel co-created and executive-produced the hit MTV series "The Andy Milonakis Show" and the hit Comedy Central show "Crank Yankers," which later segued to MTV2. Kimmel co-hosted Comedy Central's "The Man Show," served for four seasons as on-air prognosticator for "Fox NFL Sunday," and co-hosted Comedy Central's long-running and popular game show, "Win Ben Stein's Money," for which he received two Emmy nominations and one win for Best Game Show Host in 1999. Kimmel has also hosted the "American Music Awards" on three separate occasions and serves as a creative consultant to Adam Carolla's syndicated morning radio show. Later this summer, Kimmel is set to co-host the ESPYs with LeBron James.

"Set for Life" is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. David Goldberg is the president of Endemol USA. The series is executive-produced by Scott St. John.

Endemol USA is a leading producer of television programming specializing in reality and non-scripted genres for network and cable television. The company produces the break-out hits "Deal or No Deal," "Fear Factor," "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" and "Big Brother." Endemol USA is a division of Endemol Holding, a prominent international content developer, producer and distributor of television and online programming. The company, headquartered in the Netherlands, has subsidiaries and joint ventures in 21 countries, including the major European markets, the U.S., South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and Australia. Endemol Entertainment is a fully owned subsidiary of telecommunications giant Telef�nica S.A., one of the largest companies in Spain.

  [june 2007]  


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