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[02/12/09 - 11:26 AM]
Jimmy Kimmel Live to Broadcast Fourth Consecutive Post-Academy Awards(R) Special, Sunday, February 22 on Abc
Last year's special featured Jimmy's star-studded revenge video featuring Ben Affleck responding to Sarah Silverman and Matt Damon's video.

[via press release from ABC]

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"JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE" TO BROADCAST FOURTH CONSECUTIVE POST-ACADEMY AWARDS� SPECIAL, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22 ON ABC

The "Jimmy Kimmel Live" post-Oscar celebration will be broadcast LIVE from the El Capitan Entertainment Center in Hollywood on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22 (12:05-1:05 a.m., ET, approx), immediately following the late local news.

During last year's post-Academy Oscar special, Jimmy's star-studded revenge video featuring Ben Affleck responding to Sarah Silverman and Matt Damon's video was an instant viral sensation, garnering millions of hits. Celebrities who appeared in the video included Brad Pitt, Harrison Ford, Cameron Diaz, Robin Williams, Don Cheadle, Dominic Monaghan, Joan Jett, Perry Farrell, Lance Bass, Josh Groban, Pete Wentz, Huey Lewis, Macy Gray, Meat Loaf, Good Charlotte's Joel and Benji Madden, Dick Barrett and many more.

The post-Oscar telecast last year of ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" drew 3.7 million viewers and a 1.2 rating in Adults 18-49, delivering the show's best numbers for any telecast in 1 year.

Packed with hilarious comedy bits and a house band led by Jimmy's childhood best friend, "Jimmy Kimmel Live" features a diverse lineup of guests that includes celebrities, athletes, musicians, comedians and humorous human interest subjects. Every night Jimmy delivers up-to-the minute news addressing the hottest topics of the day in his monologue, and he has recently welcomed such notables as Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Robert Downey Jr., Anne Hathaway, Mickey Rourke, Matthew McConaughey, Charlize Theron, Don Cheadle, Hilary Swank, Justin Timberlake, Orlando Bloom, Cameron Diaz, Robin Williams, Kanye West, Heidi Klum, Kobe Bryant, Janet Jackson and Will Ferrell to the set, as well as hosted performances by Coldplay, The Killers, Morrissey, Kanye West, Kelly Clarkson, Linkin Park, Incubus, Destiny's Child, Tim McGraw, Avril Lavigne, Ozzy Osbourne, Mariah Carey and many more -- including Matt Damon� well, almost Matt Damon.

Jimmy Kimmel and Jill Leiderman serve as executive producers and Jason Schrift and Douglas DeLuca serve as co-executive producers. Emmy Award-winning "Jimmy Kimmel Live" is shot live in front of a studio audience and produced by Jackhole Industries in association with ABC Studios. (CLOSED- CAPTIONED)

"Jimmy Kimmel Live" airs weeknights at 12:05 a.m., ET/PT on ABC.





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