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[06/08/09 - 11:49 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night" Welcomes Magic Johnson to Primetime Special on June 9 at 8:00 PM Et/Ct on Abc
Plus: Jack Black and Michael Cera are set for Thursday, June 11.

[via press release from ABC]

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ABC'S "JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE: GAME NIGHT" WELCOMES MAGIC JOHNSON TO PRIMETIME SPECIAL ON JUNE 9 AT 8:00 PM ET/CT ON ABC

Plus Guests Jack Black and Michael Cera on June 11

Magic Johnson, former Los Angeles Laker, triple NBA MVP and five-time NBA Championships winner, sits down with host Jimmy Kimmel, as ABC's half-hour primetime "Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night" specials continue to roll out each night of the NBA Finals. Johnson is an ESPN analyst, appearing on ABC's "GMC NBA Countdown" pre-game show (airing immediately following "Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night," ET/MT) and offering analysis during halftime segments.

Join Jimmy as he welcomes many celebrity guests, including the stars of "Year One" -- Jack Black and Michael Cera. Signature comedy pieces will air throughout the "Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night" primetime specials series, including a hidden-camera segment featuring Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade and Jimmy's Cousin Sal at a fake autograph signing, as well as Jimmy's parking lot security guard, Guillermo, interviewing such NBA Finals 2009 notables as Kobe Bryant, Phil Jackson, Lamar Odom, Derek Fisher, Pau Gasol, Sasha Vujacic and Luke Walton of the L.A. Lakers, and Hedo Turkoglu, Dwight Howard and Rashard Lewis of the Orlando Magic.

Primetime specials to air:

Tuesday, June 9 at 8:00 p.m., ET/CT

Thursday, June 11 at 8:00 p.m., ET/CT

Sunday, June 14 at 7:00 p.m., ET/CT (if necessary)

Tuesday, June 16 at 8:00 p.m., ET/CT (if necessary)

Tuesday, June 18 at 8:00 p.m., ET/CT (if necessary)

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. Each night, Jimmy delivers up-to-the minute news addressing the hottest topics of the day in his monologue, and recently has welcomed such notables as Tom Cruise, Robert Downey Jr., Cameron Diaz, Matthew McConaughey, Charlize Theron, Don Cheadle, Hilary Swank, Orlando Bloom, Reese Witherspoon, Robin Williams, Kanye West, Heidi Klum, Kobe Bryant, Janet Jackson and Hugh Jackman, as well as performances by Coldplay, The Killers, Ozzy Osbourne, Kelly Clarkson, Linkin Park, Incubus, Destiny's Child, Tim McGraw, Avril Lavigne, 50 Cent, 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. For more go to www.jimmykimmellive.net





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