April 19, 2014
ABC says Jimmy Kimmel will join NBC's late-night hosts in returning with new shows in January despite the Hollywood writers' strike.
Kimmel, along with Jay Leno, Conan O'Brien and other hosts, had honored the strike that began November 5th.
Kimmel says it was a difficult decision to resume work on January 2nd without his writers, but he wants to save the jobs of other staffers on the show.
He also voiced support for colleagues and friends in the Writers Guild of America and hoped the contract dispute with producers ends fairly and soon.
NBC announced yesterday that Leno's "Tonight Show" and O'Brien's "Late Night" would also be back on the air January 2nd.
Last month, NBC's "Last Call with Carson Daly" became the first late-night talk show to defy the writers strike and resume production.