Genre: Talk, Comedy
Premise: Emmy-winning funnyman Jimmy Kimmel serves up comedy bits and welcomes guests that include other comics, celebrities, athletes and musicians, as well as everyday people with unusual or compelling personal stories. Kimmel's family and friends take part in the festivities, including his Cousin Sal, Uncle Frank (until his death in 2011) and childhood friend Cleto Escobedo III, who leads the show's house band. Recurring segments include the FCC-pleasing This Week in Unnecessary Censorship in which they take TV clips and ``bleep and blur things whether they need it or not,'' as Kimmel describes it. But it's too bad they consistently run out of time for Matt Damon's segment.
(First Aired: Feb. 27, 2011)
Actor Tom Hanks; Cee Lo Green performs; special appearances include Jessica Alba, Eva Longoria, Kelly Ripa, Minka Kelly and Sofía Vergara.
(First Aired: Feb. 26, 2012)
Special appearances include philanthropist Oprah Winfrey, actor Billy Crystal, actress Meryl Streep, actor George Clooney, actor Tom Hanks, director Martin Scorsese, actress Helen Mirren and actress Charlize Theron; Coldplay performs.