In a primetime television event featuring celebrities from the world of television, sports, film and music, late-night host Jimmy Kimmel presents “Jimmy Kimmel’s Big Night of Stars,” a special in which he gets up close and personal with 14-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps, Academy Award(r) nominee Salma Hayek, comedian Tracy Morgan and five Emmy Award nominees for Best Host nominees — Tom Bergeron, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel, Jeff Probst and Ryan Seacrest – SATURDAY, AUGUST 29 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on ABC. (Rebroadcast: OAD: 9/21/08)
In this hour-long special, Jimmy steps out of his studio to spend one-on-one quality time with each celebrity — delving deep to pose the hard-hitting questions few broadcasters dare to ask. With a rare introduction from Barbara Walters, Jimmy’s primetime show goes on-location with the stars, including finding Michael Phelps making a rare cameo appearance on the set of hit show “Grey’s Anatomy.” Plus, with the help of numerous celebrity friends, Jimmy answers the age-old question of just how Emmy Award nominees get notified of their honor.
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 Robert Downey Jr., 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, 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 of “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” Jason Schrift and Douglas DeLuca serve as co-executive producers. “Jimmy Kimmel Live” is shot live in front of a studio audience and produced by Jackhole Industries in association with ABC Studios.
This program carries a TV-PG,D,L parental guideline.