John (librarian50) wrote in the_man_journal,

Jimmy Kimmel steps out

Guess who's got ABC's nod to try his hand at late night ... Jimmy Kimmel!

You may remember him from being on Fox's football pregame show as one of the guest prognosticators. You may remember him as the original host of "Win Ben Stein's Money." You may remember him from ... The Man Show.
From the article in Monday's NYTimes :

"I told him it's a show for guys," Mr. Kimmel recalled. "It's the anti-Oprah. It's all the stuff you see on beer commercials. And every show ends with girls on trampolines."

ABC bought a pilot of "The Man Show," and blanched. "The list we got back from the network censors was just reams and reams," Mr. Kimmel said. "The Bible was shorter."

Comedy Central, however, had no such qualms. "The Man Show," trampolines and all, made its debut in the summer of 1999 and has been a weekly staple ever since.
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