TV Buzz: Kimmel to go up against Leno/Letterman, The Office ending in May and Chloe checks back into DAYS
Today's top TV news including Jimmy Kimmel's new timeslot, The Office's cancellation and a Days of our Lives return.
-- More Americans watch Late Night with Jimmy Fallon before going to bed than any other talk show.
-- Speaking of talk shows, ABC is reshuffling its late night lineup. Jimmy Kimmel Live will move to the 11:35 p.m. slot beginning Jan. 8th, going up against NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman. Nightline will move into the 12:35 a.m. slot but will also have an addition primetime airing on Fridays.
-- NBC will shut down The Office in May. Executive producer Greg Daniels insists there will be some big twists/revelations before the finale. The Dwight-centric spin-off, The Farm, is still a go.
-- Kelly Ripa’s new co-host for Live! will be announced on air on Sept. 4th… TMZ seems to think it’ll be former NFLer Michael Strahan.
-- Could Kanye West be joining Mariah Carey and rumoured Nicki Minaj on American Idol? Meanwhile, Mariah wants Lenny Kravitz to join.
-- Abby Elliot is leaving Saturday Night Live…which has its season premiere on Sept. 15th.
-- Soap Opera Digest is reporting that The Bold and the Beautiful’s Susan Flannery (Stephanie) will be sticking around the soap. Yesterday, outlets reported that the Forrester matriarch would be retiring.
-- Days of our Lives is bringing back Nadia Bjorlin’s Chloe. Per TV Guide, the actress begins taping in late September and will start airing on Jan. 4, 2013.