Despite declining ratings, this year’s Emmy ceremony went off with nary a hitch, even affording some refreshing upsets in the usual pool of repeat winners. Jimmy Kimmel too did a perfectly serviceable job keeping things moving, but naturally made a few gaffes in production of that opening sketch, the blooper reel of which you can watch right now.
2016 has been the year of reliving the O.J. Simpson murder trial in dramatic television, from The People v. O.J. to O.J.: Made in America. So of course Jimmy Kimmel kicked off the Emmy Awards with an O.J. spoof.
Let it never be said that sitcom stars don’t know how to negotiate through the media. Where CBS previously locked down The Big Bang Theory for Seasons 8, 9 and 10 all at once, it remains uncertain if the CBS powerhouse will continue beyond the upcoming year. As for Kaley Cuoco? “It’s a very expensive question.”
Well, if Tom Hanks were going to spend 90 minutes reenacting a stretch of Captain Chesley Sullenberger’s life, it’s only fair the real Sully gets to do the same. See for yourself in the official Hanks biopic trailer, complete with Hanks’ old Bosom Buddies star Peter Scolari!
Game of Thrones’ big Hodor twist has been dissected every which way; whether it does, or doesn’t spoil the books, and even word from Kristian Nairn himself, but nothing feels quite so devastating as the onslaught of new “Hodor” gags wrought by Sunday’s “The Door.” For that, showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss must apologize.
Seeing as the Emmy awards rotate broadcast networks from year to year, it seemed likely that Jimmy Kimmel might suit up to host the awards once the wheel landed on ABC. Good guess, everyone! The network has officially confirmed that the Jimmy Kimmel Live! host will don his tux later this year.
Six years in, there’s only so much variation The Walking Dead can do with its titular threat beyond additional decay. And since Daryl Dixon clearly isn’t thrilled with change, Jimmy Kimmel saw only one option: Put The Walking Dead on hoverboards, of course!
Ubiquitous though they are these days, cast reunions aren’t always so easy to put together. Jimmy Kimmel and George Clooney learned this the hard way, trying to reunite the cast of ER for a new sketch, but hey, there’s always the time Doug Ross met Dr. House! That happened, right? I don’t watch TV. Yes, I appreciate the irony.
Early word of The X-Files 2016 return has been somewhat less than positive, but if nothing else, ‘90s fans can’t deny the thrill of David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reuniting for another go. Neither can Jimmy Kimmel, it seems, watching Mulder and Scully make out in a new X-Files parody from last night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Sesame Street has been surprisingly bold in its choice of parody, taking on even the darkest of HBO lineups from Game of Thrones to True Blood, though True Detective might seem a step too far. Well, thanks to Jimmy Kimmel and Sesame Street’s upcoming HBO move, we finally get a taste. Sesame Street is all just one gutter, man,