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Jimmy Kimmel Takes a Jab at Ashton Kutcher and 'X Factor' at ABC's Upfront

May 18, 2011 (8:14 am) GMT
Commenting on the actor who will replace Charlie Sheen on 'Two and a Half Men', the funnyman says 'Remember, he did a very good job of replacing Bruce Willis.'
Jimmy Kimmel

Following the tradition, was brought to ABC's annual upfront presentation in New York on Tuesday, May 17 to present his monologue. While the alphabet was promoting its new series, the funnyman took the stage to take a jab at other networks and their shows.

One of his best lines was about who has just been tapped to star on "". Joking on how the "" actor will make a good replacement for on the CBS sitcom, Kimmel said, "Remember, he did a very good job replacing ."

On FOX's new reality show "", the host of "" called it "the best idea of 2002", before adding "It's like '' meets a mirror." Mocking NBC programming chief Bob Greenblatt who thanked God for "" during NBC's upfront on Monday, May 16, the funnyman said, "God has nothing to do with what's happening at NBC. God stopped watching NBC after 'Friends'!"

Not stopping there, Kimmel also poked fun at his own network. "Remember those shows we were so excited about last fall? We canceled all of them," he said of ABC's line-up. "And yet here you are again. You might have a gambling problem." He additionally suggested entrepreneurs to invent "" replacement while participating on the ABC reality show itself.

While ABC was promoting its new series at its upfront presentaion, soap fans made use of the event to express their disappointment regarding "" and "" cancellation. In the demonstration organized by SoapFansUnited.com, about 30 people stood behind police barricades near Avery Fisher Hall and urged advertisers to "consider carefully whether ABC/Disney's strategy will increase your company's revenue or create consumer loyalty toward your products."

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