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Jimmy Kimmel Extends Contract With ABC for Two More Years

May 7, 2014 (3:14 am) GMT
The new deal will secure Kimmel's position as the network's late-night show host until 2017.

is staying on ABC at least until 2017. The comedian has extended his contract for "" for another two years as the network remains unfazed by the shake-up on NBC's and CBS' late-night line-up.

It its 11th season, "" places third in terms of total viewers with an average of 2.7 million viewers behind "" (4.5 million) and "" (2.8 million). "JKL", however, gains more viewers in the 18-49 demographic, places second behind "The Tonight Show".

Kimmel recently pitted against in Celebrity Curse Off. The two actresses who co-starred in 1989's film "Steel Magnolias" took turn to mention one bad word each time. The one who couldn't come up with a bad word in five seconds lost.

Julia Roberts vs. Sally Field in Celebrity Curse Off:

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