Friday, May 28, 2010

Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night specials coming back

Jimmy Kimmel will be taking his show back into prime time during the basketball finals with his second annual series of "Game Night" specials. The 30-minute broadcasts will feature celebrity guests including Russell Brand, Ashton Kutcher, the cast of the forthcoming film "Grown Ups" (Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Kevin James, David Spade and Rob Schneider) and Drew Barrymore. There will also be comedy pieces featuring basketball stars Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony.

The "Game Night" specials will air on the following dates/times (those of us on the West Coast will see Jimmy after the games):

Thursday, June 3 at 8 PM, ET/CT
Sunday, June 6 at 7 PM, ET/CT
Tuesday, June 8 at 8 PM, ET/CT
Thursday, June 10 at 8 PM, ET/CT
Sunday, June 13 at 7 PM, ET/CT (if necessary)
Tuesday, June 15 at 8 PM, ET/CT (if necessary)
Thursday, June 17 at 8 PM, ET/CT (if necessary)

Last year, ABC reran the programs in Kimmel's regular 12:05 AM slot (combining two half-hour programs), so if you miss them in prime time, you'll probably be able to catch 'em a few days later in late night.