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"Jimmy Kimmel Live" Returns to the Lone Star State
Monday, March 16 - Friday, March 20 at 11:35 p.m. ET/PT on ABC
ABC announced that “Jimmy Kimmel Live” will return to Austin, Texas this spring to air five original shows beginning Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 20. The show will hit the road for a weeklong trip, timed to the 29th annual South by Southwest ® (SXSW®) Festival – a unique convergence of original music, independent films and emerging technologies.
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” will broadcast five original shows from The Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Center for the Performing Arts overlooking downtown Austin, Auditorium Shores and Lady Bird Lake. Jimmy will welcome celebrity guests, showcase musical performances and shoot comedy segments around Texas and at SXSW®. Guests for the week include Matthew McConaughey, Kevin Hart, Brad Paisley, Julia Louis Dreyfus, Tony Romo, and many more.
On returning to Texas, Jimmy Kimmel said, “We had so much fun in Austin last year, we’re doing it again. This time we might never come back.”
Last year’s successful broadcast from Austin, TX welcomed guests Lady Gaga, Seth Rogen, Snoop Dogg, Rosario Dawson, Gov. Rick Perry, Robert Duvall, Lil Wayne and Willie Nelson along with musical guests Aloe Blacc, White Denim, Damon Albarn and The Preatures. The show’s unforgettable weeklong trip to the Texas state capital was capped off on Friday, March 14, 2014 when Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell declared the day as the city’s official “Jimmy Kimmel Day.