Late night wars! Late night wars! Things are about to get real in 2013 as ABC just announced Jimmy Kimmel Live! will move up a half hour to 11:35pm 5 nights. Bumping Nightline to the 12:35 time slot and directly putting Jimmy it into competition with Jay Leno and David Letterman.
It’s a risky move but one that frankly, we’re surprised took this long for ABC to make, Kimmel’s been their late night guy for a long time now, has some edge yet is extremely likeable, enough to inject just the right amount of youth to aging late nighters. So why not give him a shot at the belt?