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Jimmy Kimmel Discusses Future as a Late Night Host

Kimmel is on the eve of reaching his 20th season with ABC, but following the conclusion of that season, the late-night host stated that he doesn’t know whether he’ll continue. 

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“Jimmy Kimmel Live!” has been going since 2003 and is in its 19th season of production, and recently, Jimmy Kimmel spoke on SiriusXM’s The Howard Stern Show about his future as a late-night host. 

Kimmel is on the eve of reaching his 20th season with ABC, but following the conclusion of that season, the late-night host stated that he doesn’t know whether he’ll continue. 

“I vacillate. I do love being off. I love not working. It’s really so much better than working, and the ideal situation is having people do my job for me while I continue to get paid. But I don’t know. I don’t know,” Kimmel said.

“I think I know sometimes, and then when it comes time to make the decision, then I feel like I don’t know. But we’ll see. When I have to make that decision, I will make that decision.”

The late-night host gets the summers off, which he had negotiated into his contract in 2019. Nonetheless, it will be interesting to see how long he wants to be part of the late-night circuit. 

ABC doesn’t want to lose Kimmel anytime soon as Rob Mills, EVP, Unscripted and Alternative Entertainment, Walt Disney Television, stated to Deadline earlier this year that they’re pleased with Kimmel’s ratings. 

“I know I’m on the home team here, but I think Jimmy really is the best host of late-night. It’s really a golden era. I think Fallon, Conan, and Trevor Noah, they’re all fantastic, but Jimmy’s got the institutional knowledge. He’s been there the longest now, and he’s still great every night. We’re really excited [by the performance],” Mills said.

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Tucker Carlson Quietly Steps Down from Board of The Daily Caller

“His board term was up and he’s busy with his new projects.”

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The Daily Beast reported Thursday that former Fox News host Tucker Carlson quietly stepped down from the board of The Daily Caller. Carlson co-founded the media organization in 2011 and has held a chair position for over a decade.

Nonetheless, citing an unreported tax filing, the report notes that Carlson disappeared from the board of The Daily Caller News Foundation in 2022. Still, the precise timing is unclear.

Carlson did not comment on his removal from the board but attempted to diminish The Daily Beast and the reporter.

“You’re still working for The Daily Beast? How old are you?” Carlson asked. 

Tucker Carlson and The Daily Caller had kept the news hidden until recently. The nonprofit submitted its annual registration with the state on December 7, 2022, and Carlson’s name appeared as a director. 

The nonprofit did not include his name in the annual registration they filed earlier this month. Additionally, on their September 2022 tax return, they omitted to list him as a board member.

Neil Patel, co-founder and chairperson of The Daily Caller, has been serving on the board with Carlson since the beginning. He expressed in a statement to The Daily Beast that Carlson was too busy for his five-hour-a-week board position and had reached his term limit without providing any additional explanation.

“We love Tucker,” the statement said. “He’s our founder. His board term was up and he’s busy with his new projects, so we moved him to an honorary role.”

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News Media Reacts to MSNBC Canceling The Mehdi Hasan Show

After the cancellation of his program, the network plans to utilize Hasan as both an analyst and a fill-in host.

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Semafor’s Max Tani reported on Thursday that MSNBC has canceled The Mehdi Hasan Showwhich aired on Sundays at 8 PM ET. Furthermore, Hasan’s Peacock-exclusive program, which ran on Tuesday, is also being canceled.

After the cancellation of his program, the network plans to utilize Hasan as both an analyst and a fill-in host. There was plenty of reaction regarding the news. Here’s what some had to say:

Additionally, MSNBC will launch a new “ensemble” program that Alicia Menendez, Symone Sanders-Townsend, and Michael Steele will lead. The Weekend program will air on Saturdays and Sundays from 8-10 AM ET.

Jonathan Capehart’s program will air at 6 PM ET on weekends, and the weekend schedule will include an expanded three-hour edition of Alex Witt Reports.

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MSNBC Shuffles Weekend Lineup, Cancels The Mehdi Hasan Show

After his program’s cancellation, the network plans to use Hasan as an analyst and a fill-in host.

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MSNBC has reportedly canceled the weekend show hosted by Mehdi Hasan and will expand an existing program hosted by Ayman Mohyeldin, as part of a larger weekend shuffle.

The Mehdi Hasan Show aired on Sundays at 8 PM ET. Additionally, he hosted a Peacock-exclusive program on Tuesdays. After his program’s cancellation, the network plans to use Hasan as an analyst and a fill-in host, according to a report from Semafor’s Max Tani.

MSNBC will launch a new “ensemble” program that will be led by Alicia Menendez, Symone Sanders-Townsend, and Michael Steele. Dubbed The Weekend, the new program will air on both Saturday and Sunday from 8-10 AM ET. As part of the new program, both Symone Sanders-Townsend and Alicia Menendez will relinquish their already existing weekend shows.

“As we emerge from a multitude of historic events these past months, we have an opportunity to build on our accomplishments and keep the momentum going into 2024 and beyond,” MSNBC President Rashida Jones wrote in an internal memo to staffers Thursday, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The network is also moving the program hosted by Jonathan Capehart to 6 PM ET on both Saturdays and Sundays. The existing show in that timeslot helmed by Yasmin Vossoughian will end, and she will continue to work as a national reporter.

Alex Witt Reports will expand to three hours as part of the weekend shuffle.

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