Entertainment Jimmy Kimmel's ABC contract extended for two more years Jimmy Kimmel's late night show "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" has been extended for two more years. Photo Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Variety By REUTERS May 7, 2014 11:14 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Jimmy Kimmel's late night show "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" has been extended for two more years, ABC said on Tuesday, sealing the late-night line-ups across the main U.S. networks for the next few years. Kimmel, 46, has presided over the show for 11 seasons. He moved to an earlier, high-visibility 11:35 p.m. time slot in January 2013, where ratings increased despite head-to-head competition from veteran David Letterman on CBS and NBC's "Tonight Show," which Jay Leno left earlier this year. Walt Disney Co-owned ABC confirmed Kimmel's extension and will formally announce it later on Tuesday, an important endorsement of Kimmel's late-night formula as competing networks swap out veterans for younger hosts. Jimmy Fallon took over the "Tonight Show" from long-serving host Leno in February and has been well received, while Letterman is due to step down from CBS' "Late Show" in 2015. He will be replaced by Comedy Central star Stephen Colbert. By REUTERS Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.