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And Kimmel, Too

TVWeek's James Hibberd: Rated

Published on .

Jimmy Kimmel will join his NBC talk show brethren and return to the air without writers on Jan. 2.

His statement echoes the "this one's for the crew" reasoning expressed by Carson Daly, Conan O'Brien and Jay Leno: "Though it makes me sick to do so without my writers, there are more than a hundred people whose financial well-being depends on our show. It is time to go back to work. I support my colleagues and friends in the WGA completely and hope this ends both fairly and soon."

Word is still pending on the return of David Letterman, and whether the veteran host will be able to secure permission from the Writers Guild of America to employ his writing staff after the guild rejected waiver pleas from producers of the Golden Globes and Academy Awards.
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