Jimmy Kimmel Plans 'Star Wars' Special as Disney Empire Intensifies Effort

Follows Trailer Debut During NFL on ESPN

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The cast of Jimmy Kimmel's talk show donned 'Star Wars' characters for Halloween.
The cast of Jimmy Kimmel's talk show donned 'Star Wars' characters for Halloween. Credit: Randy Holmes/ABC

Jimmy Kimmel will dedicate an entire episode of his ABC late-night show to Disney's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

The episode will air on Nov. 23 and will include director J.J. Abrams and stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver and John Boyega.

Mr. Kimmel announced the special during Thursday night's Halloween episode, where the entire crew donner Star Wars-themed outfits.

It's only the latest marketing push within the Walt Disney portfolio for the movie, which will bow on Dec. 18.

The latest "Star Wars" trailer aired during ESPN's "Monday Night Football" earlier in the month, with nearly 16 million people tuning in during halftime to watch. The trailer has since been viewed on YouTube 52 million times.

ABC and ESPN are siblings within the Walt Disney Co.

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